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Gas tax misses required vote

 Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm

The April 8 general election is now a part of history and as in most cases there are a myriad of very happy candidates and voters as well as an equal number of those who are disappointed, heartbroken and even bitter. One of the issues placed before Elsberry voters last week was that of the one-cent fuel tax proposed as a way to create revenue for the maintenance and repair

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City of Elsberry Police Report April 5-11

 Posted on April 17, 2014 at 7:40 am

April 5 400bl N. 4th – Domestic Disturbance 400bl N. 4th – 911 Hang-up Page Branch Park – Report of narcotics use 400bl S. 2nd – Harassment 600bl Auburn – Assist EMS 900bl New Hope Rd – Missing Person Elsberry High School – Assist EMS 600bl Auburn – 911 Hang-up April 6 600bl Auburn – Assist EMS 300bl N 4th – Suspicious Activity 500bl Broadway – Animal Complaint April 7

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  • Porter forced to deal with MSHSAA following criminal charges

     Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Rahiem Porter2

    On Dec. 3, 2013, Rahiem Porter of Elsberry was issued a summons for the possession of marijuana and the possession of drug paraphernalia. The incident occurred at the intersection of 5th Street and Brownsmill Road in Elsberry. According to the police report, a vehicle being driven by Autumn J. Reed, 20, was stopped by Officer Michael Bales of the Elsberry Police Department for violating a stop sign. Porter was one

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  • Major spring flooding not likely in 2014

     Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:20 am


    After all of the snowfall that Elsberry and the surrounding areas received this winter, many local residents are understandably worried about the likelihood of spring flooding. That concern, however, might turn out to be misplaced. “I know the perception is that it was a very cold winter and it was that, but there’s also the perception that we had a lot of snow,” said Mark Fuchs, a service hydrologist with

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Gavin Hill

Weather making golf a challenge for Elsberry

 Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

Despite the wet weather that Elsberry and the surrounding areas have been experiencing lately, the Indians have managed to get in two more golf meets this season. The first took place at Montgomery City where Elsberry posted a team score of 179, edging out the Wildcats who received an overall score of 200. Gavin Hill was once again Elsberry’s only medalist, posting an individual score of 40 on a 9-hole

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  • Practice is officially over for Elsberry Track and Field teams

     Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Jack Weakly

    After kicking off the season with practice meets at Montgomery County and Orchard Farm, the Elsberry Track and Field teams headed to Bowling Green on April 8 to test their respective metal against 10 other local teams. For Elsberry, this was the first meet of the season where scores actually counted and it was a welcome opportunity for students to post impressive numbers at a time when they would really

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  • Golf Team finishes on top in first meet this season

     Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Gavin Hill

    No matter what the sport, a number of successful coaches will say that the course of an entire season can be predicted based solely on the first event of the year. If that’s true then Head Coach Ryan Parker and his varsity golf team have a very satisfying season to look forward to. Despite the dark skies and ominous clouds overhead as well as the dire weather predictions for later

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Don Bowers and his wife Winona

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

 Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

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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  • Local heroes come together to create ‘special space’ for a ‘special kid’

     Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm


                    This month’s edition of Hometown Heroes promises to be just a little bit different. Rather than honoring a single individual, this article will instead spotlight all who dedicated their time, energy and financial resources to the completion of “Maddie O’s” new bedroom. “We were blessed by our many volunteers,” said Lacy Dwiggins-Gambill, director of Special Spaces St. Louis, the organization responsible for

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Trivia Night a huge success

 Posted on January 24, 2014 at 8:55 am

                      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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  • Play it smart with spirited parties

     Posted on December 31, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Parties catering to adults are often enhanced with a variety of food and beverage options, and alcoholic drinks are a common component of such gatherings. Party hosts and hostesses who will be offering the spirits to their guests should keep safety in the back of their minds.   Many party hosts are unaware that they may be held liable should a person become intoxicated at their event and then go

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  • Bad little Elf

     Posted on December 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    As Christmas approaches, that naughty little elf that seems to be raising chaos wherever it goes, struck the Elsberry R-II School District on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Several photos have circulated on Facebook of the rascally trouble maker taking things out of cabinets, throwing clothes all over the house and now terrorizing the innocent lunch ladies. According to eye witnesses, the bad little Elf was climbing on counters, rearranging lunch trays and dancing around the cafeteria being disruptive.
If anyone has any additional information on the whereabouts of this deviant, please contact Santa Clause at his home in the North Pole.

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