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State Auditor Schweich dies

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has died, Spence Jackson, a spokesperson for his office confirms. Schweich was hospitalized Thursday following a “medical situation at his home.” Further details have not been disclosed. Late last month, Schweich announced he would seek the Republican nomination for governor, facing fellow Republican Catherine Hanaway. According to his website, Schweich was a fifth-generation Missourian. He attended public school in St. Louis County before attending Yale University

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  • Faria case sent back to county judge

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    The next step in the appeal process for a man convicted for the murder of his wife played out this week when court of appeals sent the case back to Lincoln County. On Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals sent the Russell Faria case back to 45th Judicial Court Judge Chris Mennemeyer Kunza for a hearing  on a retrial motion. Judge Mennemeyer has 90 days to hold a hearing and

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  • Howell eagerly looking forward to leading development of Troy parks

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Ryan Howell assumed his duties Feb. 9 as the first full-time parks director for the City of Troy. He will assist with existing parks and help develop new programs for Troy’s parks system and Aquatic Center.

    The parks in the City of Troy have gained a greater emphasis for expanding and meeting future needs with the hiring of the city’s first full-time parks director. Ryan Howell assumed his duties Feb. 9 after being selected from several applicants. He is a graduate of Troy Buchanan High School in 2003. He then earned a degree in Marketing/Business Administration through Missouri Baptist University. While in college, he was a

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  • ‘Meet and Greet’ Winfield city candidates

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Candidates running for office in the City of Winfield are invited to participate in two “Meet and Greet” events. The first will be held Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m. –noon and the second on March 31, 6:30-10 p.m. Both will be held at the Winfield Firehouse across from the Winfield High School. The purpose of the forum is to allow the residents of the City of Winfield to hear what

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  • Fire results in one fatality, injuries to area firefighter

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Firefighters battle the weather and flames in this heavily-involved fire at the Snow Hill Truss Co. on Hwy. W. There was one fatality and one firefighter injured.

    There was one fatality and one firefighter injured Tuesday night (Feb. 17) in a fire at a former business on Hwy. W in Lincoln County. On Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5:51 p.m. Lincoln County firefighters were dispatched to the old Snow Hill Truss building at 1989 S. Hwy. W for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment. On arrival, firefighters found the 16,000 square foot commercial building fully involved. Firefighters

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  • Arrested on drug charges in Pike County

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reports the following. On Feb. 11, sheriff’s office deputies assisted the East Central Drug Task force with a search warrant at 112 Culpepper Street in Louisiana. Barri L. Obert, 53, and Michelle R. Bowen, 31, both of that address were charged by Pike County Prosecutor Mark Fisher with the class C felony of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) the class A misdemeanor of possession

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  • State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. The program is one way Missouri is working to fight

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  • Future park in Troy

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Kiwanis-Ellison views project

    The plans for the development of a 28-acre tract by the Troy Kiwanis Club into a park in Troy was unveiled officially Feb. 14 at the club’s Dinner/Dance/Auction held at the Troy K of C Hall. The park will be built in the Trojan Lake Estates area and will be done in phases. Proceeds from the event will go to this project. For more photos, go to www.lincolncountyjournal.com website and

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  • Fire results in one fatality, injuries to area firefighter

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    There was one fatality in a fire Tuesday night at a fire  along a former business  on Hwy. W in Lincoln County. On Tuesday, Feb. 18,  at 5:51 p.m. Lincoln County firefighters were dispatched to the old Snow Hill Truss building at 1989 S. Hwy W for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment.  On arrival, firefighters found the 16,000 square foot commercial building fully involved. Firefighters quickly contacted bystanders

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