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Elkhorn bridge reopened

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, MoDOT and its contractor reopened the Elkhorn Creek Bridge located north of Buell in Montgomery County. The bridge has been closed since Sept. 15 due to an inspection revealing one pier missing 50 percent of steel, making it unsafe to cross. Repairs have been completed and the bridge is now reopened to traffic. MoDOT and its contractor appreciate motorists’, area farmers’ and businesses’

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  • Shooting suspect seeks new judge, venue

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    A Curryville man accused of shooting his wife is seeking a new judge and venue for his case. Steven Lynn Rusher, 47, faces felony armed criminal action, domestic assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm; a total of five felony charges. The defendant is accused of shooting 42-year-old Colleen Rusher in the forehead with a shotgun on Aug. 20 at the couple’s home in rural Pike County. According to a

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  • American Legion hosts Presiding Commissioner forum

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      The only contested Pike County political race on Tuesday, Nov. 4 is for presiding commissioner. The two candidates for the spot answered questions of the media and crowd at a Thursday, Oct. 23 forum at the American Legion Hall in Louisiana. Democrat Terry Burris and Republican Chris Gamm appeared before about 50 voters. Gamm was unopposed in the primary and Burris beat out incumbent Dan Miller to run against

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Secret Service to host fraud seminar

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm

The secret Service and the BG Police will be hosting a fraud, counterfeit and bad check scam seminar Monday, Nov. 10 at 6:30. It will be held at the BG High School Auditorium and there is no charge to attend. The seminar will be conducted by Asst. Special Agent in Charge of the St. Louis Secret Service Office Douglas Roberts, who encourages all bank employees to attend, as the seminar

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  • Music returns to Frankford – Locals open Broken Spokes Opry

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Pictured above are a few of the Broken Spokes Opry band members (from left):  Mary Jane Owens, Patty Chandler, Darin Epperson, and Steve Dudding.

    The small town of Frankford has an air about it of times long gone; times that many of Pike County’s residents keep close to their heart. In this ‘burg, the clocks move a little slower and people laugh a little easier. It’s this same mentality that inspired Mary Jane Owens, her husband Roger, and her sister Patty Chandler to bring the art of music back to the area that has

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  • Hill named President of MIBA

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Matthew S. Ruge, Executive Director of the Missouri Independent Bankers Association, the state’s premier banking association exclusively representing over 173  independently-owned community banks state-wide, recently announced the election of the group’s new officers for the 2014-2015 term of office:  President: Paul B. Hill, Community State Bank of Missouri, Bowling Green; President-Elect: T. Scott Waller, Farmers & Merchants Bank, St. Clair; Vice-President: Arthur L Kniffen, Bank of Hillsboro, Hillsboro; and Secretary-Treasurer:

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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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