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School district hears bus bids – First Student, Durham interviews held

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Transportation of Pike County’s children was the topic on everyone’s mind Monday night as the Bowling Green R-1 Board of Education held interviews for the district bus contract. The interviews began at 6 p.m. April 27 and were focused on two bids, First Student and Durham, both of whom sent bids for the pending contract earlier this spring. Nearly the entire board (Joe Klott was absent), as well as several

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  • Park Board status debate closed until August

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    The ongoing debate regarding the Park Board’s status as an advisory committee was temporarily put to rest last Wednesday as the result of a vote during last Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting. Chairman Angela Smith called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Members Charlene Willis, April Fronick, Kim Holmes, Trish Turner, Jack Jones, and Craig Burnett were present. As the first item under old business, the board voted to table

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  • BG man held on $50k bond after drug bust

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Kevin D. Street

    A local man was arrested Friday and is now facing several drug offenses as the result of ongoing investigations by the East Central Drug Task Force and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin D. Street, 32, of Bowling Green, has been charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute – one for methamphetamine and the other for marijuana – and a misdemeanor

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  • County prepares to take on courthouse basement repairs

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Many county residents are aware of the issues below their feet upon entering the Pike County Courthouse on the square in Bowling Green. The current courthouse, Presiding Commissioner Chris Gamm explained, was built upon the basement foundation of the two previous courthouses. The basement is home to a coal chute and underground tunnel. Despite its interesting history, the present day basement and courthouse foundation has created a host of electric

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  • Frankford Rural Fire Dept. constructing station

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Construction of the Frankford Volunteer Rural Fire Department station, located in conjuction with the present Frankford City Fire Department, is nearing completion.

    The Frankford Rural Fire Department is finally reaching its goal of having an independent fire station to better aid its more than 300 square mile service area. “This will improve our response time since all of our equipment will be in one location and housed,” Frankford Rural Fire Department board member Larry Wolverton explained. “Some equipment presently sits outside and could slow the response time in severe weather. Also we

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  • Deters elected Lions District Governor – Third from Bowling Green to hold seat

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    john deters

    Pike County native John Deters was recently elected to a prestigious title within the national Lions Club – District Governor – and became the third Bowling Green resident to have served in the high-ranking position. Deters learned the news in early March and says he’s happy he was finally convinced to run for the seat. “Well I was thrilled, of course,” he said of the election results. “It’s an honor.”

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  • Foley man killed in wreck on Highway P

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    A Foley man was killed and two Elsberry women were injured as a result of a single vehicle wreck on Highway P in southeastern Pike County Thursday evening, authorities report. The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report indicates Jeremiah D. Hampshire was driving a 2004 Cadillac CTS eastbound on Highway P, east of Pike County Road 200, when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The report details

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  • Local students attend Sophomore Pilgrimage

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    On April 14, students from around the state of Missouri gathered in Jefferson City for the 81st annual Sophomore Pilgrimage. This program, which is sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri, recognizes high school sophomores who exemplify high standards of honor, courage, citizenship, scholarship, leadership and service. Three outstanding students represented area schools.  They were Zane Porter from Bowling Green High School, sponsored by GFWC Heir Study

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol Report

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Supplemental Budget Bill Approved (HB 14)  While the Senate continued to make negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2016 spending plan slow  and difficult, the House took action this week to approve supplemental funding for the FY 2015 budget. The bill that is now in the Senate appropriates more than $120 million in state general revenue for the remainder of the fiscal year that ends June 30. The bulk of that

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