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Randal Matthews charged with additional crimes

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm

  On May 14, 2015, Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office successfully sought charges, after a lengthy investigation of 41-year old, Randal Eugene Matthews, for Felony Child Enticement of a child less than 15-years old. During the investigation, it was believe there may be another victim based on forensic interviews. Continued investigation revealed Matthews molested a female child under the age of six-years old in the spring of 2015.

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  • Collins dead in shooting, shooter identified

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Investigations into two shooting deaths continue by two separate police departments. A fatal shooting in far southeastern Pike County is under investigation by the office of Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte. So far, the shooting death of Clinton D. Collins, 38, of rural Annada on Saturday, May 23, appears to be a case of home-owner self defense, Korte said. At 7:42 p.m. that evening, the sheriffs office received a report

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  • Wood named general manager of Lincoln County Journal, Newstime

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Amanda Wood

    Amanda Wood has been named the general manager of The Lincoln County Journal and Newstime in Lake Saint Louis. Wood has been employed by Lakeway Publishers, the parent company of the publications, since February, 2014, serving as the digital  coordinator for all the company’s Missouri newspapers. Prior to that, she  worked 14 years in sales for True Fitness as an international/residential representative. “We are extremely pleased to have Amanda take

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John Overstreet and his record catch.

Fayette fisherman takes record bigmouth buffalo

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

John Overstreet of Fayette became the most recent record-breaking fisherman in Missouri when he shot a giant bigmouth buffalo on Pomme de Terre Lake using a bow and arrow. The new “alternative method” record bigmouth buffalo taken by Overstreet on April 17 weighed 54 pounds. He shot the fish in the late afternoon in Button Cove. “Believe it or not, I stuck the fish in the last 10 minutes before

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  • Silex track girls place second in district, send two athletes to state

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Ely Boothe (left) and Racnel Lipsey will compete in the state meet.

    The Silex Owls Track team traveled to Montgomery City for the EMO Conference Meet. Those placing are as follows: Rachel Lipsey: 1st, 300 m. hurdles 49 sec., 2nd, 100 m dash  13.44 sec. 7th, long jump 15’1”; Kate Nolan: 2nd, shot put 31’11.25”; Macy Lindsey: 2nd, discus 96;4”; Elly Boothe: 3rd, 200m dash 28.72; 3rd, 100 m hurdles 17.02; 3rd, high jump 4’10”; 4 x 100 relay team (Olivia Boenker,

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  • Winfield soccer season ends, other area teams fall in district

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Winfield’s Annie Rhoades (left) runs upfield on this offensive effort for the Lady Warriors in their district loss to O’Fallon Christian.

    Winfield played against O’Fallon Christian in the first round of district play on May 19 at Winfield. Unfortunately for Winfield, the game started on a bad note, and only got worse from there. Christian scored in the first minute, and added another before Winfield scored their only goal of the game. Play evened out for a short while, then Christian started scoring, and would continue to do so for the

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Baby girl Weiss

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

Jenna Weiss is excited to announce the birth of her little sister, Leah. Leah was born March 9 at Progress West Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Jenna and Leah are the daughters of Zachery and Stacey Weiss. Proud grandparents are Richard and Janet Richter, Mike and Leslie Weiss and Pat and Shannon Tiller. Proud great-grandparents are Dale and Jenny Jordan and Bill

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  • Montalbano to wed Smith

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Justin Smith and Laura Montalbano

    Salvatore and Laura Montalbano of Silex are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Laura Ann Montalbano to Justin Tyler Smith, son of Jerry and Letta Smith of Truxton. Laura is a graduate of Silex High School and attended the University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg, working towards an associate’s degree. Justin graduated from Troy Buchanan High School and attended St. Louis Community College, working towards an associate’s degree.

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  • Justus to wed Stanek

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

    James Stanek and Heather Justus

    David Justus of Troy and Scott and GayLynn Horst of Troy are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Dawn Justus to James Edward Stanek, son of Michael and Susan Stanek of Silex. Heather is a graduate of Troy Buchanan High School and is employed at Geeding Construction. James is a graduate of Silex High School and is employed at Stanek Farms. A June wedding is planned at

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Pet Stories

PALS Pet of the Week: Prince

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:56 am

Well hello there. Prince here, a black and white spotted border collie mix. I’m a little older that some of the other dogs here – the vet thinks I was born April 18, 2009 – but there’s still lots of love and energy in this ol’ boy! Don’t let my size fool you – I’m a lap dog at heart! I came here with a little friend (he was a

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  • PALS Pet of the Week: Jingle

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 9:32 am


    SPRING SPECIAL!! For a limited time, Jingle’s adoption fee is only $25! Good day all! Jolly Jingle here, a long-haired grey girl who came in as a stray at Christmas-time. I was in pretty bad shape, scared and sick, but  PALS nursed me back to full health! The vet estimates a birthdate as December 17, 2006, but I still have lots of energy and love to give! I adore attention

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  • PALS Pet of the Week: Buster Brown

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 9:42 am


    Hi there, I’m Buster Brown!! A male beagle/dachshund mix about 2 years old (my birthday is estimated to be 2/13/13) with a red, short coat. I was a stray that someone brought to PALS so I’d be safe. I am very playful and affectionate, LOVE my stuffed toys and LOVE to be held, but I’m not a huge fan of cats so my perfect home wouldn’t have any. At the

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St. Louis-Based Quake Kare Anticipates Survival Kit Sales Boom with Opening of “San Andreas” Movie

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:53 am

Executives at St. Louis-based Quake Kare expect sales of the company’s emergency survival kits for people, families, pets and organizations to boom when the disaster movie “San Andreas” opens in theatres worldwide on Friday, May 29. ( “Whenever a major disaster occurs, our website and telephones light up with people contacting us to acquire survival kits that we provide from our plant in suburban St. Louis,” said Brian Houser, Quake

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  • Give comfort and care to people in your community

    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 8:12 am

    You can make a positive difference by being a hospice volunteer. We are looking for compassionate people who would like to support patients and their families. You can show your support by reading or sitting with a patient, prepare meals, write letters, run errands, listen and chat, or even support community events like educational offerings, health fairs or fund raising. It’s your decision as to how much and what you’d

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  • All in the day of a case manager

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Krystle Bennett

    “Hello, this is Tom,” answers Tom Wehmeyer cheerfully. Tom Wehmeyer always answers the phone with a smile in his voice. Tom is a case manager at Community Opportunities. The caller was one of his customers who routinely calls him every day at the same time to tell him about his day and get his help with problem-solving daily issues that arise. Despite all of the other people who also need

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From the Archives: Tomek graduates from MMA

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:47 am

60 Years Ago May 27, 1955 Hershey Bar, the pony owned by Clem Douglas and Linda Creech, of Troy, won first place in the Pony Pleasure class at a horse show held in Hannibal. Clem Douglas rode the pony in the show. 50 Years Ago May 28, 1965 Martha Momphard, of Silex, received an athletic award basketball at the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton. Glenn Tomek, of Hawk

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  • Retirees honored by R-III board

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Pictured from left to right: School Board President Ron Mills, Diane Henrickson, Linda Dattilo, Jeff Boyd, Kimberly Branham and Superintendent Mark Penny.

    The Lincoln County R-III School Board honored their 2015 retirees on Tuesday, May 19 at their monthly school board meeting. The R-III 2015 retirees are as follows: Jeff Boyd, Troy Middle School seventh grade physical education teacher, Kimberly Branham, Ninth Grade Center media specialist, Stephanie Browning, Lincoln Elementary School, gifted teacher, Linda Dattilo, Troy Middle School sixth grade science teacher, Judith Davis, Troy Middle School eighth grade math teacher, Sharon

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  • Silex R-I board progress on projects

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

    The Silex R-1 School Board moved forward with several projects and proposals during May’s  board meeting. Superintendent Dr. Elaine Henderson had received two bids for mowing and discussed each with the board. After some further discussion over the bids individually, members voted to accept the bid from David Dunard and his company in the amount of $7,500 for 25 weeks of mowing. Transportation Director Ron Counterman presented board members with

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Peoples Bank provides space for community library in Hawk Point

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

The Hawk Point Branch of Peoples Bank & Trust Co. has donated a corner of the bank lobby for use as the Hawk Point Community Library. The Hawk Point Community Library is a free, self service children’s lending library that is open to the public during the lobby hours of the bank. Books can be borrowed by simply signing them out in a notebook and returned by placing them in

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  • Aidan Rowe’s birthday shoes fundraiser

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:52 am

    A young man in Troy is on a mission to give cool sneakers to his classmates who don’t have them. Aidan Rowe is turning nine on March 18. He is planning to use any money he gets for his birthday to buy tennis shoes for his classmates. He hopes to raise $500 and give away at least nine pairs of shoes. He has set up a GoFundMe site to raise

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  • St. Peters man wins state-wide art contest for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Disability Poster

    Across the nation, March is recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Every year a group of Missouri organizations (Missouri Association of County Developmental Disability Services, the Arc of Missouri, and People First of Missouri) along with Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MoDD Council) produce a poster and bookmark celebrating inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in everyday life. Posters and bookmarks are for display by schools, libraries, and other community organizations

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