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07/21/2016
A Lesterville woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Tueday, July 12. Chelsea E. Amsden, 27, of Lesterville was transported by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. According to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. in Reynolds... + continue reading
07/21/2016
The Ironton Board of Aldermen approved the formation of a Tax Increment Financing District at its Monday, July 11 meeting. The approval of the ordinance activated two areas of the redevelopment project - the Highway 21 corridor and the Main Street corridor. Ironton Mayor Robert Lourwood said the... + continue reading

The Battle Creek Cafe, located in Pilot Knob, was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.  No one was hurt as a result of the blaze.

 
Thursday, July 21, 2016
A popular Pilot Knob eatery, open for less than a year, was destroyed by fire Sunday evening. Firemen were summoned to the blaze at 6:58 p.m. “It was a very hot and volatile fire,” said Fire Chief Steve Stirtz of the Pilot Knob Fire District. “It spread through the building very... + continue reading

The late Louis Hindbaugh of Des Arc stands before a “trail-marker” or “thong” tree on his property along County Road 163 in Iron County. His children are now absent owners of the property and are looking for an organization or group to help care for the historically significant tree.

 
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A living piece of local history needs a caretaker. For more than 40 years, Des Arc resident (the late) Louis “Lou” Hindbaugh proudly showed the “trail-marker” tree to anyone who cared to view it. It is thought that trail-marker trees were forcibly bent by Native Americans... + continue reading

Ozark Regional Library has joined the Missouri Department of Conservation’s ‘Rod and Reel Program” that provides fishing gear to be checked out just like books.  In front of the display of fishing tackle are (from left) Michelle Swane, who handles adult programming; Ozark Regional Library Director Holly Martin Huffman; and Kamaria Pearson, angler education assistant with the MO Dept. of Conservation’s Fisheries Division.

 
Sunday, July 10, 2016
The Ozark Regional Library system has added another service for patrons; a service that historically no one would associate with a library. Kamaria Pearson was in town last week setting up a display of fishing rods and reels and tackle at the Ironton Branch Library. Pearson is an angler education... + continue reading

Ken Wooten presents Donald Firebaugh with a plaque designating him as the “Farmer of the Year.”

 
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Don Firebaugh has been named the 2016 Iron County “Farmer of the Year” by  the Iron County Soil and Water District.  The recognition came at the organization’s annual dinner meeting held Thursday, May 19, at the Elk’s Lodge in Pilot Knob. The meeting also included... + continue reading

William “Bill” Burckhalter, the station manager at Kirkwood talks about his experiences in maintaining an “agentless” Amtrak station.

Friday, June 10, 2016
A quartet of speakers held forth on Tuesday, May 31, on what to expect with the imminent opening of an Amtrak stop in Arcadia. The meeting, at the Meadows Heights Church in Ironton, was put together by Carol Kelsheimer and Judy Schaaf-Wheeler of Our Town Tomorrow and featured Mary Beth Rettke,... + continue reading

The Battle Creek Cafe, located in Pilot Knob, was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.  No one was hurt as a result of the blaze.

 

The late Louis Hindbaugh of Des Arc stands before a “trail-marker” or “thong” tree on his property along County Road 163 in Iron County. His children are now absent owners of the property and are looking for an organization or group to help care for the historically significant tree.

 

Ozark Regional Library has joined the Missouri Department of Conservation’s ‘Rod and Reel Program” that provides fishing gear to be checked out just like books.  In front of the display of fishing tackle are (from left) Michelle Swane, who handles adult programming; Ozark Regional Library Director Holly Martin Huffman; and Kamaria Pearson, angler education assistant with the MO Dept. of Conservation’s Fisheries Division.

 

Ken Wooten presents Donald Firebaugh with a plaque designating him as the “Farmer of the Year.”

 

William “Bill” Burckhalter, the station manager at Kirkwood talks about his experiences in maintaining an “agentless” Amtrak station.

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07/21/2016
A Lesterville woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Tueday, July 12. Chelsea E. Amsden, 27, of Lesterville was transported by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. According to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. in Reynolds... + continue reading
07/21/2016
The Ironton Board of Aldermen approved the formation of a Tax Increment Financing District at its Monday, July 11 meeting. The approval of the ordinance activated two areas of the redevelopment project - the Highway 21 corridor and the Main Street corridor. Ironton Mayor Robert Lourwood said the... + continue reading

Sports

The Arcadia Valley Cal Major 11-12 Year-Old Cougars Baseball Team players and coaches are (kneeling, left-right) Coach Jeremy Eudy, Bat Boy Logan Eudy, Isaiah Eudy, Hunter Myracle, Colin Whited, and Eli Browers; and (standing, i-r) Coach Chris Dement, Noah Silvy, Keagan Lawlor, Drennon Dinkins, Hunter Smith, Hunter Myracle, Jackson Dement, and Coach Tim Whited.

 
06/02/2016
The Arcadia Valley Cal Major 11 & 12 year-old Cougars, coached by Chris Dement, Tim Whited, and Jeremy Eudy, beat the Farmington Hounds 13-2 on May 6 at Farmington.  Colin Whited was the... + continue reading

Valley Views

07/03/2016
Dear Editor,  Having had six years to come up with an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, at long last Republicans have released their ideas. It was everything you might expect of the party... + continue reading

Community

Friday, 27/05/16
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

VFW Missouri Teacher of the Year

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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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