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Foley man killed in wreck on Highway P

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm

A Foley man was killed and two Elsberry women were injured as a result of a single vehicle wreck on Highway P in southeastern Pike County Thursday evening, authorities report. The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report indicates Jeremiah D. Hampshire was driving a 2004 Cadillac CTS eastbound on Highway P, east of Pike County Road 200, when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The report details

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    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol Report

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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  • Bowling Green couple injured in Highway 61 wreck

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:25 pm

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  • County officials, residents concerned over possible loss of property, trees

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Several county officials and residents flooded the office of County Commissioners Chris Gamm, Curt Mitchell, and Jim Luebrecht Monday morning to voice their concerns over the idea of sacrificing county property and trees for the improvement of the Square in Bowling Green. The concerns are stemming from a recent proposal from the City of Bowling Green to the County Commissioners about a Square renovation and expansion project that would involve

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  • Prom night wreck sends one to hospital

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:19 pm

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  • School Board reinstates elected members – HVAC project remains cause of concerns

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:19 pm

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  • New aldermen take oath – Open burning issue tabled

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:15 pm

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    Open burning and the open position for a Parks and Recreation Director were among topics highlighting Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Board of Aldermen. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. As of roll call all aldermen were present but Kenda Flynn. After voting unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s reports, the board opened a public hearing for the

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    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm

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