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Elsberry asks voters to approve gas tax

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:02 am

In the April 8 general election Elsberry voters approved a citywide one-cent fuel tax that had been proposed as a way to create revenue for the maintenance and repair of the city’s streets. However, the ballot measure passed by a simple majority only, and failed to meet the two-thirds or 66 percent requirement that would have made it official. City officials feel it would generate approximately $20,000 to be used

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  • Five questions on August ballot

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that five questions will appear before voters statewide at the primary election on August 5, 2014. The measures, all constitutional amendments referred to the ballot by the General Assembly, will take effect if a majority of voters approve. The official ballot title for Constitutional Amendment 1 (HJRs 11 & 7) reads: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri

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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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  • 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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  • Cuivre River State Park offers even more to do during the summer months

    Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Cuivre entrance sign

    Cuivre River State Park (CRSP) employees have been busy filling up their schedules with new and fun activities for the public to participate in during the summer. Now that the kids are out of school see all the great things they can do! What’s new in the park: •As of May 11, Cuivre River State Park started hosting a farmers’ market that takes place every other weekend at the park

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  • Myers to compete as Finalist in National American Miss Missouri Pageant

    Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Meyers picture

    Miss Melissa Myers, age 15, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Missouri Pageant to be held June 28 – 29 at the beautiful Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions. Melissa will be participating in the Jr. Teen age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from across

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