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Board of Education receives notice of state funding

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:26 pm

The Bowling Green R-I School District Board of Education received good news they had been waiting on Monday night. The board gathered for their regular monthly meeting at 6:38 p.m. Monday evening. All members but Linda Luebrecht, Allen Chandler, and Scott Smith were present. With the unanimous approval of the consent agenda, superintendent J.W. Brandt announced Gov. Jay Nixon has released the state funding previously being withheld. Bowling Green’s cut

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  • Aldermen approve tax write-off

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    The City has officially written off more than $25,000 in delinquent taxes, as of the Board of Aldermen meeting Monday evening. Mayor Don Hunter called the Sept. 15 meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. All alderpersons were present as of roll call. Following the unanimous approval of the previous meeting’s minutes, warrants, and treasurer’s report, the board moved on to a public hearing forum for the discussion of tax rates,

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  • Curryville man to be seen in court for weapons charges

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    A Curryville man accused of threatening his family with a gun will be seen in Pike County courts for a Sept. 24 court hearing. James Dougherty, 59, has been charged with armed criminal action, domestic assault, and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, all felonies. Dougherty was arrested after authorities said they got a 911 call on Sept. 6 of a suspect threatening his family. Officers with the

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  • Hansen receives “Friend of Agriculture” award

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Representative Jim Hansen (R-Frankford) was recently awarded the “Friend Agriculture Award” by Missouri Farm Bureau. The award was presented by Marcine Niemeyer, President of Pike County Farm Bureau. “This award is in recognition of Rep. Hansen’s voting record on issues of importance to agriculture, his working relationship with farmers in [the district], and his willingness to take a leadership role in representing Missouri agriculture,” stated Niemeyer. The Farm Bureau Friend

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  • BGPD to offer drug take-back event

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Bowling Green Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The public is invited to bring their medications for disposal to Bowling Green Police Department at 15 West Church Street.  The service is free

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  • NECC to conduct drill

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Within the next week, Northeast Correctional Center (NECC) will be conducting an emergency exercise. As a result, citizens may notice an increase in departmental staff and/or equipment in the community. This exercise will assist in remaining prepared to address emergency situations and keeping the public safe.

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  • City adopts balanced budget

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    At its most recent meeting, the City of Bowling Green Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to approve a balanced budget for the upcoming 2014-2015 fiscal year. The water and sewer rates will remain unchanged. This is the third consecutive year that water and sewer rates have not increased. The City of Bowling Green budget consists of eight separate funds. These funds include Tourism, Library, Cemetery, Water, Sewer, and the General

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  • One bridge opens, another closes – MoDOT makes improvements on 161

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Last Friday, Sept. 19, MO 161 just west of Route BB in Middletown was reopened to traffic after being closed about a month and a half to redeck the Coon Creek Bridge. The deck and side barriers on the 51-year-old bridge were removed all the way down to steel and replaced with a new deck, which is 22 feet wide compared to the old 20 foot deck. The contractor on

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  • Assault suspect faces felony, Party leads to altercation

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    A Moscow Mills man accused of physically assaulting another man at a house party in Bowling Green last November now faces a felony charge. Brett D. Boyer, age 23, has been charged with the class A felony of first degree assault (serious physical injury) following reports that he caused serious physical injury to another man at a small gathering at a private residence near Route Y on Nov. 2, 2013.

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