On Oct. 22, 2019, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a home burglary along the 200 block of Highway H, in Lincoln County. According to the homeowners, someone entered their home and stole a handgun and a framed autographed $100 bill hanging on the wall.

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The grounds of Jefferson Barracks (JB) Historic Cemetery remain meticulously well cared for throughout the year.  The rows of about 70,000 grave markers stand like sentinels to forever mark the passing of great men and women and their families who offered the full measure of their lives in s…

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Central Elevator, a Purina® Certified Expert Dealer, is announcing their 2019 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days, a customer appreciation event.  Their event celebrates 58 years of serving Silex community as a Purina® dealer. Purina® is also celebrating with their 125th anniversary. 

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages experienced birders to become citizen scientists by helping with the National Audubon Society’s 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 – including about 20 counts in Missouri.

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 1,909 deer during Missouri’s late youth portion of the 2019 deer hunting season, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. 

The newspaper I used to work for in Alaska has been looking for an editor, to replace the outgoing guy who replaced me one year ago. It’s a big game of musical chairs complete with long plane rides, lots of snow and the occasional Grizzly bear. 

Alas, the time has come. The sun has set on “Probably Not Worth Reading.” 


The group planning Moscow Mills’ Bicentennial Celebration is coming up with some out-of-the box ideas to make 2021 a memorable year for citizens in one of Lincoln County’s larger communities. 


Shannon Von Allman started Birthday Blessings in West Plains, Mo. in 2013 with one simple goal in mind: give every child the same opportunity to have a birthday party, no matter what their situation may be.


Almost since the Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service began 40 years ago, its Adopt-A-Family program has been a staple of its early-winter initiatives. Through all those years, the program has grown to include nearly 500 families within the organization’s service area.

“What a great community we live and work in,” said Sandy Sinnett with tears in her eyes, after receiving $925 for medical expenses from donations and a fundraiser by the Elsberry Page Branch Park Committee.   

After a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday afternoon, those traveling into Elsberry from the south will now be greeted with a beautiful new stone monument sign thanks to the Elsberry Community Betterment Association.  This welcoming creation was all possible due to Joe and Carla Talbo…

The holidays are a time for friends, family and co-workers to come together in celebration. Wherever you are, whether at an office party, a family member’s home, or out at the bar, it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends. 


What started as a small Facebook post turned into Berniece Hoerr being honored like a queen.  Workers at Elsberry Health Care Center posted on Facebook that Hoerr’s 100th birthday was approaching on Nov. 21 and they wanted her to receive 100 birthday cards.  The Elsberry Democrat then publis…

I had mild aversion to Thanksgiving as a kid, because I always disliked the “say what you are thankful for” part of the holiday. You know, the five or so minutes that leads off the meal and prevents everyone from stuffing their face for just that much longer. As, presumably, an adult now, I …

Last week I read Lincoln County Journal editor Dan Fox’s column. He was reaching out to thank all those that have contributed to voluntary subscriptions. I was moved by his reaction from the comments he received. His reference to the thank-you’s being genuine, tells me he is feeling a person…

Ready or not, Thanksgiving is here. The house smells like onions and celery. Our guests are on their way and I’m trying to find the Thanksgiving Spirit among the pots and pans I have simmering on the stove. 

Hearing loss is a silent, invisible hurdle that over 40,000,000 Americans struggle with. It’s an expensive problem to combat, but this Christmas season there’s a chance for one adult and one child to get help hearing more clearly for free.

The Foley Post office reopened in October, after being closed for 140 days. It had been swamped with seven inches of water inside the building during the flooding in the area over the summer. On Oct. 21, the Foley Post Office held a customer appreciation event to commemorate the reopening. 

Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wood announced Friday, Nov. 15 that Stewart Wells, 53, of Troy, plead guilty to the felony of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree.


With the population count of it’s coverage area ever-expanding, the Lincoln County Fire Protection District has been thinking over the services it needs to provide to keep its growing number of residents safe. The district is starting by looking at one of the fastest growing cities in Lincol…


An audit of the 45th Judicial Circuit Court was released Nov. 20, which gave the court an overall “fair” rating, and found that “significant weaknesses exist in the controls and procedures over the disbursements of the courts office.” 

The Lincoln County Commission recently signed a proclamation recognizing the area’s senior citizens for “all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish,” and naming November “Embrace a Senior Month.” 

When the railroad bridge was replaced earlier this year at the south entrance to town, the wooden sign long welcoming traffic to Elsberry needed to be moved to clear the worksite.  However, the sign was so deteriorated that it was unable to be saved.  

A body believed to belong to St. Louis County woman Jennifer Rothwell was found in Troy on Nov. 18, following a six-hour search near Highway 61 and Highway KK.

It feels like the national news cycle is caught in a big time loop and we are constantly being shunted backwards to repeat 2016 and the ensuing years over and over again.

Missouri Hunters Encouraged to Share the Harvest

Late last month, the district received our Annual Performance Report (APR) from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This report takes a look at performance standards like Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and End of Course (EOC) exam scores, graduation and attendan…

Some things make me crazy. Not big things; I can handle a crisis. But little annoyances are what will finally kill me.

Our yearly voluntary subscription drive has been underway for the last three weeks, and this is the first year that I’ve had a chance to read the little notes and comments that people send in with their donations. When I arrived a little over a year ago, it was after we’d done the drive, so …


Staci and Kendall Harris paint a sunflower together in the memory of Bree Johnley, a 4-year-old Lincoln County girl who passed away on Oct. 5. An event in Bree’s memory was held Nov. 9 at the Fairgrounds for people to make sunflowers, as a reminder to smile in the darkest of times.


It was announced at the beginning of November that the Salvation Army of Lincoln County would cease operations following the inability for now former Co-director John Emerson, to continue running operations due to health complications.

When I graduated from college, I may have been full of some hot air. I was moderately talented at what I did, and thought I could do the job better than anyone else. Typical millennial thinking, I know. 

As we stop to recognize all the veterans this Veterans Day, I have to put the spotlight on Mr. Roger Kiesey. I think I’ve mentioned his work before, but sometimes it needs to be said again. 

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HANNIBAL - Both ice, snow and frigid temperatures over the next few days in much of northern Missouri are predicted, and our country honors our Veterans on November 11 for their service, drivers should be aware of changing road conditions.  The best way to plan your commute is to look at MoD…