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Since March, I have written many editorials and articles regarding COVID-19 and its affects on the Wright County area. The one I was praying I would never have to write was a first person …

Students, staff returning to schools

On Monday, Hartville was the first of the six Wright County school districts to have students and teachers join together to begin the 2020-2021 school year. Both Mansfield and Skyline return on …

The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Board of Directors provided some needed relief to Missouri school districts who were planning to utilize virtual options during the …

This month marks 19 years of working in the newspaper industry. Through nearly two decades (I can’t believe it’s been that long), I have been a part of countless newspaper promotions …

From Wednesday, July 22-Saturday, July 25, the Wright County Health Department reported three more positive cases of COVID-19. The county has had 54 cases since reporting began with 49 people out …

I can still see her out of my reach and there was nothing I could do about it... What I was seeing was my little girl, thankfully wearing a life jacket, trying to hold on to a flipped over canoe …

For the last month, it has been difficult to see protests nationwide go away from peaceful demonstrations to destructive riots in many of our country’s biggest cities. Protesters have trampled …

A mandatory requirement to wear a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic could be coming to a large city near you. More and more cities in the state of Missouri and across the nation are beginning …

Vacations offer a much needed break

For the past two years, I have enjoyed seeing the countless vacation photos posted on Facebook by families that I have become acquainted with through the years. Beach photos, fishing photos, …

COVID-19 may spread due to riots

On Monday, May 25, many of us learned about the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. According to the New York Times, Minneapolis officer …

Graduation tribute is coming soon

If you are a business or a family member of a Class of 2020 graduate wanting to show your support for seniors throughout Wright County, then I encourage you to be a part of our Graduation Section to …

Thankful no deaths from last storm

When a storm nailed the Wright County area on Monday, May 4 with reports of winds reaching between 70-90 m.p.h., the situation quickly grew dangerous for residents throughout our area. Some houses …

Remain cautious as things open up

By the time you read this editorial, there are obvious signs that our economy is beginning to open up. We can once again go to a restaurant to dine-in instead of carry-out only. Most retail …

By and large, Bartow County’s State House and Senate candidates are reporting low contribution numbers to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (GGTCFC) — although in certain races, considerable campaign expenditures are being made.

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