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Chaney to spend five weeks in Khon Kaen

 Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:08 am

Justin Chaney, son of Kelly and Mark Chaney of Troy and grandson of Marilyn and Wayne Tillotson of Elsberry, was recently invited to spend five weeks in Khon Kaen, Thailand this summer. Approximately 16 other college students from four universities involved in a Christian ministry known as Campus Outreach will be making the journey along with Chaney. The trip will take place from May 22 to June 27. Chaney and

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  • Miederhoff graduates from Missouri Auction School

     Posted on February 20, 2015 at 8:45 am

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    John Miederhoff has successfully completed the course in Auctioneering and Auction Sales Management at the Missouri Auction School. The diploma granted to Miederhoff included the honorary title of Colonel, a title that is a tradition dating back to the Civil War. The concentrated course is conducted by the Missouri Auction School at the world’s largest auction training center. The training included lectures and workshops featuring prominent auctioneers from throughout America,

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  • Modglin brings fireworks back to Elsberry and surrounding areas

     Posted on February 19, 2015 at 9:16 am


    If everything goes according to plan, and there is every indication that it will, Elsberry and a number of other surrounding communities will soon have a new fireworks stand. “Fireworks Fanatics, LLC is a joint venture between two families who are the best of friends,” said Robert Modglin, co-owner of Fireworks Fanatics, LLC. “We believe life is all about making memories with those you love.” Modglin said that some of

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  • Elsberry band students receive honors

     Posted on February 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Pictured above [in no particular order] are Kristy Burkemper, Nick Daly, Zae Lyskoski, Jordan Oliver, Josie Shanahan, Anna St. Pierre and Jack Weakly. These seven students represented Elsberry in the Eastern Missouri Conference Band.

    Elsberry band student Madison Cleveland auditioned in November of 2014 and earned 2nd Chair in the Northeast Missouri [NEMO] All-District Band. She rehearsed and performed with the group on Jan. 10 at Moberly High School. Cleveland’s fellow Elsberry musicians Trevor Anthony, Josie Horne, Harmon Kreuger and Tess Weakly were all nominated and selected to audition for the NEMO Junior High All-District Honor Band. They auditioned for chair placement on Jan.

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  • Corley cautions E.S.R.D. against five-person board

     Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:02 am

    E.S.R.D. Commissioners Jackie Briscoe, Larry Wheeler and Joel Conderman discuss the possibility of moving to a five-person board.

    The possibility of creating a five-person board once again raised its head at the Feb. 9 meeting of the Elsberry Special Road District [E.S.R.D.]. The issue is not a new one, but had been tabled at two previous meetings due to the absence of the district’s attorney, Wendy J. Corley. Corley was in attendance on Feb. 9 and E.S.R.D. Presiding Commissioner Larry Wheeler informed her that Michael Short, general manager

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  • Pack 391 holds 2015 Pinewood Derby

     Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:52 am

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    On Jan. 31 Elsberry Cub Scout Pack #391 held its annual Pinewood Derby in the fellowship hall of the Elsberry United Methodist Church with local residents Bill Rockwell and Bob Kindred serving as judges. Scoutmaster David Wait said that approximately 12 individual races were held during the competition, which occurred on a new and enhanced track this year. “I want to thank Ron Toeniskoetter and Ben Crenshaw for all of

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  • January 2015 Palmer Library News, by Sarah Hunt-Palmer Librarian

     Posted on January 31, 2015 at 9:48 am


    Great things have arrived at the library for 2015. During this cold stretch it is always good to eat hearty and we have Kay Robertson’s (of Duck Dynasty fame) new cookbook called “Miss Kay’s Kitchen”. It is chock full of down home wisdom and great recipes for winter comfort food. Check it out, cook and bring us samples! If you would just like straight up Duck Dynasty wisdom, try “The

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