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Square expansion halted – Aldermen move forward with initial plans

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It was announced Monday during the Board of Aldermen meeting that the pending expansion of the Bowling Green Square has been halted and that the City will be forced to proceed with the initial plans of simply repaving and improving drainage of the streets. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. Monday. All aldermen were present as of roll call. Following the unanimous approval of the

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Conservation compliance certification due June 1

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1. The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to have the form on file in order to remain eligible, or to become eligible for crop insurance premium support. Many farmers already have a certification form on file since it’s required for participation

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  • Republicans to host State reps at Lincoln Day Dinner

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Missouri State Representatives will discuss the 2015 legislative session at the upcoming Republican Club of Pike County Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, May 29. Representative Jim Hansen (District 40), Representative Lindell Shumake (District 5), and Representative Robert Cornejo (District 64) will conduct a panel discussion about legislation issues during the 2015 session that closed May 15. Representative Rob-ert Cornejo will be the keynote speaker.  Other guest speakers will be former

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  • Curryville man sustains fatal injuries while helping driver

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    A Curryville man sutained fatal injuries after being struck by an SUV along southbound Interstate 55 near Route 3 in St. Clair County while helping the driver of a stalled vehicle Tuesday evening, authorities say. Mark A. Morris, 53, died at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City about 7 p.m. last Tuesday, May 12, the Madison County Coroner reported. Reports indicate Morris was driving a Dodge Charger and had

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Larson receives scholar-athlete awards

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:25 am

St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) student-athlete Rebecca Larson, of Bowling Green, received of the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award. To be eligible for nomination, an outstanding varsity athlete must maintain a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average as a junior or above. She is one of seven STLCOP athletes to receive the award. In addition, Larson was named to the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Academic All-Conference team for women’s track

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  • All Conference baseball

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Congratulations to the following Bobcats who were selected for All-Conference! First Team: Austin Noble and Jorden Billings (Pitchers), Cory Buchanan (INF), Kobe McPike (OF), Jake Niemeyer (Utility) Second Team: Alex Roy and Ashton Oberman. Also, congratulations to Coach Dean Streed for being voted EMO Conference Baseball Coach of the Year!

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  • Track All-District, sectional qualifiers

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Congrats to the following girls and boys Sectional qualifiers, who also received All District: Girls 4×800 Relay -  Kroencke, St. Aubyn, Martin, Finley 1600 Meter Run – Sierra St. Aubyn 400 Meter Run – Hannah Kroencke High Jump – Jaylen Early Katelynn Charlton – Discus 4×400 Relay -  Kroencke, Finley, St. Aubyn, Sparks 3200 Meter Run – Hannah Grote 800 Meter Run – Kelsey Finley Boys 4×800 Relay – Lagemann,

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    Preventing Identity Theft

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Every person in the country is unique theft tactics surrounding e-mail and and has an identifying name and numbers assigned to him or her that help regulate aspects of his or her professional and personal life. When some form of a person’s identification is stolen, this is known as identity theft, and it can wreak havoc on finances and personal credit. There are a number of steps men and women

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Birth Announcement

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Proud parents Jared and Neha Grote are overjoyed to announce the birth of their son, Logan James Grote. Their sweet little man joined the family on Feb. 10 at 9:42 a.m., weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces and 20 inches long. Logan joins big sister Annabelle Claire. He is the grandson to Vinod and Madhu Jardosh of High Ridge and Erv and Judy Grote of Bowling Green.  

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  • Post 370 to host Memorial Day Services

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    The American Legion Post 370 Annual Memorial Day services will be held on Monday, May 25 at the Post Home at 420 Kelly Lane Louisiana. The services will be held inside and begin at 10 a.m. This year’s guest speaker will be Brice J. Chandler. Entertainment this year will be Robert Martin. All veterans and their families should plan to attend, as all veterans will be recognized during the program.

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  • Genealogical Society to hold beginner’s class

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Pike County Genealogical Society and Museum held their  meeting, on Tuesday, May 5. President Audrey Jones opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance. The secretary minutes were read by  Valerie Kottwitz. She read the treasurer’s report in the absence of treasurer Linda Jo Harmon. Both were accepted as read. On May 28, there will be a beginner’s class at 6:30 p.m. in the Bowling Green Library at 5 East

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BGHS Spring Band Concert

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm

The guitar group played four selections for the audience during Thursday’s BGHS Spring Band Concert: “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Hey Jude,” and “Good Riddance.” Performers were Sydney Akins, Trenton Robb, John Carter, Kayla Rutherford, Jacob Feldmann, Kailey Sheets, Mariah Flowers, Lauren Sparks, Leyla Galabekova, Garrett Swarnes, Shelby Grummel, McKinley White, Jared Hays, Dawson Horn, Logan Leffeler, Lauren Madigan, Karrington Martin, Andrew Mudd, Bailey Orf, Zachary

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  • BGHS Spring Choir Concert – Doc Cox honored for 25+ years

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 1:26 pm

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    Mr. Dennis “Doc” Cox was definitely the star of the show Friday. Marking his final concert as choir director for the district, Cox received honors from many present and former students, including Lee Holt (pictured), who gave Cox an award given to her mother when she was in the choir program, and Chad Perkins, who offered a proclamation on behalf of the City of Bowling Green. Cox has worked in

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  • Fishing Derby winners

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 1:34 pm

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    Twenty-five anglers and their families enjoyed a day of fishing at the Bowling Green Convention and Visitor’s Bureau fishing derby on May 3.  Reese Turner, age 7, won the prizes for the most fish caught with 19 and the littlest fish caught at three and one-half inches. Oliver Niemeyer, age 7, caught a 13 inch bass, the biggest fish.  

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