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Elsberry Mayor Terry Martin and Alliance Manager Marshall Suddarth open the lift station at Lakeview Subdivison.

Lakeview Lift Station limbo continues

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

On July 16 Elsberry Mayor Terry Martin and Elsberry City Attorney Rob Guinness met with the Lincoln County Commissioners in an attempt to resolve at least some of the issues that have prevented the activation of the lift station in the Lakeview subdivision. The meeting took place at the courthouse in Troy and was also attended by Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Leah Wommack Askey, Lincoln County Counselor Joel Eisenstein, and

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Flooding

Water on Old Hwy. 79 vexes commuters

 Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:13 am

The recent flooding in the Elsberry area has kept the Elsberry Fire Department busy these last few weeks. However, they haven’t been dealing with the usual barrage of fires, vehicle accidents or other injuries. Rather, they’ve been rescuing people whose vehicles have somehow become trapped in rising river water. On July 10 two adult males were traveling together and drove off into the floodwater on Old Hwy. 79 in Elsberry.

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  • MSHP responds to accident on Brownsmill Road

     Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

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    On Saturday, July 12 at approximately 12:41 a.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C responded to an accident involving a 2004 Dodge Neon driven by Dillon B. Barber, 20, of Elsberry. According to the crash report, Barber was driving westbound on Brownsmill Road in Elsberry. Barber was driving too fast for the road and other conditions and lost control. This caused the vehicle to travel off of the roadway and

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  • Is third time a charm for city gas tax?

     Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

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    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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Sports

AAA Legion First Base Coach Rick Phillips gives direction to Josh Phillips after reaching first.

Legion Baseball Recap

 Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

Legion Baseball in Elsberry has been going at a break-neck pace since late May despite the rain and the otherwise inconsistent weather patterns. This week Elsberry’s AAA team was set to start off the action at home on June 11 with a 6:30 p.m. game against Sullivan. That game was rescheduled for June 12 due to field conditions but weather forced the cancellation of all games set for that date

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  • Dream Killers place first

     Posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Gus Macker

    The Dream Killers took 1st Place at Gus Macker (3 on 3 basketballtournament) in Quincy, Illinois on Memorial Day weekend. The girls competed on the 16-17 year court, and they play the St. Louis Hype. This is the third year the Dream Killers have won this 3 on 3 tournament. Pictured Above (l-r): Coach Hector Bencomo, Natalie Otten, Tanner Bencomo, Gaby Walker, Kendra Davis, and Coach Steph Irons.

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  • Legion Baseball versus Mother Nature

     Posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Elsberry AA player Steven Tow

    It was another busy week for Elsberry Legion Baseball. Jason Howard’s A Team started things off with a victory against West on June 3. “Right now we are 7-8 overall but 4-0 in district play,” said Howard. “We are playing too inconsistent at times but we’re seeing improvement.” Both of Elsberry’s A teams were scheduled to play on June 4 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., but Mother Nature had

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Lifestyles

Svetlana Johnson

Dreams of a better life

 Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

In the April 9 installment of “15 Seconds of Fame”, The Elsberry Democrat introduced its readers to Svetlana Johnson, a 23 year-old Russian woman working in the field of outside sales. As in other installments of that particular segment, Johnson shared with readers some basic facts about herself, including her favorite food, movie, television show, etc. It turns out, however, that Johnson has a much more interesting story to tell

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  • Bowers and Hammack serve on 33rd Degree Team for Scottish Rite

     Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Don Bowers and his wife Winona

    In Scottish Rite Masonry, an honorary degree known as the 33rd Degree is given to members who have provided outstanding service to Freemasonry or to their communities. This is an honor that cannot be campaigned for and is granted solely by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. It is bestowed on Master Masons who have exhibited knowledge, passion and sacrifice to their respective crafts and is a way of

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  • Penrod graduates from State Highway Patrol

     Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Eric Christopher Penrod of Elsberry Graduated from the Missouri State Highway Patrol academy on Dec. 20, as a part of the 97th recruit class. Penrod is the son of Yvonne Penrod of Elsberry and of the late Christopher Penrod. He graduated from Elsberry High School in 2005. Penrod, his wife Amanda and their children are currently residing in Columbia, where he has been assigned to Troop F in Boone County.

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Entertainment

Car Cruise at Cadillac Bills

Blast from the past

 Posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

The last Sunday evening of every month, take a trip up north Hwy. 79 through Elsberry and allow yourself to be taken back-in-time as Cadillac Bills holds their monthly Car Cruise. Once a month numerous classic cars will be parked outside, including this Chevy. Owners Bill and Phyllis Rockwell have been holding the Car Cruises (weather permitting) for the last few years. It has grown to include cars from numerous

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  • DAREDEVILS Wankel and Jones…very brave souls

     Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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    During the morning hours on Monday, Elsberry Elementary students had the opportunity to watch BMX bikers perform tricks and stunts. A special half-pipe ramp was set up in the Elementary School parking lot as numerous bikers did flips, jumps and much more. At one point, Elementary Principal Toni Wankel and fourth grade teacher Sherrill Jones sat atop the ramp while a BMX rider performed a 360°flip.

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  • Trivia Night a huge success

     Posted on January 24, 2014 at 8:55 am

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                          Great minds filled the American Legion Hall on Saturday night for the 5th Annual Marcella Whitehead Scholarship Trivia Night. The money raised goes to numerous scholarships for Elsberry High School graduating seniors.

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