Crews Begin Dismantling Champ Clark Bridge

Crews have starting dismantling parts of the old Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana. The Missouri Department of Transportation has begun removing parts of the old bridge deck in preparation for the blasts that will take down the trusses beginning sometime next month. A meeting to discuss the demolition will take place at Riverview Park on […]

Champ Clark Bridge Now Open After Dedication Ceremony

The new Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana is now open. A dedication for the new forty four foot wide spanned bridge over the Mississippi River took place on Saturday night. Although some minor roadwork still needs to be done, it opened three months ahead of schedule. The former Champ Clark Bridge, will be demolished in […]

Louisiana Pool Being Demolished

The municipal swimming pool in Louisiana, Missouri is being demolished. The Board of Alderman voted to close the pool and proceed with demolition when it was closed after years of costly repairs and failed effort to keep it afloat financially. The site will be filled and graded, but there are no immediate plans for its […]

Fatal Crash in Pike County Kills Bowling Green Man

A Bowling Green man has lost his life after a one car accident in Pike County yesterday (Tuesday). The Missouri Highway Patrol reports it happened just after midnight yesterday (Tuesday) on US Highway 54 West of US Highway 61. A vehicle began to slide on an ice covered bridge, left the road and overturned. The […]

Mid-Missouri Roads Closed Due To Flooding

The Missouri Department of Transportation is announcing several road closures due to flooding from heavy rain last night. [Tuesday] MoDot says Route N in Shelby County is closed at Salt River Bridge, approximately 4 miles north of U.S. 36. In Monroe County Route A is closed at Crooked Creek Bridge, around 1 miles south of […]

Louisiana To Unveil New Statue In June

The City of Louisiana is honoring a nationally prominent statesman who died a little over a century ago with a statue in Riverview Park. Senator John Brooks Henderson co-authored and introduced the 13 Amendment, outlawing slavery. Henderson was also a strong advocate of women’s voting rights and campaigned against corrupt government. Henderson died at the […]

Louisiana Bicentennial To Include Beard Growing Contest

The planning for the upcoming bicentennial celebration in Louisiana is still underway, and the most recent event is a beard growing contest. The event is in honor of two Pike County residents, Valentine Tapley and Elijah Gates. Tapley famously vowed to never trim his beard again if Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 election. Gates joined […]

Search Continues For Second Missing Fisherman

There is still no sign of the second missing fisherman who went missing last week on the Mississippi River. The search is continuing for Earl Fogel. Fogel, along with David Hultz, went fishing on Tuesday, March 6, and never returned home. On Wednesday, their boat was discovered around 2 miles from the DuPont Reservation Conservation […]

Body Of Fisherman Located

The body of one of the 2 missing fisherman was discovered this afternoon. [Friday] The body of 51 year old David Hultz was found in the water around 2:00 this afternoon. He was reportedly found 300 to 400 yards from where the boat they were in was located Wednesday. Hultz, along with Earl Fogle, entered […]