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PLTC construction coming along – Administrators predict opening in April

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Steel girders have been hung for the new main building at Pike Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia and masons are building walls for the second building in anticipation of a spring 2015 opening. The main center building burned to the ground in December 2011 in a still unsolved blaze that decimated the school but didn’t take its heart. Since then, students have been taking classes at the old middle

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  • Spegal selected for quilting competition

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    MQX Quilt Festivals is pleased to announce that Lesa Spegal, of Frankford, has been selected as a finalist in the upcoming MQX Quilt Festival quilt/wearables competition. MQX is a prestigious, juried competition which is held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in Springfield Ill., Sept. 24 to 27. In addition to the competition quilts and wearables, there are special exhibits, events and over 100 classes taught by some of the

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  • Hodge gives himself to the groove – Local man finds passion in dancing

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Aaron Hodge, a local dancer, succumbs to the music no matter where it strikes him.

    Fortunately for one Bowling Green resident, the City is not like that of Footloose movie infamy. Aaron Hodge, age 22, says he’s been passionate about dancing since he was just a youngster. Although he loves the aforementioned movie, he can revel in the ability to cut a rug whenever and wherever he sees fit, something that happens quite often. “After I watched it (Footloose) I’d always go outside away from

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Sports

Lady Cats shut out Community R-6

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Madison Ingram once again showed why she is one of the best pitchers in the area last Thursday as she threw no-hitter when the Lady Cats Varsity defeated Community R-6 10-0. No Community R-6 batter was able to connect with Ingram’s pitches, striking out 10 batters and walking none. This was the second perfect game of Ingram’s high school career. “Fortunately, Madison Ingram had everything clicking that night,” head coach

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  • Lady Cats fall to Highland despite early lead

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    (Above) A softball family like no other, the Lady Cats waste no time before supporting one another. (Below, right) Short stop Breanna Bixby tags out a Highland player at second.

    Bowling Green’s varsity Lady Cats built an early edge last Tuesday, but the visiting Highland was able to come back later to steal a 4-3 victory. “Highland was a very tough game. Our girls just did not execute on the offensive side,” said head coach Dean Streed. “That game we left ten girls on base, and struck out a total of 10 times which makes it hard to win a game. 

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  • XC runners excell at Fleet Feet Invitational

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Although the new team members still have some work to do, Bowling Green’s cross country runners showed why they’re some of the best in the area as they kicked off their season last Wednesday at the Fleet Feet Invitational.   Boys Results 2- Logan Leffler, 11:47 16- Cameron Lincoln, 12:17 23- Jeff Payton, 12:34 33- Reed Niemeyer, 12:58 51- Reid Glenn, 13:34 67- Austin Irvin, 13:48 94- Blane Hunt, 14:29

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Lifestyles

Spegal selected for quilting competition

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

MQX Quilt Festivals is pleased to announce that Lesa Spegal, of Frankford, has been selected as a finalist in the upcoming MQX Quilt Festival quilt/wearables competition. MQX is a prestigious, juried competition which is held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in Springfield Ill., Sept. 24 to 27. In addition to the competition quilts and wearables, there are special exhibits, events and over 100 classes taught by some of the

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  • Parks, Recreation department announces fall, winter events

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    The City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department recently released its Fall/Winter activities guide for 2014-2015. The guide provides a comprehensive listing of various activities which will be undertaken in the coming months. These programs have been designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and age groups. The activities are quite varied and include youth archery, adult softball, holiday crafting, art, fitness classes and even a winter

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  • Hodge gives himself to the groove – Local man finds passion in dancing

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Aaron Hodge, a local dancer, succumbs to the music no matter where it strikes him.

    Fortunately for one Bowling Green resident, the City is not like that of Footloose movie infamy. Aaron Hodge, age 22, says he’s been passionate about dancing since he was just a youngster. Although he loves the aforementioned movie, he can revel in the ability to cut a rug whenever and wherever he sees fit, something that happens quite often. “After I watched it (Footloose) I’d always go outside away from

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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

Minister’s Message

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

As I write this tonight, I sit in Children’s Hospital in St. Louis in 8 East in an isolation room. The only noise that can be heard are a child’s labored breathing and the gurgling water from the oxygen.  Periodically an alarm will pierce through the quiet. Nurses, doctors,  techs, breathing specialists slide quietly in and out to perform their healing gifts. In the morning at 8 a.m. the construction

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  • Minister’s Message – “Christian Education”

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    This past weekend, I was honored to be invited up to Wisconsin to preach at my home congregation on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Lutheran grade school I graduated from. Therefore the importance of a distinctively Christian education is on my mind. The debt I owe to my home congregation, school, and teachers for the sacrifices, time, and effort they put into educating me about the things

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  • Your Scope – Facebook Finds

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about the shooting death of Michael Brown and current state of upheaval in Ferguson. Here are some of the answers…   Question: “We want to know your thoughts on the situation in Ferguson this week… Do you think the protests are justified/necessary? How do you feel about the death of Michael Brown

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Education

After-school program at capacity

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm

As the 2014-2015 year begins the Bowling Green 21st CCLC Y Afterschool program is bursting at the seams. There is a total enrollment of 120 students, which is full capacity, with a waiting list.  What a wonderful dilemma to be in. Program Director Denise Ash, has been working diligently to get enrollment forms in, shot records and MOSIS numbers for all the students. She has also been working to hire

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  • PLTC construction coming along – Administrators predict opening in April

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Masons from JDS Masonry of St. Charles are building walls for the diesel tech building expansion.

    Steel girders have been hung for the new main building at Pike Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia and masons are building walls for the second building in anticipation of a spring 2015 opening. The main center building burned to the ground in December 2011 in a still unsolved blaze that decimated the school but didn’t take its heart. Since then, students have been taking classes at the old middle

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  • New superintendent announces test improvements, policy updates

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    The new superintendent of the Bowling Green R-I School District takes his job very seriously. Since moving up the ladder from BGHS principal last year, J.W. Brandt was able to get a perspective of the district that not all superintendents are able to before taking over. First on Brandt’s agenda after taking the helm was to improve the district’s standardized test scores and performance reviews, specifically the district’s MSIP rating.

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Volunteering

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VFW, Ladies Auxiliary host fundraiser

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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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  • Heritage Festival 2014 shaping up

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Several integral players for the 2014 Heritage Fest gathered last Wednesday to give an update on the event’s highlights. Pictured (from left): Heritage Festival Chairman Tara Massman, Grand Marshal Andrea Amelung, play coordinator Brent Engel, Chad Perkins, and Brian King.

    This year’s Champ Clark Heritage Festival seems to be shaping up nicely, according to a report given by event chairman Tara Massman last week. Heritage Fest, with a theme of “Breaking Barriers,” will be held on the Bowling Green Square on Saturday, Sept. 13. A parade will kick off the special event at 10 a.m., with additional activities throughout the day. Heritage Fest 2014 will include a play written by

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