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Frankford’s Ethan Colbert was named Mizzou Homecoming King during Saturday’s football game. He is pictured above with Homecoming Queen Allison Schnitker, of Kansas City.
Photo courtesy Tim Nwachukwu

Colbert named MU Homecoming King

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:26 pm

For the first-time in recent memory, perhaps longer, Frankford and Pike County is home to MU Homecoming royalty. Ethan Colbert, BGHS Class of 2010, was crowned alongside Queen Allison Schnitker, Kansas City, Saturday during the halftime celebration of the MU Homecoming game against Vanderbilt. Ethan was nominated by his Fraternity, Delta Chi. “To be quite honest, I was completely surprised because I did not hear it. The announcer had just

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Elkhorn bridge reopened

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, MoDOT and its contractor reopened the Elkhorn Creek Bridge located north of Buell in Montgomery County. The bridge has been closed since Sept. 15 due to an inspection revealing one pier missing 50 percent of steel, making it unsafe to cross. Repairs have been completed and the bridge is now reopened to traffic. MoDOT and its contractor appreciate motorists’, area farmers’ and businesses’

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  • Shooting suspect seeks new judge, venue

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    A Curryville man accused of shooting his wife is seeking a new judge and venue for his case. Steven Lynn Rusher, 47, faces felony armed criminal action, domestic assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm; a total of five felony charges. The defendant is accused of shooting 42-year-old Colleen Rusher in the forehead with a shotgun on Aug. 20 at the couple’s home in rural Pike County. According to a

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  • American Legion hosts Presiding Commissioner forum

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      The only contested Pike County political race on Tuesday, Nov. 4 is for presiding commissioner. The two candidates for the spot answered questions of the media and crowd at a Thursday, Oct. 23 forum at the American Legion Hall in Louisiana. Democrat Terry Burris and Republican Chris Gamm appeared before about 50 voters. Gamm was unopposed in the primary and Burris beat out incumbent Dan Miller to run against

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Sports

Both Bowling Green High School cross country teams claimed the conference championship last week.

XC teams claim Conference championship

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Bowling Green’s cross country teams have yet to disappoint; this year’s conference meet was no different. The meet, which was held last Monday at Sun Valley golf course, hosted many of the area’s best runners. The BGHS boys claimed the championship for the fourteenth time in the last 15 years; the girls’ win marked their seventh consectutive championship. “It was nice to see the hard work from practice carry over

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  • Lady Cats take first at Bowling Green Invitational meet

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    The Lady Cats cross country team claimed first place at Friday’s invitational meet at the Pike County Fairgrounds.

    As if the trend hadn’t already been set, BGHS’s cross country teams proved once again that they are a force to be reckoned with at Friday’s Bowling Green Invitational meet. The varsity girls placed first, and the team’s coaching staff says it’s no coincidence. “The girls team is running as well as any team in the area right now,” said coach Matt Chance. “There are a lot of girls running

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  • Lady Cats suffer district loss

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    The Lady Cats suffered a disappointing loss to the second seeded Hermann in the first round of districts last week. “The girls played an excellent game.  We had an entirely new line up due to an injury for senior, Tori Nichols,” explained head coach Erin VanDyke. “Kara Meyer moved to play as an outside hitter for the first time this season, and Alexus Sloan (freshman) came up from JV to

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Lifestyles

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Mayor makes first Poppy Day donation

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Mayor Don Hunter made the first donation to this year’s Buddy Poppy fundraiser. The special day, which will be hosted by the Bowling Green VFW Post 5553, will take place next Friday, Nov. 7. The $5 donation was accepted by Poppy Day Chairman Bob Page.  

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  • Afternoon tea to be held at Second Baptist

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    The ladies of Second Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to a tea on Oct. 25,  at the Second Baptist Church in the Educational Building. The featured speaker for the afternoon is Penny Garrison, local author and retired teacher who is involved in prison ministry. Music for the afternoon will be provided by former member, Katie Schisler,  Music Minister at New London Baptist Church. Please plan to attend and

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  • Vietnam memorial to be hosted by DAR

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    A 50th anniversary Vietnam commemorative service will be held at the Veterans Wall at the Courthouse Square at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. The event is sponsored by the Bowling Green DAR and the public is invited to attend. After the program the regular DAR meeting will commence at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church. The public is also invited to the October meeting.

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Entertainment

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Dixon wins “Best of Show”

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

BGHS sophomore Ais’Linn Dixon won “Best of Show” at the Colorfest Art Show.  The winning artwork was a of a lion represented in scratchboard.  

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  • Music returns to Frankford – Locals open Broken Spokes Opry

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Pictured above are a few of the Broken Spokes Opry band members (from left):  Mary Jane Owens, Patty Chandler, Darin Epperson, and Steve Dudding.

    The small town of Frankford has an air about it of times long gone; times that many of Pike County’s residents keep close to their heart. In this ‘burg, the clocks move a little slower and people laugh a little easier. It’s this same mentality that inspired Mary Jane Owens, her husband Roger, and her sister Patty Chandler to bring the art of music back to the area that has

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  • Alumni Banquet Saturday – Miller to keynote

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    The highly-anticipated annual Bowling Green High School Alumni Banquet this this Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will begin with registration at 5 p.m. The banquet, which includes a dinner, will start at 6:30 p.m. in the James A. Wilson Gymnasium (middle school). A “welcome reception” will be held at the Champ Clark Home from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to the banquet. BGHS graduate Daniel Miller (Class of 1992), a

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