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Is third time a charm for city gas tax?

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

In the April 8 general election Elsberry voters approved a citywide one-cent fuel tax that had been proposed as a way to create revenue for the maintenance and repair of the city’s streets. However, the ballot measure passed by a simple majority only, and failed to meet the two-thirds or 66 percent requirement that would have made it official. This was the second time that the tax had been placed

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  • E.S.R.D says Ehmler Acres isn’t the place to be

     Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Jim Hale

    For Jim Hale and a number of other Elsberry residents living along Ehmler Lane the disparity between the treatment they and their road have received over the course of the last several years and the focus that Hatfield Road and Old Hwy. 79 in Elsberry are currently benefitting from is something they can no longer ignore. Ehmler Acres, located just off of Hwy. W, has been in existence for approximately

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  • Elsberry stays dry; further flooding unlikely

     Posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:03 am


    Despite concerns to the contrary it looks as though local residents can breathe a collective sigh of relief and rest well knowing that the river levels have finally started to recede. “Right now it looks like we’re already cresting along the uppermost part of our reach of the river,” said Mike Peterson, Chief of Public Affairs for the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The worst

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Will Trinity Underground’s future be as unique as its past?

 Posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

For some, an old abandoned limestone mine is just that – old and abandoned. For those with a little bit of vision, imagination and ambition, however, it has the potential to be so much more than that. Such is the case for Trinity Underground, LLC., a local mine owned by the family of Lisa Boling. For more on this and other stories pick up your copy of The Elsberry Democrat

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  • Elsberry License Office contract up for bid

     Posted on February 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The Missouri Office of Administration is now accepting management contract bids for the Elsberry License Office. Interested individuals and groups must submit their bids to operate the Elsberry License Office by Feb. 28. A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) bidders are required to use to develop their bids can be viewed here. Prospective bidders may also tour the Elsberry office from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Feb. 11

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  • Sheriff’s office partners with VA to assist veterans

     Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Jail Administration recently signed into an agreement to partner in the Veteran Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. This program helps returning veterans obtain specific job training, undergo skills coaching and gain meaningful employment. “Being a veteran myself, I understand returning vets leave the military with a wealth of transferable skills and professionalism,” said Sheriff Cottle.  “We entered into this agreement to assist veteran’s transition

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Deanna Dickmeyer

Auditor says system is flawed

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:47 am

When I stepped into the position as the first elected Auditor of Lincoln County, it was obvious there was a long list of issues to work on. I had many goals for the office and I assumed that my office would be backed and supported by the commission equal to the other offices. All other officials have at least a part time assistant. Some of the other officials with full

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  • Blaine’s Bulletin, by U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

     Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:44 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    Last week I had the opportunity to go around the 3rd Congressional District and talk to many of you about what’s on your mind and the number one question I’ve been getting from folks is “Where are the jobs?” And the response I have is quite simple: House Republicans have passed over 40 different bills that seek to get government out of the way of the free market and create

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  • Senator’s Perspective, by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

     Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Senator Roy Blunt

    As a nation, it’s our responsibility to protect children, the most vulnerable members of our society. Despite our best efforts, too many children in Missouri and nationwide still fall victim to abuse, often at the hands of adults they trusted. We must do everything we can to protect our children, and when they are harmed, deliver justice without inadvertently causing any further damage. More than 20 years ago Congress passed

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