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Toni Wankel

ALS Challenge…who’s next?

 Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:26 am

On Friday buckets of ice water were flying at the Elsberry School District as three faculty members, Clarence Cannon Elementary Principal Toni Wankel, Teacher’s Aide Donna Pott and Ida M. Cannon Special Education Teacher Kristen Sadler, took the ALS Ice Water Bucket Challenge. For Wankel it started with a challenge from Elsberry R-II School District Superintendent Tim Reller, who challenged all three principals. Wankel took the challenge at 2:15 p.m.

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James Rolen

Rolen and Rolen charged drug and paraphernalia

 Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:39 am

On Aug. 20, Elsberry Officers Bales, Jost and Wait executed a search warrant at the residence of James E. Rolen, located at the 500 block of North Second Street in Elsberry. Inside, the officers, located three baggies of a green leafy substance identified by Rolen as being marijuana, scales and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia. James Rolen and his son Brandon were arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s

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  • Cuivre River Annual Meeting election results

     Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Troy Galloway

    Cuivre River Electric Cooperative members elected four directors at their annual meeting on Aug. 8 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Nearly 2,300 people attended the event. Four directors were re-elected to new three-year terms in their respective districts. Troy Galloway of Elsberry was successful in his bid to serve another term in Lincoln County District 1. Bryan Edwards and Matt Jones, both of the Elsberry area, and Nick

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  • St. Pierre appointed Bancorp President

     Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Justin St. Pierre

    Lincoln County Bancorp has announced the appointment of Justin St. Pierre to the position of President. St. Pierre has been part of the Lincoln County Bancorp team for eight years serving as Vice President of Loan Review before being promoted to the role of President. During that time he was responsible for performing annual loan reviews and reports as well as assessing the loan loss reserve for all the banks

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Sports

Dillon Zumwalt

IndianHawks victorious in season opener

 Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:53 am

The Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks were running on all cylinders on Aug. 22, delivering a 50-22 stomping to the Winfield Warriors to make the joint-schools team 1-0 on the 2014 football season. It was sweet revenge for the thumping the IndianHawks took in Head Coach Mike Scheibel’s first game last year at Winfield. “Our guys were more prepared,” Scheibel said. “We spent last year teaching plays and spent more time this year

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  • Rebuilding begins: new coach, young squad

     Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Pictured above are [back row left to right] Assistant Coach Hector Bencomo, Madison Cleveland, Olivia Brown, Megan Henry, Hannah Arne, Sydney Pickard, Taylor Barber, Angel Henke, Sabrina Pruitt and Head Coach Chad Twellman. Front row [left to right] Ashley Hagan, Jasmine McCullough, Tanner Bencomo, Krista Giannakis, Julia Vaughn, Emily Braden, Caylee Martin and Faith Ogden.

    Elsberry’s new activities director and head girls softball coach Chad Twellman is gearing up for his first year with the Lady Indians. Twellman’s team will be new and inexperienced due to the loss of six seniors and that lack of experience is something he is already feeling the affects of. “We have some weaknesses,” said Twellman. “Fundamentally we’ve got to get better.” One of those weaknesses is in the team’s

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  • Scheibel and the IndianHawks lose experience but gain youth

     Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The 2014 Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks

    The Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks will begin their 2014 season on Aug. 22 with a home game against Winfield at 7 p.m. Head Coach Mike Scheibel lost a number of talented seniors last year, including quarterback Jack Hicks, linebacker/running back Rheed Leake and linebacker/running back Devon Linton. Leake had over 100 tackles last season, while Hicks ran for over 1200 yards. “Those guys are hard to replace but I feel like this

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Lifestyles

Jesse Cox

Hood’s presentation triggers memories for Cox

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

On July 16 The Elsberry Democrat brought readers the story of John Hood, 84, of Eolia. Hood is a veteran of the Korean War and displayed some of his military memorabilia at the Elsberry Nutrition Center. One of the artifacts that Hood shared with visitors was a set of 40-millimeter anti-aircraft shells from the USS Missouri. That July 16 article served to trigger the memories of Elsberry resident Jesse Cox.

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  • Dreams of a better life

     Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Svetlana Johnson

    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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Entertainment

Make entertaining areas comfortable and safe by keeping pests at bay.

Keep pests away from entertaining areas

 Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

Outdoor entertaining is one of the joys of nicer weather. People routinely gather on the patio or around the pool when the weather warms up, and such recreational activities can foster companionship and reduce stress. However, if nuisance animals and insects are sharing entertaining spaces, these pests can quickly put a damper on the festivities. While it may seem impossible to keep an outdoor entertaining area completely pest-free, there are

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  • Blast from the past

     Posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Car Cruise at Cadillac Bills

    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

    Wankel and Jones

    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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