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(l-r) Elsberry Special Road District Commissioner Jackie Briscoe, Commissioner and Board President Larry Wheeler, Treasurer Sharon Johnson and Board Secretary and newly elected Commissioner Joel Conderman during thee recent meeting of the ESRD.

Lehmkuhl’s remarks stricken from the record

 Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

The issue of potential censorship sparked debate at the meeting of the Elsberry Special Road District on April 14. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, President Larry Wheeler began the meeting by welcoming Joel Conderman to the board. Conderman defeated Craig Koch in the April 8 general election to win the seat previously held by Carolyn Lovelace. “It’s a thankless job but you’ll enjoy your three years,” said Wheeler. Wheeler was

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  • Elsberry License Office Closing Its Doors

     Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    License Office

    The Elsberry License Office will officially be closing its doors on April 24. Anyone still having business to take care of is encouraged to do so prior to that date. Afterward, all such matters will have to be handled elsewhere.

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  • City of Elsberry Police Report April 5-11

     Posted on April 17, 2014 at 7:40 am

    City of Elsberry Police Blotter

    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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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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Rep. Ed Schieffer

View from the Capitol by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

 Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

Recently all the households with registered voters of the 41st District received a legislative questionnaire. Approximately 400 concerned voters returned their survey. I would like to share with you some of the results of that survey. The following is the first six questions from the survey. Budget & Taxation 1.  Please indicate the statement that best describes your opinion on our tax system. Answer    Count    Percent It provides insufficient revenue

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

     Posted on April 17, 2014 at 7:41 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    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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