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Special guest at morning gathering

 Posted on April 19, 2014 at 7:31 am

On April 11 second graders at Clarence Cannon Elementary School presented Madison Olsen with money they collected this year through selling rubber band jewelry.  Madison is a student in the Elsberry R-II School District and she has been battling cancer. She has two more treatments remaining and her peers are eagerly awaiting her return to school next year.

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  • Elsberry’s “Excellent Fleet” of buses

     Posted on April 17, 2014 at 7:39 am


    Parents in the Elsberry R-II School District can continue to rest easy knowing that their children are being transported to and from school in buses that are 100 percent safe. That’s because the district has once again passed its annual school bus inspection with a perfect score. Those inspections, conducted by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education [DESE] in conjunction with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, first began in

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  • Prom Royalty

     Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:11 am


    Elsberry High School held their 2014 Prom Saturday evening, April 5, on the school campus. Crowned royalty at the “Mardi Gras Masquerade” were Louis Thurman and Samantha Marre, seniors. Other candidates, (l to r) Thomas Hensley and Brandi George, juniors; Adam Sherrow and Brittni Hagemeier, seniors; 2014 Royalty; Lane Fernandez and Krista Dye, retiring royalty, Class of 2013; Grant Black and Kristy Burkemper, juniors.

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  • Candidates for Prom King and Queen

     Posted on April 8, 2014 at 11:20 am


    This years Junior-Senior Prom will be held Saturday, April 5 on the Elsberry High School Campus from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The prom theme is “Mardi Gras Masquerade” and will include a Grand March at 7:30 p.m. at the school. Coronation will be held at 9 p.m. Retiring royalty is Krista Dye and Cody Shaw. The 2014 candidates are Brittni Hagemeier and Adam Sherrow, seniors; Sam Marre and Louis

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  • Boedeker graduates from Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

     Posted on April 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm


    Bradley Boedeker graduated from The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg on Dec. 12, 2013. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Game Art and Design. He is a 2011 graduate of Elsberry High School. He is currently doing freelance work in the Chicago area. He is the son of John and Thelma Boedeker and the grandson of Louise Dameron.

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  • Fifth graders host annual wax museum exhibit

     Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Tribal Chief Sitting Bull

    The fourth annual “Living Wax Museum” was held in the Elsberry High School Gymnasium on March 28. In preparation for the event, fifth grade students were required to choose either a fiction or non-fiction character, read a book about that person, create a poster and then write a summary of the book that they read. Then on the day of the exhibit, students assembled in the gym dressed as the

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  • EHS Class of 1963 to be honored at Alumni Banquet in May

     Posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Deana Langford, treasurer; Kay Leftwich Ward, secretary; James “Duke” Bufford, president; Patty Kuykendall Sartain, vice-president; and Jeanette Brown Putnam, reporter (deceased).

    The Elsberry High School Alumni Association will honor the 50-year graduates from the Class of 1964 at this year’s annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 3, in the newly air-conditioned Elsberry High School gymnasium. Those attending the banquet will also receive free admission to an all-school reception after the banquet at the American Legion Hall in Elsberry. For those who only attend the reception, there will be an admission fee

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