Crane Lake Dam

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Hidden in the southwest part of the Fredericktown Unit, in Iron County, is one of Mark Twain National Forest’s jewels, the 100-acre Crane Lake. Three years have passed since engineering inspections first revealed that Crane Lake’s dam does not meet federal dam safety regulations.... + continue reading

Amelia Morton plays a severely injured young woman who is transported from the scene by Air Evac.

Sunday, May 20, 2018
The students at Viburnum High School got a grim reminder Friday, May 18,  that tragedy can strike at even the best of times. A “mock accident,” using students as actors in a head-on collision, was staged at the school by a number of agencies, including the school administration... + continue reading

The Reasonably Reel cast of characters gather in Mike Gifford’s home -  among mostly 1980s vintage video games and scads of movie DVDs - to record a recent episode of the podcast. Clockwise from left - David Gifford, Mike Gifford (David’s brother), Steven Francis and Steve Gifford (David and Mike’s Dad).

Thursday, May 10, 2018
These are not your run-of-the-mill movie fans.  These folks devour and regurgitate horror and science fiction movie facts like some of those movie creatures dispose of their poor victims. It is much less messy in Mike Gifford’s basement, where the “Reasonably Reel” cast... + continue reading

Professor Michael Stewart (in the back of the group with a light colored vest) of the University of Illinois Geology Department, discusses a rock formation along Missouri Highway 21 with a group of students. The students are tasked to find a fault in the rhyolite - rock of volcanic origin that is some 1.6 billion years old. Stewart said this spot, and other geologically significant spots in the Valley, draw geologists and their students from all over the midwest year after year.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
You probably drive by a “road cut” along Missouri Highway 21 near Main Street in Ironton every day. To most people it is an insignificant, dull rock formation. However others who visit the spot every year find it a vitual learning experience. “The is a world class location,... + continue reading

Steve Blanton of Dad’s Garden in rural Ironton (far right) and his friend Gene Austin of Ironton stand by a flourishing tomato plant in a greenhouse at Dad’s Garden.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Outside it is 40 degrees and windy, but inside the greenhouse, healthy tomato plants hold beautiful red and orange-yellow fruits, green onions stand ready to chop and lettuce overflows from a tower pot. A particularly striking tomato plant is six or seven feet high and pushes at the top of the... + continue reading

Latest News

06/09/2018
A petition seeking a ballot measure to make the Iron County Prosecuting Attorney a full-time position was accepted by the County Commission during a regular meeting last week. County Clerk Virginia Queen said the petition contains at least 100 more valid signatures than required by state... + continue reading
06/09/2018
Bud Clarkson of Arcadia was presented this year’s “Missouri Elk of the Year Award” by the Elk’s State President Pete Nash. Pete cited Bud’s countless hours donated to the organization and the hard work which has led to the Missouri State Elk’s newspaper, “... + continue reading

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06/09/2018
A petition seeking a ballot measure to make the Iron County Prosecuting Attorney a full-time position was accepted by the County Commission during a regular meeting last week. County Clerk Virginia Queen said the petition contains at least 100 more valid signatures than required by state... + continue reading

Bud Clarkson

06/09/2018
Bud Clarkson of Arcadia was presented this year’s “Missouri Elk of the Year Award” by the Elk’s State President Pete Nash. Pete cited Bud’s countless hours donated to the organization and the hard work which has led to the Missouri State Elk’s newspaper, “... + continue reading

Sports

Arcadia Valley’s Gracee Smith dribbles the basketball on a fast break in the Lady Tigers’ 87-64 win over Twin Rivers in the District Tournament. Katie Whited runs down the left side. Smith had 20 points and Whited had 16.  

 

03/08/2018
The Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers beat Twin Rivers 87-64 in the semi-finals of the Class 3 District Tournament on February 19 at Fredericktown.  Josie Landrum led the Lady Tigers in scoring with... + continue reading

Help MDC by reporting tagged paddlefish! Remember please do NOT remove tags from undersized or released paddlefish. 

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Community

Thursday, 05/04/18
Arcadia Valley High School math students competed at the recent 48th Annual MAMTA Math Contest held at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. The students are taught by Michele Spitzmiller. Among the... + continue reading

Lesterville Future Business Leaders of America members.

 

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Iron County Clerk Virginia Queen gives the oath of office to newly elected 2018 County Extension Council officers and members.

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Debra Henk (left) receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the University of Missouri’s Vice-Chancellor’s office for her tenure with the Missouri Extension. Making the presentation is Janet Kline, the extension’s regional director. Kline was involve with the local council’s hiring of Henk as the 4H Youth Specialist some 16 1/2 years ago

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Valley Views

05/04/2018
We have a love/hate relationship with political columns - those mostly-self-promoting columns released every week by the folks holding the temporary jobs representing us at the state and federal... + continue reading