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Fire claims residential home, firefighters answer call to fires at area schools

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 1 responded to a residential fire in the Cuivre Valley Estates on April 12. This is located east of Troy. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters remained on the scene for hours. Then, beginning Monday, the department responded to calls on three consecutive days at schools in the R-III School District On April 14, at approximately 12:15 p.m., the

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  • Finalizing plans for Rise Above tourney

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Foundation Board members pictured left to right: Rob Cissell, Elaine Henderson, Leah Askey, Dave Jones, Chris Chaney, Jeanette Van Beek, Kathy Flynn, Susan Mills, and Julie Basler.  Members not pictured include:  Scott Capps, Kim Hasekamp, Melody Yeager, Amy Ell, and Cortney Richardson.

    With the third annual Rise Above Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament fast approaching, board members recently met to finalize plans. The flighted tournament is set for Saturday, April 26 at Woods Fort Golf Club with a shotgun start at noon. It will feature a cash pay-out with closest to the pin and longest drive competitions, as well as a chance to win a new vehicle by hitting a Hole in One.

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  • Troy Ducks Unlimited Chapter wraps up another membership dinner

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

    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.

    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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  • Schilly family newest recipient of service dog through Landon’s Helping Paws, Inc.

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Pictured are Matt, Curtis, Michelle and Owen Schilly meeting Roman at the Landon’s Helping Paws Trivia Night.

    Landon’s Helping Paws is pleased to announce that they, along with the help of their new partner, A New Leash For Life, have paired Roman, a Goldendoodle in training with a very deserving family. Roman will be trained to help Curtis Schilly, a seven year old boy in Troy who was diagnosed with autism just before his third birthday. Curtis was born a happy, healthy baby on December 20, 2007

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  • Jose retires from Community Opportunities

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Vicki Jose (right) has enjoyed her second career with Community Opportunities.

    During the second half of her working career, Vickie Jose has gone to work each day as a teacher, advocate, counselor and friend, finding her true calling and passion working with individuals with developmental disabilities. After 21 years at Community Opportunities, Vickie will retire on March 31, 2014. After a two decade career in retail and the food service industry, she was looking for a new job, and after becoming

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