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Wilmes first runner-up in state fair queen pageant

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

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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  • Urgent need for blood donations

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed. Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting

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  • Silhouette Artist Coming to Christine’s Hallmark, August 21st

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

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    Looking for something unique and fun to do this summer? Parents and children of all ages will have the opportunity to purchase a heirloom original keepsake in Troy, MO on Thursday, August 21st. Third generation silhouette artist, Erik Johnson will be appearing at Christine’s Hallmark, 200 Magee St., Troy, MO from 4 to 7 pm to create this unique and rare art form. Erik began learning the art of silhouettes

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  • Win free electricity for year at Cuivre River Annual Meeting

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

    All Cuivre River Electric Cooperative members are invited to attend their cooperative’s Annual Meeting, Friday Aug. 8 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. “One lucky person will leave the meeting as a grand prize winner of free electricity for one year,” says Cuivre River Member Services Manager Kevin Hurd. The grand prize is valued at $1,500. Two fortunate members will also leave the meeting as winners of $500 worth

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  • Ferrante places ninth in diesel mechanics at national SkillsUSA event

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:20 am


    Dominic Ferrante, a 2014 graduate of Troy Buchanan High, competed in a national diesel mechanics competition where he placed ninth. He had previously won top honors in the state competition. This is through SkillsUSA. During the national competition held in Kansas City, he was tested through ‘hands-on competition’ which was timed. He was tested in areas such as precision measuring, welding and torching, truck inspection (chassis/cab), live engine diagnostics, transmission,

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  • Local poet honored

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 8:48 am


    Dana Preston Blackwell poses with a plaque he received, recognizing his poetry. Blackwell considers his poetry a gift from God and is called to share it with the world. He’s been writing poetry for nearly 68 years.

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