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Silex water rates on the rise, by Jacob W. Thompson – Correspondent

 Posted on November 22, 2014 at 11:51 am

SILEX — Residents in Silex will be getting a bit of a surprise on their water and sewer bills after an increase implemented by the city’s board this week. City leaders after conferring with Missouri Rural Water and the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission have raised both rates to address concerns relating to both infrastructure and general cost of operation. While the idea of a rate change has been in the

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  • Silex High School builds new greenhouse on campus, by Jacob W. Thompson – Correspondent

     Posted on November 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Silex HS Greenhouse

    SILEX — Progress continues on the newest addition to Silex R-1 School District’s campus as they work on building a greenhouse for the Agricultural Education department. Started in mid-October the project has been moving along bit by bit.  Placed on the edge of the schools parking lot next to the Ag Shop will allow students easy access and a vital new learning resource.

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  • New fitness center to open in 2015

     Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Elsberry resident Justin Keim and his investor, Ed O’Brien, have secured the building that formerly operated as The Dawg House Bar & Grill [pictured above] and will soon be transforming the property into a gym. The soft opening is currently scheduled for March of 2015.

    In March of 2015 the city of Elsberry will not only be losing a vacant building, it will be gaining a gym. Elsberry resident Justin Keim has been trying to secure a location in town for a gym since earlier this year and his efforts have finally born fruit. “Ed O’Brien, my investor, just acquired the property that was formerly The Dawg House Bar & Grill,” said Keim. “As soon

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Career colleges play key role in demand for skilled workers

 Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Education is not a one-size-fits-all system. Much like each public university has its own unique culture, so does each type of higher education institution. In addition, the goals of each student are not the same. Some students are fresh out of high school and looking forward to the social opportunities that a public university will give them, and they are not in a hurry to get their degree. Some are

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  • Jackson’s Automotive: providing quality service for more than 13 years

     Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Shown above are [left-right] Brian Jackson, Melissa Jackson, Matt Dustin and Chris Dunlap

    This month The Elsberry Democrat’s Business Spotlight shines on Jackson’s Automotive. The business, located at 109 South Main Street in Elsberry, is co-owned by Brian Jackson and his wife Melissa and has been providing service to the Elsberry community and its surrounding areas since 2001. “I decided there was a need for a repair shop here in Elsberry,” said Brian. “The gentleman who owned this property at the time let

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

     Posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Inside North

    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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Editorial

U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

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

 Posted on November 22, 2014 at 12:09 pm

The word ‘family’ holds a special meaning in my heart and the ties that bind our families together provide a nurturing environment for our children to grow and succeed. With November designated as National Adoption Month and November 22 deemed National Adoption Day, I wanted to raise awareness about adoptions and foster youth across the nation. In the United States, there are 397,122 children living without permanent families in the

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  • View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    In 2006, the Missouri Legislature did away with the restrictions on campaign contributions in our state. Every Republican representative at the time, along with one Democrat, Jamilah Nasheed, voted for unlimited campaign donations. Since then, millions and millions of dollars have poured into Jefferson City. Large sums of money destroy our ethical system and corrupt politicians into seeking money for themselves, instead of what is just and right with respect

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  • Elsberry vet reminds us of goodness of humanity

     Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Mae

    Dear Editor, Elsberry, and the Eastern Lincoln County community in general, is very fortunate to have Dr. Bruce Rhodes of the Elsberry Animal Hospital and his staff to provide their service to our community, as my family has experienced multiple times over the last several years. I would like to recognize and thank them as they have cared for our animals for years – our dog, cats and lambs –

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