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Craig Koch

Other side of the argument

 Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:54 am

Those in attendance at the Aug. 11 meeting of the Elsberry Special Road District [E.S.R.D.] were treated to a fresh perspective with regard to the recent work that was performed on Hatfield Road and Old Hwy. 79. For many months now the rallying cry for those opposed to that particular project has been that it makes no sense for the E.S.R.D. to spend the majority of this year’s repair and

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  • “Fizz, Boom, Read” comes to an end

     Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Librarian Sarah Hunt talks with children in the summer library program before turning them loose to make their own robots during the final day of the program.

    The ninth annual summer library program has officially come to an end at the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library in Elsberry. Librarian Sarah Hunt has been orchestrating the program since 1995 and said this year saw some larger than usual numbers. “This year 70 kids took part in the program and they read a combined 30,312 minutes,” said Hunt. The theme of this year’s program, which ran from June

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  • Speech clinic moves services to Troy

     Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:38 am


    The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders,  a 501(c)(3) charitable children’s clinic, will be consolidating services to four days a week in Troy and will close the Elsberry location as of Aug. 12. The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic has been serving preschool age children with communication challenges at the Elsberry Clinic site since 2005. The Clinic recognizes Don Bowers and his wife, Winona, for being instrumental in advocating

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  • Will fireworks return to Elsberry?

     Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:16 am


    On Aug. 6 the city of Elsberry held a meeting at City Hall to discuss the possibility of bringing fireworks back to town for July 4, 2015 along with a revival of the ‘Old Glory Jubilee’ celebration that had been a regular part of Elsberry’s Independence Day Festivities until several years ago. The meeting was open to anyone in the community with an interest in donating the time and effort

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  • E.H.P.S. saves historic Elsberry buildings

     Posted on August 6, 2014 at 10:44 am

    On August 10 the Elsberry Historic Preservation Society will officially assume ownership of the buildings at 308, 310 and 312 Main Street in Elsberry. The buildings were previously owned by Jim and Harriet Serles who ran a coin shop and antique store at that location until approximately one year ago.

    Since the formation of the Elsberry Historic Preservation Society in 2002, members of the group have been fighting to preserve as much of Elsberry’s local history as possible. “Knowing that everybody was getting older and all the history was disappearing really motivated some of us to try and preserve it before it got out of our hands,” said Pat Mesker, president of the society. Some of the group’s first attempts

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  • A cause close to home

     Posted on August 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Pictured above are Casey’s employees [left-right] Cege Rowlett, Jena Neisinger, Helen McMullen, Lisa Shaffer, Missy Hurley, Missy Pruitt, Jacob House and Regina Gunn. Employees not pictured but who assisted in the fundraiser include Melissa Jackson, Jodie Gerler, Kara Sherrow, Somer Thomas, Emily Wilson, Chenoa White and Deanna Howard.

    On July 28 Lisa Shaffer and her staff at Casey’s General Store in Elsberry received an award from “Hope For The Warriors” in appreciation for the funds that the store raised during May of 2014. Shaffer, who is the general manager of the store, said this was the first year that Casey’s has done a fundraiser for “Hope For The Warriors” and every store in the nation participated. The mission

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  • June 2014 Court News

     Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:25 am


    The following individuals appeared before the Elsberry Municipal Court in June of 2014: Mark Anthony, 44, Elsberry. Seat belt violation-$10.00 Byron Barber, 48, Elsberry. Failure to register-$85.00 Sharon Barker, 37, Elsberry. Public Urination- $200.00 Abigail Boyd, 21, St. Charles. Speeding 57/40-$105.00. Edward Brown, 37, Foley. Seat belt violation-$10.00 Susan Carroll, 66, Louisiana. Speeding 44/30-$106.00 Chad Chapman, 41, Clarion, IA. Speeding 52/35-$105.00 James Chiodini, 41, Elsberry. Seat belt violation-$10.00 Eve Christensen,

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