Don Bowers and his wife Winona

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

 Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

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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  • Local heroes come together to create ‘special space’ for a ‘special kid’

     Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm


                    This month’s edition of Hometown Heroes promises to be just a little bit different. Rather than honoring a single individual, this article will instead spotlight all who dedicated their time, energy and financial resources to the completion of “Maddie O’s” new bedroom. “We were blessed by our many volunteers,” said Lacy Dwiggins-Gambill, director of Special Spaces St. Louis, the organization responsible for

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More road work ahead

 Posted on September 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

Weather permitting, beginning Monday, Sept. 23, MoDOT and its contractor, Blevins Asphalt Construction Company of Mount Vernon, will begin work to seal approximately 17 miles of Hwy 79 from the Pike County line five miles south of Annada to Hwy 47 near Winfield. The project will consist of placing a thin coat of oil and chips on the roadway to seal and protect the pavement and extend the pavement life.

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  • Sandy Creek Bridge reopens to travelers five days early

     Posted on September 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Many may have noticed the commute south of Elsberry a little smoother and a lot less dusty. Well that is because construction on Sandy Creek Bridge, just north of Foley has been completed in remarkable time. The bridge, which was supposed to be closed for approximately 45 days, was done in just 40 by Bleigh Construction of Hannibal. The new bridge is 32-feet wide with 12-foot lanes and four foot

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  • MoDOT closes Hwy 79 down to one lane just south of Elsberry

     Posted on September 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and its contractor Magruder Construction Company will begin pavement resurfacing on Route 79 in St. Charles County starting Tuesday, Sept. 4, weather permitting. Crews will close one lane of Hwy 79 from Interstate 70 to just south of the Lincoln County line Tuesday through Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for pavement resurfacing. Motorists are urged to use caution as flaggers will

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Community Teachers Association President Kim Jones addresses the Elsberry R-II School Board with their recommendations for additions and improvements to the district.

How big will next year’s pie be?

 Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Although no budgetary decisions for the 2014-2015 school year have officially been made, there is a very strong possibility that public schools in Missouri will have a little bit more money to work with than they have in the recent past. While that has yet to be confirmed, the mere hint that there might be more financial resources available has led many people to start thinking about all of the

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  • Getting to know Elsberry’s Educators

     Posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm


    Scott Cleveland Position – 5th Grade teacher Number of years as an educator – 16 Favorite food – Anything my wife cooks Favorite color – Blue Favorite quote – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up – A sanitation worker What is one of your fondest memories as an educator – Watching

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  • Getting to know Elsberry’s Educators

     Posted on April 12, 2014 at 7:15 am


    Kelsi Conner Position – First Grade Teacher Number of years as an educator – 4 Favorite food – Cheeseburgers Favorite color – Pink Favorite quote – We must all make the choice between what is right and what is easy. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up – a teacher What is one of your fondest memories as an educator – Seeing the lightbulb

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Dr. Gregory Casalone, DDS of Elsberry Dental applies  varnish to a student during the Missouri Healthy Smiles program. This is the third consecutive year for the program that had 301 students sign up.

Missouri Healthy Smiles Program visits Elsberry R-2 Schools

 Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:01 am

It’s often said that the key to establishing healthy habits is to start early and good dental care is no exception. On April 3, the Elsberry R-2 School District did its part to help students maintain good oral health by hosting the Missouri Healthy Smiles Program. This was the third consecutive year that the program has visited Elsberry and it was the first time in those three years that event

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center Announces Partnership Exploration

     Posted on March 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm


    To ensure Lincoln County Medical Center’s ability to fulfill its mission of providing quality healthcare close to home, the Board of Trustees has committed itself to investigating strategic options, including potential strategic alliances with like-minded, community-oriented entities. This exploration is part of LCMC’s overall goal to ensure the long-term delivery of quality healthcare to the people of Lincoln County. The announcement was made today during the “State of the Medical

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  • Sheriff’s office to participate in youth seat belt enforcement

     Posted on March 6, 2014 at 8:31 am


    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced today they are joining with statewide law enforcement March 15-31 for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities. Only 67 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Eight out of ten teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled. Under the Graduated Driver’s

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