Latest News

01/10/2017
(Editor's note: the following email was received this afternoon. We will seek more information for the next issue of The Mountain Echo.) Iron County Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Terry W. Nichols tendered his resignation in late December citing personal reasons.  According to... + continue reading
01/06/2017
The ever-smiling face of Sandy Trask will be absent from the Iron County Courthouse after 22 years of service as the county’s public administrator. She declined to run in the most recent election and her position has been filled by Lisa Light, who was sworn in on January 1. Sandy noted that... + 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

Judie Huff poses with Wally Bunker - a half brother she only recently met for the first time.

 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
On Tuesday, November 15, Judie Huff picked up her mail at the Ironton Post Office and found a “thickish” envelope from the State of Illinois. “I took it home and put it down with the rest of the mail and left it alone,” she said. The next day she opened the mail, screened... + continue reading

Holiday Artistry

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Holiday Artistry Ironton artists Billy (William) and B.J. Perkins have been producing seasonal artwork to spruce up the community since 1998.  In this photo, Billy works on a scene for the windows at City Hall while his mom, B.J., works across the street painting the windows at The Mountain... + 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

As the train pulled into the Arcadia Valley Station Thursday night, the crowd cheered and the sound of thundering fireworks mixed with the steady pulls on the train’s horn. Most of the crowd stayed to wave to departing passengers.

 
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Fifteen or 20 minutes before arrival at the Arcadia Valley Amtrak Station, an employee on the Texas Eagle walked down the aisle of the lounge car and announced to the group of 29 dignitaries assembled there: “I just received a call...and they said when we are pulling into Arcadia to get on... + continue reading

Home Page

Featured News

01/10/2017
(Editor's note: the following email was received this afternoon. We will seek more information for the next issue of The Mountain Echo.) Iron County Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Terry W. Nichols tendered his resignation in late December citing personal reasons.  According to... + continue reading

Sandy Trask

01/06/2017
The ever-smiling face of Sandy Trask will be absent from the Iron County Courthouse after 22 years of service as the county’s public administrator. She declined to run in the most recent election and her position has been filled by Lisa Light, who was sworn in on January 1. Sandy noted that... + continue reading

Sports

01/06/2017
The Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers beat Potosi 54-45 on December 26 in the 1st Round of the 61st Annual Bob Sechrest, Jr. Central Christmas Tournament.  Briar Johnson led the Lady Tigers with 23... + continue reading

Valley Views

01/12/2017
by Jim Scaggs As we close out 2016, I would like to inform the citizens of Iron County that we have finished our second year in a row without using the Line of Credit.   I would like to thank... + continue reading

Community

Wednesday, 30/11/16
If you don’t see it at your local branch, ask your librarian to order it for you (or you can go to the online catalogue and place a hold on the item yourself).   Fiction •Blair,... + 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.

 
20/11/16 -

Cade Aaron Middleton

08/11/16 -

Head Start students “Trick or Treat” at the The Mountain Echo office on Friday, Oct. 28.  The kids traditionally visit participating businesses within walking distance on a day close to the holiday. 

 

02/11/16 -