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Mountain Grove

New 55-room hotel being built in Mountain Grove

In about one year from now, Mountain Grove will be the home of a brand new 55-room, three level hotel with an indoor pool, conference room and exercise room. Toby and Erin Thompson, with Thompson …

Two fatalities in area vehicle accidents

There were two fatalities this week in area accidents. On Oct.3, a 9-year-old male was killed in a one vehicle accident that took place on 13th Rd., just one mile west of Mountain Grove. According …

Tina Gaddis named Employee of the Month

Texas County Memorial Hospital has named Tina Gaddis of Mountain Grove the August employee of the month.  Gaddis works as an ER Tech in the emergency department. She has been employed at TCMH …
Mansfield

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt at Wilder Home Oct. 7-11

Since the pioneer days of the American Midwest, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion and tradition. In honor of our Missouri’s 200 years of statehood, the State …

Recipients with local ties to get Wilder literature awards

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature Festival Committee is pleased to announce …

Accident on Highway 5

A Mountain View man suffered minor injuries after an accident that took place three miles north of Mansfield on Highway 5. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Report, Gary Clouse, …
Hartville

HGCC says thank you to volunteers

Hartville Fall Festival 2021 has come and gone, and what a beautiful day for it! Our Open House held during the fall festival was a success. We would like to extend our thanks to all who helped to …

Large crowd attends annual Hartville Fall Festival

City of Hartville holds Sep. meeting

The Hartville City Council met in regular session on Sep. 13 at Hartville City Hall. According to drafted meeting minutes, Mayor Rob Tucker called the meeting to order and presided. Aldermen …
Norwood

City of Norwood holds its 40th Farmers Day

Norwood hosted its 40th Farmers Day last Saturday as many area residents packed downtown for a full line-up of events. Farmers Day included both a main parade and children’s parade, games, …

Chadwell gets white coat

Marla Chadwell, of Norwood, is one of 27 students that received a white coat from the College of Pharmacy at Harding University. The ceremony represents the educational transition from the general …

STE Communications expands to Norwood

STE Communications has announced it will be expanding its service area to include the Norwood community as part of their growth strategy to better serve the residents of south-central …
Education

Local student gets MSU-WP scholarship

Juliana M. Moore, Graff, has been awarded the Mountain Grove 2006 Missouri State Alumni Endowed Scholarship and the Everett and Opal Parrott Memorial Scholarship from Missouri State University-West …

Emily Norris receives scholarship from Oklahoma State

Wright County student, Emily Norris, was recently honored by the Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture with an academic scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The …

Hartville High’s Student of the Month

The Hartville High School’s October Student of the Month is junior Emilee Coday. Emilee Coday is the daughter of Jennifer Moore and the late Jarod Coday. She is actively involved in …
Sports

Hartville Lady Eagles season ends in district semifinals

Things appeared to be lining up for the Hartville Lady Eagles softball team when they took part in last week’s Class 2, District 1 Tournament. Hartville first won their opening round game …
Norwood Junior High girls win tournament
The Norwood Junior High girls basketball team won their own Norwood Tournament title on Oct. 14 after cruising past Mansfield in the championship game, 43-22. The win moved their record to 14-0 on …
Lady Panthers continue to roll, honor seniors
The Mountain Grove Lady Panthers volleyball team entered this week’s districts riding a two match winning streak. On Senior Night Oct. 12, the Lady Panthers gave their seniors the proper …
Norwood cross country has Top-30 performances
The Norwood cross country program recently had strong finishes at the Mountain Grove Invitational as they had all four runners finish in the Top-30. The Lady Pirates’ lone runner was Lydia …
Lady Lions fall to Fordland
The Mansfield Lady Lions volleyball team lost to Fordland for the second time in one week on Oct. 11. Mansfield lost 3-0 after falling 25-12, 25-15 and 25-16. On Thursday, Oct. 21, the Lady …
Obituaries
Eleanor Jean Cramer
Eleanor Jean Cramer, daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Orlowski) Siemsen, was born May 4, 1936, in Kansas City, Kan., and passed away Oct. 14, 2021, at 85 years of age. Eleanor married Frank …
Kristopher Raymond Booth-Jantes
Kristopher Raymond Booth-Jantes, 24, a native of the Pacific Northwest, Seaside/Warrenton, Ore., has sadly passed on approximately Oct. 10, 2021. Kris was born on Dec. 6, 1996, in West Plains, to …
Emmitt Joseph Hutsell
Emmitt Joseph Hutsell, of Huggins, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 13, 2021. He was born May 28, 1930, in Graff, the son of Carlos Emmitt & Lillie Blanche (Greenlee) Hutsell. He was …
Anita Kay (Fletcher) Bingham
Anita Kay (Fletcher) Bingham passed away at her home in Normal, Ill., on Oct. 8, 2021. Anita was born on Nov. 7, 1951, in Lebanon, to Kirby Richard and E. Arlene (Crismon) Fletcher on a day that also …
Grace Elizabeth (Babbitt) Butts
Grace Elizabeth (Babbitt) Butts, 76, of Mountain Grove, was born Jan. 2, 1945, in rural, Cass Township to the late Loren and Evelyn (Mead) Babbitt. She was called to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, …
Opinion

Getting ready for 2021 fall sports

As you can read in our B Section this week, the 2021 fall sports season for the Wright County school districts is officially underway. Hartville, Mansfield, Mountain Grove and Norwood combine to have …