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Kyle Tapley and Kurt Warner

Tapley meets Kurt Warner

 Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:15 am

On July 27, Eric Tapley and his son Kyle attended a St. Louis Rams team practice and were treated to an unexpected surprise. “We were sitting in the grass waiting for the practice to start when we saw some cameramen,” said Eric. “After a few minutes we noticed Kurt Warner, ex-Rams quarterback and Super Bowl champion.” After interviewing Sam Bradford, Warner came to the edge of the field to sign

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  • City Council considers remote participation in meetings

     Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Aldermen Steve Wilch, Rusty Kinion and Terrie Harper discuss the idea of remote participation for members of the board who cannot attend a meeting.

    Technology was a topic of discussion at the Sept. 9 meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Elsberry. One of the items on that night’s agenda was the possibility of allowing the aldermen to participate in city council meetings remotely via the use of Skype or other similar technological advancements. While seemingly noncontroversial on its surface, the issue nonetheless managed to generate a degree of controversy. Alderman

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  • Brandt Wins Taylor Terrace Yard/Garden Contest

     Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Robert Brandt

    The winner of the final Taylor Terrace Most Beautiful Yard/Garden for 2014 is Robert Brandt. He will keep the Taylor Terrace birdhouse for the next month. We appreciate the judges who are so generous to donate their time in this hot weather.

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 Posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Elsberry R-II School District teachers Rebecca Shroyer, Jason Vandivort, Kyle Hagan, Emily Calvin and Andrew Perry take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the Fall Pep Rally. EHS Cheerleaders perform at the Fall Pep Rally held on Friday.

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  • Like Father, Like Son

     Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

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    Elsberry’s Gavin Hill and his father Kevin played in the Gateway Junior PGA Father/Son Shamble at Tapawingo Country Club in Sunset Hills on Aug. 24. A shamble is played by combining elements of a scramble and elements of regular stroke play. Both team members hit from the tee box and then move their balls to the spot of the best ball. From this point, the hole is played out at

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  • Hill competes in Junior Gateway PGA

     Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Gavin Hill Gateway PGA

    Elsberry’s Gavin Hill participated in the Junior Gateway PGA Event on July 14 at Glen Echo County Club in St. Louis. This is Hill’s second year to participate in the Junior Gateway PGA. This year he moved up to the 16-19 year old division. Glen Echo Country Club is the oldest 18-hole golf course west of the Mississippi and was designed by 1896 US Open Champ Jim Foulis. Hill shot

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Sarah Hunt, librarian at Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library, displays some of the items in the library’s genealogy room. Hunt said recent advances in technology have made it easier for people to trace their roots and become more familiar with their family’s history.

Hunt and Joseph help Elsberry discover its past

 Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

Recent advances in technology have led to an increased interest in genealogy research and the Elsberry community is certainly no exception. “I think there’s more interest now because people can get online and almost do it all from their computers,” said Sarah Hunt, librarian at the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library in Elsberry. “If people are willing to pay to join or they can get access to

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  • Missouri waterfowl seasons set

     Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:57 am


    The Missouri Conservation Commission set 2014–2015 waterfowl seasons at its regular August meeting, giving hunters another 60-day season for ducks. Season dates approved by the Commission follow. DUCK SEASON: North Zone: Oct. 25 – Dec. 23 Middle Zone: Nov. 1 – Dec. 30 South Zone: Nov. 27 – Jan. 25 Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Bag Limit: Six ducks daily with species restrictions of: 4 mallards (no

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  • Goodbye Colton Aubuchon, Hello Aubbie Crea

     Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Aspiring rap artist Colton Aubuchon [center] poses with his mother Jenifer Aubuchon [left] and his brother Travis Capps [right].

    Lincoln County may soon be able to boast that it’s the home of rap music’s newest star. Colton Aubuchon, 19, of Old Monroe has officially thrown his hat into the ring with his debut rap album that hit the charts on Aug. 6. Aubuchon, a 2013 graduate of Winfield High School, attended Missouri State University in Springfield for a year in pursuit of a degree in computer science before being

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Pet Stories

Studies indicate that veterinary visits are in decline, a disturbing trend that may be putting pets' health in jeopardy.

Preventative care important for pets

 Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm

According to a 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage study, companion animal veterinary visits have been declining over the past several years. Study participants reported their pets saw the vet nearly 20 percent less than they did a mere four years ago. The infrequency of vet visits might be traced to a host of factors, including financial concerns stemming from the recent recession, the high cost of veterinary care, increased use

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Citizen's Journalism

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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Mrs. Johnson's class

Teacher Talk at Elsberry R-2 School District, by Kim Jones-Media Liaison

 Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:21 am

This week in Mrs. Johnson’s kindergarten class, students are busy working on important beginning of the year subjects. Students have been working hard on writing and reading their numbers to 10 and practicing writing their names. Lots of activities are going on with Johnny Appleseed and all the things students can do with apples. During the morning routine students have a lot of table time where they get down to

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  • Clarence Cannon hosts annual Scholastic Book Fair

     Posted on September 18, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Clifford the Big Red Dog greets families as they arrive for a special literacy event held in the multi-purpose room of the Clarence Cannon Elementary School on Sept. 9.

    Throughout last week students, teachers and parents flocked to the annual Scholastic Book Fair in the library of the Clarence Cannon Elementary School in Elsberry. Scholastic Book Fairs partners with schools across the United States on an annual basis to bring affordable educational products to more than 35 million students and their families in an effort to help create a lifelong love of reading. The annual weeklong events are organized

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     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Clara Rockwell

    This week’s question: If you were a super hero, what would you do? Answered by Samantha Lollar’s Pre-School Class “Help people.” “Fight crime or something.” “Fight monsters.”    

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Jonathan Jansen

Jansen hosts fundraiser to benefit ballpark

 Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

Jonathan Jansen, a local Elsberry Troop 391 Boy Scout, has attained the rank of Life Scout and has earned all merit badges needed to achieve his goal of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. Jansen needs to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project as his last step and wants to do something that will benefit the entire community. As he has been a Scout and baseball player since first

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  • People’s Bank & Trust donates to Relay for Life

     Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

    PB&T Donates To Relay For Life

    PB&T Employees raised $445 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life by making a donation in exchange to wear blue jeans and tennis shoes to work. The Relay for Life fundraising events take place all across the country and raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers. PB&T employees Kris Moesch, Terry Boling, Jesse

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  • Bencomos run in 5K to raise organ donation awareness

     Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Hector and Mikal Bencomo

    On June 7, Hector and Mikal Bencomo took part in the 5th annual Lifesaving 5K Run/Walk at Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis. This foundation was created to raise organ donation awareness. Its mission is to educate the public about organ donation and the significant impact each of us can contribute, to significantly increase the number of organ donations in the state of Missouri, to increase awareness about organ donation

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