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Korasick receives his Ph.D.

 Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:48 am

David A. Korasick, son of Elsberry residents Linda and Richard Korasick, participated in a hooding ceremony on May 15 on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Korasick received a Ph.D. in Plant and Microbial Biosciences. In addition to attending the graduation ceremonies, the Korasicks were special guests when their son defended his doctoral thesis before a committee of his college instructors. While at Washington University, Korasick worked on

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  • Talbot leads effort to beautify the city

     Posted on May 28, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Elsberry Alderman Mike Talbot is currently leading an effort to catalogue, repair, and in some cases replace the trees that currently inhabit city property. This includes the parks and possibly even the cemetery.

    Elsberry Alderman Mike Talbot is spearheading an effort on the part of the city council to improve the community’s curb appeal. “It all started with a meeting that Jo Ann Cordsiemon and I attended in Troy so that we could meet with Perry Eckhardt,” said Talbot. “Perry is our region’s urban forester and works for the Missouri Department of Conservation.” Eckhardt told Talbot and Cordsiemon about some money that was

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  • Elsberry honors those who have fallen in service to their country

     Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:29 am


    On May 25 the Elsberry community and surrounding areas observed Memorial Day with services at Millwood Cemetery, Millcreek Cemetery, Auburn Cemetery, New Hope Cemetery, Elsberry Health Care Center, Elsberry Cemetery, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Star Hope Cemetery, the Elsberry City Park, VFW Post 9064 and American Legion Post 226. Flags were raised at all ceremonies. Flags were also placed at the graves of all veterans. The accompanying photos were taken during

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  • Ross honored at CMU Banquet

     Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Brendan Ross

    Brendan Ross recently won the Dr. Marianne Inman Award given in honor of the former president of Central Methodist University [CMU]. The award is given to a CMU sophomore who exhibits good citizenship, performs community service, has good social standing and maintains a grade point average above a 3.0. Ross is one of the CMU golf team captains and recently received his award at the annual CMU All-Sports Banquet. He

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  • Bristol Manor receives certificate of excellence

     Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Bristol Manor, a residential care facility in Elsberry, was recently awarded a certificate of excellence by the Missouri Assisted Living Association.

    Bristol Manor, a residential care facility in Elsberry, was recently awarded a certificate of excellence by the Missouri Assisted Living Association certifying that the facility was “deficiency free” in 2014. “As Missourians we are extremely fortunate to have facilities such as these leading the way in long term care for our seniors,” said Missouri Assisted Living Association Director Keith Sappington. “One of our state’s greatest treasures is our seniors, and

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  • Elsberry R-II teams with the community to help raise funds for Maddie “O”

     Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Maddie O

    The Elsberry R-II School District and the local community came together on May 14 to help Elsberry Middle School student Maddie “O” and her family raise funds to offset the costs incurred during Maddie’s battle with cancer. Those funds were raised via a drawing for a handmade quilt and Cardinal baseball tickets. Leanna Bueneman was the winner of the quilt and the tickets were won by Robin Stafstrom of Broadway

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  • Elsberry Cardio Plus finally comes to Elsberry

     Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Justin Keim will officially open the doors of Elsberry Cardio Plus, the community’s new gym, on June 1. The gym will be located at 109 Broadway, the former site of the Lynn Dale Italian Bistro.

    “It’s been a little bit of a journey.” That’s how Elsberry resident and EHS alumni Justin Keim described his effort to bring a gym to the community. “It’s an idea that started about 11 months ago,” said Keim. “Since then I’ve had some really good input from the community. A lot of people have reached out to me, as well as to my friends and family, via a number of

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