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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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National News

Business News

Empire Piers moves operations to Lincoln County

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 11:51 am

Empire Piers LLC, a national helical pile systems manufacturer, has combined their two current plants in Crestwood and Louisiana, as well as their corporate offices, and moved to their new 50,000 square foot manufacturing complex located near Winfield. Empire Piers began its professional practice in 2009 and has experienced substantial growth over the past six years, along with the growth and development of their professional staff. “We have attracted high-quality,

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  • Peoples Bank provides space for community library in Hawk Point

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

    The Hawk Point Branch of Peoples Bank & Trust Co. has donated a corner of the bank lobby for use as the Hawk Point Community Library. The Hawk Point Community Library is a free, self service children’s lending library that is open to the public during the lobby hours of the bank. Books can be borrowed by simply signing them out in a notebook and returned by placing them in

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  • New dealership to take shape soon

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Behlman Ground Breaking

    The groundbreaking for the new Behlmann Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Troy took place on March 18. Manning the shovels were, from left, Mayor Mark Cross, investor Cheryl Christensen, partner/dealer principal Doug Kohnen, partner/vice president Dan Behlmann and project manager for Freise Construction Andy Wohldmann. Also in attendance was Kerry Klump, Executive Director of the Troy area Chamber of Commerce, fourth from the right and Larry Tucker, Lincoln County

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Technology

Editorial

A mysterious stranger helps a stranded couple

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

My girlfriend Melisa and I are supposed to be cooking dinner at home. We’re trying to eat healthier and save some money. I don’t remember why, but a couple Saturdays ago we decided to skip the responsible and economical dinner we had planned and instead run to town for barbecue. We hopped in the car and zipped up to town. She waited in the car while I ran in and

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  • Lincoln County citizens respond to honor veterans

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Roundabout flag

    Lincoln County citizens (and yes, and one all the way from Alabama) gathered at several locations along Hwy. 61  Thursday evening. The police blocked off access to several overpasses and flags were available to those who needed them. What was the occasion?  What dignitary brought such a response from the citizens and caused the short interruption in our daily lives? People gathered to pay tribute to veterans from the Hannibal-Quincy

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  • Come out and help honor returning veterans Thursday

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Lincoln County citizens, you have an opportunity to help honor military veterans returning from an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. We have heard the stories about motorcycle escorts and people standing on the overpasses as our local veterans return from their trip to Washington and their visit to the World War II Memorial. This is through the Central Missouri Honor Flight out of Columbia. So their return has been along

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