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Everhart fights in worldwide competition

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Late last month, Shawn Everhart, of Bowling Green, competed in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s Chicago Spring International Open at Chicago State University. Shawn is a student at Gracie Barra Hannibal and competed for Gracie Barra, one of the largest, and most traditional, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu organizations in the world. Everhart’s division, Masters Two-Male-Medium-Heavy-White Belt, had nine athletes in competition. After several matches, the Bowling Green man placed third overall, winning

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  • US 154 at Spencer Creek Bridge opens next week

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Monday, March 24, US 154 between Curryville and MO 19 will reopen to traffic after being closed almost a month and a half to redeck the Spencer Creek Bridge. The contractor plans to open the bridge, located just east of Route P and west of Blue Jay Road, by noon on Monday the 24th. The deck and side barriers on the 65-year-old bridge were removed all the way down to

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  • Road improvement sales tax on April ballot

    Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    The City of Bowling Green recently placed a sales tax measure on the April 8 ballot. Called Proposition S, the one-half (1/2) cent sales tax would be used solely for street and street-related improvements. Revenues from the sales tax could not be used for reoccurring operational expenses such as salaries, or for other capital improvement projects. The one-half of one cent sales tax would amount to five cents on a

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  • Nix competes in national dance competition

    Posted on March 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Emma Nix, one of 16 members of the Millard North High School dance team, recently entered and participated in a national dance competition. The National Dance Team Championship, held in Orlando, Fla. at the Wide World of Sports Complex, included many high school dance teams from all over the United States. The competition was televised on ESPN2. Nix’s team made it to the top 10, getting fifth place in poms

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  • Ice storms result in dangerous roadways – Officials report increase in slide-offs, accidents

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Pike County has been turned into a icy winter wonderland on two occasions this month, much to the delight of area drivers and emergency responders. When ice storms struck the northeastern Missouri on Feb. 1 and again Feb. 15, the area had hardly enough time to thaw out before it was hit again. “The first one was brutal,” said Brad Deters, owner of Bowling Green Tire and Auto, adding that

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  • Bridge replacement rescheduled

    Posted on February 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    The bridge deck replacement scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 10 on US 154 between Curryville and MO 19 has been postponed due to the recent snow and freezing temperatures. The project is tentatively be rescheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 17 at 7 a.m., when the road will be closed to traffic up to 35 working days for the bridge rehabilitation at Spencer Creek Bridge, which is located just

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  • Pike County hit hard by winter storm – Crews work day, night

    Posted on February 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    A winter snow storm struck Pike County with a vengeance last week, shutting schools and local businesses down for several days. To the satisfaction of area commuters, city, county, and state plow crews hit the roads early and didn’t quit until the bitter end. “Once we got going, everything worked like clockwork,” said Pike County Road and Bridge supervisor Sean O’Brien, whose team maintains approximately 544 miles of county road

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