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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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  • Judge issues order in suit

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:59 am

    St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Pelikan signed a temporary restraining order (pending a hearing), freezing up assets of Pamela Hupp. Hupp is being sued by the daughters of the late Betsy Faria. Faria was murdered and her husband, Russell Faria was found guilty last November in Lincoln County for that crime in a very controversial decision. He is serving a life sentence without parole for the crime. Faria,

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  • Urgent need for blood donations

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed. Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting

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Sports

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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  • 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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  • Mark your calendars for this year’s Lincoln County Relay for Life Rodeo

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Lincoln County Relay for Life and Troy FFA Alumni Association will once again host the eighth Annual Rodeo to benefit both of these charitable organizations on Friday and Saturday Aug. 22 and 23 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Troy, at 7:30 p.m. Amber Shafer and Mary Lou Thompson, Chairpersons, are hosting the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association & United Rodeo Association amateur rodeo, with livestock from Outlaw 5J Rodeo with

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Lifestyles

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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  • 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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  • Jungermann and Orf to marry

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Jungermann engagement

    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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Pet Stories

SAVANNAH

PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

Beautiful Savannah is a Labrador Retriever mix, that was born about 5/14/12. She has a solid black, short coat, that just shines! At 47 lbs., she is fully grown. Savannah is quite the social girl – she is drawn to kids, adults and other dogs. Just a friendly, outgoing and happy lady. Savannah is crate trained and prefers to go to the bathroom outside. Our adoption fee of $150 includes

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:46 am

    TORI

    Tori is a very pretty Tortoiseshell feline, that was born in January, 2010. Tori is quite sure that she is the best cat there is! She is full of self-confidence. Her curiosity is boundless and she wants to know what is happening in every corner of a room! She likes neck massages, toys to play with, laps to sit on and windows to gaze out of. Tori has lived here

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:46 am

    DALLAS

    Dallas is a very handsome black & tan Doberman Pinscher. Born about 6/10/10, this big fellow weighs in at 76 lbs. Found wandering around, he clearly needed human intervention. Dallas, like any young Doberman, is active and playful. He will greet you with perked head and wagging his docked tail! It does appear he is friendly with other dogs, might be too curious about cats though. Dallas is crate trained

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Citizen's Journalism

Girl Scout recruitment

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

What is a dream that you can’t wait to achieve? To be the lead singer in a band, be a spy on a mission or to be the star of your own story? At Girl Scouts, they can’t wait to make that dream come true. Girls and adults looking to join Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are invited to attend an upcoming recruitment event: Troy Tuesday, Sept. 16, Lincoln County

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  • Sheriff reports IRS scam

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a citizen informing them he received a phone call from an automated service informing him he is being sued by the IRS and he needed to return their call. Although the IRS has been a topic of debate in recent months, the federal agency does NOT operate in such a manner. Do not return the call, it is considered a scam. Thus

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  • Stephens wins MDC state slogan contest

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Leslie Stephens, of Troy, with a Trees Work poster created from her winning slogan “Without trees, we’d be up a creek without a paddle.”

    A Troy woman’s creativity helps design a new poster for Conservation Department publicity campaign. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has chosen a winner for a state-wide slogan contest. Leslie Stephens, of Troy, won first place in the Trees Work Poster Slogan Contest. More than 1,300 slogans were submitted. The goal of MDC’s Trees Work campaign is to increase awareness of the benefits trees provide to all Missourians. As part

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Education

Winfield begins year on good note, welcomes ThriVe St. Louis

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

On Tuesday, August 19, Winfield R-IV School District held their first school board meeting for the 2014-2015 school year. During the Superintendent report Nancy Baker spoke about areas that the district will be focusing on this year. They are: district and building collaboration, data team and common core assessments, NEE Evaluations, Kagan Strategies and Kolbe, increase rigor and relevance in the lessons, implement Missouri Standards and continue to focus on

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  • Watch out for students, new school year has started

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools are starting or have started their 2014-2015 school year. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths. Traffic patterns will change as school buses and parents taking their children to school join other motorists on the road. Expect this additional traffic and prepare by allowing extra time. Most traffic crashes involving young drivers

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  • High School Equivalency preparation classes

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:22 am

    St. Charles Community College will hold registration for High School Equivalency preparation classes in Eolia on Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 18 and 20. This orientation/registration session will be held at Pike Lincoln Technical Center at 342 VoTech Rd., Eolia, Mo. from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Students must attend both nights. Classes are free. In addition to the registration at Pike Lincoln Technical Center, registration for evening classes at the Troy

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Volunteering

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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  • Stephens wins MDC state slogan contest

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Leslie Stephens, of Troy, with a Trees Work poster created from her winning slogan “Without trees, we’d be up a creek without a paddle.”

    A Troy woman’s creativity helps design a new poster for Conservation Department publicity campaign. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has chosen a winner for a state-wide slogan contest. Leslie Stephens, of Troy, won first place in the Trees Work Poster Slogan Contest. More than 1,300 slogans were submitted. The goal of MDC’s Trees Work campaign is to increase awareness of the benefits trees provide to all Missourians. As part

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  • Jedi Guys place first

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Front: Josh Hazelbaker, Jenika Hazelbaker, Grant Allsberry, Jethro Hazelbaker. Back: Karla Allsberry, Kent Allsberry, Greg Allsberry.

    The Jedi Guys competed at the Missouri State Fair Show Me Robotics Tournament on Aug. 10. The team won first place in the robot competition. They built and programmed a Lego EV3 robot that scored 303 points. The team also placed second in education and outreach. Greg and Karla Allsberry coached the team. Ken Kerpash mentors the team with mechanical design. The Jedi Guys are sponsored by Toyota Cares, Bodine,

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