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Conservation compliance certification due June 1

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1. The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to have the form on file in order to remain eligible, or to become eligible for crop insurance premium support. Many farmers already have a certification form on file since it’s required for participation

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  • Republicans to host State reps at Lincoln Day Dinner

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Missouri State Representatives will discuss the 2015 legislative session at the upcoming Republican Club of Pike County Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, May 29. Representative Jim Hansen (District 40), Representative Lindell Shumake (District 5), and Representative Robert Cornejo (District 64) will conduct a panel discussion about legislation issues during the 2015 session that closed May 15. Representative Rob-ert Cornejo will be the keynote speaker.  Other guest speakers will be former

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  • Curryville man sustains fatal injuries while helping driver

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    A Curryville man sutained fatal injuries after being struck by an SUV along southbound Interstate 55 near Route 3 in St. Clair County while helping the driver of a stalled vehicle Tuesday evening, authorities say. Mark A. Morris, 53, died at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City about 7 p.m. last Tuesday, May 12, the Madison County Coroner reported. Reports indicate Morris was driving a Dodge Charger and had

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  • Square expansion halted – Aldermen move forward with initial plans

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    It was announced Monday during the Board of Aldermen meeting that the pending expansion of the Bowling Green Square has been halted and that the City will be forced to proceed with the initial plans of simply repaving and improving drainage of the streets. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. Monday. All aldermen were present as of roll call. Following the unanimous approval of the

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  • Funding available for some of local watersheds

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 1:33 pm

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    Recently a portion of the Peno and Spencer Creek Watersheds in Pike and Ralls County was selected for special funding under the MRBI, Mississippi River Basin Initiative. This program provides federal cost share funds for conservation practices in the approved area. Some of the practices included are terraces, waterways, no-till, cover crops, grazing systems, nutrient management and many more. The Pike and Ralls USDA NRCS Offices are taking sign up

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol report

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    This coming week is the last of the 2015 legislative session for Missouri’s 98th General Assembly. It’s hard to believe it is already May, but time does fly when keeping so busy. This week will be no exception. The House will begin work on the floor at 2 p.m. on Monday and adjourn for the year at 6 p.m. on Friday. The legislature will be considering and voting on many

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  • Bowling Green couple hits deer on highway

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    A Bowling Green couple was involved in a car wreck Monday night when they struck a deer on Highway 61 in Lincoln County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Steven Doyle, 65, and Renee Doyle, 65, were northbound on Highway 61 just north of Shannon Lane around 9:55 p.m. when they struck a deer on the highway. Renee Doyle, who was a passenger in the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

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  • Sheriff’s Department seeks information on burglaries

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Sheriff Stephen Korte reports that on Monday, May 4, two residential burglaries were reported to the Sheriff’s Office. Both residences were broken into on the afternoon of the fourth by forced entry in the rear of the home. Jewelry was taken from both places. Both homes were directly adjacent to US Highway 61; one just South of Bowling Green and the other just South of Frankford. If anyone who lives

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  • Buchanan sentenced to probation in dog shooting

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    The Frankford man accused of shooting his neighbor’s dog received unsupervised probation as the result of his sentencing last week. Michael Buchanan was faced with a misdemeanor animal abuse charge after he shot a neighbor’s dog when he thought it was going to attack him. The incident occurred in January of last year. Court documents indicate Buchanan received a sentence of two years of unsupervised probation with option for release

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