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Friends and colleagues of former Pike County R-III School District Superintendent Mark Harvey gathered in the common room at the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center to say farewell.

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Troy, Mo. - The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced the 17 Regional Teachers of the Year who have been selected as semifinalists for the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year award. The Teacher of the Year program spotlights the positive impact excellent teachers have …

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It’s been a busy summer for the Silex R-I School District, for it has numerous upgrades that have taken place, or in the process of being done.

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Troy, Mo. - Kohl Wholesale awarded $500 scholarships to six students through the “Kohl Kares” scholarship program. Applicants completed a scholarship application with an essay, an official transcript of grades, and an applicant appraisal form from an advisor, faculty member, or coach. To qua…

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The State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) is seeking proposals for two Center for Missouri Studies fellowships to begin January 1, 2022. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $5,000 for a project that results in the completion of a 6,000 to 8,000-word scholarly essay, exclusive of note…

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Troy, Mo. - Troy Buchanan High School Band Teacher, Eric Blankenship, received the Regional Teacher of the Year award for the Heart of Missouri Region. 

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Elsberry, Mo. - Fifty students from Elsberry High School walked across the stage in the Clark Cox Gymnasium to receive their diplomas from Michael Boedker, principal and the Elsberry R-2 Board of Education.  

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Troy, Mo. - Troy Buchanan High School held 2021 Graduation at the St. Charles Family Arena. The main topic of this years graduation was the accomplishment the students fulfilled, despite the pandemic. 

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Elsberry music director, Rebecca Cooper was glad to get back to some kind of normalcy on Thursday night when the annual end of the year middle school and high school band concerts were held.  The middle school band (right) and their families and friends held their event first and then after …

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Elsberry High School changed things up a little this year as an awards and scholarships night was held for seniors, as opposed to the presentations at graduation.  Members of the Class of 2021 were invited to a special event honoring their academic achievements and scholarships for their nex…

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Silex, Mo. - The Missouri FFA Association recognized Alexis Plackemeier of the Silex FFA Chapter as the Area 5 Star Farmer and one of four finalists at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Steve and Suzie Plackemeier of Silex. Her advisor is Sean O’Brien.

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Among the many lessons learned within the walls of Elsberry’s Middle School is the fulfillment of service to fellow community members.  In the past weeks, Mrs. Rachel Turner’s sixth-grade class offered their time and energy to add some joy to the lives of the residents at the Elsberry Health…

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Lincoln County School districts rejoice that they were blessed with the miracle of being able to stay open all school year. The effort was more than just in school but a community effort as well, states the four Superintendents of Winfield, Troy, Elsberry and Silex School Districts. 

The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 218,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.