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Area men charged with statutory sodomy and rape

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

In early March, investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating claims of a girl under 17-years old being raped multiple times along the first block of Hillview Lane, in Troy, during the months of February and March of 2015. Detectives learned of the potential suspect, Coty James Endress, 26, of Troy, and questioned him. During the interview, Endress admitted to “consensual sex” with a girl under 17-years old

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Happy Birthday Veterans Coffee Talk

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm

The Veterans Coffee Talk held each Thursday had its fourth anniversary marked with a special meeting March 19 at the Lincoln County Council On Aging (LCCOA) center. In a relaxed atmosphere, all World War II veterans in attendance were invited to address their fellow veterans. Afterward, all the county veterans who have participated in the Honor Flight program to Washington, D.C. were invited upfront and group pictures were taken. Also,

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  • Voter’s Guide for April 7 Election

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Following are the candidate profiles for the contested races on the April 7 ballot. The candidates featured are those who responded to The Lincoln County Journal’s profile request. Candidates for Lincoln County R-III School Board Stacy McLaughlin, 43, Troy, Manager – Quality/Performance Improvement, Mercy Hospital Lincoln. Political background: Board Member, Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders (MONL), Present 2015-2017 term; Board Member, First Baptist Christian Academy, 2010-2012; Board Member, Community Preschool,

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  • Work planned for Cuivre River Bridge

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Weather permitting, April 9, MoDOT crews will close the Cuivre River Bridge on Lincoln County Route H from Cave Farm Road to Shafer Road for bridge repairs. Traffic will need to use alternate routes while the work is completed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Again this work is weather dependent and could be delayed or rescheduled. For more information about road work, please go to http://www.modot.org/ or call customer

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Sports

Andy Belobraydic holds his record paddlefish.

Angler catches state-record paddlefish

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

The first paddlefish snagging trip for Andy Belobraydic III will be one he’ll remember for the rest of his life. The 33-year-old Richwoods resident turned an already successful day on Table Rock Lake into an unforgettable one by snagging a state-record paddlefish Saturday. Belobraydic’s behemoth weighed 140 pounds, nine ounces; breaking the old record of 139-4 caught in 2002 at Table Rock. The fish, which was caught on the James

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  • First girls’ soccer win in Elsberry history, boys lose to Festus, Winfield in baseball

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Elsberry/Silex Elly Boothe (right) scored four goals in one game helping the program to its first-ever win in girls’ soccer.

    At the start of last year’s Lady Indians soccer season Head Coach Hector Bencomo stated that he and his team were determined to score at least one goal. After enduring the previous season in which the team was unable to record a win or even score a single goal, their determination to put at least one point on the board in 2014 may have seemed a lofty dream to some.

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  • Wild turkey seminar in Hawk Point April 1

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:19 am

    The Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association will host a free wildlife seminar on April 1 at the Hawk Point VFW hall. The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. Missouri Department of Conservation state turkey biologist, Jason Isabelle, will be on-hand to meet with attendees and present information about wild turkey flock, including an update on the ongoing turkey survival and reproduction study in north Missouri. In addition to being Missouri’s

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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

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    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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Entertainment

From the Archives: Ricks resigns as collector to join Hungate

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:42 pm

60 Years Ago April 1, 1955 The girls’ trio at Silex High School received a II rating at district music competition. Members were Carol Fletcher, Norma McDonald and Patty Murphy. Also these three girls joined with Alice Ratermann, Joann Edmiston and Evelyn Huckstep to form a sextet which also earned a II rating. 50 Years Ago April 2, 1965 Nathan Ricks has resigned as Collector of Lincoln County as he

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  • Troy Movie House Movie Listings

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    3/27/2015 CINDERELLA PG 4:45P 7:15P 9:45P GET HARD R 5:30P 7:45P 10:00P HOME PG 5:15P 7:30P 9:45P INSURGENT PG13 4:30P 7:00P 9:30P   3/28/2015 CINDERELLA PG 2:15P 4:45P 7:15P 9:45P GET HARD R 3:15P 5:30P 7:45P 10:00P HOME PG 3:00P 5:15P 7:30P 9:45P INSURGENT PG13 2:00P 4:30P 7:00P 9:30P   3/29/2015 CINDERELLA PG 2:15P 4:45P 7:15P GET HARD R 3:15P 5:30P 7:45P HOME PG 3:00P 5:15P 7:30P INSURGENT PG13 2:00P

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  • Winfield alumni plans ladies luncheon

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

    The Winfield High School Alumni Association has made plans for the second annual Ladies Luncheon in order to raise funds for our college scholarship. So ladies: dig deep…bring your check books. Come one come all and spread the word. Saturday, April 25…noon at The Anchor restaurant on Hwy. 47 in Winfield. Attendees will order off the menu (separate checks). Also the Winfield graduating Class of 1975 will be celebrating their

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