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About one month from the day my father passed away, we were finally able to hold his graveside service at a cemetery in Maryland. My father, per his request, was cremated after his passing in late …

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 …

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 …

When you have one event that features the governor of a state, more than 190 vendors, several food trucks, period demonstrators, live entertainment, a man who juggles fire and a skateboarding parrot, …

It’s hard to believe it finally happened...Our family went away on vacation for a full week without a need to visit family members. With divorced parents living on the east coast throughout our …

It is hard to believe that 21 years ago I participated in the Summer Olympics that took place in Sydney, Australia. No, it wasn’t as an athlete. I thank you if that thought may have briefly …

At recent City of Mountain City Council meetings, many local residents have made detailed and passionate presentations seeking ordinance changes/revisions that would allow residents to take care of …

Just when it felt like we were returning to normal life after the last year was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, this coronavirus reminded us this past month that it is still around. I had heard …

Due to the Fourth of July holiday falling on a Sunday this year, the print plant for our publication gave their employees a vacation day on Monday, July 5. This forced our publication to be sent …

This past weekend offered all of us a time to express our gratitude for fathers on Father’s Day. Both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day force all of us to stop our busy schedules to …

A steady crowd appeared to enjoy an array of activities scheduled  at the annual Tri-County Fair held June 9-12 at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Mountain Grove. Every day, fair goers made …

It’s hard to believe that officially one year ago this month, the first issue of the Wright County Journal was published after the official merger of both the Mountain Grove News-Journal and …

Since early 2020, a monthly listing of faith-based recovery programs have been published in the first issue of each month to provide life-changing information to addicts and their loved ones. The …

The official deadline to reserve your spot on the Citywide Yard Sale map for Mountain Grove is this Thursday, May 27. The cost is just $5 to have your sale pointed out on a map that will be …

The smile in this old photo does not truly represent the smile that is currently on my face... I am one happy and grateful man for how God knocked down the doors necessary for allowing me to …

In last week’s issue, I took the time to commend street crews for their work in battling this last winter storm to  help clear our roadways the best they can given the challenges they …

Any time this type of winter weather we are experiencing hits our area, there are always a group of people who receive both our complaints and our gratitude for their hours of work spent to clear our …

During the past week, state officials in states like Maryland and California made announcements regarding plans to open up their school districts for in-person learning. In my home state of …

I hope this editorial is as encouraging to you as the message has been to me over the past couple of weeks. It all started when I was reading chapter 8 of Mark in my Bible a couple of weeks …

Last season, Kansas City Chiefs football fans saw a 50-year Super Bowl drought come to an end after they finally made it back to the big game. Thankfully for Chiefs fans, they also ended a 50-year …

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