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Five finalists have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes farmers, ranchers and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat in their care.

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Eight Cuivre River Electric Cooperative linemen left earlier this week to join linemen from across Missouri’s electric cooperatives to assist a Louisiana electric cooperative as it works to recover from Hurricane Laura, which devastated a large swath of southwestern Louisiana late last month…

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Rhineland Bancshares, Inc. has entered into a purchase and merger agreement pursuant to which it will acquire Clifford Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for CBC Bank. Under the terms of the agreement, CBC Bank will be merged into Rhineland Bancshares’ affiliate bank, Peoples Savings Bank…

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The weather was a little uncooperative, but it did little to stop the ribbon from being cut on the newest franchise to come to Troy.

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Toyota is adding 10.8 acres of new solar arrays across the company’s plants in Alabama, Missouri and West Virginia, reducing its reliance on outside energy needed for operations. The solar arrays will offset 6,480,000 kWh energy – the equivalent of powering nearly 800 homes per year.

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If anyone has driven by the Soil and Water Conservation District’s office in Troy, they may have noticed something large and yellow setting in the back parking lot.   They have purchased a Vermeer Bale Processor that is now available for rent.   

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Over the last month, the Lincoln County Health Department has been posting public exposure notices on its website warning the community of cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, at local establishments.

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When a six-year-old girl visited the Sports Closet, the Kiwanis Club of Wright City’s newest project, some pink softball shoes caught her eye. So did a matching helmet.

Matt Daniels recently joined the Bank of Old Monroe Loan Department at the main bank in Old Monroe. Matt will partner with existing loan officers from all five branch locations to serve the growing base of Lincoln and St. Charles County constituents. 

Despite the cold temperatures, Elsberry Community Growth Association Board members Adam Heitman, Candice Steen, Kara Carmi, Sam Byers and Dr. Tim Reller were on hand to celebrate the opening of a new business in Elsberry. Welch’s Wash-N-Shine owner Frank Welch has made an investment in the E…

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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…

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The PuroClean of Wentzville father/daughter team of Kevin and Jessica Brown held a ribbon cutting at the Lincoln County Health Department on Oct. 22. Their business operates in Lincoln, St. Charles and Warren counties.


Could it be true that big surprises can indeed be found in small spaces?  Martin General Contractors of Eolia can definitely answer that question in the affirmative.

The tempo of missions being flown by Air Evac Lifeteam 146 has picked up in a major way since the medical helicopter operation moved from Carrolton, Illinois to Louisiana Missouri.

Kristen Hicks with Finklang Eye Health Associates-Vision Source recently obtained an honorable distinction within the optical industry. Hicks completed the certification examination for the American Board of Opticianry, and has been designated as a Certified Optician (ABOC). Hicks has worked…

Rudy D. Beck, owner and principal of Beck Estate Planning & Elder Law, LLC, is pleased and excited to announce the firm’s new name, Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law, LLC. 

Off a county gravel road on the outskirts of Eolia sits the workshop of Danny Davis, taxidermist.  The showroom displays award-winning works of art;  fowl, game, and fish each pose in perfect position.  Fistfuls of award ribbons and trophies won at statewide and national competitions are als…

Kori Marsh (scissors) and Robert Bell, Md. (grey suit coat) cut the ribbon in front of Orthopedic Associates on Troy’s Business Park Drive, celebrating a successful start to the business. Photo by Dan Fox

Brady Giacopelli (holding scissors) and his parents Rachel (right) and Nick (left) cut the ribbon in late June, celebrating HoneyBadger Grill’s first little bit in business. Rachel and Nick are the owners of HoneyBadger. 

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michelle Wiese has joined the staff at our Troy location, serving as Branch Manager. Michelle brings 25 years of experience in banking. Michelle has been involved in groups such as Rotary, and has sat on the board as Treasurer, in Chamber of…

Heaping helpings of fun and outstanding service are destined to become the hallmarks of McDingerz Sports Bar and Grill in Eolia off Hwy 61 as it opens in mid-July.

With great pride, Trailerman Trailers presented Bob Hall of Hall Enterprises with a special plaque acknowledging his fantastic achievement for the 2018 Sales Year. Hall and his dealership reached an outstanding sales record, ranking Hall Enterprises in Trailerman Trailers, Inc. Top Ten Deale…

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The Bank of Old Monroe recently announced the promotion of Casey Hopkins to Executive Vice President. Casey assumed his new title on June 1 and will continue his branch development and commercial lender roles while also being responsible for oversight of the Freddie Mac and Old Monroe Invest…

Lauren Henrikson Fast (left) leads the second of a pair of seminars on social media at the Troy Chamber of Commerce on May 16. The Chamber has been hosting classes over business education. The next one will be on “Turning Workplace Stress into Success” on June 12. Photo by Nick Skoda