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Landscaping renovation for courthouse

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:19 am

Landscaping and lawn renovation plans have begun for the Lincoln County Courthouse grounds in Troy with a cooperative alliance between the Lincoln County Commissioners and the Lincoln County Master Gardeners. “I’m pleased that Presiding Commissioner Dan Colbert considered the expertise of our Master Gardeners and asked them to be a part of this project,” said University Extension County Program Director Wayne Shannon. Part of the historic district, the courthouse is

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  • Man attempted to sell prescription drugs

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Lucian Howard

    The Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) received a community drug tip on Lucian Howard, 48, of Troy, who was looking to sell his personal prescription pills. Narcotics investigators set up a buy and met Howard in Troy. Howard had prescription pills for Alprazolam (Xanax) and $90 in cash rolled in an empty prescription pill bottle labeled for Hydroco/apap (Norco). The 17 Alprazolam Pills not accounted for were consistent with

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  • MoDot announces pavement repairs

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Weather permitting, the week of April 28, MoDOT crews will be working on pavement repairs on Routes EE, KK and J in Lincoln County, and TT in Warren County from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the dates indicated. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at various locations. Route EE – April 28-29 pavement repairs at locations from Route Y to MO 47 west of Winfield. Route KK –

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Lady Indians Ashley Hagan (left) and Mandy Horne (right) during a recent soccer game at home.

Lady Indians still searching for a win on the soccer field

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Elsberry Lady Indians Soccer Team has already met one of its most important benchmarks for this year. After last year’s winless season that saw the team fail to score even one goal, the girls went into this year’s schedule determined to score at least one goal and then move on from there. That pinnacle was reached early in the season and now their next objective is to win at

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  • Trojan girls win first track meet

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Troy Buchanan High Track Trojans got their girls’ track season off in impressive fashion winning the Fort Zumwalt West Invitational. They earned 165.5 points. Top performers included: 200 Meters: Rachel Sullivan (2nd, 26.69; Anna Sullivan (3rd, 27.5). 400 Meters: Rachel Sullivan (2nd, 1:02.56). 3200 Meter: Jane Boessen (1st, 13:37.40). 4×100 Relay: Troy (1st, 54.84). Team members Jesse Hollenbeck, Nicole Schulte, Destiny Law, Anna Sullivan. 4×200 Relay (1st, 1:55.30). Team members

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  • Spring turkey outlook good for spring for hunters

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Missouri turkey hunters have reason to be optimistic about the 2014 spring turkey season, according to the state’s turkey expert. Missouri’s spring turkey season runs from April 21 through May 11. The youth season takes place April 12 and 13. This year’s hunting regulations are nearly the same as last year. One difference is in tagging requirements. Hunters no longer need to attach their voided permits to harvested turkeys, as

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Gabriel Pepper celebrates 1st Birthday

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Parents Chance and Kayelee Pepper of Tampa, Florida celebrated the 1st Birthday of their second child Gabriel Pepper April 3, 2014 with older brother Abel. Grandparents are Angie Wallace, Lonnie Dildine Jr., and Mike Gower, of Troy, Mo. Great-grandparents are Lonnie Sr. And Talei Dildine, Nancee Wallace, and Doris Gower, of Troy, Mo.

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  • Baby girl Sitton

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:47 am


    Amanda and Nick Sitton, of Lake St. Louis proudly announce the birth of their first child, a girl, named Isabelle Paige. She was born on January 27, 2014 at 5:33 p.m. Izzy weighed eight pounds 13 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long. Her proud grandparents are Debby and Dennis Tinsley, of Troy and Jaci and Kevin Sitton, of Winfield. Great-grandparents are Betty Tinsley and Martha Wagganer.

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  • Baby boy Broeckelmann

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:43 am


    Joseph and Krista Broeckelmann, of Langley Air Force Base, Va. are excited to announce the birth of their son, Charles “Charlie” Joseph Broeckelmann. Charlie was born on March 14, 2014 at 5:07 p.m. at the United States Air Force Hospital, Langley in Hampton, Va. Charlie weighed six pounds, four ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. Proud grandparents are Kenny and Sherry Masterson, of Foley, and Bob and Sharon Broeckelmann,

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Pet Stories


PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

Mya is an all-American Hound Mix – possibly with German Shepherd. This gentle giant (89 lbs.) has had the life of a neighborhood dog. Her body still is telling of several litters produced. Her diet consisted of scraps & fast food – on snowy days, she had no where to rest. At times the street was a fun place to play. Life like this does not end well for a

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Mackenzie has a thick, luxurious coat and loves to be held. She is a Tortoiseshell, Domestic Short Hair, that is so pretty & sweet. She gives off good vibes and makes you feel sooooo good when she closes her eyes and purrs in your arms. Mackenzie has been estimated to be born 12/20/11 by our veterinarian. She is litter box trained, of course. She likes to play with her kitty

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:56 am


    Cash is a darling dog that came with strings attached – that is – a shoe string, to be exact. In the dark of night, he was tied up by his neck with a shoe string at our shelter fence. Our shelter volunteer arrived in the morning, to find this poor guy choking and terrorized. It was found that Cash had a microchip – could he have a family missing

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Citizen's Journalism

‘Take Back Drugs’ day

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

D.A.R.T., the local drug and alcohol reduction team organized in Lincoln County announced that in addition to the Sheriff’s Department, Lincoln County pharmacies will also participate in the April 26 Prescription Drug Take-Back event. More Americans (6.8 million) currently abuse prescription drugs than those using cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined. Through proper disposal of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, communities can help prevent drug abuse, which makes this event

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center receives $3,000 grant from Midwest Stone Institute to fund arthroscopic equipment

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Pictured (L to R): Patrick Bira, LCMC CEO; Stephanie Moore, BSN, Director of Surgical Services; Dr. Venkata Bodavula, hand surgeon; Dr. Robert Orell, orthopedic surgeon; Lori Drury, Midwest Stone Institute; and Patricia Rhoads, administrative assistant, grant writer.

    Midwest Stone Institute (MSI) has awarded a $3,025.63 grant to Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) to fund Arthroscopic Equipment to the Surgery Department. Dr. Robert Orell, orthopedic surgeon and Dr. Venkata Bodavula, hand surgeon, are primary operators of the equipment. Midwest Stone Institute (MSI) is a non-profit corporation whose mission has been to provide quality mobile urologic stone disease care to all patients in the St. Louis region, research, and

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  • Probation and Parole Center collects items for donation

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Pictured (in no particular order): Jeanine Beck-Clithero, Kristi Butler, Kelly Davis, Jesi Garcia, Lori Groff, Lynn Harris, Debbie Jackson, Michelle McCallister, Stacy Porter, Stephanie Sharp, Chantelle Smith, April Strader-Jones, Jennifer Zaiss, Michelle Seaton. Not pictured: Amy Conner, Kim Evans, Doug Harlow, Bart Hercules, Kelly McPherson, Mike Manley, Kurt Oppeau, Matt Tannehill, Sarah Underwood, Don Wasielewski, Stan Wheeler, Jackie McKinney, Jennifer Schoenherr.

    Our local Probation and Parole office has stepped up to help out the Bridgeway’s Robertson Center. They began collecting items for the center on March 20 and donated them on April 10. This donation was in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Week from April 7 – 12. On top of the huge amount of items that were collected, $240 in gift cards were donated as well as $100 donations

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Students pose with their medals and plaques after the State TSA Competition in Rolla. Pictured in no particular order are: Blake Beamer, eighth grade; Samuel Benhardt, seventh grade; Nicholas Bishop, eighth grade; Abigail Daw, seventh grade; Joshua Eickoff, eighth grade; Alexander Gambill, seventh grade; Morgan Heyer, eighth grade; Mitchell Key, eighth grade; Kelsey Ladlie, eighth grade; Jason Love, eighth grade; Cole McBride, eighth grade; Payton Pruitt, eighth grade; Jacob Pudwitr, eighth grade; Allison Scott, eighth grade; Ashton Suchland, eighth grade; Dean Taylor, seventh grade; Josy Teson, eighth grade; Cody Wedemeier, eighth grade; Jacob Whitebread, seventh grade.

Troy Middle School students bring home hardware from the State TSA Competition

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 9:05 am

After months of hard work 19 Technology Student Association (TSA) students from Troy Middle School finally got their chance to show their skills against students from across the state of Missouri at the TSA state competition. The largest group of students to ever compete from TMS headed to the campus of the University of Missouri S&T from March 30 to April first bringing home with them seven first place finishes,

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  • Elsberry NHS induction ceremony

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

    New NHS initiates at EHS are front row: Angel Henke, Maggie Spratt, and Josie Shanahan.  Back row: Paige Parker, Naomi Gladney, Hannah Arne, Maura O’Brien, Olivia Brown, Cory Boedeker, Kaylee Calvin, Alex Boedeker, Sheyana Curtis, Robert Chambers, and Kaity Grills.

    Fifteen (15) high school students at Elsberry High School joined one of the most prestige groups to belong to during high school, National Honor Society. Their initiation was held March 28, in the high school library. Students, family, faculty, and friends were welcomed to the program by Steve Hill, principal. Other remarks were made by Karin Busiere, co-sponsor; Anne Heintzelman, chapter president; Sarah O’Brien, co-sponsor; and Tara O’Brien, president-elect. After

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  • FREE MoCHIP program: protect kids

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:57 am

    In collaboration with the Troy Masonic Lodge, the Lincoln County R-III Schools, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1, the Troy Police Department and the Lincoln County Ambulance District will be hosting a MoCHIP day on May 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Troy Middle School cafeteria. What is MoCHIP? MoCHIP is a comprehensive child identification program designed to give Missouri

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Fire claims residential home, firefighters answer call to fires at area schools

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 1 responded to a residential fire in the Cuivre Valley Estates on April 12. This is located east of Troy. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters remained on the scene for hours. Then, beginning Monday, the department responded to calls on three consecutive days at schools in the R-III School District On April 14, at approximately 12:15 p.m., the

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  • Finalizing plans for Rise Above tourney

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Foundation Board members pictured left to right: Rob Cissell, Elaine Henderson, Leah Askey, Dave Jones, Chris Chaney, Jeanette Van Beek, Kathy Flynn, Susan Mills, and Julie Basler.  Members not pictured include:  Scott Capps, Kim Hasekamp, Melody Yeager, Amy Ell, and Cortney Richardson.

    With the third annual Rise Above Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament fast approaching, board members recently met to finalize plans. The flighted tournament is set for Saturday, April 26 at Woods Fort Golf Club with a shotgun start at noon. It will feature a cash pay-out with closest to the pin and longest drive competitions, as well as a chance to win a new vehicle by hitting a Hole in One.

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  • Troy Ducks Unlimited Chapter wraps up another membership dinner

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Pictured above are those who were representing the Ducks Unlimited sponsors: American Family Insurance, Bank Of Old Monroe, Chubby’s Restaurant, Head Hunters Archery, Flynn Drilling, Davenport Tomko & Butler LLC, Mr. Tom McCrakin and Mr. Robert Helmig.

    The Troy Ducks Unlimited Chapter hosted its spring membership dinner on Saturday March 29 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. The membership dinner is open to the public to buy tickets and enjoy drinks, dinner, and a one-year membership to Ducks Unlimited. During the dinner there were games, raffles, live and silent auctions to participate in. Area Chairman, Shane Creasy, would like to thank the following for being a sponsor in

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