Career Tech Center Ag instructor and Future Farmers of America Advisor Richard Brummett, along with the local FFA Chapter Vice-President Katelyn Young, make a presentation Thursday morning before the Iron County Board of Commissioners.

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Representatives of the AV Future Farmers of America Chapter made a presentation at lThursday’s (Aug. 10) regular meeting of the Iron County Board of Commissioners. FFA Advisor Richard Brummett and Vice-President Katelyn Young told the board they would like to spruce up the courthouse... + continue reading

Jennifer Hudzic

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
It’s Dixie Stampede’s version of training days for Jennifer Hodzic. The former Ironton resident spends her days - and nights - training animals and performing for thousands at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Branson. Hodzic lives in Branson where her husband, Cory, is a police... + continue reading

State Farm Insurance and the Ironton License Office are moving to new spaces in Pilot Knob.  The building is currently being remodeled.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Two businesses are moving out - out of Ironton, but not out of the Valley. Amanda Shipman’s State Farm office has relocated from the Courhouse Square in Ironton to a remodeled building at 203 West Maple Street in Pilot Knob.   In fact, she took that building and divided it into... + continue reading

The Open Hearts Thrift Store, located at 202 Main Street in Arcadia, is operated by the non-profit Circle of Life Animal Rescue Society (COLARS). For years the store has depended upon the donation of items to resell, the proceeds of which help the organization with its animal welfare projects.  Sales have inexplicably dropped off, leading to uncertainty about the future of the store and the organization.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
The volunteers who make up Iron County’s non-profit Circle of Life Animal Rescue Society (COLARS) are bewildered - donations to the thrift store operated by the organization to pay for its popular spay and neuter program - have dropped off dramatically.  So dramatically, in fact, the... + continue reading

Volunteers Linda Bennett, Jim Hemphill and Mariah Fabry do some weeding.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Thanks to the hard work of local volunteers, two installations at the Ozark Regional Library in Ironton tell a different kind of story. In a general way, it is the story of native plants of the area and the other flora and fauna that interact with them. And it all came about with a little bit of... + continue reading

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08/20/2017
An Ironton woman received minor injuries in a one-car accident on Tuesday, Aug. 8 in St. Francois County. Deanna K. Orrick, 30, of Ironton, was traveling southbound on Route N, one-half mile north of King’s School Road when the accident occurred at 1 p.m., according to a report by the... + continue reading
08/20/2017
When Ken Hobbs bought his 362 acres in Reynolds County, it was pristine and he planned to farm cattle and goats on the land. Then feral hogs moved in. Feral hogs are an aggressive invasive species. Their violent nature, rooting habits, and known diseases pose a threat to wildlife, farm crops, and... + continue reading

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08/20/2017
An Ironton woman received minor injuries in a one-car accident on Tuesday, Aug. 8 in St. Francois County. Deanna K. Orrick, 30, of Ironton, was traveling southbound on Route N, one-half mile north of King’s School Road when the accident occurred at 1 p.m., according to a report by the... + continue reading
08/20/2017
When Ken Hobbs bought his 362 acres in Reynolds County, it was pristine and he planned to farm cattle and goats on the land. Then feral hogs moved in. Feral hogs are an aggressive invasive species. Their violent nature, rooting habits, and known diseases pose a threat to wildlife, farm crops, and... + continue reading

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08/20/2017
Van Buren - Many areas at Ozark National Scenic Riverways have been reopened following the historic flood that swept through the region at the end of April and early May.  While a remarkable... + continue reading

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Thursday, 20/07/17
Kids and teens ages 8-18 are invited to attend Ozark Regional Library’s Summer Reading Carnival event to be held on July 22, 2017 from 10 a.m.-noon.   Circus Kaput is bringing a... + continue reading

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08/02/2017
Dear Editor, The Republican Party will not repeal and replace Obama Care.  It’s not going to happen. Over 50 times the House voted to repeal it and now cannot do it. Why?... + continue reading

Vandals painted hate symbols on the brand new entrance sign to Berryman Campground during late-June.  Such vandalism can leave bad impressions of the national forest and surrounding area, especially to visitors coming from outside the local area.  Annually, over 6,000 people come to Washington and Crawford counties from distant places to participate in competitive trail events on the Ozark Trail and Berryman National Recreation Trail; the events often use Berryman Campground as a starting point.

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