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Mountain Grove

“Legend of Lonedell” now making maple syrup in Mountain Grove

Every year for 25 years, Allen Marrocco has enjoyed tapping maple trees and gathering sap to make homemade maple syrup. Before relocating to Mountain Grove in the past few months, Marrocco was …

Plans begin for All-Inclusive Playground groundbreaking

The Mountain Grove Lions Club was notified on Jan. 26 that a grant to support the “Play for All” All-Inclusive Playground in the amount of $100,000 from the Lions Clubs International …

Suspects shoot at deputy during pursuit

Two suspects are now in custody after attempting to evade police and for shooting a weapon at Wright County deputy’s vehicle. Wright County Sheriff Sonny Byerley said the incident took place …
Mansfield

Two local residents hurt in wreck

Two Wright County residents suffered moderate injuries in a one vehicle accident that took place at 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Report, …

Findley retires after 47 years

A retirement reception was held on Friday, Feb. 11 at Se-Ma-No Electric Cooperative for Kevin Findley, who is retiring after 47 years of service. He was joined by family, friends and colleagues for …

Mansfield appears on Jeopardy

Mansfield residents were pleasantly surprised with one of the clues on the ABC syndicated television show “Jeopardy” that aired on Thursday, Feb. 10. The clue said, “Laura’s …
Hartville

HGCC off to great start in 2022

We at the Hartville Grovespring Community Center hope your new year is off to a great start. We are so proud of all our members who come in so consistently, and anyone who makes that step is one step …

Suspect arrested for armed robbery on Dec. 31 in Hartville

One suspect has been arrested in relation to an armed robbery that took place on New Year’s Eve in Hartville. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, they received anonymous …

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 …
Norwood

Norwood Gleanings for Feb. 23 issue

Howdy, Big news in Norwood as the boys defeated Mansfield on Senior Night and are conference champs at 6-0 with an overall record of 24-1. Garrett DeVault was recognized for his leading top …

Norwood Gleanings for Feb. 9 issue

Howdy, A couple of recaps for you. Red’s Pizza had a few changes in music night. It’s still the third Saturday from 6-8 p.m., but bands have changed. Feb. 19-Carol Green Band, March …

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 …
Education

Grovespring fifth grade wins READBowl state championship

Grovespring Elementary’s fifth grade class has been named a READBowl State Champion. The Grovespring 105 Team recently received its Certificate of Achievement and will soon be receiving a …

Personnel changes noted at Mountain Grove Board meeting

Personnel changes were reported from the Mountain Grove R-III Board of Education meeting held on Jan. 26. According to the submitted report, the resignation was accepted for Tamala Huffman, …

Hartville FFA to host first Labor Auction

The Hartville FFA Chapter is hosting its first annual labor auction on Friday, Feb. 18 from 6-9 p.m. The auction will be held in the cafeteria at Hartville High School. Students will auction off four …
Sports

Lady Eagles beat Houston in districts

The Hartville Lady Eagles picked up their 19th win of the season on Saturday when they opened the Class 3, District 10 tournament with a 43-37 victory over the host Houston Lady Tigers. That win …
Mansfield Lions win district game
The Mansfield Lions cruised in their Class 3, District 10 opener on Saturday as they crushed the host Houston Tigers on their home court, 67-19. Tom Emerick was a man on a mission  in the …
Lady Pirates’ season ends in districts
The Norwood Lady Pirates season came to an official end last Saturday with a tough, 61-36, loss to Cabool (14-9) in the Class 2, District 10 Tournament. The loss ended head coach Adam Hill’s …
Norwood wins first Summit title since 2011-12
It was a showdown for the Summit Conference championship last week in Norwood when the Pirates hosted Mansfield. The Lions knew a win could force a tie for the Summit Conference title. Meanwhile, …
Norwood beats state-ranked Webb City
The Norwood Pirates’ memorable season continued to get sweeter last week with four wins, as they picked up a pair of victories over state-ranked teams. The icing on the cake was having senior …
Obituaries
Thomas Edward Baker
Thomas Edward Baker, son of Loman and Rosalie Bane Baker, was born April 20, 1943, in Hagerstown, Md., and departed this life on Feb. 14, 2022, at his home south of Seymour, at the age of 78 years, 9 …
Carter Ray Harrison
Carter Ray Harrison, son of Corey Joe Harrison and Whitneigh Lynn (Drown) Harrison, was born Feb. 9, 2022, in Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He also departed this life on Feb. 9, 2022. Carter is …
Joyce Faye Edwards
Joyce Faye Edwards was born July 13, 1955, in Mansfield, to Luther and Cleo Moore, the youngest of six children. She grew up in rural Missouri, and even though she would move away during parts of her …
Patricia Lea (Todd) Odom
Patricia Lea (Todd) Odom, July 18, 1944 to January 21, 2022. Patricia, known by all as Patty or Pat, daughter of Pete and Effie Todd was born July 18, 1944 near Odin in Wright County and departed …
Marylin “Colene” Allen
Marylin “Colene” Allen, 78, of Kansas City, Kan., was born July 2, 1943, to Charles L and Ruby Maxine (Wren) Allen in Bado. She departed this life Feb. 14, 2022, in Houston. Colene grew …
Opinion

Being a shining light to new neighbors

When I moved from the suburbs of Baltimore, Md. to southwest Missouri 20 years ago, I’ll never forget the impact the area had on my life. Everyone I met was so layed back and extremely nice. …