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The Hartville High School Class of 2020 finally received their diplomas during commencement held on Friday, June 12 as the district was the first Wright County district to hold commencement. Each …

Voter turnout was extremely low during a rare June election last Tuesday throughout the Wright County area. In Wright County, only 865 voters out of 6,835 registered voters or 12.66 percent showed up …

Two of the biggest events for the school year are about to finally happen at Wright County’s four large school districts in the month of June after the coronavirus pandemic forced earlier …

For several years, Mike Roberts said he had hopes of constructing a new Mansfield Depot for the town based off the 1927 blueprints that were discovered online. With the help of several …

Business owner fights for his rights

For Michael Morgan, the issue is rights. “It’s my right as a business owner to say you can come into my business or my home whenever you like. It’s your right as a free …

Cell tower hit by storm

When storms featuring 70-90 m.p.h. winds hit Wright County on Monday, May 4, many U.S. Cellular cell phone customers quickly noticed a difference with their signal strength and data speed. Many …

In order to continue providing quality Wright County coverage to readers and advertisers of both the Mountain Grove News-Journal and Mansfield Mirror for now and many more years to come, a decision …

While no tornadoes were reportedly spotted during a severe thunderstorm that hit Wright County the afternoon of May 4, severe winds caused a lot of damage similar to tornado destruction in the …

Lebanon man charged with sexually abusing child

A Lebanon man faces two felony charges after being accused of performing sex acts on a child. Travis Brian Moore, 31, has been charged with two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy of a victim …

Woman dies in wreck

A Lebanon woman died in a single-vehicle crash at 4:45 p.m. Friday on Route B, four miles south of Missouri 32. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cynthia L. Kuhn, 59, the driver of a …

Teen hurt in freak accident

Micah Veanes, 15, was engaged in two of his favorite activities, fishing and FaceTiming with his girlfriend Jordan Denson, when he snagged his fishing line on a power line and was …

Three face off for mayor's seat

Editor’s note: This is a first in a series of Q and As with candidates in the upcoming municipal general election. Council candidates’ answers will be posted in separate stories before the …

Pumping iron while social distancing

Until May 4, local gyms were closed as non-essential businesses. Lebanon’s gym rats had to find other ways to stay in shape. However, with the beginning of Gov. Mike Parson’s phase one of …

“Let’s Play Ball” is the theme for the grand opening of Nelson Park at 5 p.m. May 29. The ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Jared Carr with the invocation given by Pastor Kelly …

Two injured in I-44 wreck

Two people were injured in a 4:13 p.m. accident Monday on Interstate 44 at the 140 westbound mile marker. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Merixa L. Kunjal, 22, of Baltimore, Md., …

A longtime icon in Lebanon aviation celebrated his 85th birthday last Wednesday. Fred Mayes has been flying since age 17 and has spent decades training other aviators. Mayor Jared Carr …

Lebanon man accused of choking child

A Lebanon man is accused of choking and hitting a child because he believed the child had stolen money from him. Joshua Lee Cox, 33, of Lebanon, has been charged with abuse or neglect of a child, …

Lebanon woman killed in wreck

A Lebanon woman died in a single-vehicle crash at 4:45 p.m. Friday on Route B, four miles south of Missouri 32. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cynthia L. Kuhn, 59, the driver of a …

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