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Support for Winfield SRO Officer strong at school board meeting

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

The Winfield School Board Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20 brought in a large crowd. Extra chairs were placed around the room, and it soon became standing room only as supporters for Sgt. Marc McCollister kept piling in. Sgt. McCollister was the School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Winfield School District and had been with the district for the past three years. When word was out that Sgt. McCollister’s contract was

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  • Chemical agents used to apprehend suspect

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

    On January 20, the Troy Police Department received information Justin Linson, who had active warrants, was hiding out at a residence in Troy. The information received advised Linson was staying at a residence in the 200 block of Boone Street. When officers knocked on the door, Linson ran to the basement and then climbed into the crawl space. Officers set up a perimeter around the residence and attempted to call

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  • Candidates file for positions subject to spring election

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Several contested races are forming in many areas in the upcoming April spring elections. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 7, 2015, candidates for school board positions include: Silex R-I: Ben Henke, Kim Ellis. Elsberry R-II: Kandi Kinsler, Andy Burkemper. Troy R-III: Ron Mills, Dan Reed, Mary Sue Thompson and Stacy McLaughlin. Winfield R-IV: Wesley Burch, Melanie Jordan, Jennifer Bryan, Billie Lamb and Andrew Dodd. Two seats in each school district

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Winfield Family Health celebrates first anniversary

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:20 am

Lincoln County Medical Center is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Winfield Family Health, a family practice health care clinic staffed by Tony Wasielewski APRN-BC who specializes in a full range of medical services for all ages from newborn to older adult. In its first year, Winfield Family Health has attracted hundreds of people from all over eastern Lincoln County. Patients who have visited the clinic mention the ease, convenience and

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  • Cuivre River employees celebrate anniversaries

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Several of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s employees in Troy were recently honored for their service anniversaries.  (Front L-R) Connie Bueneman, Tiffani Ringhausen, Kathy Reuther, Dan Alexander and Bob Jackson.  (Middle L-R) Doug Bagby, Terry Stone, Tony Scherder and Mark Hasekamp.  (Back L-R) Lance Simpson, Marc Gibson, Mike Huber and Scott Leitman. Overall, a total of 29 Cuivre River employees received service awards for 630 years of combined service.

    Cuivre River Electric Cooperative recently honored 29 employees in its Troy headquarters and Lake Saint Louis branch office for their 630 combined years of service to members. Service award honorees include: • 40 years of service – Randy Schneider; • 35 years of service – Dan Alexander, Rick Didion and Bob Jackson; • 30 years of service – Doug Bagby and Ronda Groner; • 25 years of service – Buster

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center joins Mercy

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:18 am

    The Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) Board of Trustees approved an agreement for Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) to become part of Mercy, effective March 1. All LCMC operations will be managed by Mercy, including its eight affiliated physician clinics in Troy, Winfield and Elsberry, and its LCMC Home Health services. The 25-bed hospital will be Mercy’s fourth hospital in eastern Missouri, joining Mercy-owned hospitals in St. Louis, Crystal City

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Local woman wants to bring Randy the pig back home

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:19 am

Dawn Blackburn’s baby is being kept from her. “I don’t want any of my babies in limbo,” she said. Dawn Blackburn’s baby is a Juliana miniature pig. He is currently being held “in limbo” by the St. Louis Humane Society, under 30 day quarantine at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. I’ll let Dawn tell the story in her own words. From her Facebook page: “On January 13, I received a message from

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  • Highway funding critical challenge state is facing

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:18 am

    The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Thursday released their budget and outlined plans for road maintenance for the near future. Their budget is $325 million which will allow them to only keep the primary roads in the good condition they are today with rehabilitation work such as overlays and bridge replacements. Only 8,000 miles of the 34,000,000-mile system would be kept in good condition and the remaining would receive limited

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  • Missouri black homicide victimization leads nation

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 8:31 am

    A report was released last week where Missouri lead the nation in a not-so-positive light. Missouri lead the nation in the rate of black homicide victimization with a rate of 34.98 per 100,000, nearly two times the national black homicide victimization rate and more than seven times the overall homicide rate nationwide, according to a new analysis by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The annual VPC study, Black Homicide Victimization

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