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Louisiana wins district baseball crown

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:02 am

Louisiana beat Clopton 9-6 for an exciting district win on Thursday, May 21. The sectional game against Scotland County will be played at Louisiana at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 25, Memorial Day. For full stories on both games, see the May 27 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.  

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Clopton High School Class of 2015 Valedictorian Megan Dameron and Salutatorian Michael Werkmeister were the speakers at graduation ceremonies at the high school on Sunday, May 17. For more graduation photos, see page 15.

Clopton graduates 29

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

The Clopton High Class of 2015 was smaller than recent years at 29 students, but that didn’t stop the students from enjoying their high school graduation on Sunday, May 17 at the high school. Superintendent Mark Harvey welcomed the crowd and introduced the Pike County (Clopton) R-III School District board. Valedictorian Megan Dameron and Salutatorian Michael Werkmeister were the senior speakers and Werkmeister punctuated his speech with a dance, a

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  • Henderson gets 4-year deal to lead Louisiana

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 8:47 am

    The Louisiana City Council has approved a four-year deal with Kelly Henderson to stay on as city administrator, according to Mayor Bart Niedner. Henderson will be paid $65,000 in 2015-2016, with slight bumps each year to reach $73,000 by 2018-2019. He will also earn health benefits. Former City Administrator Bob Jenne’s salary was $78,000 per year when he was fired by the council in January. Henderson’s contract was approved in

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  • Council approves spending plan; none for pool

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

    The Louisiana City Council unanimously approved an austere  spending plan of almost $2.8 million for fiscal year 2015-2016 at the Monday, May 11 meeting. The spending plan and city budget provide no spending for the city pool at Veterans Park. It also cuts one full-time police officer, does not replace the fire truck driver position and does not fund janitorial services for city hall. If revenues come in like City

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Dallas Castagna lines up a putt during a match against Elsberry earlier this season at the Pike County Country Club.

Louisiana golfers at state tourney

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:06 am

Senior Dallas Castagna was the leading scorer for the Louisiana High golf team in the first round of the Class 1 state golf tournament. It started Monday, May 18 at Meadow Lake Acres in New Bloomfield. Castagna shot an 85, putting him in a tie for 17th place out of 88 total golfers. Sophomore Hunter Feldewerth shot a 91, placing him in a tie for 48th place. Louisiana senior Brent

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  • Louisiana golf squad second at districts

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:38 am

    The Bulldogs won second in the district golf tournament in Columbia. They are: from left, Brent Thurman, Seth Stewart, Dallas Castagna, Justin Lenz and Hunter Feldewerth.

    The Bulldogs came in third at the sectional tournament last week and second in the district match. Sectional tourney The Bulldogs just missed a chance to qualify as a team for state tournament by coming in third at the sectional golf tournament on Monday, May 11 at L.A. Nickell Golf Course in Columbia. The Bulldogs shot a collective 349. LaPlata shot a 330 to win and Marceline shot a 340

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  • Clopton comes from behind to beat Bulldogs in 7-6 thriller

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Louisiana’s Hank Calvin slid in safe on this play with Clopton infielder Jordan Williams applying the tag.

    The Clopton Hawks looked like they were going to lose their second game in a row at home against the Louisiana Bulldogs on Friday, May 1. But Clopton battled back in the late innings for a 7-6 win in an error-laden game. Clopton had five defensive miscues and Louisiana had four. Louisiana broke out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning. Both teams scored in the fourth to increase

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Eric Sterne and Jessica Allen

Allen and Sterne to wed

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:04 am

Ethan and Penny Allen of Foristell are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Allen, to Eric Sterne, son of Geoff and Susan Sterne of Clarksville. Allen  is a graduate from Timberland High School and is attending Lindenwood University where she will obtain her bachelor’s degree in elementary education next spring. Sterne is a graduate of Clopton High School and Illinois Central College in Peoria, Ill. He

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  • Quilters get stitch in time from Underground Railroad

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

    From left Julie Phillips, of Whiteside, Margo Hill, of Bowling Green and Geil Heyer, of Eolia work on quilts as members of The Christian Peace Makers.

    They meet once a month to sew, relax and enjoy the discussion. But The Christian Peace Makers are also creating beautiful quilts, inspired by the oral history of the Underground Railroad. Group leader Helen Crew got the idea when she learned about quilts that had panels in them giving coded clues to fleeing slaves on where to link with the Underground Railroad. When performance artist W.T. Johnson of Hannibal did

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  • Ward honored

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm


    Kenneth “Bucky” Ward was presented with a 50-year membership pin in the Order of the Eastern Star at a reception hosted by Nightingale Chapter No. 117 at the Masonic Temple in Louisiana. A decorated cake and punch was served to family and friends at the 2 p.m. event on Sunday, April 12.

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Louisiana Farmers’ Market set to open Wednesday

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

The Louisiana Community Betterment Committee is pleased to announce that the Louisiana Farmers’ Market is set to open at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 at Sunset Park. The market will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning on May 20 and run through Saturday, Oct. 31. The extended season is only one of the new features for the market this year. The market has also been relocated to Sunset Park

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  • First annual Cake Concert for LHS Music Department announced

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 11:26 am

    The First Annual Cake Concert has been announced by the Louisiana R-II Music Department and is scheduled for May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Louisiana R-II High School gymnasium. The Cake Concert is a combination of a celebration of music performed by the high school choir and band under the direction of Mr. Micah Gooden and a cake auction throughout the evening’s performance. Cakes, as well as homemade pies,

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  • Travis Spratt to perform at local church Feb. 8

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Travis Spratt, a lead vocalist with the Pierce Arrow Theater in Branson will be performing in Louisiana on Sunday, Feb. 8. Spratt will be presenting a vocal concert for a fundraising event sponsored by Centenary United Methodist Church. The event will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, located at 7th and S. Carolina Streets in Louisiana. An array of desserts will be served at 4 p.m. in the church

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