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Donald celebrates his sixth birthday

 Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

Andrew Donald, son of Lisa and Carlos Donald of Ballwin, celebrated his sixth birthday on Oct. 25 at Bounce U with his Kindergarten class. Attending the party in addition to Andrew’s parents and classmates were his big sister Rachel, his paternal grandparents Neville and Eileen Donald of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and his maternal grandparents Keith and Judy Palmer of Elsberry. Andrew’s birth date is October 24.

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  • Between a rock and a hard place

     Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Elsberry's current lagoon

    As The Elsberry Democrat has previously reported, the city of Elsberry will soon be in the position of having to change its current wastewater treatment system in order to comply with increasingly strict regulations from 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

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  • Elsberry’s Kiwanis searching ways to grow

     Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:30 am


    Elsberry’s Kiwanis Club has been dwindling in number over the course of the last few years but its remaining members are determined to reverse that trend and to increase the presence of their club in the local community. “This is actually the second time around for Kiwanis in Elsberry,” said Michael Short, president of the Elsberry Kiwanis Chapter. “The Kiwanis was here once before and it was a huge organization

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  • Haugen recognized for 40 years of service

     Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Bill's 40 Year Pin

    On Dec. 5 Elsberry Postmaster Bill Haugen [at right] was presented with a certificate and pin commemorating his 40 years of dedication to the United States Postal Service. Haugen has spent the last 20 of those years in Elsberry. He was presented with his certificate and pin by Carol Miller [at left], manager of post office operations.

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  • Jury finds man guilty of child molestation

     Posted on December 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm


    Troy, Mo.-Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Leah Wommack Askey announced yesterday that Jeremy R. Hobbs, 35, was found guilty of child molestation on Nov. 25. The case was heard in Pike County after a change of venue. The Pike County Jury sentenced him to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Hobbs was 33 years old at the time of the molestation and the victim was five years old. “Cases

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  • Riesenberger named one of Mercy’s “Saints Among Us”

     Posted on December 3, 2014 at 11:48 am


    This year as Mercy Hospital celebrates Mercy Day – the opening of the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland in 1827 – they are also taking time to celebrate co-workers who exemplify Mercy’s values and mission. In September, Mercy honored Crystal Riesenberger, RN [pictured above], by naming her one of their “Saints Among Us”. Riesenberger, a nurse in Mercy Hospital’s trauma surgery unit, is the daughter of Ken and

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  • Girl Scout Troop #9250 says thank-you the American way

     Posted on November 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Group Photo

    Elsberry’s VFW Post #9064 recently made a $200 donation to Girl Scout Troop #9250. “The donation was used to supply the books the leaders need to help lead this great group of girls in the right direction toward being smart, successful and well-respected women,” said Troop Leader Nichole Crenshaw. “The books have all the information {with regard to] the hundreds of badges the girls can earn.” The $200 donation also

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