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Aldermen approve Bibb Drive zoning change – Board moves forward with paving program

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

A proposed zoning code change was approved Monday night as the Board of Aldermen met for their regular monthly meeting. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. All alderpersons were present as of roll call. As the first items of business, the board voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s reports. Next, the Mayor opened the public hearing for discussion

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  • Amish man charged with burglary, arson

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Melvin Yoder

    An Amish man remains in custody after being arrested Saturday in connection to several fires that took place around the area south of Curryville Saturday afternoon and evening. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, his department and the Curryville Fire Protection District responded to three separate fires throughout the afternoon and evening of Saturday, Jan. 24 Taken into custody that night was Melvin J. Yoder, 23, of rural Bowling

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  • Jim Hansen Capitol Report

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    The House is in order. With 163 representatives, it’s important to be organized so we can serve you efficiently. This week, Speaker Diehl made that happen by working with members to establish the rules for the 98th General Assembly and set up the committee system. New to this session are standing committees hearing and voting on legislation before sending them to the select committees. These select committees will provide an

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  • Louisiana woman arrested for possession – Felony assigned for second discovery in jail

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Heather Stoops

    A Louisiana woman is now behind bars for what started out as a simple misdemeanor charge over the weekend. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, on Saturday, Jan. 17 a Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Route NN near Pike 277 for a traffic violation. “During the course of the stop a passenger in the vehicle, Heather M. Stoops, 37, of rural Louisiana, was found

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  • Former area attorney facing felony charges following May 2014 wreck

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Dean Gallego

    A Lincoln County man, and former Bowling Green City Prosecutor, is facing two felony charges and a misdemeanor after a wreck that occurred in May of 2014. Dean Gallego, 50, of Troy, has been charged with two counts of second degree assault (operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resulting in injury) and a misdemeanor DWI. According to a probable cause statement completed by the Pike County Sheriff’s department (PCSD), the charges

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  • City Administrator announces resignation – Dan Lang accepts position in Wentzville

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Dan Lang

    Bowling Green will soon have a new City Administrator, as Dan Lang recently announced his decision to accept a position with the City of Wentzville and subsequent resignation. Lang’s last day on the job will be Feb. 18. “Wentzville is my hometown. Having grown-up in that community, I have always had a fond place in my heart for the City,” Lang told the Times. “I was made aware of an

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  • Bank of Louisiana pledges to Fairgrounds project

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 8:54 am

    The Pike County Fairgrounds will hopefully be receiving a facelift thanks to a generous pledge donation from Bank of Louisiana. At the last Fair Board meeting, a proposal was made regarding the construction of a new outdoor canopy and stage on the track, which would allow for the hosting of larger entertainment events, as well as better service the current acts it hosts annually. The project cost is estimated at

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  • City pays off fire truck with unexpected funds

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    The City of Bowling Green purchased a used fire truck in February 2013. The fire truck was previously in service at the City of St. Charles Fire Department. It was acquired through a return to the leasing company when a new fire truck was purchased by St. Charles. The fire truck purchase was financed by a loan through the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development under a long-term lease/purchase arrangement.

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  • Rape suspect granted continuance in ’07 case

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    The former Pike County resident accused of sexually assaulting a child was granted continuance in his seven-year-old case this week. Raymond L. Henry, 36, originally of Pike County, is charged with a felony count of first-degree statutory rape and a felony count of first-degree statutory sodomy. The victim in these cases was a child less than 12 years old. According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, the defendant, a persistent

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