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Progress Continues In Discussion Toward Centralized 911 Services

Panel Identifies Concerns, Goals For Moving Forward While there continues to be differences of opinion on the best way to consolidate 911 services for Pike County, progress is being made as the new panel held their second official meeting last week. The panel has identified concerns of the many stakeholders and has started to analyze […]

PCMH Again Receives Recognition From Becker’s Hospital Review

The Becker’s Hospital Review has named Pike County Memorial Hospital as one of “62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know.” The critical access hospitals featured on this list have a reputation for superior service and care. All hospitals featured on this list have 25 or fewer inpatient beds and an annual average length of stay no […]

Portions Of Highway 61 To Be Resurfaced Starting At Bowling Green On July 24

Drivers will soon enjoy a new, smoother surface on 19 miles of the southbound lanes of Highway 61 between Bowling Green and the Route E intersection in Lincoln County. Chester Bross Construction of Hannibal was awarded the contract for $3.6 million to resurface the southbound lanes, including shoulders, of U.S. 61 and add in a […]

Bridges Start Coming Down

Work is underway on the Noix Creek bridge on Highway 79. The $1.41 million project is expected to be complete by early August. Louisiana City Administrator Kelly Henderson says the city is pleased to see the investment in infrastructure for the long-term success of the town. The new bridge will be expanded to 244-feet long, […]

Louisiana Council Approves Appointment Of Ringhausen

City Reviews Proposal For 401 Georgia Street Property The Louisiana City Council has all eight seats full again as the appointment of Bob Ringhausen was approved at a special meeting on Monday, July 10 prior to the committee meetings. Mayor Bart Niedner made the appointment and thanked Ringhausen for his willingness to serve until the […]

Thomas Arrested On Weapons Charge

On Tuesday, July 4 Peter Thomas, 69, of Vandalia was arrested on an active warrant out of Audrain County for unlawful use of a weapon, with a bond amount of $15,000. Thomas was taken into custody by the Vandalia Police Department and later released to an Audrain County Deputy for transport to Audrain County Jail. […]

Arrest Made In Pursuit Involving Several Law Enforcement Agencies

On Saturday, July 1 at approximately 10:30 p.m. a pursuit that started in Auxvasse traveling east into Pike County. The vehicle, a white 2015 Chevy Malibu registered out of Columbia had been stopped for speeding. The driver and front seat passenger had gotten out of the vehicle when an unidentified back seat passenger got into […]

Col. Stan King Recognized At United States Air Force Academy

Former Bowling Green resident and retired Air Force Colonel Stanley D. King was recently recognized for his service to the United States Air Force in conjunction with a formal Commissioning Ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 23. Selected to administer the formal commissioning officer oath to USAFA graduating […]

Massman, HNTB Selected To Design, Build New Champ Clark Bridge

By fall of 2019 motorists traveling across the Mississippi River on U.S. Route 54 between Illinois and Missouri will enjoy a wider, safer ride. Massman Construction Company, headquartered in Kansas City, was selected today as the best value proposer to design and construct the new Champ Clark Bridge by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission […]

Bomb Squad, ATF Respond To Home In Vandalia Following Arrest Of Thomas

During the afternoon hours of Thursday, June 22 Vandalia officers responded to a report of an individual who had pointed a gun at another person and made threats to harm them. Officers were able to locate the suspect, Peter R. Thomas, 68, of Vandalia, on foot in the 200 block of Park St., and take […]

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