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The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Bowling Green Taco Bell took place Thursday, with help from Bowling Green aldermen and city officials, as well as those from the Bell American Group. Pictured (from left): Ed Lawson, Mary Ruhl, Market Coach, Deanna Smith, Location Manager, Drew Kriese, Area Coach, Mark Bair, Kim Luebrecht, Mayor Don Hunter, Charlie Brown, Bell American Group President, Sarat Koneru, Bell American Group Vice President, Kenda Flynn, and Kay Reading.

Groundbreaking ceremony held at Taco Bell site

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Taco Bell plans to be open in Bowling Green just before Christmas. Bell American Group of Indianapolis joined local leaders in breaking ground on the one million dollar project Thursday, Sept. 25. The 40-seat restaurant will have 25 employees and feature an updated design that’s new to the franchise in Missouri and Illinois. Opening is planned for December 12. Bell American started with two Taco Bells franchises in 1982 and

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  • Honeyshuck hosts annual banquet – Danforth guest speaker

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The annual Honeyshuck banquet, held Thursday, Sept. 25, was a hit as usual. With entertaining guests, fellowship, and a delicious meal, this year’s event was not something to miss. The evening began with a “hello and welcome” from retiring board president Charlene McCune, who announced that Nathan Lilley will be taking her place at the helm of the board. Following, Reverend Paul Lewis offered the Invocation. Karen Kieffer catered the

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  • YMCA raises $20k, humor level at annual dinner

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Ms. Lily Langtry, a.k.a. Larry Chamberlain, got a huge laugh out of the crowd and YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison.

    The crowd was large, the food was delicious, and the entertainment was hysterical at the Twin Pike Family YMCA annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Sept. 20 at  the American Legion hall in Louisiana. A silent and live auction were held, but the highlight of the evening was the “Womanless Beauty Pageant.” The field of contestants was made up of several Y board members and volunteers. They produced a number

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  • Dirt work begins at Taco Bell site

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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    Work on the site for the newest edition to Bowling Green’s fast food offerings began last week. Taco Bell, which is slated to open as soon as December, will be located on the north side of the Bowling Green roundabout. The employment application process has also begun. An official ground-breaking ceremony will be held this Thursday.  

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  • Hope Center announces renovations

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    The Hope Center of Pike County has announced that renovations to the front of the Hope Center building will begin this week. The renovations will solve building integrity issues and help the Hope Center become more energy efficient. New energy efficient doors and windows will be installed during the renovation time. The Hope Center will still be open the regular days and hours, but would ask the community to be

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  • Smith retires after 20 years with MoDOT

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Raymond Smith retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) effective Sept. 1. Raymond had 20 years of service with MoDOT at the time of his retirement. Raymond began his career with MoDOT in April 1994 as a seasonal worker at the Elsberry maintenance facility. He began his full-time employment in December 1994 as a crew worker out of Eolia. He continued his tenure at Eolia and worked his way

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  • Honeyshuck Banquet to have political overtones

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    During his extensive career as an elected public servant, it is understatement to say that the Hon. John C. (Jack) Danforth has had a first-hand involvement in politics at the state and national level. Lately, the ordained priest has been reflecting on how things have ebbed and flowed and changed. “I have thought a lot about the state of politics lately,” Sen. Danforth said during an interview with Honeyshuck’s Ben

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