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Null birth announcement

Baby boy Null

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

Margaret and Gregory Null, of Troy, would like to welcome Ben Elliot Null into the world. Ben was born on February 27, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital weighing eight pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 ¾ inches long. Ben is the younger brother to Jack Null, 5, and Levi Null, 2. Happy grandparents are Betty and Eddie Whitlock, of St. Paul, Mo., and Cathy and Jim Null, of Troy. Ben

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  • Martin attains recognition in Missouri Scholars 100

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Martin Brandelyn

    Silex High School senior Brandelyn Martin has been selected as an “Honorable Mention” student in the 2015 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2015. The announcement was made by Dr. Bruce Werkmeister, a principal at Silex R-1 High School. Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri

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  • Burch selected for state academic honor

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Marissa pic

    High school senior Marissa Burch, of Winfield High School has been selected as an “Honorable Mention” student in the 2015 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2015. The announcement was made by Eric Alderson, principal at Winfield High School. Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri

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Travel

Woman injured in accident

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:57 am

A Chesterfield woman was injured March 15 in an accident occurring in Lincoln County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Time of the accident was 5:18 p.m. on Hwy. W, just south of New Hope West Lane. According to the Patrol, a 1997 Honda CRV driven by Nichole Boesing, 29, was southbound on Hwy. W, when she failed to negotiate a curve, and ran off the

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  • Spring brings potholes, report them to MoDOT

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Rising temperatures this weekend after recent winter storms will bring out the potholes in Missouri’s roads. At the Missouri Department of Transportation, the start of March means crews turn their attention to the potholes that “spring” forth as temperatures change. There are multiple ways motorists can report potholes: ·MoDOT’s Customer Service Center, available 24/7, at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636). • Online – from your computer or cell phone, at modot.org. Look for

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  • County agencies conduct “Arrive Alive” checkpoints at high schools

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Employees of the Lincoln County 9-1-1 Services participating in the seat belt survey effort included (in no order): Stacey Adcock, Lisa Goetsch, Alisha Lewis, Nicole Hanson, James Roberts, Margie Harrell, director; Jeff Reed, Barb Presley. Also pictured is Kim Biondo, outreach coordinator  for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety (MoDOT).

    Warm weather is here and teens will be hitting the road to enjoy spring break, prom, and other great springtime activities. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants teens to think about how dangerous a car ride can be if they don’t buckle up. An element of this year’s teen seat belt campaign reminds teens that their safety is to be taken very seriously – “Buckle Up. It’s No Joke.”

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Education

Clopton hosts EMO speech competition

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 8:49 am

Clopton High School recently hosted the 2015 EMO Speech Competition. Participating schools included: Van-Far, Wellsville-Middleton, Wright City, Bowling Green, Clopton and North Callaway. There were 42 entrants (some events were duo and some students competed in multiple events). The Overall Sweepstakes Champion was Bowling Green. Clopton winners included: Caitlyn Chandler, (ninth grade) third place in Poetry; Faith Yates, (10th grade) third place in Creative Original; Zack Winkle (11th grade) third

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  • First day of school, lunch prices decided at Lincoln County R-III board meeting

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:20 am

    The Lincoln County R-III school district held its monthly school board meeting on March 17. The board tentatively approved the District Calendar for the 2015-2016 school year, with the first day of school falling on August 18. The board also approved a recommendation by Superintendant Mark Penny to set the school lunch prices for 2015-2016. An elementary school lunch will cost $2.70; a secondary school lunch will cost $2.80. Larry

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  • Winfield School District hears program reviews, speaks about changes in the Missouri State testing standards

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:06 am

    In a meeting full of program reviews, the Winfield School Board listened and showed their excitement for what’s happening within the district. The meeting took place on Tuesday, March 17. MaryAnn Hoelting spoke about her Missouri Options class. Missouri Options gives students an alternative way to finish high school and helps many individuals who might struggle in a larger class setting. Winfield had 12 students complete the program in the

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Religion

Way of the Cross

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

The Troy Ministerial Alliance invites everyone to come and worship in prayer and a walk to commemorate the life and death of Jesus Christ, who gave his life for us on the Cross. The group will meet at the Troy Furniture parking lot April 3 at 5 p.m. and begin the walk at 5:30 p.m. There will be 14 stops throughout Troy to remember what Christ has done for us

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  • Silex area churches Easter services

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:08 am

    The country churches of north Lincoln County will host two community services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. On Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. there will be a Good Friday Service at the Mill Creek Baptist Church, located at 686 Mill Creek Church Road approximately five miles west of Silex. On Sunday, April 5, at 7 a.m., there will be an Easter Sunrise service at the Silex Presbyterian Church

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  • Lincoln County Right to Life attends March for Life

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Immaculate Conception Old Monroe students (in no particular order) participated in the March for Life: Breana Burkemper, Connor Burkemper, Curtis Burkemper, Maci Dixon, Clare Eggering, Drake Eggering, Alicia Gregory, Carson Hoeckelmann, Kodey Kaimann, Emma Niederer, Elliott Stetson, Jack Stout, Caleb Veness, Lane Weber.

    Members of the Lincoln County Chapter of Missouri Right to Life, along with students and parents representing Immaculate Conception Parish in Old Monroe, and other concerned pro-life citizens boarded a chartered bus to Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 19, to attend the annual March for Life. This group endured a long 18-hour bus ride to attend this year’s march. They were able to arrive early in order to attend a

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Health

Lincoln County Resource Board targets child abuse and neglect

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Every day in Missouri, one in four children are reported abused or neglected. More than half of these children are under the age of six years old. In Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Resource Board (LCRB) is targeting child abuse and neglect—working to educate and empower children and parents through its funded health care providers. At no cost to Lincoln County parents, local children can receive emergency care and shelter

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  • All in the day of a case manager

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Krystle Bennett

    “Hello, this is Tom,” answers Tom Wehmeyer cheerfully. Tom Wehmeyer always answers the phone with a smile in his voice. Tom is a case manager at Community Opportunities. The caller was one of his customers who routinely calls him every day at the same time to tell him about his day and get his help with problem-solving daily issues that arise. Despite all of the other people who also need

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  • Blood drive at VFW Hall

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:58 am

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March. By donating blood, eligible donors can help save the lives of patients in need. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations by organizing a blood drive, volunteering to assist with Red Cross activities, or creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive online at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp

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