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Many Gather For ‘See You At The Pole’ Event

Several people gathered for the “See You At The Pole” event that was held on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Pictured above are participants (l-r): Jerry Gamm, Brenda Haddock, Laura Beth Zeh, Deborah Kraft, Karen Allen, Debbie Ingram, Stephen Korte, Frank Welch, David Ash, Bill Hobbs and Amy Land.

Excellent Weather, Big Crowd For Vandalia Prairie Day

The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful for the annual Vandalia Prairie Day that was held on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event started with a parade and concluded with entertainment by local singer Travis Gibson. Above, Bill Kohl and his son, Chris, wave to people in the parade. Kohl was the recipient of the 2018 […]

Vandalia Rotary Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Vandalia Rotary Club was chartered in 1943 by Rotary International. The club has been an active for 75 years giving back to the local community as well as internationally. Pictured front row (l-r): Rotary District Governor Linda Puchbauer, Dr. Stephen Hunter, Darren Berry, Teresa Stice, Donna Wilson, Rennie Davis, Ramsey Dickerman, and Terry Witte. Second […]

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirits At Heritage Festival

Despite a cool rain that fell most of the day, people came out and enjoyed a good time at the annual Champ Clark Heritage Festival in Bowling Green on Saturday. The Pike County Retired Teachers Association served as the grand marshal for the parade that kicked off activities. Find highlights on page 9 of this […]

Louisiana Museum Banquet To Have ‘Roaring Twenties’ Theme

The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will have a “Roaring Twenties” theme for its annual banquet Thursday, Nov. 8. The event will be held at American Legion Post 370 at 420 Kelly Lane. A social hour is at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner at 6:30. Ticket sales will begin soon. “Much of Louisiana history that is […]

Bicentennial Torch Relay

The Bicentennial torch relay started at the Clarksville riverfront on Saturday, Sept. 1 and ended at the Louisiana riverfront following stops in 13 communities in celebration of Pike County’s 200th anniversary. Presiding Commissioner Chris Gamm presented the torch to Clarksville Mayor JoAnne Smiley, VFW Post 4610 Commander Herbert Everett and Auxiliary President Mary Tarpein. Also […]

Keeping An Eye On Progress

The new Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana is past the halfway point to completion. Changes to the bridge are visible every day. All of the piers have been set and the steel girders are being put in place before the bridge’s concrete deck is installed. The People’s Tribune will include a photo every week from […]

Pike County Fairgrounds Packed For Annual Back-To-School Fair

The Pike County Fairgrounds were full of people on Saturday, Aug. 11 for the annual Back-To-School Fair held by the Pike County Community Care Partnership. More than 800 backpacks full of supplies were prepared for local kids. Many other vendors also gave out school supplies. Above: Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte and Deputy Chad Perkins […]

Heritage Festival Car, Truck Show To Feature Joe Akers’ 1951 Ford Hot Rod Pickup

The Bowling Green Lions Club Champ Clark Heritage Festival car and truck show will be held at the Bowling Green Courthouse square on Saturday, Sept. 8, rain or shine. Registration will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. New for this year, the vehicles will not be judged and no awards will be presented however, everyone registering for […]

Pike County Back-To-School Fair To Be Held On Aug. 11

The Pike County Community Care Partnership will be holding the 2018 Back-To-School Fair on Saturday, Aug.11 at the Pike County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. until noon. Representatives from more than 25 community agencies and organizations will be present to provide support and educate on services available to children and their families. They will also be […]

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