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05/26/2016
Behind the scenes work is continuing on the Iron County Historical Society’s new book, “A Historical Snapshot of Iron County, Missouri (1857- 2017).” According to historical society president, John Abney, the book is still on schedule for a February 2017 release, in time to... + continue reading
05/26/2016
Construction should begin soon on the Amtrak station platform at Whistle Stop Junction in Arcadia and an informational meeting on the project has been set for Tuesday, May 31. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Meadow Heights Church in Ironton, according to Carol Kelsheimer, president of Our Town... + continue reading

Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Chauncy Buchheit (standing at left) answers questions from the audience during a meeting held Monday, May 16 at the Ironton City Hall. Citizens packed City Hall for the public hearing called by the Tax Increment Financing Commission (TIF) to consider approval of a redevelopment plan entitled “Redevelopment Plan for the Downtown Ironton Tax Increment Financing District.”  The meeting lasted several hours with the commission voting 3 members “for” and 6 members “against” proceeding with the redevelopment plan. TIF Commission Chairman Russ Allen said the recommendation will be considered by the Ironton Board of Aldermen at its regular meeting on Monday, June 13.  The aldermen are not legally bound by the recommendation of the TIF Commission. A draft of the Redevelopment Plan is available for review at City Hall.

 
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Students who worked on the project included (front row, from left) Tyler Hunter, Sam Schaumann, Sam Williams, Tyler Crider, Tommy Whited, Jason Calahan, (back row, from left) Cliff Yates (Construction Technology Instructor), Baylee Stockmann, Dustin Mounce, Clayton Lorenz, Deven Montgomery, Maria Henson, Jacob Calahan, State Representative Paul Fitzwater, Jon Inman, Christian Neville, Lowes Store Manager Tyler Walton, Lowes Pro Service Specialist David Crisp. 

 
Friday, May 13, 2016
A new conference room at the Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center was recently completed with the assistance of a $25,000 grant from Lowe’s and a lot of elbow grease from some Construction Technology students. A ribbon-cutting was held at the Career Center on April 22 to recognize the... + continue reading

Amtrak Station Platform Groundbreaking -- From left are Peter Harlan, the Harlan Company; Brian Okenfuss, MoDOT southeast district area engineer; Marc Magliari, Amtrak manager of media relations; Arcadia Mayor Roy Carr; Our Town Tomorrow President Carol Kelsheimer; State Rep. Paul Fitzwater, Iron County Presiding Commissioner Jim Scaggs, AV Chamber President Brian Parker and his son, Ben; Joe Gabel of Taylor Engineering; and Liz Wiggins, project administrator for the Harlan Company.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
It has been decades since the last passenger trains rolled out of the old Ironton/Arcadia Depot, but due to the hard work of local proponents, Amtrak’s Texas Eagle passenger train will soon be stopping here twice each day. “Here” is the Whistle Junction Visitor’s Center... + continue reading

Ambulance Crew - (from left) Casey Fisher, Administrator Johnny Setzer, Jessica Schlegel, Jimmy Don Gaston, Ashley Serini, Ashley Cherry and Emily Smith.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
For years, Annapolis area residents have asked the Iron County Ambulance District to consider placing a paramedic at the community’s ambulance base.  Iron County Ambulance District Administrator Johnny Setzer said that, as of Feb. 1, that has been the case. “The base had been... + continue reading

Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Chauncy Buchheit (standing at left) answers questions from the audience during a meeting held Monday, May 16 at the Ironton City Hall. Citizens packed City Hall for the public hearing called by the Tax Increment Financing Commission (TIF) to consider approval of a redevelopment plan entitled “Redevelopment Plan for the Downtown Ironton Tax Increment Financing District.”  The meeting lasted several hours with the commission voting 3 members “for” and 6 members “against” proceeding with the redevelopment plan. TIF Commission Chairman Russ Allen said the recommendation will be considered by the Ironton Board of Aldermen at its regular meeting on Monday, June 13.  The aldermen are not legally bound by the recommendation of the TIF Commission. A draft of the Redevelopment Plan is available for review at City Hall.

 

Students who worked on the project included (front row, from left) Tyler Hunter, Sam Schaumann, Sam Williams, Tyler Crider, Tommy Whited, Jason Calahan, (back row, from left) Cliff Yates (Construction Technology Instructor), Baylee Stockmann, Dustin Mounce, Clayton Lorenz, Deven Montgomery, Maria Henson, Jacob Calahan, State Representative Paul Fitzwater, Jon Inman, Christian Neville, Lowes Store Manager Tyler Walton, Lowes Pro Service Specialist David Crisp. 

 

Amtrak Station Platform Groundbreaking -- From left are Peter Harlan, the Harlan Company; Brian Okenfuss, MoDOT southeast district area engineer; Marc Magliari, Amtrak manager of media relations; Arcadia Mayor Roy Carr; Our Town Tomorrow President Carol Kelsheimer; State Rep. Paul Fitzwater, Iron County Presiding Commissioner Jim Scaggs, AV Chamber President Brian Parker and his son, Ben; Joe Gabel of Taylor Engineering; and Liz Wiggins, project administrator for the Harlan Company.

Ambulance Crew - (from left) Casey Fisher, Administrator Johnny Setzer, Jessica Schlegel, Jimmy Don Gaston, Ashley Serini, Ashley Cherry and Emily Smith.

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A Historical Snapshot of Iron County, Missouri (1857- 2017)

05/26/2016
Behind the scenes work is continuing on the Iron County Historical Society’s new book, “A Historical Snapshot of Iron County, Missouri (1857- 2017).” According to historical society president, John Abney, the book is still on schedule for a February 2017 release, in time to... + continue reading
05/26/2016
Construction should begin soon on the Amtrak station platform at Whistle Stop Junction in Arcadia and an informational meeting on the project has been set for Tuesday, May 31. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Meadow Heights Church in Ironton, according to Carol Kelsheimer, president of Our Town... + continue reading

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The discovery of a deer disease in Arkansas has increased surveillance efforts by Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff in the southern part of the state. This spring’s finding of 86... + continue reading

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The following students have been named to the spring 2016 Dean’s List at Southeast Missouri State University. Miriah Allgier of Fredericktown. Alexis Amelunke of Fredericktown. Alexandrea Ammons... + continue reading

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FBLA State Leadership Conference - AVHS students and faculty who attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Conference in Springfield included - (from left) Shelly Walker, Jesse Wren, Haylee Walker, Makayla Moise, Tori Hardy, Kinsey Phelps, Kristen Kirnbauer, Savannah Price, Allee Moise, Megan Williams, Rebecca Buffington, Randi Sargent, Maycie Lubbers, Ethan Jones, Julius Ratliff and Julie Hampton.

 
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