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Weight restrictions placed on two bridges on Hwy. 79 in Pike County

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Two bridges on Missouri Route 79 in Pike County at Clarksville and Annada have been load posted with a restriction of a 10-ton weight limit. Beginning immediately, signs are posted “Weight Limit 10 Ton” at the bridge over Big Calumet Creek located just south of Route N near the north city limits of Clarksville, and the bridge over Guinns Creek south of Route H, the first bridge just south of

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  • Community Thanksgiving service Sunday in Troy

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The Greater Troy Ministerial Alliance has announced that it is once again the time for local churches in the Troy area to come together for the annual Thanksgiving Service. The annual Community Worship Service will be this Sunday, November 23, and our host church is First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ at 1302 Boone Street. All congregations are invited and welcome to attend the service. The seasonal service is under

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  • Stolen class ring key in arrest of two individuals

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:17 am

    A stolen high school class ring was cited as the key which led to the arrest of two individuals in a theft of jewelry originating in Lincoln County. Among the haul stolen from the home in the 1000 block of Highway EE on Oct. 24 was a 1976 Wentzville High class ring valued at $269, police said. A detective with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department investigating the crime came across

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  • NECAC Hunger Banquet demonstrated the impact of hunger in Lincoln County

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Craig McCartney attended with his son Scott.

    The Lincoln County Council on Aging was the site of a very special banquet Monday night, November 10. It was sponsored by NECAC for the benefit of the Bread For Life Food Pantry and the Lincoln County Cupboard. There was no fee to attend, though donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items were accepted. There was also a silent auction of various gift baskets, the proceeds of which also

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  • More families to adopt, make holidays meaningful

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

    A big ‘thank you’ to everyone in the community who has contacted the committee to adopt families in need this Christmas! Currently, 100 families in the program have been adopted. That leaves 36 families that are still available, and that means you are needed! With about five weeks remaining before Christmas, the committee is looking for adopters for the remaining families. Families range from a single person to larger families

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  • Luetkemeyer Veterans benefit workshop

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

    U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer announced the date and location for his fifth Veterans Benefits Workshop, which is organized to provide assistance to district constituents who have served our nation. Luetkemeyer and staff will lead a discussion and assist veterans from 10 a.m. to noon. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, in O’Fallon at 100 North Main Street. Signs will be posted outside the venue directing visitors where to go. “The least we

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  • Ambulance, emergency services have equipment to handle Ebola cases

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Lincoln County Ambulance District, fire, health department and Lincoln County Medical Center have been busy working on plans for taking care of patients who may have the signs, symptoms and history consistent with the Ebola Virus infection. At this time, the likelihood of a Lincoln County resident becoming infected with the Ebola virus is very low. The CDC and the Lincoln County Health Department have been working closely with local

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  • Heinz sentenced for kidnapping

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Jonpaul Heinz, 25, of Elsberry, was sentenced last week in the Lincoln County Circuit Court. He received a 12-year sentence after pleading guilty to kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in the rural Troy areas in 2012. According to the police, his victim, age 19 at the time, was driving on Hwy. U when she stopped near Summerhaven Lane to close the trunk of her car when Heinz jumped out, forced her into

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  • Culvert replacements scheduled for Route W in Lincoln County

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Weather permitting, beginning Monday, Dec. 1 through Wednesday, December 3, MoDOT crews will be replacing several culverts on Lincoln County Route W east of Troy in preparation for resurfacing from Route KK to Missouri Route 47 during the 2015 construction season. Route W will be closed at the following locations from Route 47 to just north of Route Y on the dates and times specified below. Dec. 1 road closed

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