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Jenne out, Henderson in

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:26 am

Louisiana City Administrator Bob Jenne was terminated by a 6-2 vote of the city council at a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22. Jenne was fired with no severance package, according to Mayor Bart Niedner. However, Jenne is being paid pending the outcome of an appeal against the termination. The city council will hear the appeal at a special meeting set for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Council members

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Two arrested for allegedly selling morphine near Louisiana High School

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:45 am

Two people who allegedly sold morphine to an undercover agent for the Pike County Drug Task Force in Louisiana last week were arrested and jailed. Malarie St. Clair, 26, of rural Louisiana and Donald Kamrowski, 48, of Hannibal, werearrested for allegedly selling morphine near Louisiana High School on Monday, Jan. 19, according to Pike County Court records. Both remained incarcerated at the Pike County jail on Tuesday, Jan. 27 on

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  • Louisiana woman injured in Tuesday morning crash

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:16 am


    A woman driving a van north on Hwy. 79 near Louisiana suffered minor injuries when she lost control of her vehicle in a curve on black ice at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officer at the scene. Diana J. McGinnis, 57,  was taken to Pike County Memorial Hospital by ambulance for treatment, the MSHP officer said. The driver lost control on a

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  • Louisiana woman, Hannibal man arrested for selling morphine

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 10:27 am


    Malarie St. Clair, 26, of rural Louisiana and Donald Kamrowski, 48, of Hannibal, have been arrested for allegedly selling morphine near a school to an undercover drug informant on the parking lot of Hardee’s on Monday, Jan. 19, according to Pike County Court records. Both were incarcerated at the Pike County jail on Thursday, Jan. 22 on bonds of $50,000 apiece. They were arraigned in Pike County Circuit Court on

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Louisiana, Clopton advance at Bowling Green tourney

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:25 am

The Louisiana Bulldogs and the Clopton Hawks both won in the first round of the Bowling Green Invitational on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Louisiana beat North Callaway, 61-53 and Clopton beat Van-Far, 62-40. Louisiana and Clopton will square off in the second round at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29. The Clopton girls will play against North Callaway in the second round of the championship bracket at 5:30 p.m. today, Wednesday,

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  • Clopton boys win fourth in a row

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Alex Black goes up for a shot against North Callaway in the home victory.

    The Clopton Hawks won their fourth game in a row last week to improve their record to 11-4 for the season. Clopton-44, N. Callaway-33 The Hawks handled the Thunderbirds with good defense at home on Friday, Jan. 23. Clopton could only muster two points in the first quarter and North Callaway led at the half, 20-13. Clopton came out in the second half with a 31-13 run and took the

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  • Louisiana Bulldogs keep on winning

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Abricion Ivey (5) drives to the basket against Clark County on Jan. 13.

    The Louisiana Bulldogs won two games last week and are now 10-2 on the year. Louisiana-69 Barat Acad.-56 Senior guard Elijah Oblinger drained nine three-pointers for all of his 27 points at Barat Academy on Friday, Jan. 16. He added two rebounds. Oblinger and the rest of the Bulldogs got out to a 28-24 lead at the half. Louisiana went on a 20-11 run in the third quarter to create

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Anna Elder is quickly learning how to operate the handcycle that has given her freedom of movement she didn’t have before at Louisiana Elementary School.

Anna Elder gets freedom with chair attachment

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

Anna Elder can go just about anywhere she wants now and have fun doing it. Last week, the Louisiana fifth-grader took possession of a Rio Firefly Handcycle, a motorized attachment for her wheelchair that turns it into a three-wheeled motorcycle. “It’s fun, it goes everywhere,” she said. That includes the playground that she used to have to sit beside and other terrain that was out of the question. Elder is

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  • Clopton exchange student’s dream comes true with time in America

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Amanda Kriger

    Clopton High Rotary Exchange student Amanda Kriger loves everything about her new school, family and friends in eastern Pike County, with one notable exception. “It’s so cold,” she said last week on a 15 degree day. “I like the snow, but I don’t like the cold.” That’s to be expected from someone who lives in a country where the temperature often hovers around 100 degrees. Kriger, 16,  hails from Francisco

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  • Hall of famer

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:33 am

    William Luke

    Clarksville schools graduate William Luke has been named to the Village of Homewood Hall of Fame in suburban Chicago. He taught in the town’s school system for 39 years and was the head of the music department. He was also the choir director at the St. Paul Community Church in Homewood from 1957 to 1999.  He is the brother of Francis Luke, of Clarksville.

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Eagle Days

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:10 am

Johanna Burton of the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park spoke to the crowd Sunday, Jan. 25 with an American bald eagle on her arm during the annual Eagle Days event in Clarksville. While some bald eagles live in Pike County along the Mississippi River, many more migrate through and stop to fish at the lock and dam in Clarksville during the winter months. Also at the event was sanctuary

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  • Contest winners announced

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    The Louisiana Community Betterment Committee has announced the winners of the city-wide Christmas/holiday decoration contest. According to the Louisiana Community Betterment Committee, the winners are as follows. In the residential category, first prize is awarded to Mike and Glenda Sherman at 811 N. 8th St.; second prize is awarded to  Kenny and Lil Peabody at 1811 Michael Drive; and third prize is awarded to Rodney and Diane Todd at 411

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  • Fall banquet, fashion show held

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    NEMOCC fashion show

    The Northeast Missouri Clergy Coalition held its 13th annual banquet and fashion show recently at Clopton High School. Approximately 125 people attended the banquet. At left are some of the models who participated in the fashion show. They are from left: Holly Rey, Christina Laney, Kayla Barogiola, Rylee Sullivan, Megan Barogiola and Cara Craig.

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