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“Ask the Experts” coming to City Park

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring an “Ask The Experts” event in Bowling Green at the City Park on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you’ve ever had questions about natural resource  or environmental concerns, here is your chance to ask an expert. The district is assembling resource people from several different agencies that deal with natural resources and the environment. Some

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  • Work on weight room progresses, HVAC project on track – School board reviews budget

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    The Bowling Green R-I School District school board gathered for a regular monthly meeting Monday night and reviewed the budget for the upcoming school year. President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 21. All members were present but Allen Chandler. After an amendment, the consent agenda was unanimously approved. In changes of personnel, it was noted that Kelly Hakenwerth and Bonnie Perkins both gave

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  • Operation FoodSearch provides free lunch

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Through Aug. 8, local children have been given the opportunity to receive a free lunch, no strings attached. According to statistics from No Kid Hungry, an organization which helps bring additional meals to children in need, nearly one-fourth of Missouri children struggle with hunger. Through Operation FoodSearch, a branch of No Kid Hungry, and in cooperation with Every Child Every Day, free lunches are provided for children ages two through

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Sports

Bobcats selected for All-Star baseball game

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Two recently-graduated Bobcat baseball players were honorably selected to play in the second annual Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game. Event organizers Kevin and Aaron Peters recently announced the rosters for the 2014 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game, sponsored by Benson Financial Group, Shottenkirk Toyota, and Refreshment Services Pepsi. The game is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. (rain date July 13 at 7 p.m.) at Clemens

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  • Larson sets records, named All-Conference

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Rebecca Larson, a second-year student at St. Louis College of Pharmacy from Bowling Green, claimed two all-conference medals for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy women’s track and field team. At the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) track and field championships on April 26 in Berea, Ky., Larson led the Eutectics by scoring 20 points in the throwing events. Her first All-Conference medal came from a second-place finish in the

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  • Klott reins in 1200 horses – Local man tops tractor pull circuit

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    There are many people around Pike County who may consider Ben Klott an adrenaline junky. It just takes someone seeing the young man wrestle his 1200 horsepower pulling tractor into submission once to understand where the label comes from. Klott, a 2011 graduate of Bowling Green High School, began pulling with his father Mark Klott five years ago. The Pike County farm boy explained he and his father used to

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Lifestyles

Jate McCollum

Pike County kids succeed at Audrain County Fair

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Jate McCollum, a member of the Peppy Circle 4-H club, received the Reserve Grand Champion title in his class at the Audrain County 4-H and Youth Fair over the weekend. McCollum showed in the Open Crossbreed class. Jaten is the son of Jacy Mahar, of Frankford, and Jeff McCollum, of Curryville.   Donni Reading received Grand Champion Bucket Calf, Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer in her class, and Reserve Champion Crossbred

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  • Great weather for St. Clement Picnic

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        Grab this week’s edition or check out our online photo gallery for other photos from the picnic!

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  • Local family honored in Ontario Hall of Fame – Jack Graney memorialized

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Margot Mudd and Perry Smith, Graney’s daughter and granddaughter, unveil his picture on the Wall of Fame. 
Photo courtesy of PhotosbyMG.

    Jack Graney, a baseball legend and former Bowling Green resident, was recently memorialized by his addition to the St. Thomas Wall of Fame. His family, many of which are originally from the Pike County area, was fortunate enough to be honored in a surprise celebration. John Gladstone Graney was born in St. Thomas, Ontario on June 10, 1886, the sixth of nine children of James S. Graney and Mary Ann

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Jate McCollum

Pike County kids succeed at Audrain County Fair

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Jate McCollum, a member of the Peppy Circle 4-H club, received the Reserve Grand Champion title in his class at the Audrain County 4-H and Youth Fair over the weekend. McCollum showed in the Open Crossbreed class. Jaten is the son of Jacy Mahar, of Frankford, and Jeff McCollum, of Curryville.   Donni Reading received Grand Champion Bucket Calf, Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer in her class, and Reserve Champion Crossbred

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  • Gymkhana kicks off Pike County Fair

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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    Kelsey Horner, of Curryville, and her horse, Tyree, helped open the Pike County Fair on Sunday, July 20 at the 4-H Gymkhana competition. The Fair resumes Tuesday, July 22 and runs through Saturday, July 26.

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  • Law enforcement, vets back local breeders against HSUS attack

    Posted on May 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    A local family who has recently been subjected to Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)  backlashing officially has the support of area law enforcement and longtime veterinarians. Tom and Debra Ritter, owners of Cornerstone Farms and successful dog breeders, have been accused by the HSUS as being a “problem puppy dealer,” a title which they and local officials were quick to denounce. These accusations were promptly defended by not

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Citizen's Journalism

Minister’s Message – “We must know God’s word”

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Jonathan Hiles, Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church   “If you wish to know God you must know his word; if you wish to perceive his power you must see how he works by his word; if you wish to know his purpose before it is actually brought to pass you can only discover it by his word”  – Charles Haddon Spurgeon   There they were, standing with mouth agape but

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been saying I’ll write a column about puppy-dogs for quite some time now. I plan on doing that today, although I’m not sure it’s quite what everyone will expect… Pitbulls. The breed has become synonymous with violence, fear, and death. All too often, Americans hear horrific stories of how a “pitbull” committed some terrible, scary dog crime and associate it with the breed as a whole. My issue is

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I read an interesting article online earlier this week, and let me tell you – it spoke volumes to me. This article vocalized my thoughts and opinions that I had tried (unsuccessfully) to put into words. This article was about why today’s parenting is in a crisis. Below I will paraphrase the article, which details the top five reasons why parenting is in such serious trouble.   1. Parents fear

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Education

Work on weight room progresses, HVAC project on track – School board reviews budget

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

The Bowling Green R-I School District school board gathered for a regular monthly meeting Monday night and reviewed the budget for the upcoming school year. President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 21. All members were present but Allen Chandler. After an amendment, the consent agenda was unanimously approved. In changes of personnel, it was noted that Kelly Hakenwerth and Bonnie Perkins both gave

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  • Area native awarded for prosthetic denistry research

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Maj. Nicole Smith (Vazquez), United States Air Force, Dental Corps, daughter of Dan and Rose Ann Spegal of Bowling Green, is a 2014 graduate of the Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Fellowship, 59th Dental Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas. She received her dental degree (DMD) from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (2008), certificate in Prosthodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center (2013), and Masters of Science degree in Prosthodontics from the

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  • Kids in Motion awards ceremony

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Douglass Community Services invites area residents and participant to the Bowling Green “Kids In Motion”  end-of-summer celebration and awards ceremony. The event will be held Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 319 West Church, Bowling Green. The guest speaker for the event is Heather Buchanan of the Pull A Hammi Foundation. Administrators hope that local KIM participants and their families will join them

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Volunteering

Great weather for St. Clement Picnic

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Grab this week’s edition or check out our online photo gallery for other photos from the picnic!

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  • Community efforts make fair possible

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    With the Pike County Fair in full swing this week, it’s important to remember the efforts that make the event possible. Not only does the Pike County Fair have the support of a fair board that’s more than 60 members strong, other local groups and members of the community pay their dues in volunteer hours to prepare for the week-long event.   Fair Board Under the direction of president Vernon

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  • KIM raise money for Hammi fund

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    kim hammi fundraiser color

    The Bowling Green Kids in Motion group held a bake sale and window washing fundraiser at Crossroads General Store Thursday. At the end of their day, the group had raised nearly $300 for the Pull a Hammi foundation. Pictured (from left): front: Jacob Jackson, Katie Wilkson, Jordan Smith, Matthew Spencer, Austin Horton, Amy Becker; back: Stephanie Hughart, Max Brandenburger, and Tec McMullin.  

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