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City of Elsberry Police Report April 5-11

 Posted on April 17, 2014 at 7:40 am

April 5 400bl N. 4th – Domestic Disturbance 400bl N. 4th – 911 Hang-up Page Branch Park – Report of narcotics use 400bl S. 2nd – Harassment 600bl Auburn – Assist EMS 900bl New Hope Rd – Missing Person Elsberry High School – Assist EMS 600bl Auburn – 911 Hang-up April 6 600bl Auburn – Assist EMS 300bl N 4th – Suspicious Activity 500bl Broadway – Animal Complaint April 7

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  • Porter forced to deal with MSHSAA following criminal charges

     Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

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    On Dec. 3, 2013, Rahiem Porter of Elsberry was issued a summons for the possession of marijuana and the possession of drug paraphernalia. The incident occurred at the intersection of 5th Street and Brownsmill Road in Elsberry. According to the police report, a vehicle being driven by Autumn J. Reed, 20, was stopped by Officer Michael Bales of the Elsberry Police Department for violating a stop sign. Porter was one

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  • Major spring flooding not likely in 2014

     Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:20 am


    After all of the snowfall that Elsberry and the surrounding areas received this winter, many local residents are understandably worried about the likelihood of spring flooding. That concern, however, might turn out to be misplaced. “I know the perception is that it was a very cold winter and it was that, but there’s also the perception that we had a lot of snow,” said Mark Fuchs, a service hydrologist with

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Elsberry License Office contract up for bid

 Posted on February 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

The Missouri Office of Administration is now accepting management contract bids for the Elsberry License Office. Interested individuals and groups must submit their bids to operate the Elsberry License Office by Feb. 28. A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) bidders are required to use to develop their bids can be viewed here. Prospective bidders may also tour the Elsberry office from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Feb. 11

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  • Sheriff’s office partners with VA to assist veterans

     Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Jail Administration recently signed into an agreement to partner in the Veteran Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. This program helps returning veterans obtain specific job training, undergo skills coaching and gain meaningful employment. “Being a veteran myself, I understand returning vets leave the military with a wealth of transferable skills and professionalism,” said Sheriff Cottle.  “We entered into this agreement to assist veteran’s transition

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  • Mayor praises the performance of Alliance during recent snowstorms

     Posted on January 29, 2014 at 10:25 am

    In one of the quickest meetings in recent memory, the Board of Aldermen of the City of Elsberry convened on Jan. 14 to take stock following the damage recently done by Mother Nature. Mayor Terry Martin and Alderman Mike Talbot thanked Alliance Manager Marshall Suddarth and praised Alliance for their prompt and efficient response to the various problems brought on by the severe winter weather that has plagued Elsberry residents

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U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

Blaine’s Bulletin by U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

 Posted on April 17, 2014 at 7:41 am

While it is no secret that I have serious concerns about the president’s health care law, one of the most profound is the Administration’s attempt to infringe upon the religious liberty of Americans, like you. The most striking example of this came in March when the U.S. Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments from the national retailers, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, which oppose, on religious ground, provisions

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  • The danger of elitism

     Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:37 am


    I’m a person who typically takes a very active interest in all things political. Even so, a Senate race in Iowa isn’t the sort of thing that I would normally pay attention to. In fact, unless I had friends or family participating in the campaign in one way or another such a race would likely fly under my radar completely. Representative Bruce Braley of Iowa has recently changed all of

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  • Choosing faith over worry

     Posted on April 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    To the Editor: This April, I urge our neighbors to take part in Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Nearly one million Americans live with Parkinson’s Disease and several (including me) are living right here in Elsberry. There is currently no cure. On March 27, 2013, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I face this disease by “choosing faith over worry”. Each day is truly a blessing, one to be lived and shared

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