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Elsberry latest city to ponder action to future sewer system challenges

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

Elsberry voters may soon find themselves in the unenviable position of having to choose between funding a new wastewater treatment plant or facing hefty fines that are likely to be imposed by the Department of Natural Resources [DNR] and the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. “People have become more and more Earth-conscious and EPA and DNR regulations have stiffened,” said Alliance Manager Marshall Suddarth. “Thirty years ago half of those regulations

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  • LCMC has “Plans and Protocols” for Ebola

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Lincoln County Medical Center is focused on providing safe, quality patient care in an environment that protects patients, their families and caregivers while conducting thorough preparations for the possibility of screening and isolating a patient with Ebola symptoms. According to Ashley Rottler, marketing director for LCMC, they have plans and protocols in place and will make adjustments to policies according to the many changes already received and recommended by the

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  • Law suit against Dominos for failing to pay minimum wage to delivery drivers

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    The law firms Paul McInnes LLP and Weinhaus & Potashnick have filed a lawsuit against MBR Management Corporation, franchisees of approximately 63 Dominos restaurants in Missouri and Illinois for failing to pay minimum wage to their delivery drivers. It includes the restaurant in Troy. The suit alleges that MBR is violating federal wage and hour laws by failing to adequately reimburse their drivers for their automobile expenses, resulting in unreimbursed

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  • Great opportunities await to learn more about ambulance service election

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:50 am

    The Lincoln County Ambulance District will be hosting Town Hall meetings Thursday Oct. 30 at the main headquarters located at 1392 S, Third St. Troy and Thursday Oct. 23 at the Elsberry base located at 902 New Hope Rd. Elsberry. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. The last general tax increase passed in Lincoln County was in 1984 and that is the same tax rate ceiling that is in

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  • Sheriff’s office receives Homeland Security grant

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently received notification they were awarded a Missouri Homeland Security interoperability grant that will benefit the 24-hour law enforcement agencies in the county. The $40K grant will go toward portable radios incorporating the statewide public safety interoperable communications system, known as the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network (MOSWIN). The Statewide Interoperability Network provides access for local agencies to communicate with state, regional and federal agencies in

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  • Winfield City to get new water meters, new salt spreader

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Winfield Karen Panther

    At the start of the Winfield City Hall meeting on Oct. 21, several people were honored for helping out at the Winfield Fall Festival. Chief Charles Hobby, Boy Scout Troop #376 and Karen Panther. Karen was also awarded a larger framed award, as she was the coordinator for the whole event and helped things run smoothly. Chief Hobby spoke about the September calls that the Winfield Police Department received. There

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  • Elsberry police officer charged in burglary

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:42 am

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    Elsberry Police Sergeant Michael Stephen Bales, 26, of O’Fallon was charged with breaking into the home of his stepmother and taking $37,000 cash that was hidden in a briefcase. The burglary took place at her home in O’Fallon in January, 2013. The case was filed in St. Charles County. Besides the cash, an Apple iPod, a .22-caliber handgun and a gold ring, value totaling $1,000 was also taken. According to

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  • Bread for Life Food Pantry: a local mission

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:35 am

    In September of 2003, the Greater Troy Ministerial Alliance opened the Bread for Life Food Pantry and served on average 12 families per week. Now, 11 years later, the pantry is in a new facility and served 115 families in a recent week. On average, 500 Lincoln County families each month receive food from Bread for Life Food Pantry. The all-volunteer organization is blessed with on-going community support from individuals,

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  • Elsberry police officer charged in burglary

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Elsberry Police Sergeant Michael Stephen Bales, 26, of O’Fallon was charged with breaking into the home of his stepmother and taking $37,000 cash that was hidden in a briefcase. The burglary took place at her home in O’Fallon in January, 2013. The case was filed in St. Charles County. Besides the cash, an Apple iPod, a .22-caliber handgun and a gold ring, value totaling $1,000 was also taken. According to

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