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Eastern MO Family YMCA Construction To Begin In October

Execution of the contract with Grove Construction to begin building the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA is in the final stages of review and construction is anticipated to begin around mid to late October. An amazing $1,670,355 has been raised so far, but a total of $1,922,500 is needed to open the facility for membership enjoyment. […]

City Of Vandalia Hires New Administrator

The City of Vandalia has hired Darren Berry as city administrator by a unanimous vote from the Board of Aldermen on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The search included advertising statewide and regionally with the board ultimately reviewing applications and hiring a life-long resident of the area. Berry has been involved in the Vandalia community in various […]

Sweets To Speak At Honey Shuck Banquet

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum Executive Director Henry Sweets will be the keynote speaker at the annual banquet of Champ Clark Honey Shuck Restoration Inc. The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at First Presbyterian Church, 205 West Centennial, in Bowling Green. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple. Champ Clark’s […]

Eastern Mo YMCA Receives REDLG Loan

The Eastern Missouri Family YMCA got approval for the zero percent interest REDLG/USDA construction loan on Sept. 21. This is very exciting news because construction plans can now begin. Obtaining this loan was critical to the project in order to turn pledges that will be collected over the next several years into money to begin […]

Bowling Green Police Arrest Man On Kidnapping Charge

A Louisiana man faces several charges including first degree kidnapping following an incident that allegedly took place on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Bowling Green Police Chief Don Nacke said a female contacted authorities last week stating she had been taken at knife-point from the area of Champ Clark Drive. Once officers located the victim and obtained […]

YMCA Raises More Than $27,000 At Annual Dinner Auction

More than $27,000 was raised at the 23rd Annual Twin Pike Family YMCA dinner auction that was held on Saturday, Sept. 16. The annual fundraising event took place at the YMCA facility with the theme “All That Jazz.” Organizers report more than 140 guests were in attendance which is up from recent years. The total […]

Louisiana Man Faces Numerous Charges After Alleged Kidnapping At Knife-Point

William Joseph Shade, 34, of Louisiana, faces numerous charges after being arrested by Ste. Genevieve Police last week for allegedly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend by using a knife to threaten her. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 13 as law enforcement was called to the Ste. Genevieve Courthouse after the victim reported the matter. Police arrived […]

Noix Creek Bridge Opening Is Delayed

Despite an original projected opening date of Oct. 1, completion of the bridge at Noix Creek on Highway 79 has pushed back the date to Oct. 13. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports that due to unforseen circumstances the delay became necessary. The contractor is setting girders this coming week and pouring the deck for […]

Bowling Green Forced To Close Street Due To Dangerous Buildings

A block of Court Street, between Main and Champ Clark Drive, will be closed until at least two dangerous buildings can be eliminated. Bowling Green City Administrator Barb Allison said the decision was made on Monday, Sept. 11. Officials with McClure Engineering made the recommendation after touring the buildings at 202 W. Main and 16 […]

Groundbreaking Celebration Held For Champ Clark Bridge Project

Blue skies and warm weather greeted those who attended groundbreaking ceremony for the new Champ Clark Bridge at the riverfront in Louisiana on Friday, Sept. 8. The $60 million project took another step to reality as a large crowd gathered for the celebration. Several officials spoke at the event including J. Bennett Clark, the great-grandson […]

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