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Vandalia Area Fair Wraps Up Great Event!

The Vandalia Area Fair wrapped up three days of fun and family activities on Saturday night. Above: former Vandalia Fire Chief Charlie Scrogin, right, is pictured with Terry Joe Holt in Vandalia’s very first fire truck, owned by Shannon Culwell Jr., during the Vandalia Area Fair Parade on Thursday, July 5. The parade kicked off the […]

Wallace Wins First Place In 2018 Focus On Missouri Photo Contest

Clara Wallace of Vandalia brought home first place honors from the 2018 Focus On Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest with her “Good Morning” photo. Clara’s photo took top prize in the 12 and under children’s barnyard category. She is the daughter of Chad and Annie Wallace. “The beauty and diversity of Missouri agriculture has been perfectly […]

Blackwell, Walker Compete At Conference

Bowling Green FBLA students Taylor Blackwell, left, and Ben Walker competed at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Mary., June 28-July 2. Blackwell competed in impromptu speaking and Walker in introduction to financial math. The pair attended competition, workshops, and were able to tour some the local attractions. Advisor Kim Luberecht was unable to attend so […]

Bowling Green Recognizes 10 Years Of KIM Contributions To City

Mayor Don Hunter presented a proclamation to participants of Kid In Motion last week to mark ten years of contributions to the city by the organization. Accepting the honor was Bowling Green Coordinator and Chair Amy Becker. Also attending (pictured) are participants in this year’s program (l-r): Alexis Silvey, Kaysey Clark, Charity Johnson, Ivey Johnson, […]

Pike County Fair Prepares For 2018 Event

The Pike County Fair Board is preparing for this year’s week-long event. Several changes will be debuted at this year’s fair including a new beer garden area. Concrete was poured last week in half of the commercial building. The beer garden will be at that location this year. The small stage will be where the […]

BGHS Students Visit New York City

More than 60 Bowling Green High School students and chaperones recently traveled to New York City during the first week of June. During the four-day whirlwind tour in “the Big Apple,” BGHS students were provided a unique look into American life and culture while exploring the bustle of Times Square, skyline views of the Empire […]

Delicious Treats At Clarksville Chili Cookoff

Cookers from around the Midwest offered crowds a taste of their recipes. An early afternoon windstorm damaged some tents, but the event went on. Proceeds benefit the Raintree Arts Council, which covers Pike and Lincoln counties. Above: Paige Hazlett of Clarksville takes a sample from the Mary’s Chili stand at the 26th annual Missouri State […]

Addition May Boost Clarksville Chili Cook-Off On June 9

A change at the 26th Annual Show-Me Missouri State Chili Cook-off in Clarksville promises to be tasty and financially lucrative. The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Riverfront Park. Admission is $3 per person and chili samples are 50 cents. Chefs can compete in the new “homestyle” category. […]

Area Observes Memorial Day

Memorial Day was celebrated throughout the area over the weekend and was marked by services in Bowling Green and Louisiana. Linda Tepen, Gail Branstetter and Donna Grote put out flowers and flags prior to Memorial Day. Veteran George Lienhard discusses patriotism at the Memorial Day service at Louisiana American Legion Post 370 on Monday. Janice […]

Silex Holds Graduation Ceremony

The Silex Class of 2018 stood together one last time as they accepted awards and diplomas on Friday, May 18. Riley Sullivan (right) earned valedictorian and Katy Millwood was salutatorian. See the full class picture on page 13 of this week’s issue.  

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