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Austin Winegardner Named Air Force Instructor Of The Year

The Committee of Fifty honored Tech. Sgt. Austin Winegardner, an instructor supervisor at the Air Force Pavement and Equipment School on U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood, as the Instructor of the Year for the 1st Engineer Brigade. Master Sgt. Wayne Tokarz, the flight chief for Winegardner, said “I’ve been at quite a few installations in […]

Gala Event To Be Held For Vandalia Area With Proceeds To Benefit YMCA Project

Local residents Mary Wallace and Cami Blackman are planning an elegant “gala” event for March 25 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in Vandalia. Organizers say the event is meant for the community to come together, enjoy a nice meal, mingle and have a good time. The event will include a social hour, served meal […]

Donors Help Provide New Computers For Bowling Green Elementary Classroom

Melanie Hiles knew her elementary classroom could benefit from adding technology when she came upon an opportunity where Google would match tax-deductible online donations to purchase Chromebooks. “In an ever-increasing time of technology, it’s hard to believe that computers and internet are not something that every student has access to in their lives,” Hiles noted. […]

Silex Hires New Superintendent

Dr. Elaine Henderson To Retire After Nine Years At The Helm For the first time in nine years, the Silex School District will have a new leader when classes resume this fall for the 2017-2018 school year. The Silex R-1 Board of Education has selected David M. Deets as superintendent, replacing Dr. Elaine Henderson who […]

Scott Mullins To Take Over As High School Principal Next Year

Brock Bailey Looks Forward To Farming In Retirement All it takes is a few minutes of watching Scott Mullins engaging with students to see how passionate he is about education and next year he will step into the position of high school principal. For the past three years Mullins has served as assistant high school […]

Louisiana Man Dies In One-Car Crash

Kurtis M. Taylor, 25, of Louisiana died in a one-vehicle accident at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 near Clarksville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C Taylor was driving a 2001 Dodge Caravan southbound on Highway D south of Route N when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the left […]

Odom Arrested For Three Burglaries On Friday

Bowling Green Police arrested a man following a string of three attempted burglaries last week. Jeremiah Odom, 26, was taken into custody by authorities on Friday evening. As of press time, charges had not been made formal due to the holiday. Odom had been free on bond from a prior incident where he had been […]

Family Health Pharmacies Is Under New Ownership

John Murr Looks Forward To Retirement Family Health Pharmacies, which includes Bowling Green Pharmacy and Family Drug in Louisiana, has a new owner and it’s a familiar face. Shari Black and John Murr made the agreement official in December. Black is a Pike County native and calls Eolia home. She has been in the pharmaceutical […]

Louisiana City Officials Correct Long-Standing Payroll Policy

The City of Louisiana is auditing and changing a long-standing policy regarding the way payroll is processed. Late last week it was discovered that the process for calculating payroll for hourly law enforcement personnel is not in line with the expectations of administrative officials and police officers. The policy in question has been in place […]

Public Invited To Provide Input On Intersections

Over the last few months, Missouri Department of Transportation officials have met with selected area residents to help determine what recommendations could be presented to the public to improve Scotts and Bassinger Corners on US 54/MO 19 in Audrain County. The citizen’s advisory group, or CAG, was made up of six area residents and leaders […]

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