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Mills retires from IGA after 12 years of service

 Posted on March 26, 2015 at 8:14 am

Susan Mills is retiring from the IGA Deli after 12 years of service. Mills has resided in the Elsberry area for 50 years and worked in food service at the Elsberry R-II School District for approximately 20 years before coming to IGA. Mills said she will miss her coworkers and the IGA customers after she retires, but she is looking forward to having more time for reading, doing puzzles, going

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  • Jeffries responds to Facebook chatter

     Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:09 am


    Several months ago various Elsberry residents began approaching The Elsberry Democrat and asking why the newspaper wasn’t “doing its job and reporting on the city’s drug problem”. The trouble was, and still is, that the vast majority of these residents refused to provide their names. Even those who were willing to introduce themselves asked that they not appear in the newspaper. In the absence of specific information and without anyone

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  • When the lights go down in the city

     Posted on March 19, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    April Taylor

    April Taylor, chairperson for the Page Branch Park Committee, gave a report during the March 10 meeting of the Elsberry Board of Aldermen in which she announced that the ornamental lights running along the park’s walkway would have to be removed. “The lights are being torn up,” said Taylor. “We don’t have the funds to replace them so we are going to remove the remaining lights that are out there

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  • Elsberry Firefighters respond to separate incidents over the weekend

     Posted on March 19, 2015 at 2:27 pm


    On March 13 at approximately 12:30 p.m. the Elsberry Fire Protection District responded to a car on fire westbound on Hwy. B east of the Elsberry Healthcare Center. Kayci Farley, of Troy, was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand AM when it caught on fire. No injuries were reported at the scene as the firefighters extinguished the fire. In an unrelated incident, the Elsberry Fire Protection District responded to an accident

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  • Bufford says parking on the north side of Fifth Street creates a safety issue

     Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Duke Bufford

    Elsberry resident James ‘Duke’ Bufford addressed the board during the March 10 meeting of the Elsberry Board of Aldermen and requested that they consider a change in the parking arrangement along the road on which he currently lives. Specifically, Bufford said he was concerned about the cars parked along the north side of the 400 block of Fifth Street. “All of you who are familiar with the district know that

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  • Elsberry Cub Scouts pay a visit to their local newspaper

     Posted on March 16, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Visit From Cub Scouts

    On Feb. 28 several members of Elsberry Cub Scout Pack 391 visited the office of The Elsberry Democrat. The children learned about the basics of journalism and were given demonstrations with regard to the various software systems used by employees of the newspaper. They also discussed the importance of social media and learned how stories were posted on the newspaper’s website and Facebook page.

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  • “Arrive Alive” event surprises Elsberry drivers

     Posted on March 12, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Elsberry Chief of Police Brian Jeffries stops a driver in the parking lot of Elsberry High School in order to ensure that she is wearing her seat belt.

    On March 6 the Lincoln County Emergency Management & Floodplain Administration, Lincoln County 911 Dispatch, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and MoDOT teamed up to hold surprise seat belt checks at all of the high schools in Lincoln County. At Elsberry High School, a total of 140 people were stopped in the parking lot in order to determine whether or not occupants were wearing seat belts. That total included 81

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