Gabriel Pepper celebrates 1st Birthday

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Parents Chance and Kayelee Pepper of Tampa, Florida celebrated the 1st Birthday of their second child Gabriel Pepper April 3, 2014 with older brother Abel. Grandparents are Angie Wallace, Lonnie Dildine Jr., and Mike Gower, of Troy, Mo. Great-grandparents are Lonnie Sr. And Talei Dildine, Nancee Wallace, and Doris Gower, of Troy, Mo.

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  • Baby girl Sitton

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:47 am


    Amanda and Nick Sitton, of Lake St. Louis proudly announce the birth of their first child, a girl, named Isabelle Paige. She was born on January 27, 2014 at 5:33 p.m. Izzy weighed eight pounds 13 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long. Her proud grandparents are Debby and Dennis Tinsley, of Troy and Jaci and Kevin Sitton, of Winfield. Great-grandparents are Betty Tinsley and Martha Wagganer.

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  • Chiodini turns three

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:46 am


    Braydin Michael Chiodini, son of Michael and Tashua Chiodini. Big brother of Alixea Chiodini, of Elsberry, turned three years old on March 28. Braydin celebrated his third birthday on March 22 where he had family and friends over at his house for cake and ice cream. Braydin is the grandson of Rusty and Kim Simpson, of Winfield, and Sheila Weber, of Troy and Jim and Chrissy Chiodini, of Elsberry. Braydin

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MoDot announces pavement repairs

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

Weather permitting, the week of April 28, MoDOT crews will be working on pavement repairs on Routes EE, KK and J in Lincoln County, and TT in Warren County from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the dates indicated. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at various locations. Route EE – April 28-29 pavement repairs at locations from Route Y to MO 47 west of Winfield. Route KK –

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  • Wright City man killed in accident

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:37 am

    A Wright City teen was killed in a one-car accident Saturday in Lincoln County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on Route D, one mile north of Hwy. 47. Time of the accident was 4:30 p.m. According to the report, a 2007 Toyota Scion driven by Jesus Pinedo-Almaraz, of Wright City, traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree

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  • Winfield Police cracking down on drunk drivers

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:33 am

    With prom and graduation season here, Missouri law enforcement wants to me sure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober. Winfield Police will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving May 1 – 12, 2014. It is illegal for someone under the age 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri, yet youth make up a significant proportion of drunk drivers causing traffic crashes on

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Budget concerns, staff needs brings comments to Elsberry school board

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:09 am

Although no budgetary decisions for the 2014-2015 school year have officially been made, there is a very strong possibility that public schools in Missouri will have a little bit more money to work with than they have in the recent past. While that has yet to be confirmed, the mere hint that there might be more financial resources available has led many people to start thinking about all of the

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  • R-IV School District elects board offices, helps homebound students through Skype

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:57 am

    The monthly School Board Meeting for the Winfield R-IV School District was held on April 15. The first thing on the agenda was to discuss the recent election. The board members running where uncontested so no election was needed for the district as Michael Bromwich, Kristen Burkemper and Craig Politte were sworn back in. Next, the election of President (Mike Bromwich), Vice President (Kristen Burkemper), Board Treasure (Terry Dixon), and

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  • Finalizing plans for Rise Above tourney

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Foundation Board members pictured left to right: Rob Cissell, Elaine Henderson, Leah Askey, Dave Jones, Chris Chaney, Jeanette Van Beek, Kathy Flynn, Susan Mills, and Julie Basler.  Members not pictured include:  Scott Capps, Kim Hasekamp, Melody Yeager, Amy Ell, and Cortney Richardson.

    With the third annual Rise Above Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament fast approaching, board members recently met to finalize plans. The flighted tournament is set for Saturday, April 26 at Woods Fort Golf Club with a shotgun start at noon. It will feature a cash pay-out with closest to the pin and longest drive competitions, as well as a chance to win a new vehicle by hitting a Hole in One.

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Church pastor retiring

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

After seven years of ministering to the Hawk Point Community Church, Carla Jean Fletcher will be retiring on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Rev. Fletcher received an English degree from Culver Stockton College in 1964. She raised her three children, Thom, Melissa, and Joel returning to her schooling later in life and received a degree from St. Louis University School of Law. In 2008, she received her Masters of Divinity degree

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  • Silex area churches announce Holy Week worship events

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

    “The churches of Whiteside, Silex, and Louisville will host the following community worship services on Good Friday and Easter. The congregations invite all friends and neighbors to join them for these two events. The community Good Friday service will be held at the Louisville Christian Church on Friday evening, April 18 at 7 p.m. The church is located on Lincoln County Highway Z near the town of Louisville approximately 10

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  • Public concert at Troy church

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Choral Arts Singers and Youth will present public concerts on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Troy, 1302 Boone St. and Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at Assumption Chapel, 403 N. Main St., O’Fallon. The concert theme is “All Creatures Great and Small” and will feature songs such as “Memory” from Cats, “Blackbird” by John Lennon, spirituals and many more. Donations are appreciated

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‘Take Back Drugs’ day

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

D.A.R.T., the local drug and alcohol reduction team organized in Lincoln County announced that in addition to the Sheriff’s Department, Lincoln County pharmacies will also participate in the April 26 Prescription Drug Take-Back event. More Americans (6.8 million) currently abuse prescription drugs than those using cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined. Through proper disposal of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, communities can help prevent drug abuse, which makes this event

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center receives $3,000 grant from Midwest Stone Institute to fund arthroscopic equipment

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Pictured (L to R): Patrick Bira, LCMC CEO; Stephanie Moore, BSN, Director of Surgical Services; Dr. Venkata Bodavula, hand surgeon; Dr. Robert Orell, orthopedic surgeon; Lori Drury, Midwest Stone Institute; and Patricia Rhoads, administrative assistant, grant writer.

    Midwest Stone Institute (MSI) has awarded a $3,025.63 grant to Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) to fund Arthroscopic Equipment to the Surgery Department. Dr. Robert Orell, orthopedic surgeon and Dr. Venkata Bodavula, hand surgeon, are primary operators of the equipment. Midwest Stone Institute (MSI) is a non-profit corporation whose mission has been to provide quality mobile urologic stone disease care to all patients in the St. Louis region, research, and

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  • NECAC offers help to people seeking health insurance

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

    The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is offering assistance to people who were unable to buy health insurance before the federally-mandated March 31 deadline. Those who started the application process but did not finish now have until mid-April to seek extra time. The extension applies only to people who have started the enrollment process. “We encourage everyone who is interested in understanding their health insurance options to call

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