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Elsberry Special Road District Commissioner 
Joel Conderman

Conderman vows to do what’s right by his employees

 Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:41 am

The results of the April 8 general election have now been certified and despite the fact that a number of incumbents ran unopposed and all previous office holders were returned to their respective positions, the Elsberry community did see some degree of change as a result of the contest. For the purposes of general recap, the election results were as follows: Matt Jones, John Boedeker and Mark Rhoades all kept

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  • Second Chance Work Brigade helps communities with outdoor projects

     Posted on April 19, 2014 at 7:29 am


    Landscaping at the Elsberry United Methodist Church was made a little easier on April 10 with the assistance of the Lincoln County Second Chance Work Brigade. The group, formerly known as the Lincoln County Second Chance Choir, has shifted its focus now that the weather is allowing for other types of community service. So far this spring they have assisted with outdoor projects in Troy and Moscow Mills. The mulching

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  • Kerr charged with felony assault on a Police Officer

     Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:23 am


    On April 11, Elsberry Police Sergeant B. Raney responded to the 600 block of Auburn Street in Elsberry in reference to a Domestic Assault in progress. Upon his arrival he made contact with the victim Alyssa McNiff. According to the “probable cause statement” McNiff and her baby’s father Caytron M. Kerr, 19, were arguring about the child as Kerr was instructing McNiff to leave the residence because he was kicking

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Over 50 Clarence Cannon Elementary girls participated in this year’s one-day cheerleading camp. The students were taught a cheer and dance by the Elsberry High School Cheerleaders and performed at Senior Night on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Elementary Students cheer on the Indians at Senior Night

 Posted on March 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

On Feb. 18 the Elsberry High School Cheerleaders hosted a one-day cheerleading camp for students at Clarence Cannon Elementary. “We had the little girls come in after school and meet us in the elementary gym,” said Cheerleading Sponsor Reagan Skaggs. “From 3 p.m. until about 4:45 p.m. we worked on teaching them a dance and a cheer. We also did some jumps with some of them, depending on their ages.”

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Photo by Mike Short March 2014

Guinness and his MG answer Moss’s Challenge

 Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

Elsberry resident Rob Guinness is currently participating in a 12-month scavenger hunt known as the Moss Motoring Challenge. “I’m a member of the St. Louis MG Car Club,” said Guinness. “It’s been around for a really long time. I think I’ve been a member for about the last six or seven years.” There are quite a number of car clubs in St. Louis and Guinness said he found this particular

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  • Elsberry veteran shares his experiences in Vietnam and what they taught him

     Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Rev. Richard Pillers

    The face of Reverend Richard Pillers is a familiar one here in Elsberry, due largely to the fact that he has been the pastor at the Elsberry Assembly of God Church for the last 24 years. In that particular role Pillers fights the good fight of faith and battles to win lost souls. What many people probably aren’t aware of is that not so many years ago Pillers was called

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  • A Day in the Life of a Librarian

     Posted on February 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Elsberry librarian Sarah Hunt sorts through various pictures that residents have dropped off for inclusion in the genealogy room.

    For Elsberry resident Sarah Hunt, being the librarian at the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library is the greatest job in town. “I have the best job in Elsberry,” said Hunt. “It was amazing for me to come from the East Coast, move to a small town and find a job like this one. Not only am I two minutes away from home, but I have a job that’s challenging

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Cuivre River Electric Cooperative employees presented non-perishable food items and donated $1,010 cash to Bread for Life Food Pantry in Troy.  From left, Vicki Stonebarger (Cuivre River), Harriet Zuroweste and Becky Wilhoit (Bread for Life), and Lynn White and Patty Williams (Cuivre River) celebrate the donations.

Cuivre River employees donate to Bread for Life Food Pantry

 Posted on December 27, 2013 at 8:26 am

Cuivre River Electric Cooperative employees joined forces to present non-perishable food items and $1,010 cash to the Bread for Life Food Pantry in Troy. The donations were raised though Cuivre River’s “Santa Claus for a Cause” fundraising events, such as chili lunches and blue jean days. Bread for Life, which serves Lincoln County residents, is located at 820 Cap au Gris in Troy and can be reached at 636.528.3646. The

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  • Curnel gets her first deer

     Posted on December 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Amber Curnel, of Elsberry, wishes to thank Gus and Wendy Loness, of Elsberry, for allowing her to participate in this years youth hunt on their farm, harvesting her first deer ever.

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  • Robertson earns UCM’s Red and Black Scholarship

     Posted on December 16, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Amanda Robertson

    Dedication to academic success in high school has earned Amanda Robertson, daughter of Kenneth and Tina Riffle, of Elsberry, a Red and Black Scholarship in the amount of $500 per year to attend the University of Central Missouri. The Red and Black Scholarship is awarded to incoming UCM freshmen based upon their high school cumulative grade point average and ACT composite score. The scholarship is renewable and may be received

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EMS Honor Roll

 Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:01 am

Elsberry Middle School 5th Grade “A” Honor Roll Macy Barber, Hunter Brandt, Liberty Killian, Kylie Kinsler, Mara Lammert, Madison Leckbee and Veronica Whiteside. Elsberry Middle School 6th Grade “A” Honor Roll Reagan Ann Boettcher, Lyman Heras, William Hogarth, Hailey King, Brook Riffle, Jacob Rimel, John Robinson and Madison Steen. Elsberry Middle School 7th Grade “A” Honor Roll Trevor Anthony, Bishop Craig, Lauryn Eberhart, Eva Gladney, Amy Hays, Clare Henry, Josephine

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  • Getting to know Elsberry’s Educators

     Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:57 am


    Trudy Bull Position – Physical Education Teacher/Coach Number of years as an educator -15 Favorite food –Frog Legs Favorite color – Blue As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up- An Olympic athlete What is one of your fondest memories as an educator – Watching a student who had no faith in his abilities work hard and ultimately achieve his goal and succeed where he

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  • Technical Center students place at Skills USA Contest

     Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Pike-Lincoln Technical Center [PLTC] students attended the Missouri Skills USA Leadership and Skills Conference at Linn State Technical College in Linn, Mo. on April 3- 5. Students left from PLTC early Thursday morning and spent the next three days competing and representing their school in different contests. On Saturday, the results were announced and PLTC staff is excited about how well their students performed. Anothony Caruthers placed 3rd in the

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The new Page Branch Park Bird Sanctuary has seen an abundance of birds which means more feed needed. Local businesses with the help of Scott Hawkins are pitching in. (Inset) Hawkins even created his own Bird Sanctuary in his back yard.

These days feeding the birds cost way more than “Tuppence A Bag”

 Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

Thanks to the efforts of Elsberry resident Scott Hawkins, the legions of birds that visit the Page Branch Park Bird Sanctuary will soon have a much larger food supply. Hawkins, who is relatively new to Elsberry, has a special place in his heart for birds and has even built a bird sanctuary of his own behind his home. After discovering that fellow Elsberry resident and bird lover Pat Mesker was

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  • Johnson heeds a higher calling

     Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Brea Johnson

    Elsberry High School Senior Brea Johnson has worn quite a few hats during her time at Elsberry High School. Whether as a basketball player, a stellar first baseman for the Lady Indians softball team or an Explorer’s Club tutor, Johnson puts everything she has into all that she does. Recently Johnson has committed herself to a new challenge, becoming a missionary. “I have known for quite some time that God

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  • Chapter 226 receives donation for scholarship

     Posted on February 18, 2014 at 8:17 am

    American Legion Riders

    On Thursday, Feb. 6 The Winfield-Foley Firefighter Association donated $500 to the American Legion Riders Chapter 226 from Elsberry for The Legacy Scholarship Fund. The Legacy Scholarship Fund is geared towards helping children who have a parent that has fallen during war. The scholarship funds will be distributed throughout Missouri to children who qualify. The American Legion Riders are well known for their charitable work for schools, hospitals, veterans and

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