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Did Bales slip through the cracks?

 Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

The recent arrest of Elsberry Police Sergeant Michael Bales has many residents asking how he managed to secure his position with the city while he was a suspect in an ongoing investigation and had a prior arrest record. Bales has been charged with breaking into the home of his stepmother and taking $37,000 in cash that was hidden in a briefcase. In addition, an Apple iPod, a .22-caliber handgun and

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  • Voters may soon be faced with a tough choice

     Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Elsberry's current lagoon.

    Elsberry voters may soon find themselves in the unenviable position of having to chose between funding a new wastewater treatment plant or facing hefty fines that are likely to be imposed by the Department of Natural Resources [DNR] and the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. “People have become more and more Earth-conscious and EPA and DNR regulations have stiffened,” said Alliance Manager Marshall Suddarth. “Thirty years ago half of those regulations

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  • Jeffries sworn in as new Police Chief

     Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Chief Jeffries Sworn In

    Officer Brian Jeffries [center] was officially sworn in as Elsberry’s new Chief of Police during the city council meeting held on Oct. 15. Jeffries was sworn in by Elsberry City Clerk Jo Anne Cordsiemon [at left]. Afterward, Elsberry Mayor Terry Martin [at right] presented Jeffries with his new badge. Jeffries said the focus of his administration would simply be to make sure that the laws are enforced in the city

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  • VFW Post #9064 presents check to the Cub Scouts

     Posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:31 am

    During the Cub Scout pancake breakfast on Oct. 4, representatives of Elsberry’s VFW Post #9064 presented Scoutmaster David Wait with a check to help the scouts with some of the upcoming activities that they have planned for the year.
Pictured above are [left to right] VFW Post #9064 Quartermaster Dean Tapley, Wait and VFW Post #9064 Commander Terry Martin.

    A surprise was waiting in store for Cubmaster David Wait and his scout troop on the morning of Oct. 4. Wait and his scouts arrived at the Elsberry United Methodist Church at 5 a.m. that morning to begin preparing for the annual sausage and pancake breakfast that the troop traditionally serves to help kick off Elsberry’s fall festival and car show. What they didn’t know, however, was that members of

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  • MSHP responds to a head-on collision on Hwy. V

     Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Head-On Wreck Hwy. JJ And V

    On Tuesday, Oct. 13 at approximately 2:40 p.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C responded to an accident involving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala driven by Sandra M. Pearl, 53, of Troy and a 2010 Pontiac G6 driven by Jonathan R. Osborn, 28, of Elsberry. According to the crash report, Pearl was traveling eastbound on Hwy. V when she swerved across the centerline to avoid hitting a deer. Pearl not only

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  • Teaching children about fire prevention

     Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Fire Prevention Week Group Pic

    Elsberry Fire Protection District Lieutenant Paul Mueller visits Little Tootsies University on Oct. 10. Mueller’s visit occurred during National Fire Prevention Week. He gave the children a tour of one of the department’s trucks, talked with them about fire prevention and then allowed them to try on some of his equipment. Before leaving, Mueller also provided each child with a special gift bag.

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  • “Old Glory Jubilee” Committee continues to gain momentum

     Posted on October 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Old Glory Jubilee September Committee Meeting

    The “Old Glory Jubilee” Committee met at the Elsberry City Hall on Sept. 30 to discuss on-going fundraising efforts related to bringing the “Old Glory Jubilee” celebration back to Elsberry on July 4, 2015. Pictured above are [left to right] Amanda Holland, Lauren Holland and Joe Brockman as they discuss plans for the upcoming “Quarter Auction” scheduled for Nov. 23.

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