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Mountain Grove

Ozark Mountain Creamery wins innovation award

Six agriculture leaders from across Missouri were recognized by Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn during the 49th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture. The …

Suckers for Kids and caroling set for Dec. 10-11

Christmas time truly is the “most wonderful time of the year.” Help keep the Christmas spirit flowing with a gigging tournament on Friday, Dec. 10 and music, fun and food at the Suckers …

Mountain Grove’s 3rd annual event Saturday, Dec. 4

Mountain Grove will be hosting their 3rd Annual Winter Fest on Saturday, Dec. 4. The fun-filled event opens with the Mountain Grove High School Boosters hosting a Santa’s Workshop from 8 …
Mansfield

Mansfield Chamber of Commerce getting a new website upgrade

The Mansfield Chamber of Commerce announces that it is getting a new website upgrade that will soon be featuring the winners of a photo contest held through Nov. 20. The photos submitted were to …

Old School Barbershop officially opens in Mansfield

When Zach Owens and his wife Rebekah moved back to the Wright County area after spending a decade on the west coast, Owens saw a need for a barbershop in the area. After all, Owens ran two …

Local illustrator, author receive Wilder awards

Two individuals with Wright County ties were the recipients of this year’s top awards presented during the Laura Ingalls Wilder Literature Festival Awards Ceremony held on Nov. 4 in …
Hartville

Census Bureau names Hartville area as population center

Though preliminary 2020 U.S. Census data showed the Hartville area as the “Center of Population” for the United States earlier this year, the U.S. Census Bureau made it official with its …

Injuries in pair of local wrecks

A Hartville man suffered moderate injuries in a tanker trailer accident that took place at 6:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9 just one mile north of Macomb on Highway Y. According to the Missouri State …

Hartville discussses big water leak, SRO and 911

During their Oct. 12 meeting, the City of Hartville heard from Brian Turner regarding a major water leak of more than 350,000 gallons of water. According to the drafted meeting minutes, Turner …
Norwood

Norwood kicks off Christmas.

Christmas Parade and Bazaar in Norwood this Saturday

The Norwood Betterment Club will hold the annual Christmas Parade, Bazaar and Santas Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 20. This year the theme is “The Magic of Christmas.” The Parade will be …

Norwood set for Christmas parade, bazaar

The Norwood Betterment Club will hold the annual Christmas Parade, Bazaar and Santas Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 20. This year the theme is “The Magic of Christmas.” The Parade will be …
Education

Local Holloway receives scholarship

Cristiana E. Holloway, Norwood, has been awarded Doug Darr Community Leadership Restricted Current Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Holloway, a 1994 graduate of …

Norwood Elementary names top students of the quarter

The Norwood Elementary School’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) team announced the winners of the “Student of the Quarter” award for the first quarter of the …

Spangler named “On Point” Student

Jonathan Spangler, a fourth grade student in Mrs. Kelley’s class, has been named the November “On Point” Student in the Hartville R-II School District. Jonathan is on point because …
Sports

New starting line-up focused on keeping Eagles at the top

There is a lot of optimism for this year’s Hartville girls basketball team as they are returning several returning starters from a squad that finished with an 18-6 overall record. Their …
Cade Coffman lifts the Valor past Drury
Mountain Grove’s Cade Coffman has already started a special senior season at Evangel University. Not only is he averaging 18.5 points per game, he led the Valor to an upset win over NCAA …
New starting line-up focused on keeping Eagles at the top
When the Hartville Eagles defeated Monroe City to win the Class 3 state title last season, an era came to an end for a senior class that won back-to-back state titles after compiling a 62-2 overall …
Mansfield Lions ready to make some noise in ‘21-’22
One of the more exciting teams in the area this upcoming season will be likely wearing a Mansfield uniform. The Lions, though coming off an 11-16 record from a year ago, have several returning …
Defense key to Lady Lions’ success during this season
Though the Mansfield Lady Lions basketball team’s season came to an end in the first round of districts last year, the team had a lot of momentum as they won five of their final seven …
Obituaries
Glenda Kay Mings
Glenda Kay Mings, daughter of Lonnie Jerrel and Lula Jean (Collins) Wheat, was born Oct. 26, 1960, in Cabool, and departed this life Nov. 22, 2021, at her home in Vanzant. She was 61 years and 27 …
Charles E. Ballard
Charles E Ballard, 79, of Boonville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Charles was born Charles E Reeves on Dec. 5, 1941, the son of Donald Pershing Reeves and Geneva Ann Fletcher. …
Eual Ernest Carter
Eual Ernest Carter was born on Nov. 4, 1930, to Ernest and Zelphia (Edwards) Carter. He passed away on Nov. 22, 2021, at the age of 91. Eual went on a blind date with Ladenia McAllister in 1960 and …
Ronald Lee Schott, Sr.
Ronald Lee Schott, Sr., 78, of Mountain Grove, Mo., went home to be with the Lord early on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at the residence of his son, Ronald Lee Schott, Jr., and his wife, Kristy, in …
Mable Tetrick
Mable Tetrick was born Oct. 26, 1931, on the family farm, daughter of Rass and Carrie (Long) Coffman. She passed from this life on Nov. 18, 2021, at her home following several months of …
Opinion

Remembering my father, the late Ron Schott Sr.

My eyes are filled with tears and I feel a little numb in writing this editorial... This past Sunday morning, my father, Ron Schott Sr., 78, went to Heaven to be with the Lord as my wife and I …