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“Best thing since sliced bread syndrome” — not in Elsberry

 Posted on January 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

It’s the end of the year, which always brings time for reflection. However, as I sat down to write this, I started to get side-tracked. I didn’t just reflect on the past year, I started to think about all the teams I have had a chance to cover in my nine years at The Elsberry Democrat. We have seen championship-after-championship in just about every sport, the addition of a football

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  • Martin finds his niche behind the microphone

     Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

    IndianHawks Football Announcer Shane Martin

    Now that the regular season is over for the Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks announcer Shane Martin can finally take some time to reflect on his first year behind the microphone. Martin grew up in Arkansas and moved to Missouri during his teenage years. After relocating he spent most of his time in Troy before he and his family moved to the Clarksville area approximately seven years ago. Martin and his wife have

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  • Hills play in Junior Gateway PGA

     Posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Gavin and Garik at Crescent Farms

    Gavin [left] and Garik Hill [right] played at Crescent Farms in Eureka on Sept. 21 in the Junior Gateway PGA. This was Garik’s first time playing in the Junior Gateway PGA. He completed in the 14 and under group and placed 13th out of 17 competitors with a score of 96. Gavin, who competes in the 16-19 year old division, took first place with a score of 76.

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  • Homecoming candidates announced

     Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:18 am

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    Football Homecoming will be held Friday Night, Oct 10 at the Clopton Football Field. The Indian Hawks take on the Van-Far Indians. Candidates for EHS are Jonathan Jansen and Krista Giannakis, seniors; Dillon Zumwalt and Alayna Conrad. juniors; Donovan Guccione and Julia Vaughn, sophomores; and Luke Holtsclaw and Brittney Taubig, freshmen.

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  • Elsberry sports merchandise at the touch of a button

     Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Online Shopping

    In October the Elsberry R-II Athletic Department will begin offering Indian, Lady Indian and IndianHawk fans a quick and easy way to purchase team merchandise and apparel. “We’re going to open an online store through BSN Sports,” said Elsberry R-II Activities Director Chad Twellman. “This is new to me but I know other activities directors who have had a lot of success with it so we’re going to give it

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  • EHS FALL PEP RALLY

     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm

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    Elsberry R-II School District teachers Rebecca Shroyer, Jason Vandivort, Kyle Hagan, Emily Calvin and Andrew Perry take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the Fall Pep Rally. EHS Cheerleaders perform at the Fall Pep Rally held on Friday.

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  • Like Father, Like Son

     Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

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    Elsberry’s Gavin Hill and his father Kevin played in the Gateway Junior PGA Father/Son Shamble at Tapawingo Country Club in Sunset Hills on Aug. 24. A shamble is played by combining elements of a scramble and elements of regular stroke play. Both team members hit from the tee box and then move their balls to the spot of the best ball. From this point, the hole is played out at

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