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The Lincoln County Economic Development Office invites local industry representatives to breakfast with Ranken Technical College on July 30 at the Moscow Mills Lions Club for an opportunity to meet Ranken faculty and staff.

Scott L. Creech (left)was presented a $500 scholarship by Michael C. Mudd, President of Silex Banking Company on Wednesday June 3, on behalf of the Missouri Independent Bankers Association (MIBA).  Annually, MIBA awards 16 scholarships for the employee/dependent scholarship program.  

MFA Incorporated would like to announce that Elsberry High School senior, Sasha Lisovsky, is the recipient of the $2,000 MFA Foundation scholarship.  MFA Agri Services in Elsberry is a proud sponsor of this award.  This scholarship is one of approximately 330 scholarships presented this year…

The American Welding Academy located in Union held  their first annual welding competitions on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16 for high school students.  There were two divisions, one for Vo-Tech students and another for AG Students. The top three spots in each division were presented wit…

Despite not having the Elsberry High School Alumni Banquet, the group still sponsored the Outstanding Boy and Girl from the EHS Class of 2020.  Chosen by the faculty were Aidan Miller and Cydney Jordan.  Both plan to attend Mizzou after graduation.  Miller will be majoring in computer engine…

Despite social gathering restrictions students at Elsberry High School had the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding academic achievements from the school year.  The Renaissance awards presentation was held via Facebook Live last Tuesday evening.  

Nine months ago Elsberrian Anne Heintzelman left the United States headed to Sierra Leone, Africa for an adventure of a lifetime in the Peace Corps, but like so many other things these days her adventure that was supposed to last two years  was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

While the future of the school year is unknown for districts across the country, schools still need to do some necessary things to conclude the year when it does happen.  All students grades pre-K through 12th, have access to educational material either by Internet or hard copies to keep the…

The Board of Education of the Lincoln County R-III School District approved a resolution at a regular meeting on March 10 that authorized the sale of $8,180,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds to its Municipal Bond Underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Missouri. With this act…

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. 

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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.

It is never too early for students in middle school to start thinking and even prepare for their future.  Jason Miller, Elsberry Middle School Principal, along with Tavia McIntyre, English teacher and Summer Hagemeier, Counselor coordinated two events for eighth grade students last week to h…

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.

As one of their Community Service Projects the Elsberry FFA Chapter teamed up with the Elsberry High School Indians and Lady Indians for the 2019-2020 season to donate a $1 for every free throw the team made during the season.  At the basketball game on Monday evening chapter representatives…

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…

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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. 

Missouri University of Science and Technology announced the names of students who made the honor list for the Fall 2019 semester.

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…

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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,…