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Big Concert at the Fairgrounds in May [Dec 17, 2008]

It looks like there will be a pretty sweet event at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds May 22-24. Bret Michaels, Forghat, and Molly Hatchett will be performing. The event is the Iron Horse Bike Rally.

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posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 3:04 PM | link | 0 comments |

Fair Entertainment Announced [Dec 9, 2008]

Aaron Tippin will play Saturday 7/18 at the '09 Lincoln County Fair. More entertainment will be posted here as it is announced.
posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 1:33 PM | link | 0 comments |

The T-Roy B-Log is Changing [May 10, 2008]

    The T-Roy B-Log is morphing into the T-Roy Tlog. Click Here

Don't know what a tlog is? Here's the Wikiscription of a tumblelog: "a variation of a blog that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging."
posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 3:55 PM | link | 0 comments |

Will Lincoln County Get a Library? [Mar 28, 2008]

    If you didn't know, there is a group in Lincoln County trying to start a library for the county. They are called Lincoln County Friends of the Library and the group was created by the Lincoln County Commission in Oct. of '07 and have 5 years to get this issue of a county library tax going. In honor of that, I pulled a story from Freakanomics from last year. The article, "If Public Libraries Didn’t Exist, Could You Start One Today?", explores how funny it is that we have these companies complaining about copyright issues, yet we have this great thing called the library system.

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2nd Saturday Night Act Announced for Lincoln County Fair [Feb 28, 2008]

    The second Saturday night act for this year's Lincoln County Fair has been announced. Steve Holy will join previously announced Little Big Town on stage July 12 at the Fair.

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Oechsner Wins State Title [Feb 17, 2008]

    Brian Oechsner capped his high school wrestling career with a state title and a perfect record in his senior season over the weekend. Here's the feature story from the Post-Dispatch.
posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 2:49 PM | link | 0 comments |

First Saturday Night Act Announced For the Fair [Feb 15, 2008]

    The first Saturday night act for this year's Lincoln County Fair has been announced. Little Big Town will take the stage on Saturday, July 12. Whiskey Falls was previously announced for Tuesday night, July 8th. I would expect more announcements to come.
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Troy sends 10 Wrestlers to State [Feb 10, 2008]

****Updated: Class 4 Brackets


    The following TBHS wrestlers qualified for the 2008 Missouri State Wrestling Tournament. The Tournament will begin Feb. 14 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

119 Cort Dalton ......................... Fr. 17-14
125 Devin LaGarce ................... Jr. 33-12
130 Jeff Parker .......................... Jr. 21-17
135 Rick Kitchen ....................... Sr. 25-14
140 Jamie Hawkins ................... Sr. 36-9
145 Sam White .......................... Sr. 27-13
152 Brian Oechsner .................. Sr. 43-0
171 Nathan Downs .................... Jr. 14-3
189 Jake Heisse ........................ Sr. 32-10
285 Ken Stanger ....................... Jr. 23-15

Full list of qualifiers by school

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2008 TBHS Express [Feb 4, 2008]

Here is the 2008 TBHS Express show. As performed at Mt. Zion







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Tuesday Night Entertainment Announced for Lincoln County Fair [Dec 30, 2007]




Whiskey Falls will be playing July 8 on the Tuesday night of the 2008 Lincoln County Fair.

Whiskey Falls Website

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Save the Farmer, Save the World [Aug 22, 2007]


Check out this shirt that was designed by a sophomore at TBHS for a National FFA contest. Here's the story about Lily Braungardt submitting the design.

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Is it a case of the Troy Romeo? [Aug 4, 2007]

    Lauren Dean, of Coldwater, Michigan, was missing for three weeks before she walked into a Coldwater police station on July 30. Apparently, she ran way from home to meet Daniel Knopp of Troy. Knopp, 20, met Dean, 16, through Myspace. Who would have thought that young love could blossom on Myspace? The main stream media made me think only sexual predators could be found there.

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posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 1:27 AM | link | 1 comments |

Connector Road Route Proposed

    Here's an article about this proposed route for the connector road south of Troy. The story says that the road would go south from Hwy 47, then west over Hwy 61 and connect to Linns Mill Road on the other side. If you think this sound ridiculous, try going to the Gmap-Pedometer mashup site and see what a seven-mile road along that route would look like. The city paid $130,000 for someone to come up with this idea. I know my opinion isn't worth $130,000 but, I would think utilizing the new Hwy C overpass would be a better idea for everyone. Here's a map of the area. Wouldn't is be easier to just connect C to Hwy J via Elm Tree Road?

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Troy Sonic Robbed [Aug 1, 2007]

    I guess this is a sign that the demographics of Troy are changing.

Westplextoday.com story

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Nathan Aaron Orr Wins [Jul 29, 2007]

    Nathan Aaron Orr has been crowned the regional winner in the Colgate Country Showdown. He won the KFAV-sponsored contest on Saturday at the St. Charles County Fair.

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Get Ready for Changes on HWY 61 [Jul 16, 2007]

    Here's a link to a story regarding HWY 61 and the changes in the future to the road. Be ready for a speed limit change down to 60 from 65. Also, look for a new work zone to be set up near Mette Road with a 45 MPH speed limit.

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My Transformers Review [Jul 2, 2007]

    Go see Transformers. Read my review and see the trailer here. And check out Westplextoday.com because they gave me the tickets.

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Employment Opportunities in Troy [Jun 25, 2007]

    The Troy Chamber of Commerce site now offers a page for employment opportunities.

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posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 10:42 PM | link | 0 comments |

Domino's Pizza comes to Troy, MO

    Word is that a Domino's is going in between Clifford Bank and Cannon on Lincoln in Troy.

Dominos.com

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Two More Finalists in the Colgate Country Showdown [Jun 22, 2007]

    Two more musical acts earned a space in the finals of the Colgate Country Showdown. Thursday night, June 21, Laura Mckinney and the Bunkhouse Band, and The Kenny Sutter band punched their tickets to the finals by winning the second preliminary at Crossroads Country Nightclub in Wentzville.

Here's the Westplextoday.com story

Laura Mckinney and the Bunkhouse Band on Myspace

The Kenny Sutter Band on Myspace

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Car Crash in Troy Kills One [Jun 21, 2007]

    A car accident about around 1:30 this morning killed a 17 year old girl from Florissant. The accident happened on Mennemeyer Road near Pear Tree Road.

Stltoday.com story

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Shafer Update: Game Tied 0-0 Bottom of the 7th [Jun 9, 2007]

    Aaron Shafer got out of a jam in the top of the 7th with the bases loaded and two outs, getting a pop out to center to end the inning. The Wichita State pitching coach was tossed after WSU thought Shafer had gotten a strikeout on a breaking ball to end the inning. Shafer then got the next batter to fly out to center to end the innings on the second pitch of the at-bat.
    Shafer has pitched 7 innings, allowing 5 hits, and striking out 5. Of those 5 hits, 4 were singles. He also walked two batters. With around 90 pitches, Shafer is likely done for the day.

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Shafer Update: Game Tied 0-0, Bottom of the 4th

    Wichita State and UC-Irvine are tied 0-0 in the bottom of the 4th inning. Aaron Shafer has faced 15 batters and allowed 3 hits in 4 innings pitched with two strikeouts. The game is being televised on ESPN 2. Follow the game online here

Profile article from the Hutchinson News on Shafer

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Shafer on ESPN2

    Aaron Shafer will start for Wichita State in the opening game of their NCAA Baseball Super Regional series against UC-Irvine. The 11 AM CST game will be televised in part at least by ESPN 2.
posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 1:50 AM | link | 0 comments |

Restaurant Review: Monty's BBQ [Jun 7, 2007]


    Monty's BBQ is a Troy fixture on South Lincoln Drive. If there is a one item that goes hand in hand with living in Troy, it's the MontyBurger. I am quite fond of the $1 hotdogs. They are good and. . .well. . only a dollar. I have also heard that the chicken is good although I haven't tried it. There isn't all that much to write about a BBQ stand, the food really speaks for itself. If you taste for BBQ, go to Monty's stand.

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posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 9:47 PM | link | 0 comments |

Restaurant Review: Zadock's


    ***I dined at the newest restaurant in Troy shortly after it opened, but I am just now posting my review.***

    I had a Rueben sandwich and a bowl of chicken and dumpling soup. I liked the fact that with my sandwich I could add a bowl of soup for only a dollar, which could possibly be that I am a sucker for things that are a dollar. The Rueben itself was good except for the fact that there was no 1000 island dressing on the sandwich. I informed the host of the lack of 1000 island when I went to pay and she checked on it and said that it was a miscommunication between the server and the kitchen. Apparently, the sandwich is supposed to be served with a side of 1000 island dressing.
    Personally, I would prefer that the server ask when you order if you would like the dressing on the side or on the sandwich. The soup was alright. I don't really have chicken and dumplings a lot so I can't really critique it.
    The prices are about average for a family-style restaurant, I think I spent about $10 for the soup, sandwich and drink. The other items on the menu all seemed to be priced pretty average. I didn't really see anything on the menu that stood out.
    If you are curious about why the restaurant name sounds so ethnic it is because Zadock Woods was one of the two men behind Wood's Fort in 1799. I overheard a waitress say that when the restaurant owners went to the City, they were encouraged to use the name, Zadock's. The layout of the restaurant is nice with a fireplace in the middle of the dining area and tables along the wall that faces Hwy 47. Here's a link to the story of the Woods family.
    Overall, I think the restaurant wasn't really anything to write home about. I haven't dined at Landmark lately, but I would imagine the two are a lot alike. Most of the things I saw on the menu seemed pretty plain. The restaurant needs more things and dishes to distinguish itself.

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posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 9:17 PM | link | 6 comments |

Shafer Picks Up a Big Win for Wichita State [Jun 3, 2007]

    TBHS Alum Aaron Shafer went 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs, in picking up a win for Wichita State over New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. Shafer threw 81 pitches in the game.
    The Shockers, seeded #1 in the Wichita State Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, were upset by New Orleans in the opening game of the Regional and now bring a 2-1 record into a game with Arizona (2-0) at 7 pm tonight. Should the Shockers beat Arizona tonight, the teams would play Monday evening at 7 pm to determine who moves on to the Super Regional.

Wichita State Regional Page

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TBHS Alum in NCAA Baseball Tourney [May 29, 2007]

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First Two Finalists in Colgate Country Showdown

    The local edition of the Colgate Country Showdown has picked its first two finalists. Jason Martin and Nathan Orr were the winners of the first preliminary. KFAV is the local sponsor for the event.

Westplextoday.com story

Nathan Orr's Myspace page     Official Page

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61/64/40 Construction Update [May 28, 2007]

    Ever get tired of those two stoplights on 61/64/40? Well, soon enough they will be gone. Here is a link to an article with the details of the construction that will be done/completed over the next several months.

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Rascals Baseball is Back [May 23, 2007]


    Taking in a Rascals' game is one of the coolest things to do close to Troy. Tickets run from $5-$11. You may recognize a familiar face at the game. Bill Browett, a teacher and former coach at TBHS is an assistant coach for the Rascals.

Full Schedule
Promo Schedule

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Aldi [May 22, 2007]




    Well, I noticed some good deals in the Aldi ad this week that came in my Lincoln County Journal. Then I remember that we don't currently have an Aldi here in Troy. The nearest Aldi location is 21.47 miles away according to the Aldi website. The plan for the Troy location is to build a bigger location in the same spot. It was cheaper for the company to just knock the building down and rebuild then to expand on the existing structure. It must be quite an upgrade if it was that much cheaper. I don't know the expected timetable yet for the new building though.

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New Business: Clarkson Eye Care




    That building in front of RP Lumber appears to have its first tenant. Clarkson Eyecare has its sign up and construction is going on inside the building. Check out the company here or call 1-888-EYECARE

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Restaurant Review: King Edward's Fried Chicken

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Restaurant Review: Rivers Edge




I have dined at Rivers Edge pizza off of Hwy 47 once and I don't know if I will go back again. I didn't really like the pizza. This was a few months ago so, maybe they got better. Until I either find a sweet coupon or they lower their prices, I don't plan on going back.

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Forler: A look at the two victims [May 21, 2007]

    Here's an article from the Columbia Missourian that talks a bit more about Tyler Teasley and Mike Brown and how the families are dealing with the aftermath of that night.

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Forler Reaction: PD Story [May 19, 2007]

    Here's an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the reaction to the verdict by Lincoln County residents

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Forler Reaction: From the Stltoday Forums

    Here are some links to threads from the stltoday.com forums.

Topic: I caught Forler in a lie and I wasn't even at the trial

Topic: Killer gets off!

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Forler Reaction: Another Fox 2 Story

    Here's a video from Fox 2 talking a bit about the reaction of Troy residents to the verdict. Bob Simmons also gets interviewed.

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Forler Reaction: KMOV Interview with Julia Yerke

    Here's the link to the video of the KMOV interview with Julia Yerke

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Forler Reaction: Message from Dan Torres [May 18, 2007]

Printed in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Kent Rau Signs with Missouri Valley College

    Kent Rau III has signed to play basketball at Missouri Valley College next year.

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Forler Verdict: Not Guilty

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Two Students Arrested in TBHS Bogus Bomb Threat [May 17, 2007]

    Here's the article from KSDK.

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Forler: Day Two Articles

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Forler Trial: Truck Speed/Teasley's BAC

    This article from the PD reports that Tyler Teasley's blood alcohol level was estimated at between .17-.19. I don't really think that was a factor at all in the events of that night though. It was also estimated that the truck moved backwards at around 3.35 mph, taking 7.78 seconds to hit the patrol car.

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Forler Trial: Day One Recap [May 16, 2007]

    Here's an article from the Columbia Missourian recapping the first day of testimony in the Nicholas Forler trial.

Here's an article from the Columbia Tribune

Apparently the prosecution has rested after a day. Here's a video recap from Fox 2

Here's the WestplexToday article

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Forler Trial Coverage [May 15, 2007]

    Nic Forler went on trial today in Columbia for the shooting deaths of Mike Brown and Tyler Teasley. Here are some links on the trial


Westplextoday Article

May 14 Post-Dispatch Article

KMOV coverage

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PD Article on Lincoln County Growth [May 6, 2007]

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Settlement in Forler Civil Case

    Apparently on Friday the parties came to terms on a settlement in a civil suit against Nic Forler and others. The criminal trial against Forler is set to begin May 15 and another civil suit is still pending

PD story

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Benefit Concert By The Standards At Bonfils [May 4, 2007]

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My rant about the Lincoln County Journal [Apr 17, 2007]

Ya know, I am just about fed up with the Lincoln County Journal. I know they have done a lot for Lincoln County in the fact that they are the source of information for a lot of people and give exposure to people in the county, but seriously here are some things I wonder about:

What are they doing with the advertising money from the website?
--They advertise the heck out of the website but what is really on it? I mean sure there are lot of ads on the website, so they have to be raking in some money from it, but what is really on it?

Why is with the front page of the Sports section this week?
--The majority of the above the fold space is taken up by track results. Not a story, but track results submitted by a coach.

Does anyone proofread?
--In the article about Richard Rose signing with Lindenwood: "he lead the South division" . No, that would be "he led the South".

--On the inside back page, the '06-'07 All-County Basketball Teams are featured. A Kourtney Gibson made the Girls' 2nd team. That one even comes up as misspelled in my web browser.

--On the front page of the Main Section: "City leaders finalized plans to purchase Troy Baptist Church" Wow, so they are just purchasing the whole congregation? I would think that the correct wording would have been "City leaders finalized plans to purchase the building currently occupied by Troy First Baptist Church".

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posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 3:11 AM | link | 3 comments |

Winfield Hires A First-Class AD [Apr 10, 2007]

    Not exactly Troy news, but I couldn't resist. Word is that Winfield High school has hired Scott Harris as its Athletic Director. Mr. Harris coached softball and basketball at Wentzville Timberland, where his softball team won a State Championship in 2003.
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Check me out on Tumblr [Apr 4, 2007]

    Check out yours truly on Tumblr and create your own tumblelog. If you create a tumblelog or already have a blog of your own, shoot me an email and we'll create a local blogroll.


Randomness without Ritalin

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Roger More Gets the P-D Treatment [Apr 2, 2007]

    Roger Moran swings a mighty big stick in the Missouri Baptist community. Here's a piece on him from the Post-Dispatch.

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Troy Hardee's On Channel 5 [Mar 29, 2007]

    Ever wonder why the Troy Hardee's is so busy on Thursday nights? It's cause they have live music and dancing. One more reason why the Troy Hardee's is the best Hardee's around.


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2007 Express Videos from Davenport [Mar 15, 2007]

Here are some videos I found on Youtube of the Express Show Choir from this year. These videos were taken in Davenport, IA.



Life is a Highway Medley

You Lift Me Up

I'm Amazed

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