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Elsberry Mayor Terry Martin, Alliance Manager Marshall Suddarth and Lakeview resident Brian Morgan were interviewed by KMOV Channel 4 reporter Ray Preston about issues surrounding Lakeview.

Lift Station in limbo; City officials forced to delay activation of Lakeview sewer system until County meets its obligations

 Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Residents in the Lakeview Subdivision are still without a lift station this week and many people in the community are asking why. “At the last Board of Aldermen meeting it was discussed that the contractor for the sewer project was ready to turn on the lift station and accept the flow into the city,” said Elsberry City Attorney Rob Guinness. “The city has an agreement with the county saying that

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Elsberry stays dry; further flooding unlikely

 Posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:03 am

Despite concerns to the contrary it looks as though local residents can breathe a collective sigh of relief and rest well knowing that the river levels have finally started to recede. “Right now it looks like we’re already cresting along the uppermost part of our reach of the river,” said Mike Peterson, Chief of Public Affairs for the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The worst

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  • Inmate garden saves taxpayers money, improves jail conditions

     Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Inmates at the Lincoln County Jail pick corn in the inmate-run garden. Food costs have plummeted since the garden was introduced a year ago. Photo by Jeff Biship Online at

    When John Cottle first came into office as Sheriff of Lincoln County, one of his goals was to find new and innovative ways to save money. The inmate garden at the Lincoln County Jail in Troy was one of those innovative ideas. According to Dolores Smith, Kitchen Supervisor at the jail, the plan is already showing dividends. “Costs in the past three or four months have gone down tremendously,” said

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  • Elsberry sends two of its best to pageant competition

     Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Kimberly Croxville

    The Elsberry community was well represented in the Lincoln County Fair Queen Pageant this year as recent Elsberry High School graduates Kimberly Croxville and Samantha Marre both gave their all in pursuit of the crown. Croxville is the daughter of Eddie and Lori Ross and Mark Croxville of Foley and was sponsored by Mordt Tractor in Troy. Marre is the daughter of Mary Jane and Frank Marre III of Elsberry

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AAA Legion First Base Coach Rick Phillips gives direction to Josh Phillips after reaching first.

Legion Baseball Recap

 Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

Legion Baseball in Elsberry has been going at a break-neck pace since late May despite the rain and the otherwise inconsistent weather patterns. This week Elsberry’s AAA team was set to start off the action at home on June 11 with a 6:30 p.m. game against Sullivan. That game was rescheduled for June 12 due to field conditions but weather forced the cancellation of all games set for that date

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  • Dream Killers place first

     Posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Gus Macker

    The Dream Killers took 1st Place at Gus Macker (3 on 3 basketballtournament) in Quincy, Illinois on Memorial Day weekend. The girls competed on the 16-17 year court, and they play the St. Louis Hype. This is the third year the Dream Killers have won this 3 on 3 tournament. Pictured Above (l-r): Coach Hector Bencomo, Natalie Otten, Tanner Bencomo, Gaby Walker, Kendra Davis, and Coach Steph Irons.

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  • Legion Baseball versus Mother Nature

     Posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Elsberry AA player Steven Tow

    It was another busy week for Elsberry Legion Baseball. Jason Howard’s A Team started things off with a victory against West on June 3. “Right now we are 7-8 overall but 4-0 in district play,” said Howard. “We are playing too inconsistent at times but we’re seeing improvement.” Both of Elsberry’s A teams were scheduled to play on June 4 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., but Mother Nature had

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Svetlana Johnson

Dreams of a better life

 Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

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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  • Penrod graduates from State Highway Patrol

     Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Eric Christopher Penrod of Elsberry Graduated from the Missouri State Highway Patrol academy on Dec. 20, as a part of the 97th recruit class. Penrod is the son of Yvonne Penrod of Elsberry and of the late Christopher Penrod. He graduated from Elsberry High School in 2005. Penrod, his wife Amanda and their children are currently residing in Columbia, where he has been assigned to Troop F in Boone County.

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Car Cruise at Cadillac Bills

Blast from the past

 Posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

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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  • DAREDEVILS Wankel and Jones…very brave souls

     Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Wankel and Jones

    During the morning hours on Monday, Elsberry Elementary students had the opportunity to watch BMX bikers perform tricks and stunts. A special half-pipe ramp was set up in the Elementary School parking lot as numerous bikers did flips, jumps and much more. At one point, Elementary Principal Toni Wankel and fourth grade teacher Sherrill Jones sat atop the ramp while a BMX rider performed a 360°flip.

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  • Trivia Night a huge success

     Posted on January 24, 2014 at 8:55 am


                          Great minds filled the American Legion Hall on Saturday night for the 5th Annual Marcella Whitehead Scholarship Trivia Night. The money raised goes to numerous scholarships for Elsberry High School graduating seniors.

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