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Mountain Grove

Several speak up in support of “airbnb” in Mountain Grove

When the City of Mountain Grove’s City Council discussed the topic of “airbnbs” during their January meeting, discussion led to the drafting of an ordinance that set several …

“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 …
Mansfield

Mansfield seniors enjoy halloween luncheon

Our club enjoyed a festive Halloween luncheon on last Friday, Oct. 28, at the Ann Short Turner Community Center. Unfortunately, a few of our members were not able to be in attendance due to …

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 …
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 Nov. 9 issue

Howdy, Well, well got one holiday behind us. On Halloween, we had our first Trunk or Treat on Main St. and it was great! Now to prepare for the Christmas Float on the 19th, a fun filled …

Norwood among new TravelCenters locations

TravelCenters of America has announced locations for four franchise truck stops expected to open before the end of the year. The Westlake, Ohio-based company operates and franchises TA, Petro and …

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 …
Education

Local student blessed after losing birthday balloons

When Mountain Grove 8-year-old Kason Johnson saw his birthday balloons fly out of his family’s car into the sky recently, little did he realize how a chance encounter with a stranger 500 miles …

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, …
Sports

Lady Panthers win districts

One week earlier, the Mountain Grove Lady Panthers’ volleyball ended a decade long drought when they won the South Central Association (SCA) Conference title. This past week, they ended …
Panthers crush Doniphan in first round of districts
When Mountain Grove’s football team earned the No. 2 seed in Class 2, District 3, the seeding gave them a favorable first round match-up against a winless Doniphan team. The Panthers …
Mansfield CC dominates Summit Conference meet
Mansfield’s boys and girls country teams swept the Summit Conference race last week in Conway as they both won team titles. The Lions had runners in three of the four top spots to earn 33 …
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 …
Obituaries
Richard Dale Shaw
Richard Dale Shaw was born Oct. 21, 1949, to John Richard and Wilma May (Hayes) Shaw near Mountain Grove in Wright County, Missouri. He was called Home to be with his Heavenly Father on …
Zelpha Eldora Boykin
Zelpha Eldora Boykin, daughter of the late Clyde and Ola (Tate) Wilson, was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Graff, and went to her heavenly home Feb. 17, 2022, at her home in Dawson. She was 89 years, 11 …
Herbert Dean Hamilton,
Herbert Dean Hamilton, 89 of Cabool/Mountain Grove, departed this life on Feb. 26, 2022 at the Autumn Oaks Nursing Home in Mountain Grove. He was born the oldest of eight children to Herbert David …
Dorine (Thornhill) Peterson
Dorine (Thornhill) Peterson was born on a farm north of Mountain Grove on March 2, 1925, to Ada (Long) and George W. Thornhill. She departed this life Feb. 24, 2022, at Autumn Oaks Caring Center in …
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 …
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. …