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Moscow Mills welcomes new mayor, two aldermen

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:59 am

A familar face and two political newcomers have taken their respective places in the governing of Moscow Mills city administration. Mike Clynch returns as mayor of the city, joined by Aldermen Michael F. Flynn (Ward I) and Patrick Flannigan (Ward 11). They were sworn in Apri 16 by City Clerk Linda Haynes.  The board then re-organized. Aldermen Matt Meyer was elected as president of the board; Flynn as payroll monitor;

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  • Project Prom collected 253 dresses for students who can’t afford prom dresses

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Project Prom

    As part of the Lincoln County R-III school district’s Bright Future’s program, the district held its first Project Prom event at the Calvary Church West on Wednesday, April 15. This was the brain child of Heather Crider, special education teacher at Boone and Lincoln Elementary Schools. She was assisted by Troy Buchanan High School guidance counselor Nicole Smith and Community Relations Director April Bryant. “This is the first year for

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  • Winfield R-IV swears in new board members, reorganizes board

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

    The Winfield R-IV Board of Education swore in its newest members and reorganized the board on Tuesday, April 14. Melanie Jordan and Jennifer Bryan were recently elected to the board, taking the places of Barb Wehde and Wesley Burch. The two were sworn in by Secretary Peggy Joplin. The board then elected officers. Mike Bromwich was elected president, Kristen Burkemper was elected vice-president, Terry Dixon was elected treasurer, while Peggy

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  • New directors seated at Silex R-I District

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Ben Henke and Kim Ellis were welcomed and sworn in as new school board members in the Silex R-I School District. Gabe Twellman was reelected as the board’s President. Ken McDonald as Vice President, Steve Miller as Secretary and Ben Henke as Treasurer. Superintendent Dr. Elaine Henderson then explained to the board the challenge of replacing and updating the sound system currently in Raymond Parks Gymnasium. Recently several sound professionals

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  • Toyota Bodine Donates to Bread for Life

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Charla Whalen-Mueller (left) presented the check to Jim Zuroweste (right), a pantry director.

    Toyota Bodine Troy recently donated $5,000 to the Bread for Life Food Pantry (BFL). The gift to Bread for Life will help supplement two months of direct food purchases to stock pantry shelves. The pantry spends an average of $3,400 per month on direct purchase of food to supplement donated food. While the Pantry mainly serves Lincoln County residents, if individuals from other counties come to BFL, they are given

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  • Victim in the fatal fire identified by lab

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Lincoln County Coroner Kelly Walters has released the name of the victim in the fatal fire which occurred Feb. 17, 2015 at a former truss mill on South Hwy. W in the Foley area. Walters received notification Saturday morning from a private lab the victim was Thomas Kluefer, 65, of Foley. Two men attempted to rescue him in a trailer inside a lean-to but were unsuccessful as the building was

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  • Unofficial election returns result in changes in leadership roles

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Mike Clynch

      In unofficial election returns Tuesday, there will be two new faces on the county ambulance district board and some new faces in mayoral seats in Lincoln County. Just over eight percent of the approximate 33,800 registered voters went to the polls last Tuesday. In the Lincoln County Ambulance District Sub-District 2, Jamie Keim-Thurman won the seat with 265 votes. Mike Pirtle had 256 votes and incumbent Angie Collins had

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