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School Board approves tax rate, debates lengthy school days

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

The total length of Pike County children’s school day was a topic of discussion as the Bowling Green Board of Education gathered Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. for a public tax rate hearing, followed by their regular monthly meeting. In the tax rate hearing, superintendent J.W. Brandt announced the proposed rate of $3.3904 (per $100), which is the ceiling amount allowed. Brandt explained to the board that this number could

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  • Aldermen table pending shoulder project

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    The Bowling Green Board of Aldermen gathered Monday evening for their regular monthly meeting and to discuss several topics, including upcoming street improvement plans. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Don Hunter at 5:30 p.m. As of roll-call all members were present but Ed Lawson and Kenda Flynn. The board voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s report. As the next order

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  • Area veteran looks for options after nursing home ends VA contract

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    A local veteran is feeling the effects of a fairly new executive order signed earlier this year by the President which raises the wages of federal workers, causing many private nursing homes to abandon their contracts with the Veterans Administration (VA). Howard Collins, a local WWII veteran in his nineties, was recently given a 90-day notice to vacate his current residency in South Hampton Nursing Home, a private nursing home

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  • BGPD to initiate Senior Partnership program

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Bowling Green Police Chief Don Nacke announced this week that the Bowling Green Police Department will be initiating a Senior Partnership Program. This program, which is free to all Bowling Green city residents age 62 and older, is designed to assist senior citizens in the event of an emergency. Interested senior citizens or their families can fill out a form providing information to BGPD that will allow emergency personnel (police,

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  • Zoning changes tabled once again by commission

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    The City’s proposed zoning changes are being held back once again after an agreement could not be reached Tuesday night during the Planning and Zoning Commission’s regular monthly meeting. Chairman Buddy Bibb called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Members present as of roll call were Mayor Don Hunter, Mike Colbert, and Steve Chismarich. After unanimously approving the previous meeting’s minutes, the commission moved to old business; specifically a

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  • Sunday morning wrecks injure three

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Three people were injured in two separate early morning crashes on Sunday, Aug. 10 in Pike County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP). Magdelyn J. Schmidt, 19, of Vandalia, suffered moderate injuries on Hwy. 54 just one mile east of Hwy. 154 and west of Curryville, a MSHP crash report stated. According to the accident report, Schmidt was westbound at 5:30 a.m. when her 2002 Saturn SL2 went

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  • Burris wins – To face Gamm in November – Amendment 1 passes easily in Pike County

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Pike County will have a new presiding commissioner following the election in November. As a result of last Tuesday’s election, presiding commissioner hopefuls Terry Burris and Chris Gamm won seats for the Dem.ic and Rep. parties, respectfully. Other results are as follows: U.S. Representative, Dist. 6 (Dem.) – W.A. (Bill) Hedge, 623; Edward Dwayne Fields, 336; Gary Lynn Crose, 230 U.S. Representative, Dist. 6 (Rep.) – Kyle Reid, 129; Brian

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  • Technical difficulties slow election results

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    A small technical glitch was responsible for the several-hour delay in tallying Pike County votes following last Tuesday’s election. “What occurred was information from one system would not copy to the other system so we could get a total count,” explained County Clerk Melissa Kempke. “We took reports from both systems and manually calculated them.” Fortunately the problem was easily overcome, although it meant a great deal of additional work

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  • Bowling Green families benefit from Food Fair

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    More than 200 Pike County families were the beneficiaries of a food distribution event held Wednesday, July 23 on the grounds of the Louisiana American Legion. The distribution, organized by the St. Louis Area Food Bank in conjunction with Heart to Heart Community Outreach’s food pantry of Louisiana and the Hope Center food pantry of Bowling Green, resulted in 23,069 pounds of healthy foods for 210 families. “We have a

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