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Faria case sent back to county judge

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

The next step in the appeal process for a man convicted for the murder of his wife played out this week when court of appeals sent the case back to Lincoln County. On Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals sent the Russell Faria case back to 45th Judicial Court Judge Chris Mennemeyer Kunza for a hearing  on a retrial motion. Judge Mennemeyer has 90 days to hold a hearing and

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State Auditor Schweich dies

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has died, Spence Jackson, a spokesperson for his office confirms. Schweich was hospitalized Thursday following a “medical situation at his home.” Further details have not been disclosed. Late last month, Schweich announced he would seek the Republican nomination for governor, facing fellow Republican Catherine Hanaway. According to his website, Schweich was a fifth-generation Missourian. He attended public school in St. Louis County before attending Yale University

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  • Faria case sent back to county judge

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    The next step in the appeal process for a man convicted for the murder of his wife played out this week when court of appeals sent the case back to Lincoln County. On Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals sent the Russell Faria case back to 45th Judicial Court Judge Chris Mennemeyer Kunza for a hearing  on a retrial motion. Judge Mennemeyer has 90 days to hold a hearing and

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  • Howell eagerly looking forward to leading development of Troy parks

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Ryan Howell assumed his duties Feb. 9 as the first full-time parks director for the City of Troy. He will assist with existing parks and help develop new programs for Troy’s parks system and Aquatic Center.

    The parks in the City of Troy have gained a greater emphasis for expanding and meeting future needs with the hiring of the city’s first full-time parks director. Ryan Howell assumed his duties Feb. 9 after being selected from several applicants. He is a graduate of Troy Buchanan High School in 2003. He then earned a degree in Marketing/Business Administration through Missouri Baptist University. While in college, he was a

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Six wrestlers get ticket punched for state tournament

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:06 am

Winfield and Troy Buchanan were represented in the 2015 state wrestling tournaments held in Columbia. The top four wrestlers in each weight division advances to state. In Class 2, Winfield will be represented by Tyler Moon in the 106 lb. class. Moon won by fall over Jonathan Cochrum (Christian, 1:02), won by fall over Lakaveon Burrell (Normandy, 1:52), won by fall over Elagbe Dorvlo (University City, 3:31) and in the

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  • Troy teams continue to struggle as districts loom next week

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Both varsity teams from Troy Buchanan High are looking for the keys to victory in their final games prior to going into districts next week. In girls’ action, Troy lost 63-45 to Fort Zumwalt West. West built up a 30-19 lead at halftime and increased it to 45-25 after three periods. Jada Poland led West with 37 points. “We played a really tough game up until about mid may through

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  • Dugan signs with Missouri Baptist

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Dugan signs pix

    Clopton senior Collin Dugan (seated, center) signed a four-year scholarship to play football for Missouri Baptist University. Witnessing the signing were his parents, Sharon and Kevin Dugan, of Eolia, (seated) and (standing, left to right) Coach Craig Smith, Varsity Football Coach Mike Scheibel, Coach Cody McCann and Athletic Director Matt Cannon.

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    Be prepared when selling and buying homes with helpful tips

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 10:01 am

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Lifestyles

Casen birthday

Casner turns 104

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:25 am

Mildred Casner, wife of the late Dwight Casner from Hawk Point celebrated her 104th birthday on February 5, 2015 at Fulton Manor Nursing Home.

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  • Kindergarten class blesses police in lieu of a Valentine’s Day party

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Students are pictured above with officers from after they dropped off their Valentine’s Day surprises.

    At First Baptist Christian Academy in Troy, Mo., fourteen (14) Kindergarten students have been working on a ministry project. Led by teacher, Rebecca Grimes, of Elsberry, the class has been collecting donations of candy and treats. Then, the class created goodie bags and on Friday, Feb. 13, the class delivered these bags to the Troy Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The students made their trip during party

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  • Brown and Nordwald to marry

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Amanda Brown and Bruce Nordwald

    Amanda Jean Brown and Bruce Dewayne Nordwald, both of Silex, are proud to announce their engagement and plans to marry. Amanda is the daughter of Wally and Rebecca Klippel, of Foley. She is a Troy Buchanan High School graduate and is currently employed at Cato. Bruce is the son of Brenda and Joe Creason, of Troy. He is a Troy Buchanan High School graduate and is currently employed at Creason

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Entertainment

Troy Movie House Movie Listings

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

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  • From the Free Press Archives: Silex Marshal Kitson killed while on duty

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    60 Years Ago Feb. 25, 1955 Fire departments from a three county area including Lincoln County are members of the Tri-County Protective Association. All departments in Lincoln  County are current members except two. 50 Years Ago Feb. 26, 1965 The marriage license of Ronald David Albart and Joyce Ann Norton was issued by the Recorder of Deeds office. Miss Patti  Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Montgomery, Jr., has

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  • OATS’ fundraising trip sign-up extended

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Sign up for the OATS’ fundraiser trip to New Mexico in May has been extended to March 5, according to Pam White OATS contract trip treasurer. She can be contacted at 636-566-8047 or payment sent to her at 44 Brookview Lane, Moscow Mills, Mo. 63362. On Monday, May 18 through Sunday May 24, OATS is sponsoring a trip, going to Albuquerque and Sante Fe, N.M. “The Land of Enchantment.” This

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