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Work planned on several routes in Lincoln County

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:59 am

MACON - Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing work on the following routes on the dates and time indicated. Route E - Feb. 2-6, one lane traffic at various locations each day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for edge rut repairs and brush cutting. Route H - Feb. 2-6, one lane traffic at various locations each day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for edge rut repairs. Route BB - Feb. 2-6,

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  • Hawk Point firefighters participate in training

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 11:13 am


    The Hawk Point Fire Department participated in an Ameren Missouri natural gas safety training session this week, discussing ways to recognize a gas leak and the basic steps emergency responders should take to contain a potential hazard. Ameren Missouri’s Dennis Bennett, above, provides training to emergency responders, excavators and other groups throughout the state to promote natural gas safety.

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  • Winfield Foley Volunteer Fire Protection District respond to structure fire in Winfield

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    On Tuesday January 27th, 2015at approximately 1:30pm the Winfield Foley Volunteer Fire Protection District were requested to respond to a structure fire with suspicious activity. Once on scene, they found light smoke coming from a single story residence. The scene quickly became busy as the Winfield Foley Fire Protection District, Lincoln County Fire Protection District, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Departments worked together to extinguish the blaze. The fire was contained to

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  • Foley woman wanted for assault with a firearm

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

    On Monday (Jan. 26), the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the first block of Fox Lane, in Foley, for a domestic disturbance.  Deputies learned, Mary Elizabeth Britt, 41, of Foley, arrived at the home to return property she had previously borrowed.  While standing outside near the rear door, Britt displayed a 9mm Ruger semi-automatic handgun and attempted to fire it at the 67-year male homeowner from close range. For

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  • Support for Winfield SRO Officer strong at school board meeting

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

    The Winfield School Board Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20 brought in a large crowd. Extra chairs were placed around the room, and it soon became standing room only as supporters for Sgt. Marc McCollister kept piling in. Sgt. McCollister was the School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Winfield School District and had been with the district for the past three years. When word was out that Sgt. McCollister’s contract was

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  • Chemical agents used to apprehend suspect

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

    On January 20, the Troy Police Department received information Justin Linson, who had active warrants, was hiding out at a residence in Troy. The information received advised Linson was staying at a residence in the 200 block of Boone Street. When officers knocked on the door, Linson ran to the basement and then climbed into the crawl space. Officers set up a perimeter around the residence and attempted to call

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  • Candidates file for positions subject to spring election

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Several contested races are forming in many areas in the upcoming April spring elections. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 7, 2015, candidates for school board positions include: Silex R-I: Ben Henke, Kim Ellis. Elsberry R-II: Kandi Kinsler, Andy Burkemper. Troy R-III: Ron Mills, Dan Reed, Mary Sue Thompson and Stacy McLaughlin. Winfield R-IV: Wesley Burch, Melanie Jordan, Jennifer Bryan, Billie Lamb and Andrew Dodd. Two seats in each school district

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  • Charged with cooking meth near outbuilding

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Two people were arrested for manufacturing meth on property of a deputy, in a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. On Saturday, Jan. 17, 2014, around 2 p.m., a Lincoln County deputy was on patrol in unincorporated Lincoln County along Highway V when he observed two individuals and a red Pontiac Grand Am sitting near an old abandoned out building on his family’s property. Looking suspicious and unusual, the

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  • Thank a farmer in February

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Farm Bureau members across the state are celebrating the important contributions of agriculture during Thank a Farmer Week, February 8-14. Whether it is food, clothing, shelter, transportation, personal and household items, medications or school supplies, what we use in our daily lives has a connection to agriculture. County Farm Bureau leaders across the state are hosting a variety of events to share this important message. Today’s farmers grow more food

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