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Two fatalities in accident near Moscow Mills Monday

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 8:10 am

Two people lost their lives in a two-vehicle accident Monday night in Lincoln County,  according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on Hwy. 61 south of Route U at 9:31 p.m. According to the Patrol statement, a 1998 Toyota Camry driven by Yasumasa Nakajima, 55, of Hawk Point, was northbound on Hwy. 61. The vehicle exited the roadway to the left and crossed the

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  • Domestic violence leads to stabbing, first degree murder charge

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Lori Pults

    Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a murder that took place Sunday night along the First block of Creekview Court, in Moscow Mills (Lincoln County). Lincoln County Central Communications received a 911 call at 11:12 PM Sunday from 42-year old, Lori L. Pults, of Lincoln County, stating she stabbed and killed 45-year old, Clifford C. Craig, Jr., of Lincoln County after a verbal argument. During an interview

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  • Jameson charged with multiple counts of deviate sex crimes with child

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    An Elsberry man has been charged with committing sex crimes with a child under the age of 14. On April 28, 2015, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of child molestation of a girl under the age of 14. According to the victim, Mark Brian Jameson, 52, of Elsberry, sexually molested her while she was between the ages of eight and twelve years old. During a

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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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I met Troy’s very own Indiana Jones this week

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

A few weeks ago, I received a call at the office from a man who had a story for me. He wasn’t sure if it was really news or not, but he’d found a five-leaf clover, and it wasn’t the first he’d found. I took his name and number with every intention of calling him back, but of course I let it slip my mind. A week later the man

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  • Kasten continues crusade to eliminate bullying in schools

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

    The other day I had the opportunity to meet an amazing young man who has engaged in a campaign to eliminate or reduce bullying. Ben Kasten is a first-grade student at William Cappel Elementary. After viewing a YouTube video highlighting the bullying of a boy in Kansas City with  Aspergers,  it sparked an inner desire to make a difference. In less than two months selling bracelets and paintings, he has

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  • 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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