Year End Review part 2

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 8:15 am

JULY

Jackey Branham, Troy Buchanan High graduate, was a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide women’s softball team which won the NCAA title.

 

The body of Roger Gaedike was found in the Cuivre River near Moscow Mills by a group of volunteer searchers. Authorities had been looking for Gaedike for a few days after he was reported missing July 5.

 

Julius Braungardt, of Moscow Mills, was selected as the 2012 Lincoln County Fair Queen.

 

The Troy Community Concert Band performed at Busch Stadium prior to a Cardinals game.

 

Joe Veras, Lincoln County landowner, was nationally recognized by the American Tree Farm System for his stewardship practices.

 

Dr. Tim Reller assumed his duties as the new superintendent of the Elsberry R-II School District. He was elevated from principal of the high school to succeed Larry Flanagan who retired.

 

The severe drought resulted in water conservation measures being implemented in cities throughout the county and heightened the risk of fire.

 

Kari Koch was named as an administrative assistant for the women’s basketball program at Auburn University. Koch is a graduate of Elsberry High School and Missouri State University.

 

AUGUST

Lincoln County Medical Center has been awarded annual certification  in Digital Mammgraphy.

 

Hayley Leake, Silex High School and St. Louis University graduate, is the new director of the women’s basketball program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Karen Hotfelder resigned as City Clerk of Troy, ending 20 years of service to the city.

 

Tiffany Seth, of Moscow Mills, was a participant on the reality show Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network. She, along with two friends from Alaska, competed against other teams.

 

SEPTEMBER

A segment of Route 79 at Hwy C, Old Monroe, was dedicated Sept. 1 in honor of LCPL Patrick Schimmel who was killed was serving his country in Afghanistan. Signs have been placed along the highway.

 

Groundbreaking for the South Lincoln Drive interchange was held Sept. 7 with MoDOT, city/county officials leading the program. This is a $10.5 million project which is set for completion in early 2014.

 

Gov. Jay Nixon was in Troy recognizing the 100th anniversary of Bodine Aluminum.

 

Buildings in the Troy R-III School District was placed on lockdown after officials learned of potential threats to some students.

 

Gilbert Rimel resigned as Collector in the City of Elsberry and Rachel Heitman-Reed was named as his successor.

 

OCTOBER

A large group of property owners/concerned citizens attended a hearing in opposition to a petition requesting the Lincoln County Commissioners to close Stepanek Road.

 

Judy Hechler was honored at annual Britton House Roast held at the Woods Fort Country Club.

 

Life-saving awards were presented to Neal Bloom, of Troy and Charles Lancey, Winfield Police Dept. for their efforts in pulling an injured victim out of a burning vehicle.

 

All four varsity girls’ softball teams in Lincoln County won their respective district titles. Silex went on to win the Class I softball state championship.

 

Jodi Schneider was named the new city clerk for Troy and Todd Walker was named as the new Ward III alderman. Schneider replaces Karen Hotfelder and Walker for Gerard Hagedorn, both had resigned.

 

A bench to honor the Korean War veterans was placed on the lawn at the Lincoln County Courthouse. This was possible through the efforts of the Troy VFW Post No. 8828 and Rep. Ed Schieffer.

 

The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute named Randy Ragan as the Fire Instuctor of the Year. Ragan is the assistant fire chief with the Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 1.

 

David Thompson,  president of Peoples Bank and Trust, took action when a man attempted to rob the bank Oct. 30. Alerted by a teller, Thompson followed the man outside and confronted him. He was joined by Gary Leifert, loan officer. The man was detained until authorities arrived.

 

Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District held an open house at their new fire house located on Hwy. 47.

 

NOVEMBER

John Cottle was elected sheriff, defeating incumbent Mike Krigbaum and Chris Kunze Mennemeyer was elected as circuit judge, replacing retiring judge Dan Dildine. They, along with the other winners of the November election, will assume new duties on Jan. 1.

 

Elsberry Senate Theatre went 3D digital.

 

Erik Cooper, formerly of Troy, participated in the grueling Horse Race Through Mongolia.

 

DECEMBER

William Cappel Elementary School, Moscow Mills,  was named a 2012 Super School by NFL Play 60 and students were visited by two St. Louis Rams, Roger Saffold and Brandon Gibson.

 

Robert Voorheis died in a fire Dec. 7 in his mobile home located off Blackmore Road near Foley.

 

Roy Gunn was sentenced to 96 months in prison for his role in a string of arson fires which occurred earlier this year in Elsberry.

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