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While the nation struggles under the coronavirus pandemic, the Pike Lincoln Technical Center wanted to shed some happy light in the midst of everything. 

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Dannielle Georgie from Elsberry has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. 


Troy Buchanan’s Special Education Site Coordinator Lora Wattelet has been teaching special education at  the high school for 18 years, and has been in the field for 21 years overall. 

With people following the advice of the CDC to maintain a six foot social distancing guideline in the wake of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Elsberry Elementary Teachers, Kari Gremaud and Holly Duvall, organized a parade of school teachers and staff, not on foot but by car, to drive by student…

An evening of familiar songs was presented on Mar. 11 to the parents and community of Silex School District.  Angie Burkemper, music teacher, explained that the concert was a gift provided to local parents and community members to thank them for their support during the school year.

Silex Elementary held their annual Family Reading Night on Tuesday, March 10. Over one hundred students and their parents attended the Pirate themed event. The Book Fair was also open for parents and their children. 

Elsberry High School held their National Honor Society Induction on Thursday, March 5 in the high school library in front of family and friends.  Ten new members joined the already 17 students who belong to the Elsberry Chapter.  The chapter sponsor is teacher, Natasha Head.  The inductees q…

Each year sophomore students from districts that have access to the education provided by the Pike Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) tour the various classrooms and learn about coursework in classes of interest.  

Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, is partnering with Elsberry High School to create an on-campus recycling program run by the student body. 

President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” It is safe to say a bookkeeper might be most knowledgeable about the ins-and-outs of the school district she maintains; and the public should be interested to know how much she ca…

Pollinators form the foundations of a healthy and sustainable future for food and the environment, but in recent years, they have shown concerning signs of decline.  It’s important that we work to help them prosper by enhancing native pollinator habitats and protecting against pollinator declines.

Family, friends and coaches joined two Clopton football players Wednesday, Feb. 19 as they finalized their intentions for their post-high school atheletic and academic careers.

The hard work of many to keep the students of Elsberry R-II School District safe was once again recognized yesterday with a 100% rating for the school buses. The father and son combination of Paul and Jeremy LaBanca give 110% to make sure the buses used by the amazing team of drivers at Elsb…


Since the start of the semester, the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) pilot program has been running at the Lincoln County R-III School District. 

The Silex FBLA Chapter hosted an Appreciation Lunch during National FBLA-PBL Week. The barbeque lunch was prepared for the 65 people that make up the faculty and staff at Silex R-1 School District. 

Recently fifth grade students at Silex R-I School District held the 2020 Living Museum. Students dressed up as historical figures ranging from George Washington to Donald Trump, from Babe Ruth to Hank Aaron and many more. The students made special presentation posters and greeted guests with…

Jim Ladlie, a member of the Lincoln County R-III School District Board of Education, participated in Essential Board Member Certification training sponsored by the Missouri School Boards’ Association. The 18.5 hours of training combined online independent study with onsite interactive sessio…


Troy Buchanan hosted its annual Show Choir Invitational on Feb. 8, bringing a bevy of talent to the Hungate Performing Arts Center. Above, Troy Show Choir students take the stage for an exhibition performance before the final awards of the night are announced. 

Kindergarten and Pre-school registration will be held on Tuesday, March 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursday, March 5 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Silex Elementary Office. The child must turn five years old by July 31, 2020 to be eligible to attend kindergarten.

Elsberry High School served as this year’s site host for the Eastern Missouri Conference Band’s practice and try-outs on Saturday, Jan. 18.

On Feb. 4, students from 19 area high schools were on the Hannibal La-Grange University campus to participate in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District 7 Leadership Conference.  High Schools participating included Bowling Green, Clopton, Community R-6, Elsberry, Hannibal CTC,…

From time to time educators and school administrators receive a well-deserved “pat on the back” for their outstanding work.  Jason Miller, Elsberry Middle School’s principal, enjoyed such a moment on Friday, Jan. 24, at Tan-Tar-A/Margaritaville Conference Center.

It is that time again for the Elsberry Middle School to hold the 2020 National Geographic Beeand once again Chris Tiller, Middle School Social Studies teacher, organized the event.

The Elsberry High School girls basketball team brought home their first trophy of the season and added to the trophy case this weekend after taking third place in the 95th Annual Bowling Green Tournament.  The Lady Indians advanced to the game against North Callaway after winning their first…

Elsberry High School Cheerleaders receiving the Outstanding Cheer Team Trophy at the 95th Annual Bowling Green Tournament.  From left to right, Makenna Mills, Jordan Cyr, Cierrah Crenshaw, Maranda Burke, Gracy Mahurin, Melody Hall, Coach Cari Braden, Jade Cooper and Mia Spurlock.


Not only does Junior Madison Leckbee keep herself busy at Elsberry High School maintaining a 4.0 GPA

On all accounts the Elsberry High School Homecoming was a success with a new king and queen crowned, the EHS Marching Band putting on a spectacular floor show and the basketball teams winning all three games.  

The University of Missouri recently announced their fall semester 2019 dean’s list and several students from Elsberry and Silex were recognized.