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Candidate preview for State Representative-41st District

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

There are only two contested local races for voters in the upcoming Aug. 5 primary election. The following is a look at the candidates in the 41st State Representative race. STATE REPRESENTATIVE 41st District Republican Alexandra Salsman, 28, Troy. She is a loan service employee. Political Background: Worked with conservative groups such as the MOPP, Lincoln County Republican Club (current membership chairman); St. Charles County Liberty Project, Republican Liberty Project,

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  • Lincoln County Presiding Commissioner race

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

    The following are profiles of candidates in the local political primaries subject to the Aug. 5 Primary Election PRESIDING COMMISSIONER Daniel Colbert, 45, Troy, Current Presiding Commissioner. Political Background: Serving as presiding commissioner since 2011. Reason For Seeking Election: I have had success working on the goals I set for this first term and wish to continue my work toward maintaining fiscal responsibility, stimulating growth, and infrastructure through the county.

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  • Elsberry asks voters to approve gas tax

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:02 am

    In the April 8 general election Elsberry voters approved a citywide one-cent fuel tax that had been proposed as a way to create revenue for the maintenance and repair of the city’s streets. However, the ballot measure passed by a simple majority only, and failed to meet the two-thirds or 66 percent requirement that would have made it official. City officials feel it would generate approximately $20,000 to be used

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  • Five questions on August ballot

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that five questions will appear before voters statewide at the primary election on August 5, 2014. The measures, all constitutional amendments referred to the ballot by the General Assembly, will take effect if a majority of voters approve. The official ballot title for Constitutional Amendment 1 (HJRs 11 & 7) reads: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri

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  • Prop S designed to reduce response time, save lives by ambulance district

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The Lincoln County Ambulance District has placed a levy issue on the ballot entitled “Prop S: Saving Lives.” The wording is as follows: “In order to avoid cuts both in paramedic staffing and the number of available ambulances, as well as to reduce delays in response times to 911 calls that may occur due to budget cuts, shall the board of directors of the Lincoln County Ambulance District be authorized

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  • Dr. Donald Rasmussen killed in two-vehicle accident

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    A Silex man died in a two-vehicle accident at the  intersection of Hwy. 61 and Route B (Auburn Junction)  Saturday afternoon (July 26),  according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Time of the accident was  3:10 p.m. According to the statement from the Patrol, a 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by Donald Rasmussen, 69, of Silex, failed to yield to a 2011 Columbia Freightliner driven by Todd A.

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  • Man accused of assaulting victim while he slept

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of a man for assault on a victim while he slept. According to a release, on July 24, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence along the 2000 block of Highway 47, in Winfield, for an assault investigation.  The victim told deputies that  Michael Whitman, 37, of Troy, entered his residence where he was sleeping and struck him in the

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  • Reed charged with attempt to possess heroin

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Troy Police announces arrest after an attempted buy of a  controlled substance. According to the release, on July 23, 2014 Glen Reed was arrested and charged with Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance. That day, an unknown subject sent a text message to an undercover detective stating he wanted to meet up to purchase a controlled substance. A meeting was arranged at a gas station in the city limits of

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  • 911 hang-up leads to arrest

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    An Elsberry woman was arrested after an investigation ensued on a call from 911, according to a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the first block of Lakeview Circle Dr, in Elsberry, after dispatch communications received a 911 hang-up Thursday morning (July 24). While enroute to the residence, deputies observed a woman,  Lacy Hall walking along Highway W. Hall told deputies she

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