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Jacobi’s Journey, a local child recently diagnosed with kidney cancer

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Heather Johnson and Marlan Versey noticed that their son, Jacobi wasn’t feeling well and was having strange symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection (UTI.) Upon taking Jacobi to his pediatrician they were told several different scenarios. Their pediatrician was hoping for the best and gave Jacobi an antibiotic for a UTI treatment but also informed the couple to watch out for three other signs

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  • Open houses planned for families to tour bases, ask questions on Prop S

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Have you ever wondered what an ambulance base looks like on the inside? Would your children like to watch “Frozen” with the paramedics? Are you wondering what Prop S is and why it is important to you? The Lincoln County Ambulance District is holding a town-hall style meeting on Monday, July 28 at Lincoln County Ambulance District Base 1 at 1392 South Third St. Troy. This is your opportunity to

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  • Lincoln County Commission Meeting Notes

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    The minutes have been edited by the newspaper due to space limitations. To read the entire minutes, go to lcclerk.com   JUNE 30, 2014 Present: Dan Colbert-Presiding Commissioner, Matt Bass-Associate Commissioner District 2, Crystal Hall, County Clerk. Absent: EuGene Galloway- Associate Commissioner District 1, the following proceedings were held:   Highway Department: Bruce Wallace & Don Lilley • Bruce Wallace indicates that he needs the plans for the salt structure

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Sports

Local 4-H members receiving blue and/or gold honors.

4-H Judging and Achievement Day for Lincoln County, Mo.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

Fifty-nine 4-H members recently participated in judging and achievement day. Those receiving Blue/Gold honors were: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT- Kolton Orth, Garrett Henke, Dillon Heitman, Kacy Schniedermeyer, Samantha Mudd, Deana Raasch; EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING – Jane Zuroweste, Kirsten Shramek, Madilynn Turpin, Tyler Mudd, Deana Raasch, Kristopher Shramek; PUBLIC SPEAKING – Kaitlynn Foster, Ethan Kientzy, Deana Raasch, Kristopher Shramek, Jane Zuroweste, Kirsten Shramek; FASHION REVUE – Hattie Franklin, Erin Mudd, Samantha Mudd; FASHION SELECTION

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  • Fall practices for Troy Buchanan High School start week of August 4

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The high school sports season will begin the week of August 4. Tryouts and practice at Troy Buchanan High, according to Jason Smith activities director, will start with the following dates and times. Remember all athletes must have a physical in order to try out or begin practice.   TBHS Tryouts/Practice Schedule August 4-9.   Softball August 4 Freshmen 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Soph-Seniors, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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  • Heisse of Troy, Mo. to attend Culver-Stockton

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:45 am

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    Sabrina Heisse (seated right), recent graduate of Troy Buchanan High, will attend and run track and cross country at Culver-Stockton College. Also pictured seated is her father, Mark Heisse. Standing are Kevin and Mara Campbell, cross country coaches at Troy Buchanan and Jason Smith, activities director. Not pictured is her mother, Jeannie.

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Lifestyles

Local 4-H members receiving blue and/or gold honors.

4-H Judging and Achievement Day for Lincoln County, Mo.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

Fifty-nine 4-H members recently participated in judging and achievement day. Those receiving Blue/Gold honors were: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT- Kolton Orth, Garrett Henke, Dillon Heitman, Kacy Schniedermeyer, Samantha Mudd, Deana Raasch; EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING – Jane Zuroweste, Kirsten Shramek, Madilynn Turpin, Tyler Mudd, Deana Raasch, Kristopher Shramek; PUBLIC SPEAKING – Kaitlynn Foster, Ethan Kientzy, Deana Raasch, Kristopher Shramek, Jane Zuroweste, Kirsten Shramek; FASHION REVUE – Hattie Franklin, Erin Mudd, Samantha Mudd; FASHION SELECTION

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  • Happy days at Hawk Point Heritage Day

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hawk Point Heritage Day is just six weeks away. Regulars anticipate the delicious fried chicken and homemade pies on Sunday, September 7. The theme this year is Happy Days. Many activities will be available throughout the day. The day starts with a craft show and Community Church service in the park. There will be a car show for fair-goers to show off classic and antique autos. Local entertainment will be

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  • Troy FFA members attend Missouri FFA leadership camp

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Troy FFA Members and Missouri FFA Camp Officers:  Seated (from left): Allison Vaughan, Anne Dove, Katie Suddarth, Ashlie Thomas.  Middle Row standing: State Officer Yia Yang, State Officer Ally Hultgren Allison Woehler, Kate Thornton, Kacey Thate, Clint Faerber, Katie Arnold, Madeleine Mennemeyer, State Officer Sam Marre, State Officer Libby Martin.  Third Row:  Rachel Scearce, Julia Chesser, Britney Stevens, Jessica Hoelting, Katie St. Pierre, Christina Burton,  Morgan Hartwig, Karissa Skibinski, Kathreen Daniels, Jordan Reece, Jacob Cottle, Kolton Orth, Tayler Turpin, J.T. Sachs, Ally Richterkessing, Riley Walton, Kyle Schroer, Bailey Arras.

    “FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.” This is the mission of the National FFA Organization. The Troy FFA Program builds upon the skills of their students by providing many summer opportunities. One such opportunity is the Missouri FFA Leadership Camp Rising Sun at the Lake of the Ozarks. This year, 27

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Pet Stories

OAKLEY

PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:01 am

This past record cold winter, Oakley was alone, abandoned some time ago, he was so cold – he didn’t even care about eating. Oakley has had a long road to recovery, but finally this day has come! He is a beautiful Golden Retriever, born about 2/20/08, and current weight is 55 lbs. Upon arrival, he was heartworm positive, paw pads frozen, ear infection, underweight, dehydrated & injured left eye. He

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Ruffles is a precious Domestic Short Hair, tan Tabby, born 4/8/13. He is soooo friendly and will melt in your arms. Ruffles loves playing with fun kitten toys – this kitty is “all boy”! At our shelter, he is a favorite – known as “the class clown”. So affectionate and loving. So handsome. Litter box trained, too. Ruffles was born at our shelter – he has never had the opportunity

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    NYLA

    Nyla is a Pug/Dachshund (mix), that has a black & tan short coat. Our veterinarian puts her birth date at 8/2/11 – her current weight is 20 lbs. Nyla came to us mid-January, 2014 – very pregnant with 3 bouncing boys!!! She is very sweet & loving – she warms up to female humans first, then male humans, taking a bit more time with the men to establish the “trust

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Citizen's Journalism

Elsberry asks voters to approve gas tax

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:02 am

In the April 8 general election Elsberry voters approved a citywide one-cent fuel tax that had been proposed as a way to create revenue for the maintenance and repair of the city’s streets. However, the ballot measure passed by a simple majority only, and failed to meet the two-thirds or 66 percent requirement that would have made it official. City officials feel it would generate approximately $20,000 to be used

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  • Five questions on August ballot

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that five questions will appear before voters statewide at the primary election on August 5, 2014. The measures, all constitutional amendments referred to the ballot by the General Assembly, will take effect if a majority of voters approve. The official ballot title for Constitutional Amendment 1 (HJRs 11 & 7) reads: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri

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  • Deadline for comment on Ameren Missouri rate hike

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:36 am

    The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the deadline for those wishing to intervene and participate in an electric rate case filed by Ameren Missouri. Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than July 31, 2014, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0360, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at

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Education

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Domestic Violence: Working with victims and the offender workshop

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:48 am

  The Lincoln County Domestic Violence Court Advisory Committee held a Domestic Violence Workshop for EMASS (Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services), attorneys, law enforcement, probation and patrol, counselors, therapists and victim advocates. Approximately 62 people came out to the Troy Ninth Grade Center to sit in on the workshop. “We are excited to have so many people come out to be educated. At the same time they are sitting here

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  • Troy FFA students explore careers in agriculture

    Posted on June 30, 2014 at 8:46 am

    To “prepare and motivate students to achieve career success” is the mission of the Troy FFA Chapter. With this in mind, the Troy FFA Chapter has recently embarked on their inaugural Troy Agri-Business Leadership Event, TABLE, in which to give students a broader variety of career experiences that directly relate to agriculture in the community. On June 16 the chapter traveled to St. Louis to tour and experience agricultural businesses

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  • Nathan Hutson Awarded for Top Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination

    Posted on June 30, 2014 at 8:29 am

    The American Institute of CPAs recently recognized Nathan Hutson as a winner of the prestigious 2013 Elijah Watt Sells Award. More than 94,150 individuals sat for the examination in 2013, with 55 meeting the criteria to receive the award. Candidates must pass all four parts of the exam on the first attempt and obtain an average score above 95.5 percent. Less than one tenth of one percent achieved this status

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Volunteering

Gram with his monster truck cake.

Fundraising to watch a boy crush cancer “This one is for you Gram!” – Randy Santel

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

A monster truck loving, happy-go-lucky five-year-old boy from Elsberry was full of life on July 23 as he knew everything at Sami’s on Main was done for him. Gram Edwards was diagnosed with Leukemia on February 10, 2014 and has been paying weekly visits to Children’s Hospital to receive chemotherapy to fight his battle. Through his many treatments and his daily medicine that he must take, the medical bills are

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  • Century Dodge to raise funds for Sacred Heart School

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:11 am

    A local fundraiser that benefits elementary students of Troy will be held next month. On Sunday, Aug. 3 between noon and 4 p.m. during the picnic at Sacred Heart Catholic School, local Chrysler dealership Century Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Wentzville will host a Chrysler “Drive for the Kids” fundraiser. For every test drive taken during the hours of the fundraiser, the school will earn $10 from Chrysler which will be

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  • Jacobi’s Journey, a local child recently diagnosed with kidney cancer

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Heather Johnson and Marlan Versey noticed that their son, Jacobi wasn’t feeling well and was having strange symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection (UTI.) Upon taking Jacobi to his pediatrician they were told several different scenarios. Their pediatrician was hoping for the best and gave Jacobi an antibiotic for a UTI treatment but also informed the couple to watch out for three other signs

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