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The Elsberry High School annual basketball homecoming and games will be held Friday night, Jan. 17, against the Louisiana Bulldogs.  Games begin at 5 p.m. with a JV boys game, followed by Varsity Girls and finishing off the evening of play will be the Varsity Boys.  Homecoming court activiti…

The H.L. Purdin players are at it again!  Students from Elsberry High School will be performing this year’s play, After Happily Ever After, this upcoming weekend.  Come out and support the students at EHS as they put their acting abilities to the test.

Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester and Elsberry High School Graduate Emily Bange received this honor.

In 1969, a 23-year-old Vietnam War veteran, newly discharged from duty in the battlefields of southeast Asia, boarded a plane that would take him to a place he had longed to see for four interminable years - home.  

Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and the Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sp…


Catherine Shramek’s special education class at Lincoln Elementary spent the Friday before Christmas decorating gingerbread houses with the help of several firefighters from the Lincoln County Fire Protection District. The room was full of energy while the kids decorating their “gingerbread h…


This was the Winfield Intermediate school’s fifth year partnering with Ronnie King and the 4 HELP group to donate toys to local families as well as children at Cardinal Glennon Hospital. Together, they have been able to donate nearly 2,000 gifts over the past five years. Part of the goal is …

Silex High School Freshmen Kacey Williams is definitely a student worth noticing. Watching Kacey today, one would not realize the battles she has faced to get to this point. Kacey was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2014.

TBHS student Maxwell Gessert was recently nominated for the U.S. Department of Education’s Presidential Scholars program. He was nomnated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which nominates students from accross the state based on outstanding academic achievment. 

Four Elsberry High School Students, Sasha Lisovsky, Emma Brushwood, Mina Folkerts and Taylor Watts, had the opportunity to attend the North American International  Livestock Exposition Nov. 13-16   in Louisville, Kentucky.  At this event the students showcase their projects which include Dor…


Troy Buchanan’s Fall Musical, “The Little Mermaid,” debuts tonight, Friday, Nov. 22 and plays again tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 23! Check out our photos from the dress rehearsal! 

Kent Allsberry (back right) was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Truman University on Sept. 29, 2019.

Troy Buchanan’s Theatre Department is hosting its first big performance of the 2019-2020 school year, and the cast and crew is working hard to get The Little Mermaid ready for the Hungate Performing Art Center’s stage on Nov. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.

Lincoln County R-III School District’s Early Childhood Education Parents as Teachers Program has earned a prestigious endorsement from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., (PATNC) as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top-performing home visiting affiliates within the PA…

Grace Reinebach is a freshman here at Winfield High. She is the daughter of Sarah and Mark Reinebach. Grace recently got 1st team all district (OF), 1st team all conference (OF) and 2nd team all region for softball! She has been playing softball for 10 years.

The Silex FFA held their 2019 Barnwarming with a “Neon” theme on Friday, Nov. 8. Seniors Justin Havlik and Felicity Stokes were named King and Queen.


Troy Buchanan’s FFA season came to a close the weekend of Nov. 2 and 3, with the national competition in Indianapolis, and the Trojans took home some serious commendations.

Three Elsberry High School students performed this past Saturday with the Northeast Missouri All-District Choir. Lyman Heras, Aidan Miller and Abby Talbot auditioned for the spots in September where they were chosen for the honor of the district choir.  

Students at Troy Buchanan High School now have their school announcements delivered to them every Monday and Thursday through Trojan Nation News (TNN). 

With the school year in full swing, PLTC students are working hard on their different careers. While all of our students excel in so many different ways, we recognize two students each month as our Students of the Month. For October, PLTC is proud to recognize Joshua DeCamp and Kennon Watts …


Troy Buchanan’s Trojan Pride Marching Band and the Troy Ninth Grade Spirit Of Troy Marching Band went to Quincy, Illinois for the Octoberfest Marching Band Competition. The Quincy Marching Band Festival has been around for nearly seventeen years, and for the past four years Trojan Pride Marc…

Changes by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE), known as the Federal Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT), will require more training, more paperwork and more hours to become a certified bus driver; the already lengthy process will be more taxing than before. 


Chloe Kaimann is a junior at Winfield High School. She takes part in many clubs such as PAC, NHS, Student Council, FFA, FCA, Link Crew and is also a Bleacher Creature. 

Last Friday night the Annual Football Homecoming was held at the Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks home game against Mark Twain in Clopton. A week’s worth of fun and class supremacy cumulated with the crowning of a 2019 King and Queen.

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.


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 …


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.