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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. 

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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.

An assortment of community organizations, both private and public, are working together to establish a warming center to keep the homeless population of the county safe during the freezing winter weather. 

While construction on the Troy Kiwanis Park playground is currently paused for the winter, the project is still moving forward in other ways. The park has received funding for its Phase 2 – it was recently awarded $250,000 from a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Grant, with another $62,…

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.

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…

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. 


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. 


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.


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. 


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…