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Rusher case continued

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

An evidence hearing has been continued to Oct. 8 for a Middletown man accused of shooting and injuring his wife in August. Steven Lynn Rusher, 47, has been charged with five felony counts of armed criminal action, domestic assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Rusher is accused of shooting 42-year-old Colleen Rusher in the forehead with a shotgun on Aug. 20 at the couple’s rural Pike County home. According

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  • Elkhorn Creek bridge to be repaired by end of month

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    MoDOT engineers have designed a short-term fix that will allow the Elkhorn Creek Bridge near Buell on MO 161 to be repaired and reopened by the end of October. “We have determined we can repair the column that supports the bridge,” said MoDOT Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough.  The bridge will remain closed during the repair and once reopened, it will continue to be load posted, which means: • All

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  • Court dates slated for burglary suspects

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Court hearings have been scheduled for the area residents accused of stealing $200,000 worth of jewelry and guns in Pike County. Charged with burglary are 19-year-old Nicholas Kuntz, of Eolia, and 21-year-old Harley Deweese, of Whiteside. Kuntz has an Oct. 1 counsel status hearing. At his bond reduction hearing on Sept. 17, Kuntz’s bond was reduced to $10,000, with 10 percent cash allowed, on the condition that he have no

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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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Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I’m crabby. Not in the perpetual sense, but at least at this particular moment. Here’s the thing… Our insurance premiums here at work were recently raised due to the Affordable Care Act and its effects on the nation’s insurance companies. Like so many of you, our insurance was already fairly pricey. The minimum $30 per paycheck cost increase is a hard pill to swallow (ha-ha, medical joke). While, to many

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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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