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Year in Review….

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:04 am


Gary Grunick was appointed as municipal judge for the City of Troy.


The renovated shooting range at the Logan Wildlife Area near Silex was officially opened by the Missouri Department of Conservation.


St. Paul United Church of Christ won the Grand Champion Adult Float and the Moscow Mills 4-H Willing Workers had the Grand Champion Youth Float in the Lincoln County Fair Parade.


Sara Montanelli, of Elsberry, had an audition for the “Voice” national television show.


McKenna Wilmes was selected as the 2013 Lincoln County Fair Queen.


A sidewalk funded by MoDOT was installed along Hwy. 47 to improve safety for students at Winfield High School.


Hundreds of young people came from throughout the country participating in the Troy Story. The volunteers were housed at Troy Buchanan High School and each day for a week, worked throughout Lincoln County, do home repairs and other missionary projects.


Sheriff John Cottle announced a ‘ride along’ program were citizens could schedule a time to ride with a deputy while making his routes.



Nathan Cockrum, a Troy native and recent graduate of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy, was assigned to Pike and Lincoln counties in Troop C.


Dustin Grigsby, a volunteer firefighter with the Old Monroe Fire District, was charged with arson in connection with several recent fires occurring in that community.


Larry Tucker was hired as the economic development director for Lincoln County.


The City of Troy with the assistance of AmerenMissouri and Old Monroe Lumber, placed the flag pole at the new interchange at South Lincoln Drive. The exchange was opened later in the month.


Elizabeth Schlueter, of Troy, was inducted into the Missouri State 4-H Hall of Fame.


John Adams, of Old Monroe, was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his efforts in assisting the Old Monroe Police and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office which led to the arrest of an arson suspect.



The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department continued a series of active shooter drills at area schools.


Claude Cox was recognized for over 45 years of service as a trustee at Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy.


Charlie Smith retired after nearly a 40-year career as a law enforcement officer, ending with the Troy Police Department.


The second phase of the Korean War Memorial was realized with the placing of bricks of names of veterans. John I. Wilson and Ron Smith coordinated the sales of the bricks.



Lincoln County Resource Board announced it will fund $1.4 million in 2014 for mental health services for children.


Dogs on Duty presented a bullet-proof vest to Troy Police Officer Chris Hollingsworth for his K9 dog, Rommel.


Annie Wendel was the grand marshal of the Silex Fall Festival Parade.


Norman Murphy was promoted to Captain and designated as the director of the Gaming Division at the Missouri Highway Patrol general headquarters in Jefferson City.


Cathy Whitworth was the ‘roastee’ at the Annual Britton House Road in Troy.


The Lincoln County R-III School launched its new program “Bright Futures.” This will provide funding through private donations for students needing hats, clothes and other necessities.


Troy students took to social media to show their respect for Greg Mix and his battle with pancreatic cancer. The students launched #TheMixMovement on Twitter which resulted in thousands of responses from around the world. Mr. Mix lost his battle, passing away on Dec. 9.



A Sunday afternoon fire Nov. 17 destroyed offices located off Professional Park Drive in Troy. Businesses affected included Finklang Eye Health Associates, Edward Jones, a counseling office and BBI. High winds created an additional hazard for firefighters. It was later determined that lighting caused the damage.


Russell Faria was found guilty by a jury for murder in connection with the death of his wife, Elizabeth, which occurred on Dec. 27, 2011.


Judge Ben Burkemper, Associate Circuit Judge in Lincoln County, announced his resignation effective Jan. 1, 2014. He has accepted a position in the Missouri State Attorney General’s office.


Gene Dwyer, of Troy, was presented with a Legion Medal of Honor from the French government for his service during World War II.



Troy R-III School Board announced plans to place a no-tax increase on the April ballot to finance construction of a new middle school.