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Mueller graduates from St. Louis County Fire Academy

 Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:01 am

On Dec. 10 Travis Mueller of Elsberry graduated from the St. Louis County Fire Academy. The ceremony was held at the Maryland Heights Community Center where 29 graduates from throughout the St. Louis area were recognized for their achievement at the 94th Recruit Graduation. The eleven week academy involved classroom lectures on safety, building construction, fire behavior, fire control, rescue operations and vehicle extrication, as well as live burn training

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  • Elsberry couple busted for cooking meth

     Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:53 am


    On Saturday, Jan. 17, around 2 p.m., a Lincoln County deputy was on patrol in unincorporated Lincoln County along Highway V when he observed two individuals and a red Pontiac Grand Am sitting near an old abandoned outbuilding on his family’s property. Looking suspicious and unusual, the deputy investigated. Upon pulling up near the outbuilding, the deputy observed a male subject quickly walk from behind the building. Feeling something was

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  • Elsberry patrol vehicle damaged during Dickerman arrest

     Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:32 am


    On Jan. 23 the Elsberry Police Department responded to a call made by the manager of the Abel’s Quick Shop in Elsberry. Upon arrival, the responding officer found that John A. Dickerman was asking Abel’s customers for money, both inside the establishment and in the parking lot. Dickerman had already been banned from Abel’s due to at least one previous incident. He was placed in a patrol car and transported

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  • Could help be on the way to finance a new wastewater plant?

     Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Elsberry's current lagoon. The Elsberry Community will soon have to upgrade to a wastewater treatment facility in order to remain in compliance with DNR and EPA regulations.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center on Jan. 16 to help communities across the country improve their wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems, particularly through innovative financing and by building resilience to climate change. The new finance center may be coming at just the right time as far as the Elsberry community is concerned. As The Elsberry Democrat has previously reported, the

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  • Special Opening of Overlook Farm’s Observation Area in Clarksville

     Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:42 am


    CLARKSVILLE — Overlook Farm in Clarksville will host a special opening of its Eagle Days Observation Area on Jan. 24 and 25. “We would like to share with the public the spectacular views of the Mississippi valley and the visiting eagles at Overlook Farm,” said Nathalie Pettus, owner of Overlook Farm. “Usually closed at this time, we welcome our guests and visitors to Clarksville. MO. Come enjoy the unique experience

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  • McGuire takes over at Elsberry Post Office

     Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Elsberry Postmaster Kimberly McGuire

    On Jan. 12 the Elsberry community welcomed a new postmaster. Kimberly McGuire of Clarksville officially began her duties this week following the retirement of former Elsberry Postmaster Bill Haugen. Haugen left some big shoes to fill but McGuire has a relatively substantial resume herself and she said she is confident that she can pick up where he left off. “I’ve been with the post office for 14 years,” said McGuire.

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  • The Elsberry Democrat Court News

     Posted on January 9, 2015 at 11:05 am


    Alfred Bishop, 47, Bowling Green. Speeding 46-30  – $114 Josh Quick, Elsberry. No muzzle on vicious dog – $60 Joshua Booth, 27, Overland. Discharge BB Gun in City Limits – $74.50 Crystal Powell, 40, Elsberry. Knowing broke city property. Stealing city services. $250 Michael Vinnik, 45, St. Louis. Defective equipment – $237.50 Patrick Dolan, 81, St. Louis. Defective Equipment – $172.80 Elise Finders, 35, Elsberry. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia –

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