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Where do my tax dollars go?

 Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:51 am

In November Lincoln County residents will once again be given the opportunity to vote on Prop S, the tax levy proposed by the Lincoln County Ambulance District [LCAD]. The last tax increase for the ambulance district was in 1984. Since that time, Lincoln County and the  Lincoln County Ambulance District have gone through some tremendous growth. LCAD can no longer properly serve the growing community with only five ambulances. “We

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  • Speed and wet road contributes to fatality Friday night

     Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:52 am


    A fatal traffic accident took the life of Ronnie Lovell, 69 of Elsberry on Friday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports the accident occured on Hwy. 79 just north of Ross Road at 5:10 p.m. According to the report, a 1996 Buick Lesabre driven by Lovell was traveling too fast for conditions. He lost control on the wet pavement resulting in the vehicle traveling off the

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  • New program helps small retailers offer healthy food

     Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:02 am


    It’s not always easy to find healthy and affordable food in gas stations, dollar stores or corner grocery stores. The University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are offering a new program to show communities how to improve access to healthy, affordable foods by working with small food retailers. A free Aug. 28 webinar will give community partners and retailers information about the Stock

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

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

 Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

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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  • 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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From The Corner Of Broadway And Main Street

 Posted on September 13, 2014 at 7:46 am

Twenty-five years ago I didn’t have a cell phone. While a great number of my contemporaries relied on a Franklin Planner to manage their daily business, my working life was run with a rolodex and a pocket calendar. At the time Nancy, Katie and I lived in Kansas City North and we were members of Northminister Presbyterian and our Pastor was a gentleman named Paul Swedlund. Pastor Paul as he

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  • View from the Capitol by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    Most of you have probably seen a new bridge under construction for walkers and cyclists in Troy over Highway 61 at Old Cap-Au-Gris. I am pleased that MoDOT has consented to build this bridge for the safety of students and anyone crossing to Troy Buchanan High School. Remember recently that Governor Nixon was here to announce the tornado shelter building that would be located between the high school and Hwy.

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

     Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    In the nearly six years since the Obama Administration took office, thousands of new regulations have been issued by various federal agencies. This week, I’m going to highlight just one regulation from just one federal agency: the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Waters of the United States” rule. Please keep in mind, however, that this is just one example of one rule from one agency. If you think about the impact

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