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PSC Approves New Liberty Utilities Rates

The Missouri Public Service Commission formally approved Liberty Utilities’ request for a rate increase of approximately $4.6 million on June 7, 2018, effective July 1, 2018, for its Missouri natural gas customers. Liberty Utilities serves approximately 53,400 customers in 25 Missouri counties. The agreement reflects a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to […]

Mills Is Named New CEO At PCMH

Tylie Mills has been named the new Chief Executive Officer for Pike County Memorial Hospital. Mills will replace Justin Selle the current CEO after his last day on Aug. 3, 2018. “The PCMH Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Tylie Mills as the next CEO. We are excited to have a local person […]

Vandalia Police Arrest Six In Connection With Shooting

Vandalia Police Chief Chris Hammann says an investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending following an alleged shooting that took place last week. So far six people have been arrested and charged in the incident. Vandalia Police responded to a report of property damage at South School Park on Friday, July 6. It was […]

Henderson Bust Dedication Draws Large Fourth Of July Crowd On Final Day Of Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration

May the State long remember him and erect a memorial to him!” -F.A. Sampson, The Missouri Historical Review, July 1913 (written three months after John B. Henderson’s death). A dedication of the bust memorializing John Brooks Henderson kicked off the final day of the Louisiana Bicentennial celebration on Wednesday, July 4. A large crowd gathered […]

YMCA Closes Bowling Green Pool For Training Following Incident

Pool Reopens With Normal Hours Tuesday The city swimming pool in Bowling Green was closed on Monday, July 9, as YMCA staff held meetings to go over training following an incident that took place over the weekend. Emergency services were called on Saturday after a two-year-old boy fell into the pool and was submerged. YMCA […]

Big Weekend Kicks Off Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration

Bust Dedication, Parade, Fireworks Will Close Out Event At The Riverfront Wednesday Night The Louisiana Bicentennial celebration kicked off with a big weekend of parades, bands, demonstrations, art and much more. The event ends tomorrow with a day of patriotic events to mark the Fourth of July. People are encouraged to come out and enjoy […]

Cuivre River Electric Helps To Garner USDA Loan For Two New Agencies To Serve People With Disabilities

With the help of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative and the USDA’s Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program (REDLG), a $250,000 loan to Pike County Connections (PCC) will provide startup funding for the establishment of two new nonprofit agencies that serve area citizens with developmental disabilities, and enable both jobs and benefits to be retained. […]

PCMH To Host M.A.S.H. Camp For Middle School Students

Registration Deadline Is Thursday, July 5 For Two-Day Camp On July 12-13 Pike County Memorial Hospital will once again be hosting M.A.S.H. Camp on July 12-13 this year. M.A.S.H. stands for the Missouri AHEC Science and Health camp. It is a two-day “hands-on” science and health summer day camp for students entering sixth, seventh and […]

Justin Selle Resigns As CEO At PCMH

Pike County Memorial Hospital announced that Justin Selle will officially resign from his post as chief executive officer effective Aug. 3, 2018. In his statement, Selle explained he was presented with an opportunity for him and his family that he could not pass up. He expressed that he is very happy with the team in […]

Efforts Are A Family Affair Across A Half-Century

Cindy Blaylock remembers first talking about Louisiana’s 2018 bicentennial four years ago. In reality, she had two role models who likely ingrained the aptitude for community service long ago. Blaylock is co-chair with Michelle Niedner of the committee that will stage the 200th birthday party June 30 to July 4. Her father, John Sitton, was […]

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