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Troy Buchanan High School wrestled their final regular season home match on Wednesday, Jan. 22. They faced off against Francis Howell Central. The Trojan wrestling team won the match 45-30.

CJ Tackett has risen to the rank of Eagle Scout, building a pair of small benches for the Troy Manor Nursing home as his final project to hit the final scouting level.

It’s a two-for-one project: Boone Elementary gets to reward students for acts of kindness, and put books in its kids’ hands at the same time. 

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On Jan. 3, 2020, a Lincoln County Grand Jury returned an Indictment of Murder in the Second Degree against Russell Woods for the July 4, 2019, shooting of his brother-in-law, Brian Fredde.

Snow is expected to begin Wednesday afternoon in northeast Missouri and could create slippery driving conditions.  Drivers are encouraged to plan accordingly and stay informed on rapidly changing weather conditions.  “We will have our crews out in full force to once again battle precipitatio…

The other day a co-worker came back into the lions den of intelligence that is The Journal’s newsroom.

This week the Governor gave his State of the State address. Some of Governor Parson’s proposals included. 

Pursley’s U-Save Mart was the scene of my crime. The women who worked there knew me well – I lived just up the street and spent hours that summer wandering the store aisles to keep cool and dream of what I would buy.

Toys for Tots is one of the many charitable endeavors active through the Christmas season in Lincoln County, and while the program is managed and coordinated by the local Marine Corps League, its success mainly relies on the community support and involvement. 

Troy Police Officers were led on a car chase through Troy on Tuesday, Jan. 14, before Highway Patrol units were able to lay spike strips and disable the fleeing vehicle.

Snow, sleet and ice are expected Friday in northeast Missouri could create slippery driving conditions, and drivers are encouraged to plan accordingly.  “We will have our crews out in full force to once again battle a variety of precipitation, and we are ready,” said Missouri Department of T…


Troy Mayor Mark Cross announced his resignation from office on Jan. 14, effective by end of business on that day, citing ongoing health issues as the cause. 

MACON - Weather permitting, Jan. 16, southbound U.S. 61 will be reduced to one lane traffic, just north of Troy on U.S. Route 61 in Lincoln County, while crews clean up material in the median. The work will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day.

This week I’m putting my work boots away and putting my suit back on. It’s hard to believe this will be my sixth year taking that seat on the Missouri House floor. I have to admit, I’m probably more anxious to get back this year than in years past. There seems to be a good chance to get my s…

I hit a bit of a slump during the spring of last year. Lots of work, things going on in my personal life – basically I was in the dumps and was really itching for some sort of good news to boost my spirits.

Weather permitting, Jan. 13-15, MoDOT crews will have one lane traffic on Lincoln County Route M at Kings Lake Bridge, located east of Apex Lane, for core drilling operations. The work will be completed between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day. Crews will have the ability to move to allow a…

• KATIE A SCHNETTGOECKE: Burglary - 2nd Degree { Felony D RSMo: 569.170 }; Property Damage - 1st Degree - Damage To Mv W/ Intent To Steal { Felony D RSMo: 569.100 }; Escape Or Attempted Escape From Confinement { Felony E RSMo: 575.210 }; Tampering With Motor Vehicle - 1st Degree { Felony D R…

The Troy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented five board games and nine puzzles to the veterans residing at the Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri, on Dec. 12, 2019.  

The Bowling Green Medical Group recently celebrated its one-year anniversary of being in business, and celebrated with a staff photo. 

This year’s Toilet Bowl offered sunshine skies and a crowd of 30 guys either playing or watching the annual football game, which has been played every New Year’s Day for the past 56 years, rain, snow or shine. Players’ ages ranged from a couple of 6th graders to several 50-year-old players w…

• Jeremy William Kientzy: Resisting/Interfering With Arrest, Detention Or Stop {Misdemeanor A RSMo: 575.150}; Property Damage - 2nd Degree {Misdemeanor B RSMo: 569.120}; Trespassing-2nd Degree {Infraction RSMo: 569.150}

The Silex R-1 School District will have a new leader for the 2020-2021 school year.  The Silex R-1 Board of Education announced Rod Hamlett, the current Silex High School Principal, will take over as superintendent on July 1, 2020.  Mr. David Deets, who has served as superintendent since 201…

Looking back through the past year, I think the theme of 2019 in Lincoln County was one of “resiliency.” 

Around this time of year, families across the country look back at the past 12 months and count our blessings. This year, Americans have even more than usual to be thankful for.

It’s time to make that first significant purchase of 2020. I’ve browsed throughout the holiday season, looking for the perfect calendar.

William Zachary Kiesey, 2018 graduate of Troy Buchanan High School, son of Wm Ray and Brandie Kiesey and grandson of Roger and Linda Kiesey, graduated Marine Corps Boot Camp, MCRD in San Diego, California on Dec. 20, 2019. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Lincoln County’s newest Marine.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary the Bank of Old Monroe held an open house at its Moscow Mills location on Dec. 18 ahead of the holidays. There were snacks, cakes, raffles for prizes and more as BOOM commemorated three decades of service to the community. Above, from left: Bank Casey Hopkin…

An assortment of Lincoln County departments donated over $20,000 worth of equipment to the Lincoln County Coroner’s Office, where the recently appointed coroner is working hard to make the office reach its full potential.

In the film “12 Angry Men,” Henry Fonda’s character persuaded 11 other jurors in a murder case to change their votes from “guilty” to “not guilty.”  Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotamayor has said that seeing the film while in college influenced her decision to become a lawyer.  Never mind th…

Recently, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a business burglary along the 100 block of 2nd Street, in Elsberry. According to a business representative, they noticed their Stihl Backpack Leaf Blower was stolen.


Elizabeth J. Rutledge, 32, of Troy, died in an accident that occurred at 6:35 p.m. on Dec. 25. Rutledge was driving on Highway H in Silex, heading northbound, when the vehicle she was driving traveled off the right side of the roadway. A press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol s…

One year I got coal for Christmas – and it was a true miscarriage of justice.

For the first time in many years, I’ve noticed a reversal in a particular trend. 

A whole lot of people have the wrong idea when it comes to the meaning of Christmas. Now when I think of Christmas I think about love, kindness, giving and sharing. But so many people in this day only think that it is about receiving when it is truly about giving from the kindness of your heart.