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BGHS Class of 1954 holds reunion

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

The Bowling Green High School class of 1954 held their reunion at the Saints Avenue Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day was spent sharing news of absent members and remembering old times. Some pictures were shared. Eleven members and their guests attended. Pictured above (from left): front row: JoAnn (Motley) Cox, Marcia (Clemens) Dougherty, Selma Reese, Carol (Petrie) Moser, Mary (McBride) Andrews, Joy

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  • Farmers, ranchers encouraged to make their voices heard – FSA county elections began Monday

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging farmers and ranchers to make their voices heard by voting in the upcoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee elections. FSA Administrator Val Dolcini announced that beginning Monday, Nov. 3, USDA will mail ballots for the 2014 elections to eligible producers across the country. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by the Dec. 1 deadline to ensure that their

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  • City reviews paving project, discusses intersection

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Progress on the City’s repaving project was among topics discussed during Monday’s General Committee meeting. The meeting, held at City Hall, was called to order by chairman Kenda Flynn at 5:30 p.m. All alderpersons were present as of roll call. As the first item of business, the aldermen heard reports from Bo Stinnett (Alliance), Mel Orf (City BICE), Derick Beanland (Parks and Recreation), Don Nacke (BGPD Chief), Adam Mitalovich (BGFD

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Sports

Quarterback Jake Niemeyer, a BGHS senior, narrowly dodges a Palmyra defender as he jumps for the tackle. Niemeyer made the ‘Cats’ single touchdown in Friday’s game.

Bobcats fall to Palmyra in district championship

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Bowling Green’s Bobcats football team claimed the district’s second place title for two years in a row after falling to Palmyra in the district championship game Friday. Palmyra, who defeated the ‘Cats last year as well, took the crown with a final score of 30-6. The Bobcats’ only touchdown came from a three yard run by quarterback Jake Niemeyer in the first quarter. The attempted two-point conversion was unsuccessful. Despite

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  • Bobcats named All-Conference

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Congrats to the following football players named All-Conference… First Team Running Back: Adam Holt Tight End: Josh Early Offensive Line: Logan Charlton Defensive End: Josh Early Linebacker: Michael Gette Defensive Back: Dalton Pafford Second Team Running Back: Kaeden Jenkins Offensive Line: Zach Kiel Defensive Line: Zach Kiel Linebacker: Jackson Ringhausen Defensive Back: Anthony Burleson Athlete: Jake Niemeyer   Courtney Burbridge and Autumn Cross went for all District Band this past

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  • Lady Cats bring home fourth place – First state trophy in girls XC history

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Bowling Green’s Lady Cats cross country team brought home the first state trophy in the team’s history following Saturday’s meet in Jefferson City. The team, who placed fourth, is as follows (from left): Head Coach Matt Chance, Erin Martin, Teagan Tinsley, Hannah Grote, Nichole Bruni, Lauren Sparks, Sierra St. Aubyn, Kelsey Finley, Michaela Knight, Dakota Hipes, and Assistant Coach Virginia Ream.

    Lagemann, Grote, Finley make All-State The Lady Cats cross country team has achieved an accomplishment unprecendented by any other team in the school’s history. The girls brought home the fourth place title from Saturday’s State meet in Jefferson City – the first state trophy in girls cross country history. “It was just an awesome day and experience for our girls team. The entire girls team ran their best race of

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Lifestyles

Sonja Perry

Perry selected for prestigious MU leadership society

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Sonja Perry is a remarkable young woman. At only 21 years of age, Perry has accomplished more than many people hope to in a lifetime. Most recently, Perry was accepted to one of the University of Missouri’s most prestigious organizations, the Griffiths Leadership Society for Women. “The Griffiths Leadership Society operates around the principals around connecting collegiate women leaders with alumnae leaders,” Perry explained. “The whole idea is to connect strong

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  • Minister’s Message – “Life is Hard, but God is Good”

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    By Pastor Dawn Marie Turner   As many of us cough, sniffle, and sneeze our way through fall, we forget to look at the beauty of the changing season as we are caught in the ugliness of mucous, tissues, and over the counter medications. We end up snuggled in our blankets, drinking our hot tea, and pasting our bodies with mentholated ointments.  We sleep on couches and recliners and become

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  • Class of ‘64 celebrates 50th

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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    The BGHS Class of ‘64 celebrated their 50th reunion on Oct 10 at Edmiston’s Community Building in Louisville. Speaking at reunion was Zandra Allison Dowell about her last three years of fighting three rare cancers; Claire Deters Hayes, who told the loss of her daughter to an aggressive cancer; and Doug Wankel, who now is managing partner for SGI Global, LLC. and is the on site Country Manager for Afghanistan,

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Pet Stories

Youth Fair cattle show highlights young showmen

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

The Pike County Youth Fair Cattle and Bucket Calf Show took place on Thursday, July 24.  The evening began with the bucket calf class followed by the breeding stock and completed with the steer show. The bucket calf class is judged mainly on the exhibitor’s knowledge and care of the animal. Austin Scherder exhibited the Champion Bucket Calf and his trophy was sponsored by Doris Twellman, CPA.  Donni Reading showed

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  • Goat show award winners

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    The goat show was held on Tuesday, July 22. Champion Dairy Doe was shown by Evan Scherder.  The Reserve Champion Dairy Doe was exhibited by Evan Scherder. The Champion Dairy Buck was exhibited by Austin Scherder. The Best of Show Dairy Goat was exhibited by Evan Scherder.  Her trophy was sponsored by Prairie’s Edge Garden Center. Austin Scherder exhibited the Reserve Best of Show Dairy Goat.  The Champion Meat Doe

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  • 2014 Pike County Youth Fair Swine Show

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    The 2014 Pike County Fair Swine Show winners are pictured above.  They are: first row:  Elise Bailey and Abbie Waddell.  Second row:  Kyle Horner, George Niemeyer, Jessica Cottrell, Noah Gamm, Teagan Teasley, Sr. Royalty; Ashlee Waddell, Brett Waddell, Reed Niemeyer, and Kara Meyer.

    The Swine Show brought many observers to the livestock barn on Wednesday, July 23. The following is a list of winners and trophy donors:  Champion Duroc Boar, Kara Meyer; Reserve Champion Duroc Boar, Kelsey Scherder; Champion Crossbred Boar, Jessica Cottrell; Grand Champion Boar, Jessica Cottrell, Bobby and Mary Lou Dempsey; and Reserve Grand Champion Boar, Kara Meyer.  Champion Berkshire Gilt, Ashlee Waddell; Reserve Champion Berkshire Gilt, Jessica Cottrell; Champion Chester

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Citizen's Journalism

Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Small-town communities really blow me away sometimes. Over the weekend, Justin and I had the fortunate opportunity to spend some time with our extended family that we see all too rarely. We were excited. Unfortunately, the reason we were paying this visit was not a happy one. One of Justin’s youngest cousins, a three-year-old, sweet baby girl, was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. This sweet, sweet girl is a doll. She

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  • Minister’s Message – “Life is Hard, but God is Good”

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    By Pastor Dawn Marie Turner   As many of us cough, sniffle, and sneeze our way through fall, we forget to look at the beauty of the changing season as we are caught in the ugliness of mucous, tissues, and over the counter medications. We end up snuggled in our blankets, drinking our hot tea, and pasting our bodies with mentholated ointments.  We sleep on couches and recliners and become

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  • Minister’s Message – “God’s Antidote for Dark Valleys”

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Everyone goes through times of trials and adversity. Even though you might not be in a dark valley now, all of us will go through those valleys. Even in our darkest valleys, our darkest days, God is there.  “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  (Psalm 23:4)

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Education

Sonja Perry

Perry selected for prestigious MU leadership society

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Sonja Perry is a remarkable young woman. At only 21 years of age, Perry has accomplished more than many people hope to in a lifetime. Most recently, Perry was accepted to one of the University of Missouri’s most prestigious organizations, the Griffiths Leadership Society for Women. “The Griffiths Leadership Society operates around the principals around connecting collegiate women leaders with alumnae leaders,” Perry explained. “The whole idea is to connect strong

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  • Bobcats named All-Conference

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Congrats to the following football players named All-Conference… First Team Running Back: Adam Holt Tight End: Josh Early Offensive Line: Logan Charlton Defensive End: Josh Early Linebacker: Michael Gette Defensive Back: Dalton Pafford Second Team Running Back: Kaeden Jenkins Offensive Line: Zach Kiel Defensive Line: Zach Kiel Linebacker: Jackson Ringhausen Defensive Back: Anthony Burleson Athlete: Jake Niemeyer   Courtney Burbridge and Autumn Cross went for all District Band this past

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  • Class of ‘64 celebrates 50th

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    class of 64

    The BGHS Class of ‘64 celebrated their 50th reunion on Oct 10 at Edmiston’s Community Building in Louisville. Speaking at reunion was Zandra Allison Dowell about her last three years of fighting three rare cancers; Claire Deters Hayes, who told the loss of her daughter to an aggressive cancer; and Doug Wankel, who now is managing partner for SGI Global, LLC. and is the on site Country Manager for Afghanistan,

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Volunteering

Care packages for military

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

As the holidays approach, the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post #5553 are preparing to pack boxes for military overseas. The group is currently trying to obtain names and addresses for this project. If readers have or know of someone overseas and have a current address, just give it to an Auxiliary member, a VFW member or bring it to bingo on Thursday night at the Post. Items being collected

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  • VFW, Ladies Auxiliary host fundraiser

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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    The Bowling Green VFW Post #5553 and Ladies Auxiliary hosted a fundraiser fish and hog fry Saturday, Aug. 23 to a crowd of many. Monies raised during Saturday’s event will benefit the VFW and Auxiliary’s many projects throughout the year, directly aiding local veterans, soldiers, and their families. Pictured above (from left): Bernie Berns, Tom Marshall, John Dieckman, Mel Meyer, and Tim Kirkman.  

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  • Agape House welcomes new board member

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Edith Westmoreland of Bowling Green joined the board of directors of Agape House of Vandalia during the Aug. 19 meeting. Westmoreland is a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and holds part-time employment in Hannibal. In other business, the manager’s report indicated there were 97 guests, including 28 children, at the house in July. Plans were announced for the annual cleanup day.  Five to six offenders from WERDCC and their

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