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DQ takes on challenge for ALS

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

Gavin and Gwen Noble, Sally Ketterman, Jordan Owens, Andrea Hunter, Candice Mason, Samantha Meyers, Aaron Gottsch and Angela Grindstaff, accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Troy Dairy Queen.

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  • Wilmes first runner-up in state fair queen pageant

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

    McKenna Wilmes

    McKenna Wilmes, the 2013 Lincoln County Fair Queen, capped off two fantastic years by being named the first runner-up in the 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant. “I’m so honored and excited,” said Wilmes who is a graduate of Silex High School. “These were two exciting days of competition.” Wilmes went through two days of intense judging including interview, speech and talent, evening gown, and much more. As a candidate,

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  • Judge issues order in suit

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:59 am

    St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Pelikan signed a temporary restraining order (pending a hearing), freezing up assets of Pamela Hupp. Hupp is being sued by the daughters of the late Betsy Faria. Faria was murdered and her husband, Russell Faria was found guilty last November in Lincoln County for that crime in a very controversial decision. He is serving a life sentence without parole for the crime. Faria,

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Sports

Martin Family Wiffle Ball Tournament in full swing

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

The Martin Family Wiffle Ball Tournament is at it again for their 3rd year in a row! The tournament will be held on September 6 at the Moscow Mills Ball Park with proceeds to benefit two charities this year. After much consideration the Martin family decided to help out Wounded Warrior Project and Central Missouri Honor Flight. “We as a family have been blessed with receiving support from our Sponsors

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  • Trojans upended by Bulldogs in hot GAC, season opener

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Troy Buchanan’s Bubba Ellison crashes into the endzone in the opening quarter.

    An early turnover put the Troy Buchanan High Trojans into a hole as Fort Zumwalt South converted it into a touchdown en route to a 42-27 win in the season and conference opener. The teams played under blistering hot conditions throughout the game. After failing to move on their first possession, Troy was forced to punt. A low snap was handled by Troy but the punter’s knee hit the ground

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  • Baptist car show great way to enjoy Labor Day weekend with friends

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

    A great way to spend the Labor Day weekend is to attend the 13th Annual Car Show at the Troy First Baptist Church. It will be held Aug. 30 with registration being scheduled 8 to 11 a.m. with the show concluding at 3 p.m. There will be free food available at this alcohol-free event as well as a non-perishable food drive for the needy in the community. There will also

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Lifestyles

DQ Icebucket

DQ takes on challenge for ALS

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

Gavin and Gwen Noble, Sally Ketterman, Jordan Owens, Andrea Hunter, Candice Mason, Samantha Meyers, Aaron Gottsch and Angela Grindstaff, accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Troy Dairy Queen.

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  • Baptist car show great way to enjoy Labor Day weekend with friends

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

    A great way to spend the Labor Day weekend is to attend the 13th Annual Car Show at the Troy First Baptist Church. It will be held Aug. 30 with registration being scheduled 8 to 11 a.m. with the show concluding at 3 p.m. There will be free food available at this alcohol-free event as well as a non-perishable food drive for the needy in the community. There will also

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  • Lincoln County ambulance district collecting items

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

    The Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) is collecting food and other supplies for the first responders in Ferguson, Mo. With no end in sight, the police, fire and EMS workers are left working long hours in Ferguson, while protests continue. In some cases the police officers have had to move their families out of their homes. These officers are spending long hours away from their families. The Lincoln County Ambulance

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Pet Stories

SPRING

PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

Sweet “Spring” is a Domestic Short Hair, Black and White Tuxedo, that is mitted! So, she has a tuxedo appearance, with four white paws (or mitts). Spring weighs in at 8 lbs., and was born about 3/18/12. She is quite the gentle lady – so lovable, and loves to cuddle. While awaiting adoption, she lives in one of our communal cat areas – enjoying the company of other felines. She

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

    SAVANNAH

    Beautiful Savannah is a Labrador Retriever mix, that was born about 5/14/12. She has a solid black, short coat, that just shines! At 47 lbs., she is fully grown. Savannah is quite the social girl – she is drawn to kids, adults and other dogs. Just a friendly, outgoing and happy lady. Savannah is crate trained and prefers to go to the bathroom outside. Our adoption fee of $150 includes

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:46 am

    TORI

    Tori is a very pretty Tortoiseshell feline, that was born in January, 2010. Tori is quite sure that she is the best cat there is! She is full of self-confidence. Her curiosity is boundless and she wants to know what is happening in every corner of a room! She likes neck massages, toys to play with, laps to sit on and windows to gaze out of. Tori has lived here

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Citizen's Journalism

Martin Family Wiffle Ball Tournament in full swing

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

The Martin Family Wiffle Ball Tournament is at it again for their 3rd year in a row! The tournament will be held on September 6 at the Moscow Mills Ball Park with proceeds to benefit two charities this year. After much consideration the Martin family decided to help out Wounded Warrior Project and Central Missouri Honor Flight. “We as a family have been blessed with receiving support from our Sponsors

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  • Girl Scout recruitment

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

    What is a dream that you can’t wait to achieve? To be the lead singer in a band, be a spy on a mission or to be the star of your own story? At Girl Scouts, they can’t wait to make that dream come true. Girls and adults looking to join Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are invited to attend an upcoming recruitment event: Troy Tuesday, Sept. 16, Lincoln County

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  • Sheriff reports IRS scam

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a citizen informing them he received a phone call from an automated service informing him he is being sued by the IRS and he needed to return their call. Although the IRS has been a topic of debate in recent months, the federal agency does NOT operate in such a manner. Do not return the call, it is considered a scam. Thus

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Education

Winfield begins year on good note, welcomes ThriVe St. Louis

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

On Tuesday, August 19, Winfield R-IV School District held their first school board meeting for the 2014-2015 school year. During the Superintendent report Nancy Baker spoke about areas that the district will be focusing on this year. They are: district and building collaboration, data team and common core assessments, NEE Evaluations, Kagan Strategies and Kolbe, increase rigor and relevance in the lessons, implement Missouri Standards and continue to focus on

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  • Watch out for students, new school year has started

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools are starting or have started their 2014-2015 school year. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths. Traffic patterns will change as school buses and parents taking their children to school join other motorists on the road. Expect this additional traffic and prepare by allowing extra time. Most traffic crashes involving young drivers

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  • High School Equivalency preparation classes

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:22 am

    St. Charles Community College will hold registration for High School Equivalency preparation classes in Eolia on Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 18 and 20. 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 Troy

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Volunteering

Lincoln County ambulance district collecting items

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

The Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) is collecting food and other supplies for the first responders in Ferguson, Mo. With no end in sight, the police, fire and EMS workers are left working long hours in Ferguson, while protests continue. In some cases the police officers have had to move their families out of their homes. These officers are spending long hours away from their families. The Lincoln County Ambulance

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  • Stephens wins MDC state slogan contest

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Leslie Stephens, of Troy, with a Trees Work poster created from her winning slogan “Without trees, we’d be up a creek without a paddle.”

    A Troy woman’s creativity helps design a new poster for Conservation Department publicity campaign. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has chosen a winner for a state-wide slogan contest. Leslie Stephens, of Troy, won first place in the Trees Work Poster Slogan Contest. More than 1,300 slogans were submitted. The goal of MDC’s Trees Work campaign is to increase awareness of the benefits trees provide to all Missourians. As part

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  • Jedi Guys place first

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Front: Josh Hazelbaker, Jenika Hazelbaker, Grant Allsberry, Jethro Hazelbaker. Back: Karla Allsberry, Kent Allsberry, Greg Allsberry.

    The Jedi Guys competed at the Missouri State Fair Show Me Robotics Tournament on Aug. 10. The team won first place in the robot competition. They built and programmed a Lego EV3 robot that scored 303 points. The team also placed second in education and outreach. Greg and Karla Allsberry coached the team. Ken Kerpash mentors the team with mechanical design. The Jedi Guys are sponsored by Toyota Cares, Bodine,

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