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08/21/2016
An Ironton resident purchased his winning Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash jackpot ticket from Steve’s Gas and Liquor, 205 Highway 21 in Pilot Knob, for the July 5 drawing.  James Forinash, 66, used Quick Pick to correctly match all five numbers drawn – 9, 16, 18, 24 and 26 –... + continue reading
08/21/2016
An Annapolis teenager was injured in a one-car accident on Thursday, Aug. 11 in Reynolds County. Lindsey M. Hadley, 16, of Annapolis was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt eastbound on Route H, eight miles from Ellington when the crash occurred at 4:15 p.m., stated a report by the Missouri Highway... + continue reading

Train station platform work under way

Sunday, August 14, 2016
Construction work is again underway at Whistlestop Junction, the site of the new Amtrak stop, after a three-week hiatus due to an unforeseen problem - the discovery of a concrete slab beneath the construction area for a new platform. According to Carol Kelsheimer of Our Town Tomorrow, removal of... + 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

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

Train station platform work under way

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.

 

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

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08/21/2016
An Ironton resident purchased his winning Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash jackpot ticket from Steve’s Gas and Liquor, 205 Highway 21 in Pilot Knob, for the July 5 drawing.  James Forinash, 66, used Quick Pick to correctly match all five numbers drawn – 9, 16, 18, 24 and 26 –... + continue reading
08/21/2016
An Annapolis teenager was injured in a one-car accident on Thursday, Aug. 11 in Reynolds County. Lindsey M. Hadley, 16, of Annapolis was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt eastbound on Route H, eight miles from Ellington when the crash occurred at 4:15 p.m., stated a report by the Missouri Highway... + continue reading

Sports

08/21/2016
The Mineral Area 15 year-old baseball team, made up of the Arcadia Valley Chargers and players from Leadwood, Fredericktown, Bismarck, Caledonia, and Belleview took 3rd place in the State Tournament... + continue reading

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.

 
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Valley Views

08/21/2016
Dear Editor,  The mainstream media was very quick to label Donald Trump and the Republican Convention as dark and gloomy vs. Hillary and the Democrats as optimistic and hopeful, even bringing... + continue reading

Community

Mineral Area College graduates of the community college’s 56th class of the Practical Nursing Program participated in ceremonies on July 22. Graduating students included: (front row) Randall Rowe, Anthony Downs, Lynzi Chilton, Lindsey Bivens; (second row) Tina Downard, Jacob Emanuel, Garrett Sellars, Nicole Populis, Alissa Welch; (third row) Linda Wilkins, Amy Crawford, Jessica Hampton, Crystal Crocker, Jennifer Wibbenmeyer, Maddison Ayers, Ashley Lappe. (photo by Scott Hastings)

 
Sunday, 21/08/16
Mineral Area College graduates of the community college’s 56th class of the Practical Nursing Program participated in ceremonies on July 22 at the Centene Center in Farmington. Graduating... + continue reading