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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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  • Assessor’s office answers valuation questions on 2014 tax statement receipt

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

    In a few short weeks the Lincoln County Collector’s Office will be mailing out the 2014 Real & Personal Property tax statements. Upon receipt of your bill if there is an issue with the valuation please contact the Assessors Office if something is in error, missing or needs to be added. If there happens to be an issue that needs to be addressed with the assessor’s office, it would be

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  • Silex residents request additional patrols in ‘New Town’ to curb vandalism

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

    An oral review of the recent Fall Festival revealed Silex leaders were very much pleased with the efforts of everyone leading up to and including that day. The Silex Board of Aldermen gave that assessment at their regular meeting held Oct. 13 in the community building. The festival was held on Oct. 4 with the day full of events attracting good crowds. Security was handled by Chief William Barnes and

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  • Adopt-A-Family campaign needs public participation

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Since Sept. 26 volunteers for Adopt-a-Family have been processing applications and interviewing families who are in need of assistance with Christmas. As of Oct. 11, there are 58 families who have completed this process and are available for adoption. Many more families will be added in a few weeks. These families come from a variety of circumstances, but there is one thing they all have in common…they need you! Lincoln

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  • Four arrested in strong arm robbery in Moscow Mills

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:01 am

                    Investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department nets four suspects in robbery during a drug deal. According to information released by the sheriff’s office, on Oct. 7, investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a strong-armed robbery in Moscow Mills. Detectives learned a 16-year old male juvenile, from St. Charles, masterminded a “dope rip” and conspired with both, Jerry Wayne

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  • Seven arrested, charged with stealing in Troy area

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Several arrests last week by the Troy Police Department may have nabbed suspects who may be involved in similar crimes in other states. According to information released by Det. Tony Stewart, public information officer, on Wednesday Oct. 9, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Troy Police Department received a call from the Troy Bank of America branch, located at 1 Front Street, for a report of fraud. A bank employee reported

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  • Tow truck driver’s quick thinking leads to arrest of two suspects

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Due to the quick thinking of Brian Jackson, owner of Jackson Towing in Elsberry, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was able to arrest two suspects for allegedly stealing copper pipe from an empty house on October 11. According to the probable cause statement, Jackson was called to 238 Blue Bird Hill Lane in Foley by Jeffery Roark to tow a van out of the mud. When Roark and his companion,

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  • Accepting the keys

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Moscow MillsAmerentruck

    The City of Moscow Mills was recently presented with a bucket truck from Ameren Missouri. The utility company has a program where they donate old trucks which they put out of service. Cities, schools, fire departments and other entities put in applications. Donnie Hopkins (second from left), public works superintendent for Moscow Mills, accepts the keys from Derek Pierce (right), director, and Julie Feast, customer service advisor of Ameren. Also

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  • Lincoln County Resource Board to fund $1.2 million in 2015 for children’s services

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:30 am

    At its September board of trustees meeting, the Lincoln County Resource Board (LCRB) approved approximately $1.2 million in 2015 funding for children’s mental health services. The funding will cover 10 non-for-profit agencies, which provide school-based prevention and early intervention programs; crisis care; counseling; parent and home-based programs; psychiatric services; substance abuse services; therapeutic mentoring; case management; and more. Nationally, mental health challenges and disorders—defined as any disease or condition that

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