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Local eyes will be focused on Missouri’s next execution

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

Missouri Department of Corrections has conducted a ‘once-a-month’ execution of men on Death Row for their crimes. The only exception was the court order issued in the Russell Bucklew case due to medical concerns. And on Aug. 6, the next scheduled execution will warrant the attention of many here in Lincoln and St. Charles counties. For the past 19 years, Carol and Jack Angelbeck, have attended all of the court

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  • State constitutional amendments election primer

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:32 am

    On August 5, voters will go to the polls to decide, in part, whether or not the constitution of the state of Missouri will be amended. Below is a summary of the five proposed amendments and my quick take on each. The summaries are taken from Amendment 1 Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production and ranching

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  • Are the citizens of Winfield getting their money’s worth?

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

    The Bingo Hall almost wasn’t big enough to accommodate the crowd attending the July 14 regular meeting of the Winfield Board of Aldermen. While most city boards go begging for citizens to attend, the attendance at the last two meetings in Winfield have bucked that trend. The Winfield board and administration are at odds concerning a controversy swirling around the city clerk position and the recent action increasing the water

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  • Juls celebrates her win against cancer while Jacobi starts his long journey to recovery

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Juls hugging her father.

    Close to a year ago I wrote my first editorial about a little girl named Julia Stone who had just found out she had stage 4 Ewing Sarcoma. The cancer was found in her liver, bone, both lungs and lymph nodes. Since that first diagnosis and set of scans, Juls has beaten the odds and all her cancer has since been cleared. On July 10 at about 5 p.m., Julia

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  • Fair marks midpoint of vacation for students

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Great weather coincided with last week’s Lincoln County Fair. Sunday’s parade was bearable and the first nights of the fair through Thursday were absent of stifling humidity. The only glitch was an injury to a man by a steer and man was transported by ambulance. Partaking in the events on Thursday, it suddenly occurred to me that the summer event could be construed as the mid-point of the summer vacation

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  • An unusual encounter and an important lesson

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:04 am


    We received an unusual e-mail a few weeks ago at The Lincoln County Journal: “Have a photo of the United States Flag that only a few people have. It is my prosthetic eye.” While not exactly breaking news, I was intrigued. You don’t get an offer like this everyday. So I asked him to send us the photo. It was not clear enough for publication, but it was clear to

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  • Some issues evoke public passion, make people respond

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Normally, I think the public is apathetic about the events in their lives when it comes to government at the local level. There is usually no one who attends the meeting to see what decisions will affect their daily lives and their pocketbooks. Most react only when decisions have a bad effect on daily lives. However, an issue will ignite public reaction from time to time and that was evident

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