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Mountain Grove

Christmas dinner at Unique Services

Hello everyone from Unique Services! We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, we certainly did! On Wednesday Dec. 22, everyone enjoyed a Christmas Dinner complete with ham and turkey and all the …

More than 550 Christmas Dinner meals served

The Annual Community Christmas Dinner is once again in the books as approximately 550 meals were served at this year’s event held inside the Mountain Grove High School Cafeteria. The dinner was …

The American Cup now open in Mountain Grove

Both Ben and Hannah Martin are asking area residents to join them in the “revolution against bad coffee” by visiting their recently opened “The American Cup” in the shopping …
Mansfield

Wilder Day set for Sep. 30-Oct. 1

The Wilder Day Committee met on Dec. 20 to determine the date for Wilder Day 2022. A date of Sep. 30, 2022-Oct. 1, 2022 is set for Wilder Day. More information will be coming as details are worked …

Christmas Parade goes through City of Mansfield

Update provided for softball field

An update was provided on the softball field renovation project during the Mansfield R-IV Board meeting held on Nov. 8. According to the Board meeting minutes, it was noted that expenditures were …
Hartville

Trash bid accepted, rates increased

The City of Hartville accepted the trash bid and set new rates during their Jan. 10 meeting held at City Hall. According to drafted meeting minutes, the lone bid opened at the meeting was from Waste …

City of Hartville holds meeting

The City of Hartville addressed several items during their Dec. 13 meeting at City Hall. Bids were opened for the City Hall lobby remodel project. According to drafted City minutes, one bid was …

Campbell Ranch joins membership of American Angus Association

Campbell Ranch, of Hartville, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph. The American Angus …
Norwood

Norwood’s Masonic Lodge makes donation

David Hiler, the Master of Norwood Masonic Lodge No. 622, on right, presents Rebecah Baker, Administrator of the Wright County Children’s Home, a check for $1,200. This donation was made …

New local business relocates to downtown City of Norwood

Norwood Mayor Steven Jarrett is proud to announce a new local business. Red’s Slice N’ Scoop is neighboring with Kindred Hearts Thrift Store. Kindred Hearts is a nonprofit that will …

Norwood kicks off Christmas.

Education

HVAC program offered at OMTC

Ozark Mountain Technical Center (OMTC) has expanded program offerings to include heating, ventilation and air conditioning. HVAC is a two-year program for juniors and seniors enrolled in Mountain …

Vandiver receives scholarship

Breanna J. Vandiver, Mountain Grove, has been awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Vandiver, a 2021 graduate of Mountain Grove High …

Local students on Harding’s Dean’s List

Two local students are among more than 1,200 Harding University students included on the Dean’s List for grades achieved during the fall 2021 semester. They are Shyla Jordan, a freshman …
Lady Panthers drop pair of SCA games
Entering a big rivalry week with games against Cabool and Ava, the Mountain Grove Lady Panthers were hoping to get some needed momentum. Unfortunately, the Lady Panthers found themselves on the …
Mansfield Lady Lions crush Fordland
The Mansfield Lady Lions improved their record to 11-4 on the season recently after splitting a pair of games with Fordland and Ava. Against the Lady Eagles, Mansfield jumped out to a 15-5 first …
Panthers finish third in Seymour
When the Mountain Grove Panthers entered last week’s The Seymour Bank Winter Classic, they were hoping to reach the championship game to regain a title they held from …
Lady Eagles beat Chadwick at buzzer for third in Sparta
For the second time this season, Hartville’s McKinley Sanders hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to secure tournament hardware for the Lady Eagles. With Hartville down one, Sanders’ 3-point …
Obituaries
Nathan Marl Kilgore
Nathan Marl Kilgore was born on Dec. 20, 1930, in Simms, Mont. He passed on Jan. 12, 2022, at his home in Mansfield, with many loved ones by his side. In his young life, Nathan and his family moved …
George Gezendorf
George Gezendorf, 101, of New Lenox, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at his home in New Lenox, Ill. George is survived by his loving family; children, Jeanette (Thomas) Sadecki and George …
Darrell Hodges
Darrell Hodges, 85 of Springfield, formerly of Mountain Grove, departed this life at his home in Springfield on Jan. 12, 2022.  He was born July 4, 1936 in Houston, the son of Sherrell and Pearl …
Paul Zieber
Paul Zieber, son of the late Frank and Etta (Kirk) Zieber, was born Sep. 14, 1950, in Springfield, and departed this life Nov. 22, 2021, in Mountain Grove. He was 71 years, 2 months and 8 days of …
Norman G. Curran
Norman G. Curran, 97, of Mountain Grove, departed his life on earth on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Autumn Oaks Caring Center. He was born on Oct. 28, 1924, near Greensburg, Ind., the son of Earl …
Opinion

Cross country trip made for funeral

About one month from the day my father passed away, we were finally able to hold his graveside service at a cemetery in Maryland. My father, per his request, was cremated after his passing in late …