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Phone fraud reported

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:47 pm

The Pike County Sheriffs Office received a report Monday, March 2 from a local citizen claiming that they had received a call from us about a fraud investigation. The caller used a name similar to that of a dispatcher. “This was not the case,” said Sheriff Stephen Korte of the caller’s claimed identity. “It has come to our attention that there is a smart phone app that will let someone

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  • Vesterbrook Farm celebrates national CSA Sign-up Day Feb. 28

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Vesterbrook Farm is pleased to join other farms from around the country for National CSA Sign-Up Day on February 28. The day encourages food consumers to buy a share of their local farm’s harvest for the 2015 season, a buying model known as Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA. CSA has become an important model to support local agriculture since it was introduced to the United States in the 1980s and

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  • Pink flamingos

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:16 am

    The River of Life Church youth group is doing a fundraiser throughout the towns of Louisiana and Bowling Green. A flock of pink flamingos may land in your yard. It is based on donations and whether permission is granted. They are installed for a few days, then for a donation they will migrate to a new house of your choice.

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Academic Team finds defeat in conference

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:49 pm

By Elijah Oblinger The LHS Academic team faced Centralia on Thursday, March 5 at home. The JV started strong leading the match 20-10 in the first quarter. They maintained in the second quarter, ending the half trailing by just one question (50-60). However they were shut down in the second half and failed to answer any more questions, ending the game with a score of 50-150. Bryan Grant led the

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  • Academic team falls victim to rough schedule

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:33 am

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    By Margaret Matteson The LHS Academic Team traveled to South Shelby on Feb. 12 for week four of the CCC dual matches. The junior varsity played a tough match that ended with a score of Louisiana 100, South Shelby 150. Sophomore Bryan Grant led the scoring for the Bulldogs with four correct tossups. Junior Carolina Taylor answered two tossups correctly, and sophomores Katelyn Watts and Marcelino Gutierrez answered one tossup

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  • Quiz Bowl finds success in conference

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:40 am

    By Holly Hill The LHS Quiz Bowl team began the conference season Thursday, Jan. 22 by hosting Monroe City. The varsity team was defeated 210-370 but answered a total of 21 tossups. Lloyd Cunningham led with four tossups, Samantha Pederson had three, Mason Haddock had three and Jesús Ramos had two. The team also answered nine bonus questions. On Thursday, Jan. 22 the junior varsity struggled with nerves and bonus

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“PROMposing” becomes phenomena at LHS

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 4:26 pm

By Josh Runyon It is that time of year again; juniors and seniors are figuring out ways to creatively invite someone to prom. People are calling in “PROMposing.” The point is to find a creative and fun, possibly even romantic, way to invite a date to prom. “PROMposing” is not a market cornered by males. Girls are also getting in on the fun. “PROMposals” come in many different forms:  some

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  • Seniors enjoy last home basketball game

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:34 am

    By Josh Runyon On Thursday, Feb. 19, the LHS seniors enjoyed their last home basketball game as a Louisiana Bulldog. This year the Dogs are 16-7 and clinched the conference title against the South Shelby Cardinals. This year’s senior boys include two starters: Elijah Oblinger and Kendon Chatman. Kendon has played for four years and started the last two years. Unfortunately Kendon tore his ACL and meniscus in a previous

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  • Junioritis turns epidemic

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:35 am

    By Margaret Matteson As we begin our second semester here at LHS, many students are anticipating the end of the school year. With many important events approaching in the last few months of school, students are becoming anxious for the school days to be over and the pool days to start. Most people hear about students suffering from senioritis, but few people take into account the problem of junioritis. As

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Pet Stories


Pet of the Week

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 9:53 am

Leo is a Great Pyrenees available for adoption. He is a big boy that requires a SECURE fence for his yard. He is fully vetted and ready for a new home. To inquire or apply to adopt Leo, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 9:32 am


    Jionni is a playful guy that needs a home. He will be a wonderful companion. To inquire or apply to adopt Jionni, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Keep pets out of the cold this winter

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

    By Kristen White Winter is here in full force, so it is time to think about outside animals. There are a lot of animals that die from the cold weather because their owners forget about them outside or they simply do not have a home. Living in a rural area like Pike County, many people have outside dogs. Some are used for hunting, others are just too big to be

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Citizen's Journalism

The Dawg Pound lives

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:41 am

By Collin Stark The Louisiana High School has been known for their exuberant student section since its inception in 2010. People in the tri-state area know the student section as the Dawg Pound. Johnny Benning, also known as the founder and the godfather of the Dawg Pound, is credited for the creation of the outstanding club. After Johnny graduated, he passed down the throne to Bryson KinKade, who made sure

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  • New beginnings

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:57 am

    By Joshua Runyon Once a year, every person on the planet has a chance to become a new and better person. At midnight on Dec. 31 everybody has a chance to have a new beginning and start over. Somebody could completely change his or her morals and become a better person. New Year’s resolutions can range anywhere from losing weight, getting in better shape, quitting smoking or just fixing problems

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  • Vote on Final Project

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:18 am

    What would you do with $5,000 to better Louisiana? A group of young ladies are getting the opportunity to CHANGE their WORLD right here in Louisiana. After a three day over night training retreat the girls have narrowed down project ideas to three possible choices. Please attend this project deciding meeting January 21st, 2015 in City Hall at 4:00 pm. Come get involved and voice your opinion on how a

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From left, Chadwick Dowell, president of LHS Interact Club; Dawson Miller, vice president of LHS Interact Club; Linda Beer, Rotarian; and Marilyn Behlmann, LHS special education paraprofessional show off a cake at the LHS Interact Club dinner.

Louisiana High School Interact Club celebrates busy year

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

As the Louisiana High School Interact Club celebrated a busy year helping the local community, they had a dinner and silent auction to raise funds for the upcoming year. “If it wasn’t for the local businesses and individuals we would not be able to do so many local and international projects as we have completed this school year. I am pleased to see the amount of people that came out

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  • Quiz Bowl gets mixed results

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    By Collin Stark The LHS Quiz Bowl team picked up a conference victory over Palmyra on March 26. The match was very close. The game was tied 180 to 180 at the final question, when senior Lloyd Cunningham correctly answered a toss-up worth 10 points in science. The team also answered another 10 points by answering one of the bonus questions. The final score was Louisiana 200 and Palmyra 190.

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  • Clopton announces honor rolls

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Clopton Junior High and High Schools recently announced their third quarter honor rolls. Seventh Grade Honor roll: Olivia Brune, Samuel Dalrymple, Katherine Dixon, Laura Gray, Alyssa Harry, Jared Hoehn, Autumn Kunzweiler, Kasey Leake, Kyle Martin, Maleek McPike, Madisyn Parrish, Alyssa Smith, Dylan Smith, Stephanie Talbert and Shawn Yates. Honorable mention: Ashlyn Hunter, Chance Lucas and Trinity Shealor. Eighth Grade Honor roll: Beverly Abel, Jessica Barnes, Christopher Cannon, Grace Cooke, Jordyn

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FFA serves community

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 4:25 pm

By Ryan Pursifull Throughout FFA week the Louisiana FFA chapter engaged in many activities to honor and promote FFA. We believe it is our duty to serve the school and the community, so during this week we not only celebrate our illustrious organization, we volunteer in the community to promote FFA awareness. On the first day of FFA week the Louisiana FFA officers Samantha Henderson, Ally Cross, Katelyn Watts and

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  • RFL kick-off rescheduled

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Pike County Relay for Life’s kick-off to “Finding a Cure at the Country Fair” has been rescheduled for March 8 from 2-4 p.m. at the Twin City Bowl at 3511 Georgia Street in Louisiana. All survivors, team captains, committee members, caregivers, participants, sponsors and anyone interested in helping out with this year’s Relay for Life are welcome to attend this kick-off to the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay for Life

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  • Watching the eagles fly

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:30 am

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    By Zach Richardson On Jan. 23, Elijah Oblinger, Emily Francis, Savannah Boehlein and I volunteered at Eagle Days in Clarksville. Throughout the day, we had to help set up many activities in the Apple Shed. The kids had the chance to feel animal fur and try to identify what animal it was. They could also test their grip strength at the Grip-O-Meter. For most of the day, we were helping

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