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Adopt-A-Family campaign needs public participation

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

Since Sept. 26 volunteers for Adopt-a-Family have been processing applications and interviewing families who are in need of assistance with Christmas. As of Oct. 11, there are 58 families who have completed this process and are available for adoption. Many more families will be added in a few weeks. These families come from a variety of circumstances, but there is one thing they all have in common…they need you! Lincoln

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Elsberry police officer charged in burglary

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Elsberry Police Sergeant Michael Stephen Bales, 26, of O’Fallon was charged with breaking into the home of his stepmother and taking $37,000 cash that was hidden in a briefcase. The burglary took place at her home in O’Fallon in January, 2013. The case was filed in St. Charles County. Besides the cash, an Apple iPod, a .22-caliber handgun and a gold ring, value totaling $1,000 was also taken. According to

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  • Assessor’s office answers valuation questions on 2014 tax statement receipt

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

    In a few short weeks the Lincoln County Collector’s Office will be mailing out the 2014 Real & Personal Property tax statements. Upon receipt of your bill if there is an issue with the valuation please contact the Assessors Office if something is in error, missing or needs to be added. If there happens to be an issue that needs to be addressed with the assessor’s office, it would be

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  • Silex residents request additional patrols in ‘New Town’ to curb vandalism

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

    An oral review of the recent Fall Festival revealed Silex leaders were very much pleased with the efforts of everyone leading up to and including that day. The Silex Board of Aldermen gave that assessment at their regular meeting held Oct. 13 in the community building. The festival was held on Oct. 4 with the day full of events attracting good crowds. Security was handled by Chief William Barnes and

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Sports

Tanner Bencomo (left) and Sabrina Pruitt (right), Elsberry’s first-team selections.

Area players named EMO all-conference in softball

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:11 am

The East Missouri Conference has released the names of players who achieved all-conference status in softball this season. Area players named to the team included: First Team: Ashley Brown, senior, infield, Silex; Sabrina Stewart, outfield, junior; Katie McCrory, utility, sophomore; and Tanner Bencomo, utility, senior. Second Team: Kaitlyn Reed, sophomore, Clopton; Sabrina Pruitt, senior, Elsberry; Leah Miller, senior, Silex and Rachel Lipsey, junior, Silex. Bowling Green won the regular season

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  • IndianHawks hold off Indians; Troy, Winfield fall on the gridiron

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:07 am

    The Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks pulled off a nail-biter of a victory on Oct. 10 against the Van-Far Indians. The game began with an 85-yard kick return that resulted in a touchdown for IndianHawk senior Collin Dugan. Van-Far came back to score a touchdown of their own and tie the game later on in the first quarter. Clopton/Elsberry then hit a little bit of a wall and failed to score again during

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  • Lady Owls district champs, weather delays sectional

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Front row (from left): Rachel Lipsey, Ashley Brown, Leah Miller, Nikki Hawkins, Melanie Miller. Middle Row: Elly Boothe, Sydney Kreuger, Kaitlyn Clary, McIntyre Wilmes, Tessa Gruenloh, Shelby Kreuger. Back row: Coach Rebecca Lipsey, Mandy Franklin, Michele Norton, Sami Mudd, Riley Sullivan, Taylar Jett, Mackenzie Weatherford, Claire Lavy.

    Two straight shutouts lifted the Silex Lady Owls to a district title in the Class 1 district held at Community. In the semi-finals, they eliminated Van-Far with a 10-0 win in five innings. Melanie Miller got the win. She gave up only one hit, issuing no walks, and struck out seven. She struck out six of the first eight batters. Offensively, Ashley Brown had two doubles and scored twice. Rachel

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Lifestyles

Brock Utterback Pic

Baby boy Utterback

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

Brian and Elizabeth Utterback, of Shelbina, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Brock Ernest. Brock was born at 6:51 p.m., on September 25, 2014, at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He was 22 inches long and weighed eight pounds 15.6 ounces. Proud grandparents are Bruce and Connie Werkmeister, and Roy and Delia Crane, of Troy, and Larry and Jayna Utterback, of Shelbina. Proud great-grandparents include Jim and

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  • Baby boy Bricker

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Brinker announcement

    Doug and Niki Bricker are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Blake William Bricker. Blake was born on September 2, 2014 at 7:35 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis. He weighed eight pounds four ounces and was 20 inches long. Big brother Bradley is so proud along with grandparents Darrell and Tonya Campbell, of Wentzville and Kathleen and the late Murel Bricker, of

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  • Accepting the keys

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Moscow MillsAmerentruck

    The City of Moscow Mills was recently presented with a bucket truck from Ameren Missouri. The utility company has a program where they donate old trucks which they put out of service. Cities, schools, fire departments and other entities put in applications. Donnie Hopkins (second from left), public works superintendent for Moscow Mills, accepts the keys from Derek Pierce (right), director, and Julie Feast, customer service advisor of Ameren. Also

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Entertainment

Trojan Pride Marching Band performs well in CMU Band Day events

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:07 am

Music floated down the hill, and the march of drums led into the annual Band Day at Central Methodist University on Saturday. Some 46 bands, incorporating nearly 2,300 students paraded by spectators and judges to cheers and evaluation. Bands competed in one or more of the categories for awards, which included the areas of street, field, indoor drum line, indoor color guard, field auxiliary, street auxiliary, outstanding street drum major,

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  • Delta Dental’s “Land of Smiles” program takes the stage

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Aaron and Eileen 2

    For more than a decade, Delta Dental’s “Land of Smiles” program has been touring schools and fighting childhood dental disease with the help of its legendary character, Tooth Wizard. This fall, Delta Dental is bringing a new adaptation of the “Land of Smiles” show to schools featuring Tooth Wizard’s sister, Tooth Fairy. Together, these characters use upbeat and interactive means to educate and inspire children to adopt healthy life habits.

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  • KEY Club annual Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:18 am

    On October 19, 2014, the Troy Buchanan High School (TBHS) and the Ninth Grade Center (NGC) KEY Club members will be visiting homes in the city of Troy for their annual Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF. The Clubs have been participating in this event for many years. Members will be in costumes and knocking on doors asking for cash donations to support UNICEF’s causes. All members will have the official UNICEF collection

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