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Mon
21
Jan

Blue Jays 4H Club formed in Viburnum

A new 4H Club has been formed in Viburnum and will be having its first meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 24 in the high school cafeteria, according to Brad Coleman, 4H Youth Development Specialist for Iron, Madison and Reynolds Counties. The new club makes two in the county with the other based in Ironton.

The Blue Jays 4H Club was established on Dec. 14, 2018. Coleman said over 50 parents and youths attended the organizational meeting.

An executive council of parents was put together with Tiffany Wigger selected as the President/Club Leader and Joe Ann Hammond as the secretary, according to Coleman. Other officer positions will be selected at the next meeting.  A student-led club council will be elected at the next club meeting with the following positions available: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, historian, song and game leader and an adult council representative.

Fri
04
Jan

County officials sworn in

Newly elected and re-elected county office-holders were sworn in by retiring County Clerk Virginia Queen on Thursday at the Iron County Courthouse.  From right are Presiding Commissioner Jim Scaggs, Prosecuting Attorney Brian Parker, County Collector Crystal Price, County Clerk Stephanie Lebron, Circuit Clerk Sammye Gail White, County Treasurer Carol Hardy, Recorder of Deeds Karen Reagan, Virginia Queen.

Newly elected and re-elected county office-holders were sworn in by retiring County Clerk Virginia Queen on Thursday at the Iron County Courthouse.  

Fri
04
Jan

Battle of Pilot Knob presents ‘After the Battle’

tate Historic Site and experience its rotating exhibit  of artifacts relating to the site. Many of these original artifacts have never been displayed until now. Each exhibit will be on display for two months.

During January and February, visit the “After the Battle” display, which shares life after the battle when Union Forces reoccupied Fort Davidson in October 1864. The Union soldiers manning the fort kept busy repairing and refitting wagons and other equipment being used in the war effort. They also performed a unique type of blacksmithing, shoeing oxen. Several artifacts pertaining to this and other activities the soldiers conducted will be on display, and staff will be on hand to answer questions and interpret the artifacts.

 

Upcoming displays:

 

March-April:

“Why this Valley?” depicts how natural resources influenced settlers to stay and make a home in the valley.

Fri
04
Jan

Ironton residents seriously injured in accident

Two Ironton residents were seriously injured in a one-car accident in Washington County.

The accident occurred at 8:10 a.m. on Christmas Day on Missouri Highway 21, south of Buford Road, according to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Kaylie N. Wells, 22, of Ironton was driving a 2002 Pontiac Firebird northbound on the road when she failed to negotiate a left curve and traveled partially off the right side of the road, the report stated.   Wells overcorrected to the left and traveled off the left side of the road, striking a ditch.

She received serious injuries and was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

A passenger in the car, Taylor M. Rodgers, 25, of Ironton, received serious injuries and was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

Neither of the injured were wearing seat belts, the report stated.

Thu
27
Dec

Heading into retirement

Heading into Retirement

Iron County Clerk Virginia Queen chats with County Treasurer Carol Hardy (seated) during an open house Friday in the clerk’s office.  In the background, from left, are Carolyn Thomas and County Recorder of Deeds Karen Reagan. Queen has spent 32 years in public service in the county, the last 12 years as the elected County Clerk.

Thu
27
Dec

Auditor releases Iron County audit

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released her office’s audit of Iron County. The review of county government operations, which gave a rating of “good,” made recommendations in several areas to improve accountability of how taxpayer dollars are used.

The previous audit of Iron County, done in 2014, had received a rating of “fair.”

“Our audits not only highlight areas of concern for local officials and taxpayers, they also include specific recommendations for those officials to implement in order to more effectively use public resources,” Auditor Galloway said. “As the responses to the Iron County audit indicate, county officials appear to be taking these recommendations seriously and are already putting many of them into place.”

Thu
27
Dec

Bridge replacement

Bridge replacement

A one-lane bridge on Morningside Lane/County Road 103A  is in the process of being replaced. Associate County Commissioner Dwayne Warncke said the former one-lane bridge was in poor condition and needed to go. It will be  replaced by a wider version. Warncke added that the residents of Morningside Lane are being served by a temporary road that will be removed after construction is completed.  Jokest Contruction is doing the work and a spokesman for the company estimates it will be completed in 3-4 weeks, depending on the weather.

Sat
01
Dec

Annapolis Christmas Bazaar set Dec. 7 and 8

The annual Annapolis Christmas Bazaar, hosted by the South Iron Community Betterment organization, will be held on Friday, December 7, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Sat
01
Dec

AV Country Church Tour set for Dec. 22

The First Annual Arcadia Valley Country Church Christmas Tour is set from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 22.  It is hosted by the Arcadia Valley Ministerial Alliance and open to the public.

Those enjoying the tour may spend as much time as they wish at each stop, according to AVMA President, Pastor Danny Ray Chappell. Churches and ministries listed as participating include: 

•DRC Ministries at The Showroom & The Hub Cafe

Sat
01
Dec

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The Iron County Courthouse square is aglow with Christmas lights thanks to the efforts of members of the Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Parade Committee and local volunteers.  

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