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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

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Heisse of Troy, Mo. to attend Culver-Stockton

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:45 am

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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  • Ham, Hufty join Silex High School boys’ coaching staff

    Posted on June 30, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Braden Ham

    A new face and a familiar face have been hired to fill coaching openings at Silex High School. Chad Twellman resigned in the spring as basketball, baseball coach and activities’ director to take boys  basketball and activities director at Elsberry. Last week, Silex administration announced the positions were filled as Braden Ham will be the basketball coach, and Kent Hufty will be the activities director and baseball coach. Hufty is

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  • Daughter, father complete adventure visiting state parks

    Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Ruhlens

    A daughter and father completed a journey throughout Missouri, visiting over 42 Missouri state parks. During a stopover at the Cuivre River State Park, they shared what they have found about Missouri’s ‘hidden treasures’ on the over 1,400 mile adventure. They camped and participated in many of the parks’ features and events. While at Cuivre River, their activities included a nature hike with a Saturday morning group, attending an outdoor

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Lifestyles

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.

Troy FFA members attend Missouri FFA leadership camp

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

“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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  • 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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  • Marriage licenses recorded for June

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in June 2014, in the Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds office. Justin Allen Bailey and Andrea Lindsey Peterson. William Albert Blei and Michelle Renee Freeman. Jeffery Darren Brent and Kristin May Crouch. Joshua Caleb Brownlee and Michaela Stephina Denny. Brian Michael Burroughs and Kelly Marie Barron. Daryl Scott Carson and Angela Marie Ketsenburg. James Harry Clare Jr. and Melissa Mae Crocker. Jackie Lee Cope

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Pet Stories

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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

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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  • Fight to keep back floodwaters extends to Lincoln County

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Inmates from Lincoln County Jail shown placing sandbags near Foley.

    With the national attention focused on Clarksville in regards to the Mississippi River flooding, the effort to minimize the damage to Lincoln County fields and communities was conducted. For days, prisoners from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department assisted other volunteers sandbagging levees in and around Foley off Burr Oak Road, said Jerry Daugherty, emergency management director of Lincoln County. He added the river was expected to crest in Lincoln County

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  • Troy, Mo. Police Click It orTicket results

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The Troy Police participated in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 19 – June 1. During the enforcement effort, officers made several contacts. Several drivers received citations for various violations, and several friendly reminders were given to remind everyone of how important seat belt use is to everyone. “Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash,” stated Chief Jeff Taylor. “Law enforcement will continue to

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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

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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  • Plaza Tire, customers raise funds for St. Jude

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Plaza Tire and its customers raised $11,712 during the 4th annual St. Jude “Give thanks. Give hope.” campaign to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Among the participants was Plaza Tire in Troy. Plaza Tire joined more than 2,600 restaurants, grocery stores and other retail locations nationwide that encouraged consumers this spring to “give hope” to kids fighting cancer and other deadly diseases by donating $1 at checkout from April

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