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Katie Ladlie named Shriners’Co-National Patient Ambassador

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:25 am

Shriners Hospitals for Children® announced Thursday that Joe Dertinger, of Waconia, Minn., and Katie Ladlie, of Troy, are the health care system’s 2014-2015 national patient ambassadors. During a standing-room only presentation that is always one of the highlights of Shriners International’s five-day Imperial Session, the courageous stories of these two remarkable individuals were shared via the premiere of the video, “Born to Inspire.” The two were given their new titles

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  • Silex appoints new city attorney, lowers police pay, raises water re-connect fees

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:25 am

    At the city of Silex meeting on Monday, July 14, the board of aldermen replaced city attorney Lee Elliott by a vote of three to one. After the vote was taken, former city attorney Elliott left the room and the new city attorney, Jeffrey Allen Robertson, assumed his duties. Robertson will be compensated according to the following fee schedule: a $300 flat fee for court appearances, a $500 flat fee

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  • Winfield to use ALICE safety plan; renovations, athletic facility on track for completion on time

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Pictured above is a recent view of the new athletic facility.

    A highlight of the Winfield Board of Education meeting held on July 15 was over the school’s safety plan. It’s no secret that there have been more and more shootings in public places, many of them being schools, and Winfield is taking the safety of their students into their own hands. Chief Tony Kirk, of Old Monroe and Sgt. Marc McCollister, Winfield School Resource Officer, teamed up to make a

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  • LHP and Troy R-III team up for a new avenue of learning

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Annie, the newest member of the R-III School District and the Lomax family.

    This coming school year, a new addition inside the classroom will cause quite a stir in Boone and Lincoln Elementary. This new addition will come in the form of a fluffy, four-legged friend named Annie. Annie is a medium sized goldendoodle (a cross-breed of a golden retriever and a poodle) with a very outgoing personality and a love for both children and adults. She is a hypoallergenic breed, meaning anyone

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  • Ambulance paramedics assist youth

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Morgan Luter (left), paramedic, presents a $1,000 check to Tara Dietrich and son, Clayton Curry, while Claudette Arthur, paramedic supervisor of the Lincoln County Ambulance District, looks on.

    A youth seriously injured in a go-kart accident in March has undergone several surgeries in his rehabilitation process. Along the way, paramedics of the Lincoln County Ambulance District have followed his progress. Recently, they did even more for the youth and his mother. On March 18, paramedics received a call of a youth down and injured in the Ashleigh Estates subdivision near Troy. Upon arrival, they found Clayton Curry, age

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  • Jacobi’s Journey, a local child recently diagnosed with kidney cancer

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Heather Johnson and Marlan Versey noticed that their son, Jacobi wasn’t feeling well and was having strange symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection (UTI.) Upon taking Jacobi to his pediatrician they were told several different scenarios. Their pediatrician was hoping for the best and gave Jacobi an antibiotic for a UTI treatment but also informed the couple to watch out for three other signs

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  • Open houses planned for families to tour bases, ask questions on Prop S

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Have you ever wondered what an ambulance base looks like on the inside? Would your children like to watch “Frozen” with the paramedics? Are you wondering what Prop S is and why it is important to you? The Lincoln County Ambulance District is holding a town-hall style meeting on Monday, July 28 at Lincoln County Ambulance District Base 1 at 1392 South Third St. Troy. This is your opportunity to

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  • Lincoln County residents arrested for distribution of marijuana

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Evidence collected from the home.

                              Working off a community tip, the Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) started an investigation for the potential distribution of illegal narcotics from a home along the 100 block of Thornhill Cemetery Road, Troy (Lincoln County). Detectives made contact with the residents and upon opening the front door, investigators could smell burnt marijuana and observed marijuana laying

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  • Strong rural background important to Peasel, Lincoln County Fair queen

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:12 am


    Raised on a farm and ‘in the country’ has given Brandi Peasel an unique perspective of life in Lincoln County. That perspective was highlighted during the queen competition as she was selected as the 2014 Lincoln County Fair Queen. Standing by some building blocks, she demonstrated the challenges the farm family must meet in order to be successful. She demonstrated the challenges of farming if everything isn’t aligned correctly by

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