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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. 


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). 


After soaking in eight inches of water over the summer during the flooding, having its inner workings torn up and finally replaced with new renovations, the Foley Baptist Church is holding an open house as a thank-you to the community and a declaration that the church and its associated serv…

A replacement for Mayor Ron Sconce’s empty Ward I Board of Alderman seat has been chosen – Guy Grimstead was appointed by the board at a meeting on Feb. 3. Grimstead is neighbors with Sconce, and had actually considered running in the last Ward I election.

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On Thursday, Jan. 30 the Circuit Court of Lincoln County filed felony charges for domestic assault stemming from an incident in April 2019.


On Friday, Jan. 24 the Troy Chamber of Commerce held its annual Installation Banquet at the Moscow Mills Lions Club. Included in the night’s proceedings was the selection of Man and Woman of the Year. Shiloh Werkmeister was named the Woman of the Year for 2019, and Les Ellison was named Man …

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. 

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.

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.


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.

• 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…

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.

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.

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…


Moscow Mills citizens can expect to get education materials regarding their recycling practices in the next few months as city officials aim to reduce the amount of contaminated recyclable materials that end up being rejected by Meridian Waste.

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Brandon Johnson was sentenced to eight years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for one count of Child Neglect.

The Lincoln County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2020 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Lincoln County Health Department will be able t…

The Moscow MillsBoard of Aldermen meeting on Dec. 9 covered a multitude of items relevant to citizens, some of the most noteworthy included discussion about a new firehouse, on-call pay for city maintenance crews, sharing the courts and a dangerous building.