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Mountain Grove

Stan Coday speaks at MRTA

Wright County Retired Teachers and Other School Personnel met Tuesday, April 20 at Faith Community Church of the Nazarene Church in Mountain Grove. A legislative report was brought by Nancy Smith …

$4M Mega Millions ticket sold in Mountain Grove

A Missouri Lottery player who bought a Mega Millions ticket at Murphy USA, 2106 N. Main Ave. in Mountain Grove, quadrupled their million-dollar prize into a $4 million win in Friday …

State Route 95 in Wright County reduced for culvert replacement April 12-15

Route 95 in Wright County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace culverts under the roadway. This section of roadway is located …
Mansfield

Mansfield R-IV’s Proposition 2 focuses on students, safety and no new taxes

Through the years, the Mansfield R-IV School Board and administration has focused on being good stewards of the dollars in their budget. When the current debt service of $1.07 was put in place in …

Wilder All Sites Tour Passport now available for purchase

Those interested in touring all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder locations can now purchase a Laura Ingalls Wilder All Sites Tour Passport. The cost is just $6.50 as tourists can take their passport …

Se-Ma-No Electric building new Mansfield headquarters

It’s an exciting time for Se-Ma-No Electric Cooperative staff, employees and members as a new headquarters is being constructed and set to open in April. The approximate 22,000-square-foot …
Hartville

Water rates among topics at City of Hartville meeting

Some discussion was held regarding water rates during the City of Hartville’s City Council meeting held on Feb. 8 at Hartville City Hall. During the meeting, City Clerk Carla Spooner …

Hartville crowns queen

Hartville High School crowned its Homecoming queen during its “A Night In Paris” event held last Friday when the Eagles took on Liberty (Mountain View). Jadalyn Ketih, senior candidate, …

Trash rates increase in Hartville

The Hartville City Council reported a 3.5% increase in trash rates during their Jan. 11 meeting at City Hall. According to drafted meeting minutes, City Clerk Carla Spooner noted the increase for …
Norwood

Norwood Gleanings for the Feb. 24 issue

Howdy, We are about out of the real bad weather, thank goodness. Now to deal with mud. It’s always something here in the Ozarks, but I can’ think of better place to …

Norwood Gleanings for the Feb. 17 issue

Howdy, Wow, what a week. I want to say thank you to all that still had to get out in this cold., freezing temperatures; MoDOT, police, firefighters, ambulance workers, etc. Glad Norwood has there …

Norwood Gleanings for Feb. 10 issue

Howdy, First of all, Happy Valentine’s to you all. May you feel loved on this special day set aside for your loved ones. Those that got married on Feb. 14 are Wes and Tammy Cudworth and John …
Education

Mountain Grove names Teachers of the Year

Chosen as the Mountain Grove School District’s top educators this year are Kristy Wakefield of the elementary school, Denver Mitchell of the middle school, Michael Walker of the high school and …

Chadwell gets promise scholarship at MSU-WP

Marla M. Chadwell, Norwood, has been awarded the Promise In Area Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Chadwell, a 2019 graduate of Norwood High School in Norwood, is a …

Grovespring Elementary names top January student

Mason Fowler is the February Student of the Month at Grovespring Elementary School. Mason, the son of Chuck and Deanna Fowler, is a second grade student of outstanding character. He has a pleasant …
Sports

Mountain Grove approves plan for RamTurf football field, new track

At no additional cost to the taxpayer and through using Capital Project Funds earmarked strictly for improvements, the Mountain Grove R-III School Board voted recently to approve a $1.3 million …
Hartville returns to state title game
The Hartville Eagles are now just one win away from winning back-to-back state championships and completing a perfect 30-0 season after they won their Class 3 state semifinals battle today at Hammons …
Norwood takes third in Class 2
For the second day in a row at state, the Norwood Pirates dug themselves a double-digit hole in the first half, this time against North Andrew in the Class 2 battle for third place. The Cardinals …
Norwood to battle for third after Final Four loss
The Norwood Pirates nearly completed a 16-point comeback to earn a spot in the Class 2 state championship game. With seven minutes left in the game against the Campbell Camels, Jalen Drake’s …
Eagles now at nine in a row
Winning a district title for any basketball program is a special accomplishment for school districts and their communities. Very few programs in the history of high school basketball in Missouri …
Obituaries
Carol Sue Wake
Carol Sue Wake, 76, of Mountain Grove, graduated to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 19, 2021. Carol, daughter of Clyde and Mescal (Reed) Angerman, was born in Abilene, Texas on Feb. 11, …
Cynthia Kay Brickles
Cynthia Kay Brickles, 58, of Cabool, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Cynthia was born in Athens, Ohio, on July 16, 1962, to Delbert Brickles Sr. and Violet Cook. Cynthia was a caregiver and CNA …
Michael David Anthony Bruce
Michael David Anthony Bruce, the son of the late Charles Ballard Bruce III and Marian Sue Bruce, was born April 28, 1968, in Upland, Calif., and departed from this life on Feb. 15, 2021, at the age …
Connie Norwood
Connie Norwood, daughter of the late Hudon and Betty June (Chestnut) Cochran, was born Sep. 30, 1941, in Thomaston, Ga., and passed away Feb. 18, 2021, at her home in Norwood. She was 79 years, 4 …
Daniel Glenn Moore
Daniel Glenn Moore, son of Danny and Debra Lynn (Crawford) Moore, was born Dec. 21, 1976 in Hartville, and departed this life on Feb. 11, 2021 in Hartville, at the age of 44 years. Daniel is survived …
Opinion

Grateful for opportunity to assume ownership role at local newspaper

The smile in this old photo does not truly represent the smile that is currently on my face... I am one happy and grateful man for how God knocked down the doors necessary for allowing me to …