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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.  

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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.

Four Silex Owls were recently named to the Class 2 District 13 All-District team after their back-to-back district title. They are Brian Henke, Scott Creech, Tommy Grote and Dillon Magill for being selected as All District.  

Elsberry High School Spring Senior Athletes: Tanner Marre, Caroline Wehmeyer, Nicholas Stone, Christina Hoskins, Carson Trammell, CaraRose King, Clayton Martin, Lauryn Eberhart, Nathan Miller, Mackenzie Johnson, Stevie Boedeker and Harmon Kreuger. (Not pictured: Layton Bartlett, Tori Edwards…

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On Thursday, May 23, the Winfield School District celebrated the last day of school with assemblies, recognition of academic achievements, activities and – most importantly – free pancakes at Winfield Middle School. Chris Cakes showed up to flip hotcakes at students, parents and teachers, wh…

The Lincoln County Missouri Farm Bureau gave four scholarships to the following students: Nicholas Stone, son of Terry and Dawn Stone from Elsberry; Hank Kientzy, son of Rick and Donna Kientzy from Silex;

During the annual Silex Athletic Banquet held on Saturday, May 11, Silex Owls Baseball members Dillon Magill and Tommy Grote received recognition for Academic All-State honors. They are pictured with Coach Cody Bair.

On Thursday, May 16 the future of Silex High School were promoted as the Eighth Grade Graduation ceremony was held in the High School gymnasium. Thirty-two Silex eighth grade students received their certificate and will be freshmen at Silex High School starting in August of 2019.

On Tuesday, May 14, Elsberry Indian Garik Hill signed his letter to attend Lincoln Land College in Springfield, IL. Hill will play basketball and working towards his Associate’s Degree as an Electrical Lineman.

2019-2020 Silex FFA Officers: Advisor - Sean O’Brien; President - Tommy Grote; Vice President - Rachel Klein; 2nd Vice President - Sydney Burkemper; Secretary - Lexi Plackemeier; Treasurer - Brian Henke; Reporter - Makayla Schneider; Co-Reporter - Hayden Miller; Sentinel - Allie Norton; Hist…

2019-2020 Elsberry  FFA Officers: President - Douglas Horne; 1st Vice President - Brystal Jones; Secretary - Kaitlin Tapley; Treasurer - Kate Koch; Reporter - Madison Leckbee; Sentinel - Kyndal Pratt; Historian - Morgan Jones; Parloamentarian - Macy Barber; Chaplain - Sasha Lisovsky and Publ…

During the Elsberry High School Commencement Exercises on Sunday afternoon, 55 students moved their tassels after they were presented their diplomas by members of the school district.  

During the Silex Athletic Banquet held on Saturday, May 11 the following Silex Owls athletes received Academic All Conference honors: Kaylie Engelmeyer, Maddy Goos, Daniel Havlik, Allison Schneider, Krista Baker, Delaney Brckman, Stephen Gissenaas, Eli Gregory, Lexi Plackemier, Jaclyn Adams,…

Making this summer extra special for your children is as easy as a visit to Powell Memorial Library. Reading is recognized as one of the most important contributing factors to a child’s success.