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New Champ Clark Bridge In Louisiana Past The Halfway Point To Completion

With the Champ Clark Bridge completion past the halfway point, crews have continued to make progress by achieving key milestones. Over the summer, Massman Construction crews completed the substructure work on the bridge. Substructure work included the construction of all piers and caps which support the girders. Beginning in July crews started installing the 68 […]

PCMH Performs First ACL Total Reconstruction Surgery

Pike County Memorial Hospital’s surgery department reached a very special milestone in its history recently. On Dec. 18, 2018, the surgical staff, along with Dr. Melander, DO, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, performed the first ACL reconstruction with an allograft (cadaver tendon) at PCMH. This ACL or anterior cruciate ligament, is located within the knee and […]

Pike County Commissioners Enter Into New Host Fee Agreement With Eagle Ridge Landfill

Partnership Generates New Revenue Stream For Pike County Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, and the Pike County Commissioners jointly announced the adoption and execution of a voluntary 10-year host fee agreement between Meridian Waste’s Eagle Ridge Landfill and the county. Funds generated from the host fee are estimated to be in […]

Local Taxes Roll In As Deadline Arrives

Overall Real Estate, Personal Property Bills About The Same As Last Year The deadline to pay annual tax bills is Monday, Dec. 31 and citizens are urged to bring in their bills or drop them in the mail to avoid penalties.Pike County Collector Marty Morrison pointed out the office will be open on the deadline […]

Eastern Missouri Family YMCA Is Slated To Open Feb. 11, 2019

Debbie Hopke, Branch Director of the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA, has announced that the facility will open on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at 6 a.m. “We are excited to announce the opening date for the YMCA,” Hopke said. “The YMCA has been a priority for the community for many years. I appreciate the patience, endless […]

Work Continues To Demo City Pool

Louisiana Mayor Marvin Brown says he’s unsure of what the future will hold for the site in Veterans Park where the municipal pool was for many years. The decision was made to close the pool by the city council in May 2015 after years of costly repairs and inability to keep it afloat financially. “It […]

Pike County Commissioners Plan To Appoint Susie Oberdahlhoff To Serve As County Clerk

Pike County Commissioners have unanimously agreed to tap Susie Oberdahlhoff for the position of county clerk and plan to make the appointment official with a vote later this week. “Susie is a highly-respected person and someone who is willing to work with everyone,” noted Presiding Commissioner Chris Gamm. “We are looking out for the entire […]

Owl Pals Receives $2,500 Donation

Silex NHS received an early Christmas present to help fund their Owls Pals program. Tim Randazzo with the People’s Helpers Project presented NHS with a check for $2,500. Owls Pals was introduced this year by NHS. Through generous donations, NHS is able to send home goody bags with food twice a month for those students […]

Van-Far R-I Board Hires Tony DeGrave To Serve As New Superintendent

The Van-Far R-1 School Board of Education has named Tony DeGrave as the district’s next superintendent. DeGrave, who is currently the Superintendent at Marion County R-II, will replace Dr. Stephen Hunter, who will retire at the end of the school year. He will begin his duties as superintendent on July 1, 2019. DeGrave is a […]

Missy Jaeger Announces She Will Not Be Sworn In As Pike County Clerk

Commissioner May Appoint Individual Until Governor Makes Official Appointment Pike County Commissioners received a typed letter from Michelle (Missy) Hunter Jaeger last week that announced she will not accept the county clerk’s office for which she won in the last election along with a slate of other Republican candidates. Jaeger was slated to be sworn […]

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