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Jonathan Jansen

Jansen hosts fundraiser to benefit ballpark

 Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

Jonathan Jansen, a local Elsberry Troop 391 Boy Scout, has attained the rank of Life Scout and has earned all merit badges needed to achieve his goal of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. Jansen needs to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project as his last step and wants to do something that will benefit the entire community. As he has been a Scout and baseball player since first

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  • People’s Bank & Trust donates to Relay for Life

     Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

    PB&T Donates To Relay For Life

    PB&T Employees raised $445 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life by making a donation in exchange to wear blue jeans and tennis shoes to work. The Relay for Life fundraising events take place all across the country and raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers. PB&T employees Kris Moesch, Terry Boling, Jesse

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  • Bencomos run in 5K to raise organ donation awareness

     Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Hector and Mikal Bencomo

    On June 7, Hector and Mikal Bencomo took part in the 5th annual Lifesaving 5K Run/Walk at Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis. This foundation was created to raise organ donation awareness. Its mission is to educate the public about organ donation and the significant impact each of us can contribute, to significantly increase the number of organ donations in the state of Missouri, to increase awareness about organ donation

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  • Simpson and Lewis help raise money for Edwards family

     Posted on June 12, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Kiera Simpson and Marissa Lewis

    Keira Simpson and Marissa Lewis, students in Jennifer Patton’s second grade classroom, announced  on May 30 that they had raised money for the Gram Edwards family. Gram is a 5-year old who has been battling leukemia. His sister Lorene and brother Owen both attend Clarence Cannon Elementary School. Simpson and Lewis, who are both classmates to Gram’s sister Lorene, made rubber band bracelets and sold them at their parents places

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  • Volunteer to help MDC with breeding bird survey

     Posted on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 am


    Calling all bird-lovers and nature enthusiasts. Are you someone who can tell the difference between a Baltimore oriole, indigo bunting, and a scissor-tailed flycatcher? Do you know what a cerulean warbler sounds like? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in need of volunteers to assist with the 2014 North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). The BBS is a long-term, large-scale, international bird monitoring program that started in 1966. For

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  • Third graders helping clean up on Earth Day

     Posted on May 11, 2014 at 11:14 am


    On April 21 third graders at Clarence Cannon Elementary School picked up trash in and around Elsberry in what was the first of many activities planned that week in recognition of  Earth Day, which took place on April 22.

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  • Marre receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

     Posted on April 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Elsberry High School Principal Stephen Hill, Sam Marre and Elsberry High School Counselor Julie Basler.

    Elsberry student Sam Marre has been selected to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award at the 2013-2014 Renaissance Awards Banquet. “Each year we are asked to nominate one student to complete an application for the Prudential Spirit Award,” said Elsberry High School Counselor Julie Basler. “We selected Samantha because we knew she was not only active with many community service projects through various organizations at school, but she has done

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