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Sarah Hunt, librarian at Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library, displays some of the items in the library’s genealogy room. Hunt said recent advances in technology have made it easier for people to trace their roots and become more familiar with their family’s history.

Hunt and Joseph help Elsberry discover its past

 Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

Recent advances in technology have led to an increased interest in genealogy research and the Elsberry community is certainly no exception. “I think there’s more interest now because people can get online and almost do it all from their computers,” said Sarah Hunt, librarian at the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library in Elsberry. “If people are willing to pay to join ancestry.com or genealogy.com they can get access to

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  • Missouri waterfowl seasons set

     Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:57 am

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    The Missouri Conservation Commission set 2014–2015 waterfowl seasons at its regular August meeting, giving hunters another 60-day season for ducks. Season dates approved by the Commission follow. DUCK SEASON: North Zone: Oct. 25 – Dec. 23 Middle Zone: Nov. 1 – Dec. 30 South Zone: Nov. 27 – Jan. 25 Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Bag Limit: Six ducks daily with species restrictions of: 4 mallards (no

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  • Goodbye Colton Aubuchon, Hello Aubbie Crea

     Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Aspiring rap artist Colton Aubuchon [center] poses with his mother Jenifer Aubuchon [left] and his brother Travis Capps [right].

    Lincoln County may soon be able to boast that it’s the home of rap music’s newest star. Colton Aubuchon, 19, of Old Monroe has officially thrown his hat into the ring with his debut rap album that hit the charts on Aug. 6. Aubuchon, a 2013 graduate of Winfield High School, attended Missouri State University in Springfield for a year in pursuit of a degree in computer science before being

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  • Vaughn takes birthday flight

     Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Martha Vaughn [right] prepares to take a helicopter flight over Elsberry and New Hope in celebration of her 99th birthday.

    In July The Elsberry Democrat brought readers the story of Martha Vaughn, a long-time Elsberry resident who had recently celebrated her 99th birthday. Vaughn, who is a descendant of Elsberry’s founder Robert Elsberry, turned 99 on July 2 and marked the occasion with a birthday lunch at Broadway Flowers and Fountain with family and friends. When asked by a friend whether there was anything special that she wanted to do

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  • Galloway Memorial Service brings back memories for Pastor

     Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Pastor took this picture of Denis Galloway in the Highlands of Vietnam during one of the many times that he visited him while he was off duty.

    In April The Elsberry Democrat brought readers the story of Denis Wayne Galloway. Galloway is a graduate of Elsberry High School who was killed in action in Vietnam on Oct. 24, 1966. The impetus for that story was an April 7, 2014 graveside memorial service organized by Walter Davis and his wife to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Galloway’s graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Davis,

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  • Illy takes Honor Flight

     Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Seen above is a KC-97. Illy served as a boom operator on this type of plane, which was used by the military for mid-air refueling operations after World War II and throughout the early days of the Cold War.

    In the Aug. 6 issue of The Elsberry Democrat readers were treated to the story of Maurice Illy, a local resident who served his country both during and after the Korean War as a boom operator on a KC-97 mid-air refueling plane. Illy flew all over the world with his crew before leaving the military in the late 1950s, at which time he married and began working on his family’s

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  • Local poet honored

     Posted on August 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

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    Dana Preston Blackwell poses with a plaque he received, recognizing his poetry. Blackwell considers his poetry a gift from God and is called to share it with the world. He’s been writing poetry for nearly 68 years.

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