On Oct. 22, 2019, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a home burglary along the 200 block of Highway H, in Lincoln County. According to the homeowners, someone entered their home and stole a handgun and a framed autographed $100 bill hanging on the wall.

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The grounds of Jefferson Barracks (JB) Historic Cemetery remain meticulously well cared for throughout the year.  The rows of about 70,000 grave markers stand like sentinels to forever mark the passing of great men and women and their families who offered the full measure of their lives in s…

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Central Elevator, a Purina® Certified Expert Dealer, is announcing their 2019 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days, a customer appreciation event.  Their event celebrates 58 years of serving Silex community as a Purina® dealer. Purina® is also celebrating with their 125th anniversary. 

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The group planning Moscow Mills’ Bicentennial Celebration is coming up with some out-of-the box ideas to make 2021 a memorable year for citizens in one of Lincoln County’s larger communities. 

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Shannon Von Allman started Birthday Blessings in West Plains, Mo. in 2013 with one simple goal in mind: give every child the same opportunity to have a birthday party, no matter what their situation may be.

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Almost since the Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service began 40 years ago, its Adopt-A-Family program has been a staple of its early-winter initiatives. Through all those years, the program has grown to include nearly 500 families within the organization’s service area.

“What a great community we live and work in,” said Sandy Sinnett with tears in her eyes, after receiving $925 for medical expenses from donations and a fundraiser by the Elsberry Page Branch Park Committee.   

After a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday afternoon, those traveling into Elsberry from the south will now be greeted with a beautiful new stone monument sign thanks to the Elsberry Community Betterment Association.  This welcoming creation was all possible due to Joe and Carla Talbo…

The holidays are a time for friends, family and co-workers to come together in celebration. Wherever you are, whether at an office party, a family member’s home, or out at the bar, it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends. 

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What started as a small Facebook post turned into Berniece Hoerr being honored like a queen.  Workers at Elsberry Health Care Center posted on Facebook that Hoerr’s 100th birthday was approaching on Nov. 21 and they wanted her to receive 100 birthday cards.  The Elsberry Democrat then publis…

Hearing loss is a silent, invisible hurdle that over 40,000,000 Americans struggle with. It’s an expensive problem to combat, but this Christmas season there’s a chance for one adult and one child to get help hearing more clearly for free.

The Foley Post office reopened in October, after being closed for 140 days. It had been swamped with seven inches of water inside the building during the flooding in the area over the summer. On Oct. 21, the Foley Post Office held a customer appreciation event to commemorate the reopening. 

Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wood announced Friday, Nov. 15 that Stewart Wells, 53, of Troy, plead guilty to the felony of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree.

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With the population count of it’s coverage area ever-expanding, the Lincoln County Fire Protection District has been thinking over the services it needs to provide to keep its growing number of residents safe. The district is starting by looking at one of the fastest growing cities in Lincol…

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An audit of the 45th Judicial Circuit Court was released Nov. 20, which gave the court an overall “fair” rating, and found that “significant weaknesses exist in the controls and procedures over the disbursements of the courts office.” 

The Lincoln County Commission recently signed a proclamation recognizing the area’s senior citizens for “all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish,” and naming November “Embrace a Senior Month.” 

When the railroad bridge was replaced earlier this year at the south entrance to town, the wooden sign long welcoming traffic to Elsberry needed to be moved to clear the worksite.  However, the sign was so deteriorated that it was unable to be saved.  

A body believed to belong to St. Louis County woman Jennifer Rothwell was found in Troy on Nov. 18, following a six-hour search near Highway 61 and Highway KK.

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Staci and Kendall Harris paint a sunflower together in the memory of Bree Johnley, a 4-year-old Lincoln County girl who passed away on Oct. 5. An event in Bree’s memory was held Nov. 9 at the Fairgrounds for people to make sunflowers, as a reminder to smile in the darkest of times.

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It was announced at the beginning of November that the Salvation Army of Lincoln County would cease operations following the inability for now former Co-director John Emerson, to continue running operations due to health complications.

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HANNIBAL - Both ice, snow and frigid temperatures over the next few days in much of northern Missouri are predicted, and our country honors our Veterans on November 11 for their service, drivers should be aware of changing road conditions.  The best way to plan your commute is to look at MoD…

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The Salvation Army of Lincoln County will be ceasing operations at the closing of this fiscal year due to an inability to find anyone to take over and run their biggest events of the year.

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Recently, two patrons of Rachel’s Restaurant noticed an elderly man sleeping in his 1994 Ford Ranger pickup, it was soon discovered, Pat Fleming, a military veteran was homeless.  

The Lincoln County Fire Protection District responded to a gas leak this evening, with firefighters on the scene at Cherry Blossom Way and 3rd Street. The district has reported that Ameren shut off the leak, and that firefighters had cleared the scene by 7:30 p.m. The leak caused several roa…

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The ladies from Quilts of Valor of Eastern Missouri descended on the Troy VFW Post 8828 in October, laden with hand-made quilts to give to a group of local veterans.

The Lincoln County 4-H Teen Leaders are off to a great start for the 2019-2020 4-H year. On Oct. 11, they held a bake sale at Orscheln Farm & Home in Troy.

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Following the results of the Aug. 6 special election where Prop. Ambulance failed by a 3-1 margin, Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) Chief Ray Antonacci had promised to take steps to gather more public feedback on the proposals being put forward by LCAD.

 Each year, millions of children and adults alike celebrate Halloween, a holiday known for its sweet treats and spooky parties. Don’t drive scary. Commit to sober driving Halloween night, and every night. To keep our roadways safe, Missouri law enforcement will be on the lookout for drivers …

On Saturday in the Elsberry City Park, friends of the Elsberry Police Department, held a benefit fundraiser that included, music, raffles, food and a chance to meet some of Elsberry’s finest.

Everyone has milestones in life, but Elsberry Health Care Resident, Berniece Hoerr will be celebrating a huge one on Nov. 21, being blessed to have been alive for 100 years.    

The Trinity Lutheran Men’s Club sponsored a car show on Saturday, Aug. 31. A portion of the proceeds went to the Oasis Resource Center; they were very appreciative of the $1,250 donation. The next car show at Trinity Lutheran Church will be Sept. 5, 2020, and the organizers hope to see every…