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Preparing for winter weather – City, county, and state road maintenance teams geared up

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

The area’s city, county, and state road crews are ready for what some are suspecting to be a severe winter. With winter weather striking early in the Pike County area, the topic was on crews’ minds earlier than it may have been otherwise. However, they aren’t letting the early start to the season scare them. “We’re in good shape for this year,” explained Pike County Road and Bridge supervisor Sean

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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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  • 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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  • Champ Clark Bridge closed this week

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    The Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana is scheduled to be closed this week. Expansion joint repairs began Monday, Oct. 20 at 6 a.m. on the Champ Clark Bridge on US 54 over the Mississippi River in Pike County. The bridge will be closed through this Friday, Oct. 24. The repairs include the removal and replacement of bridge expansion joints, and miscellaneous concrete work in and around the new expansion joints,

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  • Smoother streets

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    The highly-anticipated road resurfacing project has finally begun on several dilapidated city roads. Resurfacing began last week on Court and Champ Clark streets. Financing for the work was done through CSB and Commerce banks; the contractor assigned for the project is MidRivers Asphalt. For the Fall work, the contractor plans to resurface the remainders of Court and Champ Clark streets, as well as Centennial.  

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  • Champ Clark bridge work postponed

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Due to the weather forecast, MoDOT and its contractor will postpone joint expansion repairs on the U.S. 54 bridge over the Mississippi River, Champ Clark, at Louisiana until next Monday, Oct. 20. The bridge will close Monday at 6 a.m. and is expected to reopen Friday, Oct. 24.

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  • Elkhorn Creek bridge to be repaired by end of month

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    MoDOT engineers have designed a short-term fix that will allow the Elkhorn Creek Bridge near Buell on MO 161 to be repaired and reopened by the end of October. “We have determined we can repair the column that supports the bridge,” said MoDOT Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough.  The bridge will remain closed during the repair and once reopened, it will continue to be load posted, which means: • All

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