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March 2015 Elsberry Court News

 Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:20 am

Stephen Bannes, 56, St. Louis. Defective Equipment – $267.50 Ryan Brandt, 32, Valmeyer, IL. Defective Equipment – $297.50 Robert Branstetter, 55, Louisiana. Defective Equipment – $50 Robert Burns, 20, St. Peters. Stop Sign Violation – $115; Defective Equipment – $95; Fail to Register – $50 Joyce Conway, 50, Collinsville, IL. Speeding 54-40 – $113 Larry Dickerson, 50, Washington, IA. Speeding 54-40 – $93 Jaremi Dobler, 22, Granite City, IL. Speeding

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  • MSHP responds to fatal accident on Hwy. P

     Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:27 am


    On April 16 at approximately 6:25 p.m. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C responded to an accident involving a 2004 Cadillac CTS driven by Jeremiah D. Hampshire, 37, of Elsberry. According to the report, Hampshire was travelling eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway on Hwy. P just east of Pike County Road 200. Hampshire then travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck

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  • Elsberry man burns girl with nightlight to teach a lesson

     Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:24 am


    On April 7, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of child abuse along the first block of O’Brien Road, in Elsberry. According to the six year old, female victim, she was holding a piece of paper over her nightlight in an attempt to light it. Her mother’s boyfriend, 33-year old, Michael Edward Gilbert, of Elsberry, unplugged the nightlight and touched the girl’s right leg.

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Jerry Callahan, owner of Elsberry Pharmacy

Elsberry Pharmacy co-brands with the Medicine Shoppe® Pharmacy

 Posted on December 31, 2014 at 11:03 am

Elsberry Pharmacy has been serving the Elsberry community since 1959. As a thriving small business, their dedicated pharmacy staff works hard to provide valuable services with a personal touch. “It matters to us that the people we know locally are satisfied and will come back again,” said Jerry Callahan, owner of Elsberry Pharmacy. That’s why they decided to join the Medicine Shoppe® family and combine their local name and services

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  • Elsberry now has its very own “Geek Squad”

     Posted on December 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Steven Carter [far right] works on a pair of laptop computers that were brought in for repair. Assisting Carter are two of his employees, Joe Sherrow and Jayden Bernie, operations manager for Carter Technology Services.

    Thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of Steven Carter residents of Elsberry and its surrounding areas will now have one more option when it comes to computer repair and maintenance services. Carter has recently opened Carter Technology Services at 503 Broadway in Elsberry. That same building previously housed the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic. Carter served in the United States Army from 2006 until 2012 and was assigned some very

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  • Rick Wood Repair; Serving Elsberry for nearly 22 years

     Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Rick Wood Repair opened its doors in Elsberry in 1993 with a crew of two-Wood and Hailey. Over the years, business has increased and the shop now has three full-time employees and one part-time employee.
Pictured above are [from left to right] Sid Baker, Rick Wood [co-owner], Kevin Hailey [co-owner], Adam Tow and Tim Baker.

    This month The Elsberry Democrat shines its Business Spotlight on Rick Wood Repair, currently located at 107 North Main in Elsberry. “We started the business in 1993,” said co-owner Kevin Hailey. “We were originally across the street in the old Gladney Ford building. We stayed there until 2004 when we moved over here to the new building.” Like a lot of things, the business got off to a slow start

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Honoring our service members on Memorial Day

 Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:04 am

On Memorial Day, we honor men and women who died while courageously serving in the U.S. military. We also recognize active duty service members, especially those who have been wounded. Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades to thank our service members and their families for their sacrifices. Policymakers put into place laws and benefits to protect our heroes and their families. For example, Social Security

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  • Pietzman’s Report, by MO State Representative Randy Pietzman

     Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Rep. Randy Pietzman

    It has been another week of high speed activities here at the Capitol. As we get closer to the end of session, many more hours are spent on the floor working on bills. With the weather getting nicer, the concrete work is increasing also. It looks like the construction work in Lincoln County will be very strong this summer. Our community has many quality companies, but if you are needing

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  • Isn’t a president supposed to stand up for his or her country?

     Posted on April 17, 2015 at 8:40 am


    While attending the Summit of the Americas in Panama City on April 11 President Obama stated publicly that he was not willing to refight the battles of the Cold War. “The Cold War has been over for a long time,” said Obama. “And I’m not interested in having battles frankly that started before I was born.” These statements and others made by Obama were met with an enthusiastic response on

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