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Rolen and Rolen charged drug and paraphernalia

 Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:39 am

On Aug. 20, Elsberry Officers Bales, Jost and Wait executed a search warrant at the residence of James E. Rolen, located at the 500 block of North Second Street in Elsberry. Inside, the officers, located three baggies of a green leafy substance identified by Rolen as being marijuana, scales and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia. James Rolen and his son Brandon were arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s

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  • Cuivre River Annual Meeting election results

     Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Troy Galloway

    Cuivre River Electric Cooperative members elected four directors at their annual meeting on Aug. 8 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Nearly 2,300 people attended the event. Four directors were re-elected to new three-year terms in their respective districts. Troy Galloway of Elsberry was successful in his bid to serve another term in Lincoln County District 1. Bryan Edwards and Matt Jones, both of the Elsberry area, and Nick

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  • St. Pierre appointed Bancorp President

     Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Justin St. Pierre

    Lincoln County Bancorp has announced the appointment of Justin St. Pierre to the position of President. St. Pierre has been part of the Lincoln County Bancorp team for eight years serving as Vice President of Loan Review before being promoted to the role of President. During that time he was responsible for performing annual loan reviews and reports as well as assessing the loan loss reserve for all the banks

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Will Trinity Underground’s future be as unique as its past?

 Posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

For some, an old abandoned limestone mine is just that – old and abandoned. For those with a little bit of vision, imagination and ambition, however, it has the potential to be so much more than that. Such is the case for Trinity Underground, LLC., a local mine owned by the family of Lisa Boling. For more on this and other stories pick up your copy of The Elsberry Democrat

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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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Cheerleaders do work just as hard as any other athlete

 Posted on August 29, 2014 at 8:46 am

Dear Editor, I wanted to clarify something that ran in an article about the Elsberry High School Cheerleading Squad a couple of weeks ago. This year’s squad went through a company called Elite to attend a summer camp for cheerleaders. This particular company would have not had records of Elsberry High School, which is where the “never” came into your article. So, I wanted to give you a quick recap

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

     Posted on August 29, 2014 at 8:41 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    After visiting with countless families and individuals across Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District, I have found that hard-working individuals, those living on a fixed income, and small businesses understand their pocketbooks are lighter and their economic future is not as bright. This is an issue that starts and ends with the policies and rhetoric of this administration, enabled by the Federal Reserve. Entrepreneurs and inventors grow economies but only when government

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  • Reflections on the role of the press

     Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:17 am


    In my career as a journalist I have the opportunity to both see and hear some very interesting things and as I have come to be recognized in the community as an employee of the newspaper people are increasingly seeking my opinion with regard to various items in the news, both local and otherwise. More often than not this results in very pleasant and interesting conversations from which I gain

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