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Mayor signs POW/MIA proclamation

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Mayor of the City of Bowling Green, Don Hunter, signed a proclamation last week in honor of POW/MIA Day. He is pictured above with members of the local Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post #5553 (from left): Chris Page (Auxiliary President), Doris Lindsay (Americanism Chairman), and Tom Smith (VFW Commander).  

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  • Hearing scheduled in domestic assault case

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    A Middletown man accused of assaulting his wife will be seen in Pike County courts next week for a preliminary hearing. Steve Rusher, 47, was charged with the class C felony of domestic assault in the second degree, class C felony of unlawful possession of a fire arm by a convicted felon, and the felony of armed criminal action after an altercation between he and his wife ended with her

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  • Rainy night wreck includes Silex man

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    A Silex man was injured in a single-vehicle accident during one of last week’s rainy nights. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gregory Blankenship, 49, was driving his 1977 Chevy Silverado eastbound on Route D, east of Cedar Lane, last Wednesday, Sept. 10 around 10:15 p.m. when the truck travelled off the right side of the roadway. A crash report indicates the vehicle came back onto the roadway and

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  • Medical condition said to be cause of Hwy. M wreck

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Local emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle accident last week on Route M south of Curryville.

    A medical condition was reported as being the cause of a single-vehicle accident that put a Curryville woman in the hospital last week. According to an accident report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Maria Ritter was driving her 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound on Route M, .2 miles south of Pike County Road 467, last Tuesday, Sept. 9 around 12:15 p.m. when she began suffering from a medical

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  • Trial delayed in case against Frankford man

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    The trial for a Frankford man accused of shooting his neighbor’s dog has been delayed. Michael Buchanan, 56, has been charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor animal abuse. Local authorities report the incident happened around 4 p.m. on Jan. 14 on a rural road east of Frankford. According to a probable cause statement, Buchanan said he shot the dog because he thought it was going to

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  • Champ Clark Bridge weight limit to be enforced

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    The U.S. 54 Mississippi River Bridge, also known as the Champ Clark Bridge, at Louisiana, MO, is now posted to restrict the weight limit to 40 tons. “This is a legal load, but overweight vehicles will no longer be allowed to cross the bridge,” said MoDOT District Engineer Paula Gough. “During a routine annual inspection, additional structural deficiencies were discovered, and while the bridge remains safe to cross within the

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  • County vehicle policy still topic of debate

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    The use of county vehicles to transport non-county employees remains a topic of debate between the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and County commissioners. Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte met with commissioners Jim Luebrecht and Curt Mitchell and County Clerk Melissa Kempke Monday afternoon. Presiding Commissioner Dan Miller says it was his understanding that the meeting had been cancelled, as he was unavailable to meet at the time requested by Korte.

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  • Approve purchase of new patrol vehicles

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Following the General Committee meeting Monday evening, the Board of Alderman had a special meeting to discuss a pending issue regarding the purchase of new police department vehicles. Mayor Don Hunter called meeting to order at 6:17 p.m., followed by rollcall, of which Kay Reading was absent. In new business the aldermen voted on the purchase of three new patrol vehicles, namely 2014 Chevy Impala patrol cars for the Bowling

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  • City moves forward with writing off delinquent taxes

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    The City of Bowling Green general committee of the Board of Aldermen gathered Monday night for their regular monthly meeting and to discuss the delinquent tax write off list. Chairman Kenda Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. As of rollcall all members were present except for Kay Reading. In reports, the committee heard from Bo Stinnett with Alliance Water Resources, who added to his report that the

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