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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 …

Reacting to the DC riots

Like most of you, my heart broke for the loss of life at the riot at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. after what was mostly a peaceful protest rally that day. And it was a peaceful day. I …

It was a week before Christmas when I picked up one final box of personal belongings and walked out of my Missouri State Capitol office for the last time. With all legislative activity done for the …

There is always something special about the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. No matter what struggles or challenges any of us had to go through in the past 365 or 366 days, all of …

Holidays set for basketball

Seven of the eight Wright County public school varsity basketball teams will be competing among three holiday tournaments starting this Saturday, Dec. 26. Both the Hartvillle and Mountain Grove …

Christmas 2020 to be memorable

With this week’s issue, it’s hard to believe that our next publication will be dated December 23, just two days before Christmas 2020. Lately, listening to the timeless loop of …

As of the Dec. 2 COVID-19 update issued by the Wright County Health Department, the county now has a total of 18 deaths reportedly attributed to the pandemic. In looking at that total, I sure do …

Like many of our readers, I too was looking forward to finally getting some time off with the Thanksgiving holiday last week. I enjoyed leaving early on Wednesday as our family enjoyed …

It’s hard to believe that after this long and crazy year of 2020, we have finally arrived to Thanksgiving week. All of our lives have been affected with the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of you …

If you are a supporter of President-elect Joe Biden, you are feeling good about life right now. The mainstream media is now covering transition stories on who Biden will have in his …

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