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Robert Bodley

Bodley resigns as Chief of Police

 Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

On Sept. 12 Robert Bodley officially resigned his position as Chief of the Elsberry Police Department. Bodley has worked in the field of law enforcement for 23 years, three of those years as a dispatcher and the last five spent in Elsberry. “Working in Elsberry has been a fun experience because of the citizens,” said Bodley. “They very much want to be a part of the officers’ lives and to

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Head-on-collision sends two to hospital

 Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports, a head-on-collision sent two Foley residents to the hospital with serious injuries Monday afternoon. Eva Schmied, 72, was heading eastbound on Route Y at McIntosh Hill Road in Foley when her 1998 Nissan Altima crossed over the center line in the path of a 1997 Toyota Celica driven by Kimberly Tobiasz, 49. The report stated that Schmied was negotiating a turn

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center and Mercy Enter Exclusive Negotiations for LCMC to Join Mercy’s System

     Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm


    Lincoln County Medical Center, located in Troy, Missouri, and Mercy, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, are pleased to announce that they have entered into exclusive negotiations to form a strategic partnership whereby LCMC will align with Mercy. Yesterday evening, the LCMC Board of Trustees reviewed Letters of Intent submitted by three organizations. Each finalist was selected based on its ability to assist LCMC with objectives for the affiliation process that

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  • Eastern Lincoln County could become the Midwest Multimodal Hub of Transportation Port

     Posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Rail service is just one of the many ways the new Midwest Multimodal Hub of Transportation Port could be used in Eastern Lincoln County.

    The Booneslick Regional Planning Commission, based in Warrenton, received a grant from the Economic Development Administration (a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Commerce) to conduct a study which analyzed the movement of freight through the East Central Missouri Region by truck, rail, air, and water. Among the potential projects identified by the Commodity Movement Study was a water port, particularly along the Mississippi River in Lincoln County. This project

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Ashley Hagan

Lady Indians get first win of the season

 Posted on September 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

The Elsberry Lady Indians got off to a rough start last week with their softball game against Van-Far canceled on Sept. 9 due to rain. This was followed by a 10-0 loss to North Callaway on the road on Sept. 11. “Sabrina Pruitt once again pitched a gem,” said Head Coach Chad Twellman. “We were great through five innings. We trailed 1-0 thanks to a two-out error. We got through

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  • Indians lose to MMA on the road

     Posted on September 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Grant Black

    Mother Nature almost prevented Elsberry’s varsity soccer team from completing their game on the road against MMA on Sept. 9. “Lightning struck the second we got off the bus,” said Head Coach Dustin Robinson. “That forced a 30-minute delay.” After that 30-minute delay the Indians went out to complete warm-ups and get the game underway. That was not to be, however, as it quickly began to pour down rain. The

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  • IndianHawks now 3-1 after close win over Mark Twain

     Posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Jeremy Jennewein [center] helped lead the IndianHawks to an 18-12 victory over Mark Twain on Sept. 12.

    The Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks shook off their Sept. 5 loss to South Callaway in fine fashion with an 18-12 victory over the Mark Twain Tigers on the road Friday night. On the offensive side of the coin, Collin Dugan racked up 27 yards rushing and 47 yards receiving. His fellow teammates Jeremy Jennewein, Stephen Talbert, Kevin Hammett, Dillon Zumwalt and Michael Werkmeister all had a good night offensively as well. Jennewein

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Jesse Cox

Hood’s presentation triggers memories for Cox

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

On July 16 The Elsberry Democrat brought readers the story of John Hood, 84, of Eolia. Hood is a veteran of the Korean War and displayed some of his military memorabilia at the Elsberry Nutrition Center. One of the artifacts that Hood shared with visitors was a set of 40-millimeter anti-aircraft shells from the USS Missouri. That July 16 article served to trigger the memories of Elsberry resident Jesse Cox.

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  • Dreams of a better life

     Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Svetlana Johnson

    In the April 9 installment of “15 Seconds of Fame”, The Elsberry Democrat introduced its readers to Svetlana Johnson, a 23 year-old Russian woman working in the field of outside sales. As in other installments of that particular segment, Johnson shared with readers some basic facts about herself, including her favorite food, movie, television show, etc. It turns out, however, that Johnson has a much more interesting story to tell

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  • Bowers and Hammack serve on 33rd Degree Team for Scottish Rite

     Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Don Bowers and his wife Winona

    In Scottish Rite Masonry, an honorary degree known as the 33rd Degree is given to members who have provided outstanding service to Freemasonry or to their communities. This is an honor that cannot be campaigned for and is granted solely by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. It is bestowed on Master Masons who have exhibited knowledge, passion and sacrifice to their respective crafts and is a way of

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Senate Theater hosts Star Wars marathon

 Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

Elsberry’s Senate Theatre hosted a Star Wars marathon the weekend of Aug. 30-31. All six of the blockbuster films were shown during the course of the two-day marathon. On Saturday, movie goers were treated to “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”. Sunday’s show bill featured “A New Hope”, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. Fans of the Star Wars series were

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  • Keep pests away from entertaining areas

     Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Make entertaining areas comfortable and safe by keeping pests at bay.

    Outdoor entertaining is one of the joys of nicer weather. People routinely gather on the patio or around the pool when the weather warms up, and such recreational activities can foster companionship and reduce stress. However, if nuisance animals and insects are sharing entertaining spaces, these pests can quickly put a damper on the festivities. While it may seem impossible to keep an outdoor entertaining area completely pest-free, there are

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  • Blast from the past

     Posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Car Cruise at Cadillac Bills

    The last Sunday evening of every month, take a trip up north Hwy. 79 through Elsberry and allow yourself to be taken back-in-time as Cadillac Bills holds their monthly Car Cruise. Once a month numerous classic cars will be parked outside, including this Chevy. Owners Bill and Phyllis Rockwell have been holding the Car Cruises (weather permitting) for the last few years. It has grown to include cars from numerous

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