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Badly Wounded Dog Gets Second Chance Thanks To CAPA, Donations

Badly Wounded Dog Gets Second Chance Thanks To CAPA, Donations

There is still a long road to full recovery for Jewel, the pup that was found in Louisiana last week with a badly damaged leg that had to be amputated, but the loving care of donors and the Community Action Protection Association (CAPA) has given the animal a second chance at life. Tammi Smith, CAPA […]

Car Accident Claims Life Of Louisiana Teenager

Car Accident Claims Life Of Louisiana Teenager

A tragic automobile accident claimed the life of 16-year-old Louisiana teenager Lucas C. Strieker on Friday night. The crash took place at about 10:45 p.m. on Pike UU, east of Pike Road 134. According to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol, Strieker was the passenger in a 2003 Ford F-150 driven by 21-year-old Austin […]

Louisiana Takes Another Step Toward Riverfront Upgrade

Louisiana Takes Another Step Toward Riverfront Upgrade

Louisiana is moving slowly but steadily toward upgrading its riverfront. The city council gave the Bicentennial Riverfront Commission the green light to negotiate for land and allowed the city administrator to pursue a request for proposals on a design. The council met last week in a special closed session. Mayor Bart Niedner cautions that the […]

Work Continues On Big Calumet Creek Bridge

Work Continues On Big Calumet Creek Bridge

Work is coming along on the Big Calumet Creek Bridge just outside of Clarksville on Highway 79. The roughly $1.5 million project is expected to keep that stretch of Highway 79 closed until late November as the bridge is replaced. The bridge was closed on Monday, Aug. 17. Motorists are detoured using Highways D, WW […]

Mayor Bart Niedner Gives Police Consultant Work Favorable Rating

Mayor Bart Niedner Gives Police Consultant Work Favorable Rating

It’s been almost two months since Louisiana brought in a consultant to recommend changes in the police department, and the mayor says things are going well. Bart Niedner said morale in the department is up since June, when the city hired former Louisiana Police Chief Jim Graham to do the review. The original timeframe for […]

Commissioner Urges More Study Of Mississippi Tributaries

Commissioner Urges More Study Of Mississippi Tributaries

A Pike County Commissioner is among a growing number of voices calling for a study of Mississippi River tributaries before any new flood-control measures are enacted. Curt Mitchell of Clarksville says the federal government should not allow higher levees or other changes without being sure how smaller waterways affect the big river. Three of the […]

Funding For Champ Clark Bridge Could Come Sooner Than Expected

Funding For Champ Clark Bridge Could Come Sooner Than Expected

Funding to replace the aging Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana may be about to get renewed attention. The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission will hear recommendations on Sept. 2 on what to do with an unexpected $47 million of additional fuel tax revenue. The surplus will ensure that Missouri meets its requirement for federal transportation […]

Louisiana Rotary Club To Sell Coupon Books

Louisiana Rotary Club To Sell Coupon Books

The Louisiana Rotary Club is selling “Louisiana Merchant Great Deals Book” to benefit the Louisiana Rotary Scholarship Fund. The proceeds from the sales of the merchant discount books underwrite local scholarships to college-bound high school seniors at Louisiana High School. The club has distributed nearly $50,000 in scholarships to local students over recent years. This […]

Pike County Commissioners Line Up Disaster Assistance

Pike County Commissioners Line Up Disaster Assistance

Commissioners from Pike and other Northeast Missouri counties are meeting today (Tuesday, Aug. 18) to begin the reimbursement process for flood damage. President Barack Obama recently approved Governor Jay Nixon’s request for a federal disaster declaration, which will make assistance to pay for response and recovery expenses available to almost 70 Missouri counties. Damage statewide […]

Regional Focus Turns To Highway 54 Upgrade

Regional Focus Turns To Highway 54 Upgrade

Now that an inspection of the aging Champ Clark Bridge has been reviewed by area officials, another major transportation project is about to get regional attention. Last Wednesday, officials got a look at the bridge inspection and discussed Missouri’s transportation funding crisis. A replacement for the Champ Clark remains one of the state’s top priorities. […]

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