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In the past I've encouraged young people to take time, put your phone down, and visit with their elders. It doesn't have to be a relative, or someone you even know. I am always amazed at the wisdom they have, and their advice on problems we face today. Don't get me wrong here, I still believ…

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Lincoln County Moose Lodge 2599 in Silex has received the Lodge Premier Award. The Lodge was honored with the visit of the Supreme Governor Harry Johnston of the Loyal Order of the Moose. From left, Harry Johnston, Dottie Ford, Becky O’Neal, Kevin Creech, Richard Hotchkiss.

Two of the biggest topics that are brought to my attention, are guns and the Governor. On guns, most of you know I am a gun owner and will always be a 2nd amendment supporter. One of the most troubling things I hear is “what if it were your child?”, then would it be different? Unless someone…

The annual pro-life vigil in Lincoln County was held Jan. 12. Highlighting this is the candlelighting ceremony for each year that abortions have been held or since the Roe vs. Wade decision. As each year beginning with 1972 is read and a highlight noted, a candle is lit to remember those bab…

On Aug. 16, 2016, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. Since that time, many other professional football players, high school athletes, and professional athle…

This past Monday, I covered the Hannibal-LaGrange Concert Choir’s spring concert as they sang for the children at First Baptist Christian Academy in Troy.

On the heels of the reunion night held at Troy Buchanan High, another upcoming event resulted in an interview with three area men, including two who made their mark in our county and one who now resides in our county.

For 88 years, Bonfils Auditorium served as the cultural center for school and community activities. Many basketball games, graduation ceremonies, school plays, assemblies and public events were held. With the opening of the current middle school gym in 1971, that took some pressure Bonfils.

Returning to school after a long holiday break is usually met with some reluctance on the part of students and staff alike. However, for students in the Troy Middle and Troy South Middle, the return meant learning under different conditions.

After a long and grueling campaign, Americans went to the poll Tuesday and elected a new leader for the next four years.

If you attend an event, wedding reception or bingo night at the Troy VFW Hall some day, please notice the members have constructed a POW/MIA memorial in a corner near the seating area.

Billboard signage usually doesn’t evoke strong passion within me. You go by one a few times and then you kind of forget it is there. However, a sign which was recently placed just west of Troy has real meaning for many as this nation continues to debate community policing policies under the …

It wasn’t just another opening night of high school football in Troy on Aug. 19, Yes, it had its usual highlights with the marching band filling the air with sounds and featuring precision formations. The crowd was there and the new digital scoreboard was installed and activated for duty jus…

While attending the Lincoln County R-III school board meeting last week, I was sitting there listening to the building principals relay activities encountered that day on the opening day of classes. All the work and preparations of the entire district staff culminated in a relatively smooth …

Troy FFA Members: Front Row from Left to Right: Emily Ruck, Gracie Schuette, Emma Ruether, Jane Zuroweste, Robyn Wolf, Tess Crouch, Kelsey Ladlie. 2nd Row Standing: Lauren Connor, Lexi Collins, Rachael Love, Molly Hutson, Helen Meyer, Aby Ruether, Kenadie Suddarth, Aubrey West, Maria Messmer…

The entertainment world is like any profession in life. There are those who achieve some form of fame and they are content to continue down the road of self-gratification and a sense of greed. Whatever event or action to bring them additional attention consumes their being.