Arcadia Valley Trail Association (AVTA) trail builders: (from left) Mariah Fabry, Tony Parker, Diana Kinder, Jim Hemphill, Karen Christmas, Michael Hurd.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Orange, pink, and purple streamers mark new sections of trail just built by volunteers from the Arcadia Valley Trail Association (AVTA) and Ozark Trail Association (OTA).  Starting the trail at Shepherd Mountain Lake, hikers will encounter glades,  a seep spring and lichen-covered... + continue reading
Dustin Dunn
Thursday, February 16, 2017
A former South Iron High School student is excelling as a student composer at the University of Missouri School of Music. Dustin Dunn, a South Iron High School alumnus and the son of Raquel and Richard Dunn of Annapolis, won second place in a national competition for student composers. Dustin... + continue reading

The 2017 Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Officers and Board members include (front row, from left) Treasurer Carol Kelsheimer, Our Town Tomorrow; Board Member Allison Bryson, Bryson Funeral Home; Board Member Debbie Hamby, Parkland HealthMart Pharmacy; Ex-Officio Karen Seifert, Valley Mist Events; Board Member Katherine Rouse, Arcadia Academy; Secretary Jacque Lambert, Law Offices of Brian Parker; (back row, from left) Board Member Brantley Hickman, Iron County Medical Center; Board Member Brad Wooten, Brad Wooten Auto Body; Board Member Bob Lourwood, Mayor of the City of Ironton; Board Member Dustin Branstetter, Arcadia Valley Roasting Company; President Elect Tim Sappington, Fort Davidson Motel/Shepherd Mountain Inn; President Brian Parker, Law Offices of Brian Parker; and Board Member Bill Bennett, president, River Valley Region Association.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
“Arcadia Valley: A Great Destination” was the theme of the AV Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, held Saturday evening at Meadow Heights Church. Members enjoyed a buffet meal and the organization handed out awards and recognized the slate of officers and board members for the coming... + continue reading

Newly-elected and re-elected Iron County officials were sworn-in at 2 p.m. New Year’s day by County Clerk Virginia Queen.

Friday, January 6, 2017
Newly-elected and re-elected Iron County officials were sworn-in at 2 p.m. New Year’s day by County Clerk Virginia Queen. Taking the oath of office are (from left) Public Administrator Lisa Light, Western Associate County Commissioner Joshua  Campbell,  Coroner Tim Harbison,... + continue reading

Some still-usable concrete firepits and picnic tables, now half hidden in underbrush, are remnants of a day-use park that used to be adjacent to the Shepherd Mountain Lake, an impoundment owned by the City of Ironton.  The city’s Board of Aldermen have started a process to clean up the area and decide how to better use it.

 
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Approximately 100 acres of land adjacent to the Shepherd Mountain Lake is getting some new attention. The lake and property are owned by the City of Ironton - the lake is the source of the city’s drinking water - and the municipality allows fishermen access to the lake. However, if you look... + continue reading

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02/23/2017
A public hearing on Thursday, March 2 is designed to gauge the public’s will on the “next step” for school  safety at Arcadia Valley School District R2. The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary gymnasium.  The Board of Education will have a discussion and... + continue reading
02/23/2017
The Iron County Commissioner will be on hand at various upcoming meetings in the county to discuss a sales tax issue on the April 4 ballot. The commission is asking voters to approve a county-wide sales tax of one-half of one percent.  The proposition is necessary commissioners said because... + continue reading

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02/23/2017
A public hearing on Thursday, March 2 is designed to gauge the public’s will on the “next step” for school  safety at Arcadia Valley School District R2. The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary gymnasium.  The Board of Education will have a discussion and... + continue reading
02/23/2017
The Iron County Commissioner will be on hand at various upcoming meetings in the county to discuss a sales tax issue on the April 4 ballot. The commission is asking voters to approve a county-wide sales tax of one-half of one percent.  The proposition is necessary commissioners said because... + continue reading

Sports

The Arcadia Valley Tigers 8th Grade won MAAA Conference and was 3rd in Tournament. Pictured left to right are Cayden Deason, Andrew Tedford, Lucas McCombs, Taylon Jones, Carter Brogan, Cole Jones, Jacob Colyott, Nathan Pannebecker, Landon Garrett, Garry Jones, Evan Maxwell, Jacob Gibbs, Jackson Inman, Nick Reeves, Trevor Swaringam, Ethan Tiefenauer, and Coach Derek Wilson.Middleton.

02/02/2017
The Arcadia Valley Tigers 8th Grade Basketball Team won the MAAA Conference with an 8-1 record and took 3rd in the MAAA Conference Tournament.  They lost to Potosi in overtime in the semi-... + continue reading

The South Iron Panthers beat Ellington 54-51 on January 21 in the championship game of the Black River League Tournament at Ellington. Pictured left to right kneeling are the ball boys, Garrett Pauley, Tim Mayes, Austin Ruble, Justin Roark; and (standing) Coach Dusty Dinkins, Garrett Hovis, Tyler Browers, LaRon Cornell, Sam Ivy, Coach Delbert Jackson, and Coach Jared

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Community

Pam Sherill has received the 2017 Bill and Ann Turner Distinguished Community Service Award from Great Southern Bank in Pilot Knob.  Presenting the award are (left) Bank Chairman Bill Turner, and (right) President and CEO, Joe Turner.

 

Wednesday, 15/02/17
Pam Sherrill, teller at Great Southern Bank in Pilot Knob, has received the 2017 Bill and Ann Turner Distinguished Community Service Award. This annual award, developed by the Company’s... + continue reading

Class of ‘66 gathers for reunion - The Arcadia Valley High School Class of 1966 held it’s 50th Class Reunion on October 15 at The Abbey. Front row, from left are Darlene Mitchell Jaycox, Beverly Spitzmiller McKenna, Karen Cloin Kitchen, Judy Woods Schumacher, Nancy Whited Peek, Carolyn Price Miller, Jane Rice Barthel, Linda Thomas Freeman, and Joanne Turner Propst, (second row, from left) Susan Epperson Childers, Gary Henley, Vallery Tripp Muncie, Edna Browers Wagoner, Cherie Hicks Adcock, Karen Wilkerson Harter, Gary Gardner, Larry Propst, and Steve Young, and (third row, from left) Jerry Hughes, Mike Johnson, Bud Newhouse, Bill Heller, Rick Carver, Jim Smith, Rob Reichert, Pat McDowell, Tom Rinehart, Leroy Liggett, Garry Moreland and Dan Hall.

 
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02/23/2017
Dear Editor,  Every time I see this poor floundering President hold up the latest signed executive order, I am reminded of a third grade student holding up his coloring book for teacher... + continue reading