The Bowling Green Rotary Club will be hosting Lakefest at the Bowling Green Reservoir / Jack Floyd Memorial Lake, East of Bowling Green, on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. Lakefest includes a Barbecue, 5K run/walk, and Fishing Derby.
The Rotary Club will serve a barbecue dinner from 5-8 p.m.
The 5K run/walk features a scenic course on trails that run along the east and west lakes. The race will begin at 6:30 p.m. All participants will receive a T-Shirt. Trophies will be awarded to class winners. Gatorade will be provided at the finish. Entry fee is $20 for ages 18 and under. $25 for ages 19 and up.
Louisiana Mayor Tom Wallace has announced on the EAGLE 102 Wake Up Call that the County Market grocery chain will open a store in Louisiana next spring. County Market will be the second grocery store to open in Louisiana as Karl and Cathy Sippely opened Karl's earlier this year at 5th and South Carolina Streets.
Wallace said the deal was done Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Niemann Foods Inc. President Rich Niemann. He noted that the company will not be able take possession of the old Kroger location until September 1 and then it will take several months to revitalize the store. Wallace added the new store will hold a job fair in the future and is expected to hire 75 employees, full-time and part-time.
When Kroger left last fall the city felt the brunt of the loss losing more than $60,000 in tax money and County Market will help fill that void.
County Market recently purchased numerous Hickman's IGA stores including the one in Bowling Green and currently has a store in Pittsfield, Ill.
Stay tune to KJFM for more information as it becomes available.
Niemann Foods announced today that they have signed a lease with Raul Walters Properties, owner of the Twin Pike Shopping Center. NFI plans a major renovation of the former Kroger space with a spring of 2014 opening anticipated. “It’s been a long and somewhat difficult process, but things are in motion now”, says Rich Niemann, President & CEO of NFI, parent company of County Market.
“The community has been without a full service supermarket long enough. Even though we don’t have access to the property until September, we will be working on our plans and will hit the ground running this fall.”
Niemann Foods, founded in 1917, is associate owned, and based in Quincy, IL. Operating over 100 retail stores, including County Markets, Pick A Dilly’s, Save A Lots and ACE Hardware stores, providing employment to almost 5,000 people in IL, MO & Iowa.
*Austin Meine, Wright City
*Justin Murphy, North Callaway
Tyler Tuepker, Wright City
Matt Huber, Silex
Late nights and long hours are no strangers to the Missouri Legislature this time of year as we are spending more and more time tied to our desk working diligently on many Legislative priorities we have yet to see completed. It has been great to see some very good bills get attention in the House as the clock on legislative session winds down these next two weeks.
The House passed a bill this week that will allow returning Veterans to attend Missouri Colleges and Universities at the in-state tuition rate. When veterans come home to return to civilian-life we want them to come to Missouri. We also want that transition to be as smooth and hard-ship free as possible for these men and women who have given so much.
Friday, April 26 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Champ Clark Bridge on US 54 over the Mississippi River at Louisiana reopened to traffic after being closed due to flooding in Illinois.
For more information please contact MODOT Customer Service at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).With water over several northeast Missouri roads, motorists are encouraged to check MoDOT's Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org or call 1-888 ASK MODOT ( 888-275-6636 ) before starting a trip to the area.