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Gram with his monster truck cake.

Fundraising to watch a boy crush cancer “This one is for you Gram!” – Randy Santel

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

A monster truck loving, happy-go-lucky five-year-old boy from Elsberry was full of life on July 23 as he knew everything at Sami’s on Main was done for him. Gram Edwards was diagnosed with Leukemia on February 10, 2014 and has been paying weekly visits to Children’s Hospital to receive chemotherapy to fight his battle. Through his many treatments and his daily medicine that he must take, the medical bills are

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  • Ladlie’s inspiring spirit in overcoming physical challenge goes nationwide

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Katie Ladlie (16), of Troy, throws a ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers-Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium.  Ladlie was selected as the National Patient Ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for Children. In this role, she will travel the United States to speak about and promote the 22-hospital network. UPI/Bill Greenblatt photo.

    The courage and resolve of a Troy Buchanan High School student has merited a selection to represent an organization at the national level this coming year. Shriners Hospitals for Children® has announced that Joe Dertinger, of Waconia, Minn., and Katie Ladlie, of Troy, Mo., are the health care system’s 2014-2015 national patient ambassadors. These two young people were selected from nominees from the 22 Shriners hospitals throughout the nation. “I

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  • Lincoln County officials offer perspective on report

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

    In last week’s issue of The Lincoln County Journal, County Auditor Deanna Dickmeyer expressed several concerns affecting the discharge of her duties. This week, the Lincoln County elected officials, both Republican and Democrats, responded with their positions. Last week in the Auditor’s Report, many accusations were made regarding staffing, duties of elected officials, financial oversight, even allegations of potential corruption. The following bullet point items are verifiable and factual responses

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Directors of the Lincoln County Ambulance District turn the switch for the solar panels at the Troy base. They include (from left): Tim Ens, Missy Squires, Bob Kindred, vice-chairman; Angie Collins, David Gulley, chairman and Diane Mueller.

Solar panels to save ambulance district money in Troy, Mo.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:31 am

Have you looked up lately while passing by one of the four ambulance bases in Lincoln County? If you have, you would have seen new solar panels on the roofs of the bases. In cooperation with Ameren Missouri and Brightergy, the Midwest’s leading solar development firm, Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) had the opportunity to place the solar panels on all of the bases. The program that fire districts, cities

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  • H & P Resale open in Winfield, Mo.

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

    H&P Resale

    H & P Resale is now open at 10 Eagle Avenue, Winfield, Mo. Owned by Howard and Phyllis Duncan, this resale shop specializes in die cast collectibles such as NASCAR and Hot Wheels, though they will carry all kinds of antiques and unique items. The hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the store at (314) 249-7858

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  • Andrew Folta of Hawk Point gains practical experience through internship

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:22 am


    Andrew Folta from Hawk Point, is one of 39 college students from across the country that began a summer field sales internship with the Monsanto Company this May. This summer, he is working with the Channel seed brand in Missouri alongside an experienced employee to prepare for a future career in the agriculture industry. “I’m most excited about the opportunity to work with growers and learn from a great Monsanto

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Local eyes will be focused on Missouri’s next execution

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

Missouri Department of Corrections has conducted a ‘once-a-month’ execution of men on Death Row for their crimes. The only exception was the court order issued in the Russell Bucklew case due to medical concerns. And on Aug. 6, the next scheduled execution will warrant the attention of many here in Lincoln and St. Charles counties. For the past 19 years, Carol and Jack Angelbeck, have attended all of the court

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  • State constitutional amendments election primer

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:32 am

    On August 5, voters will go to the polls to decide, in part, whether or not the constitution of the state of Missouri will be amended. Below is a summary of the five proposed amendments and my quick take on each. The summaries are taken from http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014ballot/. Amendment 1 Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production and ranching

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  • Are the citizens of Winfield getting their money’s worth?

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

    The Bingo Hall almost wasn’t big enough to accommodate the crowd attending the July 14 regular meeting of the Winfield Board of Aldermen. While most city boards go begging for citizens to attend, the attendance at the last two meetings in Winfield have bucked that trend. The Winfield board and administration are at odds concerning a controversy swirling around the city clerk position and the recent action increasing the water

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