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In the past year alone, the Lincoln County Council on Aging (LCCOA) has served 75,000 meals, of which 46,000 were delivered to those that were home-bound, and more than 25,000 were unpaid.

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Building on Missouri’s efforts to control, contain, and combat COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson late Friday afternoon issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order, effective starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 6, and lasting until 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 24.

When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act last week, most of the focus went to the $1,200 checks expected to be sent to individuals nationwide in the coming weeks.

Continuing its mission to upgrade its tech, Winfield’s Police Department recently acquired a three-in-one solution that will act as officers’ body cameras and on-duty phones, as well as the wireless hotspot in their patrol cars. 

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order to begin mobilizing the Missouri National Guard to assist in the state’s COVID-19 response efforts.

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Two positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Lincoln County; both were announced on March 26. One patient is travel-related, is a resident of Lincoln County and is in their 40s, the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) said in a press release. 

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A medical provider who works at Mercy facilities in Troy and Washington tested positive for COVID-19 on March 21, prompting a reaction from the hospital to handle the situation.

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Aiming to replace decades-old equipment and fire trucks, the Hawk Point Fire Protection District has placed an item on the June 2 Municipal Election ballot proposing a tax increase called Proposition CS, or Community Safety. 

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An executive order from Governor Mike Parson has postponed the April 7 Municipal Election for the whole state, pushing the date back until June 2.

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The Lincoln County Commission has declared a formal State of Emergency for the area as testing continues and local precautions against the novel coronavirus increase.

There are lots of musicians in the world that play and perform various genres of music, but for native Elsberrian Ryan Mills, he is a rocker, through-and-through.  

The St. Charles County Department of Public Health was alerted to the county’s first positive test for the novel coronavirus early last week. The case is travel-related, according to a press release from the county, and the patient has been quarantined at home. Over the weekend, two more pos…

There are many facets to the supports available at Community Opportunities. All supports are individualized to meet the unique needs of each client. Many individuals who receive supports from Community Opportunities receive less than 10 hours per week through our Community Skills department.…

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A family member of three students in the Lincoln County R-III School District has been tested for COVID-19. Those test results have not yet been received, a statement from the school district said, but the family has taken precautions and has self-isolated. The students in the family attend …

For the first year since it began, the 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Jillian Young Foundation will be moving from Elsberry to Troy, with the hopes that the change in location will bring larger crowds to support the foundation’s goals. 

Foley’s Baptist Church celebrated its members’ successful reconstruction efforts on Feb. 23, following months of challenges and work to tear out damaged portions of the building and restore the venerable old house of God. 

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For the first time, a Lincoln County resident has won the annual Missouri Development Disabilities Council (MODDC) poster contest; that artwork will now be used to spearhead the MODDC’s efforts throughout March and Development Disabilities Awareness month.

The Elsberry Democrat is continuously searching for ways to improve the reader experience both online and in print. 

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Troy’s City Clerk Jodi Schneider was recognized at the most recent Board of Aldermen meeting for achieving a certification with the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association (MCCFOA). This wasn’t the only one of its kind that night, however, as Deputy City Clerk Tonya Hawkins was…

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Erin Lueker, the new First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Lincoln County Prosecutor’s Office, has taken over the cases involving crimes against children, and sex crimes involving adults. 

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Lincoln County, Moscow Mills and Troy are discussing the potential for an outer road on the west side of Highway 61 connecting Lincoln Drive to Moscow Mills at Highway C. 

Pollinators form the foundations of a healthy and sustainable future for food and the environment, but in recent years, they have shown concerning signs of decline.  It’s important that we work to help them prosper by enhancing native pollinator habitats and protecting against pollinator declines.

The Senate Commerce Committee approved a proposal from Sen. Dan Hegeman to extend the sunset provision of the Broadband Internet Grant program from 2021 to 2027. This program provides grants to local internet service providers to extend broadband to unserved and underserved areas - which are…

A chance for snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning could impact Wednesday morning commutes in sections of the state. This is an unpredictable winter system, and freezing road temperatures could produce slick spots making travel hazardous. Missouri could receive up to 2 inches of snow. Tr…

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To help its investigations and cases involving younger victims, the Lincoln County Prosecutor’s Office has been approved for a court facility dog – a canine that could serve a versatile role in cases involving children and minors.

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The Lincoln County Optimist Club held a program on Feb. 17 honoring local law enforcement officers serving in the county.

The January meeting of the Lincoln County Republican Club opened with a welcoming of the newly-elected Board officers: President Sue Lister, Vice-President Jessica Zumwalt, Secretary Joce Pickeriing, Treasurer Robin Johnson and Media Director Mike Merkel. 

The University of Missouri Extension in Lincoln County recognizes two volunteers each year for long-term service and support of programs in the county. The award recipients for the 2019 year are Bill Kamler and Tim Kemper. 

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Ciara Beckemeier has been involved with Girl Scouts since kindergarten, and after nearly 12 years, the Winfield High School junior has worked her way up to earning the program’s top honor – the Gold Award. While Beckemeier actually completed the requirements for the award last year in July, …

Lincoln County Detectives with the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crime Enforcement Unit received information of possible narcotic distribution from a residence along the first block of White Road, in Lincoln County.

As part of its Operation Round Up initiative, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative Community Trust recently donated $5,000 to the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC).