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Not only are four members of the Georgie Family great students at Elsberry Schools, they are also members of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. Master Sergeant Danielle Georgie, Chief Master Sergeant Timothy Georgie, Master Sergeant Emily Georgie and Airmen Matthew Georgie.

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Three students from Troy South Middle School – Cheyenne Elizabeth Whitaker,  Kyle Huber and Andrew Rust – recently read their full essays on “Why Troy is a Great Place to Live” at the time capsule opening on Sept. 16 at Troy City Hall. 

The following students received Department and District awards at the 99th American Legion Auxiliary Convention in St. Louis this past July. Placing first in the Department of Missouri for her Poppy Poster was Ashlyn Javaux. Javaux received a monetary gift for her achievement. Her poster was…

On Sept. 9, the Spring Branch Helping Hands 4-H Club met for officer installation for the 2019-2020 year. Each officer was elected by the club members and learned about their new role. 

The Spring Branch Helping Hands 4-H Club recently met to purchase Birthday Bags for the clients who come to the food pantry with children that have birthdays that month. Each club and the Team Leaders (making 13 groups) each took a month to put together Birthday Bags for the children. Items …

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During the Sept. 13 Homecoming Football Game, the king and queen were crowned for Winfield High School. Above, Homecoming King Brandon Altman (left) and Homecoming Queen Kelly Fallert (right). Photo by Dan Fox

The Lincoln County Commission recently recognized the local 4-H Program for its efforts to educate local youth and encourage them to choose careers that help improve their lives, the lives of their family and their community. 

In 2018 a bipartisan Senate resolution was passed to make September National Workforce Development Month.  The resolutions purpose is to recognize the value of education and training programs aimed at improving Americans’ abilities to meet the needs of the ever changing workplace.  

The 11th Annual Fall Classic MYSSA Shoot was held on Saturday at the MIssouri Trapshooters Association Range at Linn Creek  Trap shooters from across the state attended, competing in the following categories:  middle school teams,  high school teams, FFA teams and collegiate teams.  Silex an…

 Zion United Church of Christ will host “Storytime Fun for Mom and Me” for preschoolers aged 3 through 5, beginning on Monday, Sept. 9, and meeting weekly through April.  Powell Library is unable to continue their preschool story time during the school year, so Zion is excited to fill this n…

New teachers for Silex R-I School District left to right: Daniel Tedder — Second Grade; Hillari Lagemann — Silex R-1 Counselor and Andrew Mills — Middle School Science and Track and Cross Country Coach.

Pictured are the new faces at Elsberry Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. Back row: (L to R) Erin Toeniskoetter, Food Service; Levi Jacyna, PE/Coach; Caleb Johnson, ISS Instructor/Coach; Colleen Lilley, High School Math; Beth Noe, Middle School Special Education; and Arla Jo Kaimann, Kin…

CLAMP Teachers, Julie Wilson, Aaron Johnson, Jenny Lynn Heras, Melissa Grossner and Mandy Hartley are ready to serve ice cream and cookies to students and parents attending Elsberry School’s Back to School Ice Cream Social last week

All families in the community are invited to the “Back to School Blast” this Friday at the Elsberry First Baptist Church (401 North 5th St) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

Elsberry Schools Administrators Superintendent Dr. Tim Reller, Clarence Cannon Elementary Principal Amanda Seeley, Ida M. Cannon Middle School Principal Jason Miller and H.L. Purdin High School Principal Michael Boedeker,  show a little humor on the teachers back to school workday as they do…

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Students returned to classes Aug. 14 for Winfield and Aug. 13 for Troy! 

On Aug. 6 Silex FBLA Officers attended a ‘Officer Retreat’ at Topgolf as they crushed a few golf balls and talked about the upcoming school year.

The final program of the season for the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library Summer Reading Program was held on Aug. 3 and included crafts, games, reading and prizes. As a group the summer readers at the Palmer Library read over 8,563 minutes this year  

As the 2019-20 school year is starting up, a new principal at Troy Buchanan High School will be stepping into place. Taking on the job will be Brian Brown, who formerly worked at Knox County High School in Edina, Missouri. He graduated from Centralia High School went on to attend Truman Stat…

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Lincoln County R-III School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Mark Penny, addressed nearly 900 employees at the Hungate Preforming Arts Center in the morning of Aug. 6. He welcomed them back, celebrated last year’s accomplishments and set the stage for the coming school year. A few highlights f…

University of Missouri Extension recently partnered with Mercy Hospital Lincoln for a 2019 Career Exploration Camp. Leading the get-acquainted games was Rhonda Shafer, County Engagement Specialist in 4-H Youth development.

Following approval from the Board of Education during the regularly scheduled June 18 meeting, Troy Buchanan High School (TBHS) will be moving to a Latin honors system for the first time with the Class of 2020. During the 2018-19 school year a committee, comprised of TBHS faculty and adminis…

The Lincoln County Ambulance District’s Professional EMS Association recently awarded two area seniors with its Star of Life scholarship. The two winners of a $500 Scholarship are Kelsey Sachs and Jordan Hurt.

The 2019 Practical Nursing class from Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia held its 45th graduation ceremony at the Clopton High School gymnasium on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Twenty-three students graduated from the program, one of the highest numbers of graduating students in a cl…

The Lincoln County R-III School District’s Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) has recently received recognition for its Promising Practices in Character Education. In December, ECEC asked employees, students and families to join them in a scavenger hunt to light up Lincoln County. 

 The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) and Main Street Elementary (MSE) were recently notified that they are winners in the CenturyLink 2018-19 Teachers and Technology Grant Program, which recognizes innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects in the classroom.