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American Legion Auxiliary unit installs 2014-2015 officers

 Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

Following a carry in dinner, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 226 recently installed new officers for the 2014-2015 year. Serving the Unit are Margie Koch- President, Reagan Skaggs – Vice-President, Laura Evans – Secretary, Robyn Loesing – Treasurer, Donna Pott – Chaplain, Sarah Miederhoff – Historian and Kelly Burkemper and Mindy Reed -  Sgt at Arms/Color Bearers. Koch is also serving at the District level as 9th District Historian. Committee

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  • Ambulance District hosts town hall meeting in Elsberry

     Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Lincoln County Ambulance District Chief Administrator Ray Antonacci [left] looks on as the district’s accountant Ray Rognan [right] explains to Elsberry residents the various statistics associated with Proposition S, the district’s proposed tax increase that will be on the ballot on Nov. 4.

    The Lincoln County Ambulance District will once again be asking voters to support a tax increase during the general election this November. The increase, or Proposition S as it is more commonly known, was rejected by voters in Lincoln County during the primary election in April but board members chose to place it on the ballot again and they have spent the months since the April election doing everything possible

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  • National Radon Action Week Oct. 20-26

     Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:11 am


    Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas that will cause over 20,000 preventable cancer deaths this year in the United States. Oct. 20-26 is National Radon Action Week according to the U.S. EPA. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control and national Cancer Institute all

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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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U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

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

 Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:44 am

Whatever your political persuasion, I think most Americans would agree that it’s important to have a voice in our government and that is why voting is such an important part of being an American. Our form of democratic government has served as a model for the world for more than two centuries. So many American lives have been lost protecting our freedoms, including the right to vote without fear or

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

     Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    As you are aware, the general election is coming up on November 4. Please do not take this for granted. Please vote! If you want, or need, to vote early, you can go to the courthouse and request a ballot. If you have special needs, you can get an absentee ballot or you can ask to vote in your car. Please contact the county clerk’s office, and she will be

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

     Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    Many of us have a mother, sister, daughter or another loved one who has been diagnosed with, suffered from and fought against breast cancer. With Americans across the country observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to continue my ongoing effort to raise awareness about the critical need to prevent and cure this cancer. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, nearly one in eight women will be

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