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School issues pass, Moscow Mills voters approve sewer bond issue

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

School issues were approved by voters in the Silex and Troy school districts while voters in Moscow Mills approved a $3 million revenue bond issue for sewer improvements. The City of Troy voters turned down the approval of a use tax while City of Elsberry approved a gas sales tax. These were among the highlights of the spring elections held Tuesday. Just over 13 percent of the registered voters in

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Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team arrests two for distribution of meth

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm

The Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) arrested 34 year old Shane Michael Johnson and 27 year old Kathleen Teson, both from Troy, for the sale and distribution of methamphetamine on Monday. Narcotics investigators learned Johnson and Teson were selling methamphetamine in Lincoln County. Through surveillance, county investigators observed Johnson and Teson attempt to make a money transaction on a gas station parking lot in Troy and took both of

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  • Charged with statutory sodomy

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Mills

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40 year old Darren Richard Mills of Lincoln County after learning he sexually assaulted a boy less than 12 years of age. According to investigators, the abuse took place along the 100 block of Chinkapin Court, Troy (Lincoln County) over a period of time. It is possible more charges will occur as the investigation continues. Mills registered as a sex offender in 1999 for

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  • R-III summer lunch program to begin late June

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

    For the past two summers, the Lincoln County R-III School District has served nearly 32,000 free lunches through the Seamless Summer Lunch Program. In 2014, the R-III District will continue the summer lunch program, funded through the National School Lunch Program, but in a condensed time period. The Seamless Summer Lunch Program, which provides a free lunch to any child up to the age of 18, will begin on June

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Sports

Track and field, golf squads in action

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:19 am

The Elsberry Track and Field teams participated in their second practice meet of 2014 at Orchard Farm April 1. For the girls, Madison Cleveland took fourth place in the shot put event with a throw of 24’. Cleveland also took first in the girl’s discus event with a throw of 88’6”. In the girl’s long jump event, Passion Hunter-Edwards took second place with a jump of 14’5”. Hunter-Edwards also took

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  • Warrior golf team

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Winfield golf team

    The Winfield Warriors golf team won their first two matches of the spring. Team members include (bottom row from left): Adam Cato, Joe Schenk, Andrew Breckenridge, Philip Peluso, James Redd. Top row: Dakota Robertson, Skyler Neels, Robert Strubinger. In their first match, they defeated Silex and Community at Woods Fort. Robertson was medalist with a 42. They then defeated Montgomery County and South Callaway with Robertson shooting a 46 for

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  • Winfield soccer has impressive record

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:17 am

    On Tuesday, April 8, at 6 p.m., Winfield traveled to Warrenton for a conference game. The close-fought match went into halftime with no score. Winfield scored midway through the second half, and held Warrenton scoreless for the rest of the game to win by a final score of 1-0. Winfield’s game winning goal was scored by Karley Kaimann. This goal was her second game-winning goal and third goal of the

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Lifestyles

FREE MoCHIP program to protect your children

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

In collaboration with the Troy Masonic Lodge, the Lincoln County R-III Schools, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1, the Troy Police Department and the Lincoln County Ambulance District will be hosting a MoCHIP day on May 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Troy Middle School cafeteria. What is MoCHIP? MoCHIP is a comprehensive child identification program designed to give Missouri

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  • Arrow earns his ‘wings’

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Arrow

    Ensign Anthony Arrow was winged a Naval Aviator on March 28, 2014. This important event is the culmination of many months of intensive application, which is required for the successful completion of the demanding academic, military, and airborne curriculum. Arrow was also tested under extreme stress to measure his success. J. M. Pavelko from the Department of the Navy said this about earning “wings of gold”, “Naval Aviators are the

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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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Pictured above Winfield students practice their parts and work out the fine details in “How the Other Half Dies”.

Winfield drama club presents “How the Other Half Dies”

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

The Winfield High School Drama Club has been steadily working on a new production for the community to enjoy called “How the Other Half Dies” by Eddie McPherson. This play is described as a comedy murder-mystery that will keep you on your toes and laughing the whole time. Cast in the play are: Alyson Hofmann, Austin Briscoe, Jake Adkirson, Aaliyah Stukenberg, Kyara Holloway, Bailey Harke, Amber Schneider, Johnathon Santonge, Mariam

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  • Easter Egg Drop Saturday

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

    NorthRoad Church and Woods Fort Country Club have teamed up to provide an Easter egg hunt unlike any other. On Saturday April 19, Bill Hopper is going to fly a helicopter over the practice range at the Woods Fort golf course dropping around 3,500 eggs for children. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will also feature an adult egg that will contain a free round of golf. NorthRoad

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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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