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I met Troy’s very own Indiana Jones this week

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

A few weeks ago, I received a call at the office from a man who had a story for me. He wasn’t sure if it was really news or not, but he’d found a five-leaf clover, and it wasn’t the first he’d found. I took his name and number with every intention of calling him back, but of course I let it slip my mind. A week later the man

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  • Kasten continues crusade to eliminate bullying in schools

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

    The other day I had the opportunity to meet an amazing young man who has engaged in a campaign to eliminate or reduce bullying. Ben Kasten is a first-grade student at William Cappel Elementary. After viewing a YouTube video highlighting the bullying of a boy in Kansas City with  Aspergers,  it sparked an inner desire to make a difference. In less than two months selling bracelets and paintings, he has

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  • A mysterious stranger helps a stranded couple

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

    My girlfriend Melisa and I are supposed to be cooking dinner at home. We’re trying to eat healthier and save some money. I don’t remember why, but a couple Saturdays ago we decided to skip the responsible and economical dinner we had planned and instead run to town for barbecue. We hopped in the car and zipped up to town. She waited in the car while I ran in and

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  • Lincoln County citizens respond to honor veterans

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Roundabout flag

    Lincoln County citizens (and yes, and one all the way from Alabama) gathered at several locations along Hwy. 61  Thursday evening. The police blocked off access to several overpasses and flags were available to those who needed them. What was the occasion?  What dignitary brought such a response from the citizens and caused the short interruption in our daily lives? People gathered to pay tribute to veterans from the Hannibal-Quincy

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  • Come out and help honor returning veterans Thursday

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Lincoln County citizens, you have an opportunity to help honor military veterans returning from an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. We have heard the stories about motorcycle escorts and people standing on the overpasses as our local veterans return from their trip to Washington and their visit to the World War II Memorial. This is through the Central Missouri Honor Flight out of Columbia. So their return has been along

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  • Two local girls give generously to help a sick child

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Rheannon Patient and Rachel Schultz have kind and generous hearts. The two met Braelyn French last October at a “Birdies for Brae” golf tournament. Braelyn is a little girl with many severe health issues, most recently a diagnosis of a cancerous tumor in the brain stem. Rheannon and Rachel volunteered at the golf tournament but felt they could do more, so they recently organized a dodge ball tournament at the

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  • Troy Kiwanis Club embarks on next major project

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Kiwanis logo

    Ever since I was a youth, I have seen that special logo: kind of a Circle with a K inside. This has appeared in the community as the local Kiwanis club has been among the leaders in community and service to the youth. One of the Head Start buildings in Troy (off Fairgrounds Road) was financed through the efforts of the club. When I was younger, each summer meant a

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