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Wife shot – Rural Pike County man jailed

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:18 pm

A man from the rural outskirts of southern Pike County remains behind bars after an altercation between he and his wife ended with her sustaining a gunshot wound to her forehead. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, his office received a call on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 4:21 p.m. from a man at 14399 Pike 340 who stated he had accidently shot his wife. Responding to the scene were

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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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VFW, Ladies Auxiliary host fundraiser

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

The Bowling Green VFW Post #5553 and Ladies Auxiliary hosted a fundraiser fish and hog fry Saturday, Aug. 23 to a crowd of many. Monies raised during Saturday’s event will benefit the VFW and Auxiliary’s many projects throughout the year, directly aiding local veterans, soldiers, and their families. Pictured above (from left): Bernie Berns, Tom Marshall, John Dieckman, Mel Meyer, and Tim Kirkman.  

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  • Farm Service Agency News

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Letters and new program signup   All owners and operators of all farms in the county that have with base acres have bene issued letters from National Office.  Those letters indicate your base acres and planted or considered planted acres each year from 2008-2012.  While you need to take time to read the letters, please do not panic.  We have had several questions about the letters so a brief explanation

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  • Agape House welcomes new board member

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Edith Westmoreland of Bowling Green joined the board of directors of Agape House of Vandalia during the Aug. 19 meeting. Westmoreland is a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and holds part-time employment in Hannibal. In other business, the manager’s report indicated there were 97 guests, including 28 children, at the house in July. Plans were announced for the annual cleanup day.  Five to six offenders from WERDCC and their

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Your Scope – Facebook Finds

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about the shooting death of Michael Brown and current state of upheaval in Ferguson. Here are some of the answers…   Question: “We want to know your thoughts on the situation in Ferguson this week… Do you think the protests are justified/necessary? How do you feel about the death of Michael Brown

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Let’s talk about fat people. No, really. Editor’s note: Before we go any further, let’s put on our big boy pants for this one. Ok? Read the whole thing before you decide to make a ruling or start pouting. Hear me out. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a bit of an epidemic going around in America today… Obesity. Everywhere you go you will see people considered “extremely overweight.” You

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been saying I’ll write a column about puppy-dogs for quite some time now. I plan on doing that today, although I’m not sure it’s quite what everyone will expect… Pitbulls. The breed has become synonymous with violence, fear, and death. All too often, Americans hear horrific stories of how a “pitbull” committed some terrible, scary dog crime and associate it with the breed as a whole. My issue is

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