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Water on Old Hwy. 79 vexes commuters

 Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:13 am

The recent flooding in the Elsberry area has kept the Elsberry Fire Department busy these last few weeks. However, they haven’t been dealing with the usual barrage of fires, vehicle accidents or other injuries. Rather, they’ve been rescuing people whose vehicles have somehow become trapped in rising river water. On July 10 two adult males were traveling together and drove off into the floodwater on Old Hwy. 79 in Elsberry.

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  • MSHP responds to accident on Brownsmill Road

     Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:07 am


    On Saturday, July 12 at approximately 12:41 a.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C responded to an accident involving a 2004 Dodge Neon driven by Dillon B. Barber, 20, of Elsberry. According to the crash report, Barber was driving westbound on Brownsmill Road in Elsberry. Barber was driving too fast for the road and other conditions and lost control. This caused the vehicle to travel off of the roadway and

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  • Is third time a charm for city gas tax?

     Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

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    In the April 8 general election Elsberry voters approved a citywide one-cent fuel tax that had been proposed as a way to create revenue for the maintenance and repair of the city’s streets. However, the ballot measure passed by a simple majority only, and failed to meet the two-thirds or 66 percent requirement that would have made it official. This was the second time that the tax had been placed

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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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Rep. Ed Schieffer

View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

 Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:19 am

Like all of you, I am thankful for the cool weather in July! With all the county fairs and parades, it has been a real blessing. I have enjoyed visiting with many of you and if you need to talk to me, please call the numbers in the last paragraph of this article. On July 10, Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation into law reauthorizing the Missouri Rx program for another

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

     Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:48 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    There are no greater stewards of the land and animals than farmers. There is also no doubt that our farmers and ranchers are responsible for serving America as the breadbasket of the world. As a former small farmer who raised hogs and cattle to help pay my way through college and still enjoys working on my 160-acre farm, it is amazing that government today is intent on attacking what is

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  • Auditor says system is flawed

     Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Deanna Dickmeyer

    When I stepped into the position as the first elected Auditor of Lincoln County, it was obvious there was a long list of issues to work on. I had many goals for the office and I assumed that my office would be backed and supported by the commission equal to the other offices. All other officials have at least a part time assistant. Some of the other officials with full

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