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Motorists: ‘buckle up’ and pay attention

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

Warm April days find more motorists on Missouri’s roadways. Some are on a mission, while others are just out on a leisurely drive to see the sights of spring. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists that law enforcement will be out in full force on April 14, cracking down on unbelted motorists, and encouraging drivers to not drive distracted. April is National Distracted Driving Month. This

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  • Arrow earns his ‘wings’

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Arrow

    Ensign Anthony Arrow was winged a Naval Aviator on March 28, 2014. This important event is the culmination of many months of intensive application, which is required for the successful completion of the demanding academic, military, and airborne curriculum. Arrow was also tested under extreme stress to measure his success. J. M. Pavelko from the Department of the Navy said this about earning “wings of gold”, “Naval Aviators are the

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  • Kids vs. Kidnappers

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

    KidsvsKidnappers

    On Thursday, March 20, Main Street Elementary held a self-defense class for the school in honor of Hailey Owens. The idea started when Houston Hilger, a kindergartner at Main Street Elementary, spoke with Mr. Steen, owner of Steen’s ATA Black Belt Academy in Troy, and his Assistance Principal, Mr. Clark, about how he wanted to keep his friends safe. Hilger took Hailey Owens’ story and brought a great self-defense class

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Sports

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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  • Warriors show strong start to the season

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Kaley Boschert, sophomore, drives the ball to the net.

    On Friday, March, 28, at 5 p.m., Winfield hosted Canton in Winfield’s first game of the 2014 season. The debut game went well for Winfield, with the Warriors winning by a final score of 2-0. Winfield scored one goal in each half and had a strong presence on the field. Winfield’s goal scorer was (freshman) Karley Kaimann, who scored both of the goals in the game. These were her first

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Lifestyles

Easter Egg Drop Saturday

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

NorthRoad Church and Woods Fort Country Club have teamed up to provide an Easter egg hunt unlike any other. On Saturday April 19, Bill Hopper is going to fly a helicopter over the practice range at the Woods Fort golf course dropping around 3,500 eggs for children. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will also feature an adult egg that will contain a free round of golf. NorthRoad

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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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  • Arrow earns his ‘wings’

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Arrow

    Ensign Anthony Arrow was winged a Naval Aviator on March 28, 2014. This important event is the culmination of many months of intensive application, which is required for the successful completion of the demanding academic, military, and airborne curriculum. Arrow was also tested under extreme stress to measure his success. J. M. Pavelko from the Department of the Navy said this about earning “wings of gold”, “Naval Aviators are the

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Pet Stories

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

    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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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:54 am

    MIDNIGHT

    Dreamboat is the best word to describe Midnight! He is a Domestic Long Hair, solid black youngster. Our veterinarian put his birth date at 1/31/13. When we first met Midnight, he was left on our shelter door step – in the dark of night, in a filthy crate. He must have been heartbroken to be discarded like that. But judging by his outstanding personality, gentle nature, the ability to purr

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Citizen's Journalism

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.

Probation and Parole Center collects items for donation

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

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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  • County Mizzou Alumni Chapter announces fundraiser Athletic Director Mike Alden, Truman the Tiger, and The Norm Ruebling Band to appear

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The board of the Lincoln County Mizzou Alumni Chapter is pleased to announce the fourth annual fundraising event, scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place indoors at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds and will include silent and live auction, raffles, a tailgate inspired menu, with many chances to win Mizzou themed door prizes and auction items. The Norm Ruebling Band will perform

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  • Patriot Guard helps send of local marine

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Marine Corporal James Hastings poses with his wife, Olga, son, Wyatt, and riders from the Patriot Guard before being escorted by the Patriot Guard to Lambert Airport for deployment.

    The Patriot Guard escorted Marine Corporal James Hasting from his home in Troy to Lambert Airport on Thursday, March 20. James was on his way to Camp Pendleton in San Diego, Calif. before heading to Afghanistan for his second time. While in Afghanistan James will serve as a Forward Observer guiding aircraft to their targets. James is a 2009 graduate of Troy Buchanan High School and joined the Marines in

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Education

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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Volunteering

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.

Troy Ducks Unlimited Chapter wraps up another membership dinner

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

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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  • 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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  • Patriot Guard helps send of local marine

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Marine Corporal James Hastings poses with his wife, Olga, son, Wyatt, and riders from the Patriot Guard before being escorted by the Patriot Guard to Lambert Airport for deployment.

    The Patriot Guard escorted Marine Corporal James Hasting from his home in Troy to Lambert Airport on Thursday, March 20. James was on his way to Camp Pendleton in San Diego, Calif. before heading to Afghanistan for his second time. While in Afghanistan James will serve as a Forward Observer guiding aircraft to their targets. James is a 2009 graduate of Troy Buchanan High School and joined the Marines in

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