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Assessor’s office answers valuation questions on 2014 tax statement receipt

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

In a few short weeks the Lincoln County Collector’s Office will be mailing out the 2014 Real & Personal Property tax statements. Upon receipt of your bill if there is an issue with the valuation please contact the Assessors Office if something is in error, missing or needs to be added. If there happens to be an issue that needs to be addressed with the assessor’s office, it would be

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  • Tow truck driver’s quick thinking leads to arrest of two suspects

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Due to the quick thinking of Brian Jackson, owner of Jackson Towing in Elsberry, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was able to arrest two suspects for allegedly stealing copper pipe from an empty house on October 11. According to the probable cause statement, Jackson was called to 238 Blue Bird Hill Lane in Foley by Jeffery Roark to tow a van out of the mud. When Roark and his companion,

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  • Accepting the keys

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

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    The City of Moscow Mills was recently presented with a bucket truck from Ameren Missouri. The utility company has a program where they donate old trucks which they put out of service. Cities, schools, fire departments and other entities put in applications. Donnie Hopkins (second from left), public works superintendent for Moscow Mills, accepts the keys from Derek Pierce (right), director, and Julie Feast, customer service advisor of Ameren. Also

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Sports

Winfield varsity with win at New Haven earlier this fall.

Winfield dominating in volleyball, three squads at top of competition

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

The Winfield Lady Warriors accomplished another one of the team’s pre-season goals by clinching at least a share of their second consecutive GAC North Division title with a resounding 25-15, 25-12 win over Orchard Farm. It is only the second time in school history that the Winfield volleyball program has turned in back-to-back conference championships. Of the match, Coach Nathan Harman said, “It was another team effort. After a slow

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  • Elsberry soccer, softball losses

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Elsberry’s varsity soccer team squared off against Lutheran on the road on Oct. 8. “We came out a little flat,” said Head Coach Dustin Robinson. “Part of that is probably my fault. We had a long layoff. I gave the guys a couple of days off the previous week to recover because we had some illnesses and some injuries.” Robinson said his team really struggled to get things going during

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  • Troy wins two games prior to entering districts

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Troy Buchanan High posted two wins prior to beginning district play in softball. They defeated Fort Zumwalt South 13-3 in five innings. They erupted for eight runs in the opening inning en route to the win. Offensively, Christa Reisinger had three hits, four RBIs and a triple. Jenny Richardson drove in three runs. Haley Rotert was the winning pitcher. She allowed seven hits, only one earned run and struck out

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Lifestyles

Local author publishes Civil War book, will speak in St. Peters

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:47 am

Local author Doug Gifford, of Winfield has recently published a new book about the Civil War in Missouri. Where Valor and Devotion Met: The Battle of Pilot Knob, is the first scholarly study of the Battle of Pilot Knob, Missouri, published in the last 30 years. Approximately 30 soldiers from Lincoln County participated in the battle, including Private William Rector, the first Union soldier killed in battle, and Lincoln County’s

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  • Baby boy Utterback

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

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    Brian and Elizabeth Utterback, of Shelbina, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Brock Ernest. Brock was born at 6:51 p.m., on September 25, 2014, at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He was 22 inches long and weighed eight pounds 15.6 ounces. Proud grandparents are Bruce and Connie Werkmeister, and Roy and Delia Crane, of Troy, and Larry and Jayna Utterback, of Shelbina. Proud great-grandparents include Jim and

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  • Baby boy Bricker

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:42 am

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    Doug and Niki Bricker are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Blake William Bricker. Blake was born on September 2, 2014 at 7:35 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis. He weighed eight pounds four ounces and was 20 inches long. Big brother Bradley is so proud along with grandparents Darrell and Tonya Campbell, of Wentzville and Kathleen and the late Murel Bricker, of

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Pet Stories

SUSIE

PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:44 am

Suzie – she ended up on the door step of a vacant home – a painter came by to start work in the home. There she was – stuffed into a dirty, musty little carrier. Who knows how long she had been there. She is a Domestic Short Hair, Patched Tabby with white. She is a well-fed 11 lbs. Our veterinarian puts her birth date at 7/16/08. Suzie is so

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

    CHAMPAGNE

    Hello, my name is Champagne. I am an energetic, playful sweet girl. As you can see in my photo, I’m quite beautiful. The folks taking care of me think I’m a Whippet-Labrador Mix since I’m on the petite side. I’m very lovable, love playing outdoors and would make a good running buddy. At the shelter, I am crate trained and prefer to do my doggie-business outside. My adoption fee of

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

    LEGEND

    Legend is a light gray, Domestic Shorthair, Tabby. Born about 6/8/06, this gentle fellow weighs about 9 lbs. Found wandering in a subdivision – declawed & not accustomed to outdoor living. So friendly & easy going. He prefers to sit on your lap & be talked to – he has excellent house manners & of course, is litter box trained – likes the company of other cats, too. Gentle &

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Citizen's Journalism

Moscow MillsAmerentruck

Accepting the keys

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

The City of Moscow Mills was recently presented with a bucket truck from Ameren Missouri. The utility company has a program where they donate old trucks which they put out of service. Cities, schools, fire departments and other entities put in applications. Donnie Hopkins (second from left), public works superintendent for Moscow Mills, accepts the keys from Derek Pierce (right), director, and Julie Feast, customer service advisor of Ameren. Also

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  • Wilmes’ restored tractor to be raffled

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:06 am

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    Thirteen year old Abraham Wilmes bought a 1947 Farmall Tractor from a local man. The tractor came in pieces in boxes. Over a period of three months of hard work, he restored the tractor to its original state. He then took it to Orschelns in Troy to an antique tractor show where DeWayne Whiteside from the Elsberry Old Threshers bought it to raffle in the 2015 show because it was

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  • October is Fire Safety Month, fire safety tips for parents

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Fire Prevention month is here! During October, local firefighters have the honor of educating approximately 5,000 district children at schools and day cares on fire and burn prevention as well as how to get out alive. This year, the Lincoln County Fire Protection District is adding another estimated 5,000 children at a local girl scout camp event in the Cuivre River State Park area. Firefighters need parents to reinforce and

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Education

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Delta Dental’s “Land of Smiles” program takes the stage

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:51 am

For more than a decade, Delta Dental’s “Land of Smiles” program has been touring schools and fighting childhood dental disease with the help of its legendary character, Tooth Wizard. This fall, Delta Dental is bringing a new adaptation of the “Land of Smiles” show to schools featuring Tooth Wizard’s sister, Tooth Fairy. Together, these characters use upbeat and interactive means to educate and inspire children to adopt healthy life habits.

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  • Free high school equivalency preparation classes offered by SCCC

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

    St. Charles Community College will hold registration for High School Equivalency preparation classes in Eolia on Monday and Wednesday evening, Oct. 20 and 22. 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

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  • Winfield R-IV District works on student safety, participates in active shooter drill

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Sgt. McCollister Winfield’s School Resource Officer and Deputy Liparoto checking classroom doors to see if they are locked.

    Safety is a key factor in any school district. The Winfield School District has been working on a new plan to put in place called ALICE. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The district put in place the first step to this process on Wednesday, October 1 by participating in an active shooter drill with the Winfield Police Department, Old Monroe Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s

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Volunteering

Winfield School celebrates awesome bus behavior

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

Every quarter Winfield R-IV School District gives out awards to students who have shown the Warrior Way while riding on the school bus for the whole quarter. Those who are being recognized for the first quarter are: Primary – Gauge Masterson, Ashlyn Fry, Maggie Springer, Madilynn Baker, Baylei Young, Kalynn Mitchell, Alex DiFeo, Andie Kukan, Makayla Meyer, Ava Morris, Kayden Ash, Hayden Ptak, Damien Gammons, Chloe Ruckel, Jeanna Rose, Michael

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  • Shelves of food low, drive for pantry Friday

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 10:11 am

    There will be a special ‘Food Drive’ on Friday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Troy Kroger Store. The pantry is located at 820 Cap au Gris, Troy. Volunteers will be at the Kroger Store entrance to accept donations. Cash donations will also be accepted if donors would prefer the pantry do bulk shopping. Pantry volunteers shop weekly to stock shelves with needed items. Bread for

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  • Salvation Army “Coats for the Cold” donation drive

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 10:08 am

    With lower temperatures signaling the approach of much cooler weather, the Salvation Army has begun its annual “Coats for the Cold” campaign. Bright red barrels have been placed at various locations around Lincoln County in which to place your gently used sweaters, jackets and coats that are no longer of use to you. Donated items may be placed in the barrels from now until November 1 with distribution to take

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