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McKenna Wilmes

Wilmes first runner-up in state fair queen pageant

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

McKenna Wilmes, the 2013 Lincoln County Fair Queen, capped off two fantastic years by being named the first runner-up in the 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant. “I’m so honored and excited,” said Wilmes who is a graduate of Silex High School. “These were two exciting days of competition.” Wilmes went through two days of intense judging including interview, speech and talent, evening gown, and much more. As a candidate,

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McKenna Wilmes

Wilmes first runner-up in state fair queen pageant

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

McKenna Wilmes, the 2013 Lincoln County Fair Queen, capped off two fantastic years by being named the first runner-up in the 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant. “I’m so honored and excited,” said Wilmes who is a graduate of Silex High School. “These were two exciting days of competition.” Wilmes went through two days of intense judging including interview, speech and talent, evening gown, and much more. As a candidate,

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  • Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Residents living in and around the Troy community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. St. Stephen United Methodist Church will host Life Line Screening on Sept. 23, 2014. The site is located at 101 St. Stephen Ln in Troy. Four key points every person needs to know: • Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent

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  • Lincoln County ambulance district collecting items

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

    The Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) is collecting food and other supplies for the first responders in Ferguson, Mo. With no end in sight, the police, fire and EMS workers are left working long hours in Ferguson, while protests continue. In some cases the police officers have had to move their families out of their homes. These officers are spending long hours away from their families. The Lincoln County Ambulance

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Sports

Jenny Richardson prepares to bunt for the Troy Buchanan High Trojans in last week’s scrimmage game against Clopton.

Elsberry softball, soccer preview

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:29 am

Elsberry’s new activities director and head girls softball coach Chad Twellman is gearing up for his first year with the Lady Indians. Twellman’s team will be new and inexperienced due to the loss of six seniors. “We have some weaknesses,” said Twellman. “Fundamentally we’ve got to get better.” One of those weaknesses is in the team’s pitching staff. Sabrina Pruitt replaces Becca Almus as the team’s main pitcher. Pruitt didn’t

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  • Old Monroe Sophomores champs

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:26 am

    2014 Old Monroe Sophomores

    The Old Monroe Sophomores were undefeated this year with a record of 13 – 0. They defeated Silex for the county championship. Team members are Lexi Burkemper (front); second row (from left): Audrey Hermann, Megan Mathews, Alayna Kaimann, Peyton Fields, Rachel Burkemper and Sydney Schulte; third row: Coach Boone Creech, Claire Eggering, Maci Dixon, Haley Endsley, Baylie Petry and Coach David Burkemper. Not pictured: Madysen Henke and Emma Burkemper.

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  • Bombers county champs

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Troy Bombers

    The Bombers are the county wide champions in the Atoms Division. They ended their season with an 16-0 record, defeating both Silex and Old Monroe in the playoffs. They scored 295 runs and only allowed 72 all season. Jake Mitts of Mitts Electric, sponsored the team. Team members were front row: Todd Bowman manager and Quentin Hampshire, catcher. Second row: Shawn Blomes, Brennon Leahy, Flavia Biondo, Jimmy Barajas, Peyton Mathews,

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Lifestyles

Jungermann engagement

Jungermann and Orf to marry

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

Rob and Joann Jungermann, of Moscow Mills are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Jungermann to Neil Anthony Orf, son of Mike and Gail Orf, of Troy. Rachel is a graduate of Troy Buchanan High School and a 2008 graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield with a Bachelor of Science Agriculture Business Degree. In 2010 she graduated from Lindenwood University with a Master of Business

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  • High flying lady

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Vaughn 1

    Martha Vaughn, of Elsberry, waves as she begins her helicopter flight last week. She expressed her dream of riding in a helicopter at a church prayer meeting at New Hope Baptist Church and her church family responded. The ride began and ended at Helisat LLC at Moscow Mills. A descendent of Elsberry founder Robert Thomas Elsberry, she did this for her 99th birthday. The approximate 30-minute flight took her over

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  • Baby boy Ringeisen

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Ringeisen announcement

    Ryan and Leah Ringeisen, of Troy, are happy to announce the birth of their fourth child, Joseph Ryan Ringeisen. Joseph was born on June 27, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital weighing eight pounds, five ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. Joseph is the younger brother of Natalie, 8, Daniel, 5, and Hunter, 2. Grandparents are Donald and Debbie Fieth, of Troy and Rita Ringeisen, of Troy and the late

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Entertainment

Baptist car show great way to enjoy Labor Day weekend with friends

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

A great way to spend the Labor Day weekend is to attend the 13th Annual Car Show at the Troy First Baptist Church. It will be held Aug. 30 with registration being scheduled 8 to 11 a.m. with the show concluding at 3 p.m. There will be free food available at this alcohol-free event as well as a non-perishable food drive for the needy in the community. There will also

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  • Upcoming programs of Lincoln County Historical Society include World War I, Civil War, city cemetery tour

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:51 am

    World War I, History and Observance of Its 100th Anniversary, a program led by Dan Hechler, Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m. Dan is a local Troy businessman, who has studied World War I in depth. He recently returned from London, where he was present during the “lights out” observance by the city of the 100th anniversary. The program is free and open to the public in the upstairs court room

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  • Gary Hoffmann, retired official Britton House honoree at roast

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

    The Britton House Board of Governors of the Lincoln County HistoriaSeventeenth Annual Roast. A celebration of fun and frivolity will honor the life of Gary Hoffmann, Coroner, Presiding Commissioner, Assessor, hunter, trapper, fisherman and Dog n Suds restaurateur. The event will be presented by friends and family of Gary’s and will be held at the Woods Fort Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Social hour will begin at 6

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