Habitat for Humanity breaking groundHabitat for Humanity is breaking ground on a new home for a local resident on Eisenhower Street and celebrating the final loan payment from another homeowner. Robert McGuire, who along with Vicky...
Pulling for glory in FreistattRoy Obermann, of Freistatt, pulled for a total of 208.75 feet during the Freistatt Fire Department’s Tractor Pull Friday night.
- Purdy Fire to get out-of-service ambulance (9/15/21)
- Springfield man nets 19 years for crimes in Mt. Vernon (9/15/21)
- 12th Annual Pierce City Arts Fest returns to South Park (9/15/21)
- Aurora man facing life in prison (9/15/21)
- Culpepper and Merriweather Circus coming to Monett (9/15/21)
- Job Fair offers opportunities (9/15/21)
- News in brief (9/15/21)
- 20 Years Ago - Never Forget (9/11/21)
- Changes in emergency response since 9/11 (9/11/21)
- Recalling the trauma of 9/11 (9/11/21)
- News in brief (9/11/21)
- COVID-19 cases drop below 100 (9/9/21)
- Wounded and revitalized: Visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum (9/8/21)
- City administrator excited to join Monett community (9/8/21)
- Verona seeks code enforcer (9/8/21)
- Purdy Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday (9/8/21)
- Marionville’s Applefest celebration coming soon (9/8/21)
- Monett teacher receives Fulbright award (9/8/21)
- Honoring the fallen (9/8/21)
- News in brief (9/8/21)
- Monett’s highest honor
- Cubs’ grit leads to win over Patriots
- Eagles’ leaders head up special teams
- Cubs’ youth a positive and negative
- ’12 together’
- Monett teacher receives Fulbright award
- Eagles fall in Battle for Wentworth
- Monett alum to receive Hall of Fame honor
- Monett athletics gets district assignments
- Monett putting defense togetherConfidence on the gridiron is crucial, and the Monett football team (1-2) is building it. Coming off a 14-0 victory over East Newton, the Cubs head to McDonald County this week hoping to repeat Friday’s success, especially on the defensive end. Derrek Uhl, Monett football coach, said the Mustangs are an experienced team and will put the Cubs to work.”...
Kyle Troutman: Never forget how together we wereIt was another Tuesday. I got up, had breakfast, got ready, took the bus to school and played my morning pickup games of basketball with my friends at Dunbar Middle School in Little Rock, Ark. It was time to head in for class, so I made my way to my third floor, eighth-grade homeroom, Mrs. Flynn’s English class...
Kyle Troutman: Off the spikeMost weeks, coming up with a topic for this column is fairly simple and straightforward, but sometimes, there are too many things to talk about but not enough about one thing to make it the star. In this situation, I am resorting to a tactic used by the former owner of the Cassville Democrat, Bob Mitchell, and employing the “off the spike” technique of addressing multiple notes in one sitting...
Alvin Blake: We should protect ourselves from EMP eventDear Editor: We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by an enemy, or it can occur naturally. It could result in devastating loss of life. There is disagreement on this, but why take chances?...
Kyle Troutman: A return to school, but not to normalcyFor the second year now, students have returned to classes in August with some abnormality. After classes were canceled entirely in the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19, robbing many seniors that year of prom, graduation and athletics seasons, our education system has not been the same since...
Kyle Troutman: An exceptional experienceAt 12:46 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2021, my life changed forever. About 15 hours prior, I was getting ready to go to the office for the day. I had a couple stories to still cobble together, as I was expecting to work that day and the day after, then my wife was set to be induced on the night of the 11th...
Recent blood drive yields 32 donations (9/15/21)A total of 32 people donated blood at the recent American Red Cross blood drive at New Site Baptist Church in Monett. First time donor was Tracy Glouse. Those achieving donation milestones included Michele Cornell and Glenn Fields, one gallon; and Nora Barrientos, 4 gallons...
Happy 95th birthday (9/1/21)Evert Fritz, a lifelong resident of the Monett/Freistatt area, will turn 95 years young on Sept. 7. All family and friends are invited to attend an open house to help him celebrate his birthday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Monett. Contributed photo...
Knights of Columbus celebrates 100 years (8/14/21)As Missouri celebrates 200 years of statehood, one local organization is celebrating its 100th year of work in the community. On Sunday, May 2, the Verona Knights of Columbus Council held a celebration in the Holy Trinity Parish Hall in Aurora to commemorate the appreciation the Knights have for their clergy and religious, and also to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Verona Council of the Knights of Columbus...
May Food Service Report released (8/14/21)The Health Department divides food service code violations into two categories; Priority and Core items. Priority items are more likely than other violations to contribute to food contamination, or illness and/or injury. Core items although important to the overall hygiene of the establishment, do not necessarily present an immediate threat to food contamination or illness and/or injury...
Monett municipal court news (8/14/21)• Marissa Acevedo, five counts of equipment violation, fined $113.50 each count; one count of animal at large, $63.50. • Brianna M Akins, affray, non-injury assault, suspended imposition of sentence (SIS), six months probation. • Alexis Aldaba, operated vehicle on highway without valid or no license, SIS, six months probation...
Students of the Week named (9/15/21)Students of the Week at Monett Elementary School for the week of Sept. 6 are pictured.
All Roads Lead Home Mural project receives grant (9/8/21)The second All Roads Lead Home Mural received a $500 boost during back to school meetings in August from the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, represented by Shirley Andrus (left) and Ruby...
Purdy welcomes new teachers (8/21/21)The Purdy R-II School District is welcoming 14 new staff members to its ranks for the 2021-2022 school year, including a new superintendent, Dr. Travis Graham, pictured at front.
Locals graduate from Missouri State University (8/21/21)Missouri State University awarded 2,954 degrees to students during spring commencement ceremonies May 13-14 at JQH Arena. Students who graduated with honors completed at least 30 undergraduate credit...
Earnest Paul Stipech (9/15/21)Earnest Paul Stipech, 89, of Lampe, died Wednesday, Sept. 8. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.
Jim Moore (9/15/21)Jim Moore, 91, of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Quail Creek Nursing Home in Springfield. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Fossett-Mosher...
Linda Fae Davis (9/15/21)Linda Fae Davis, 67, of Cassville, died Friday, Sept. 10. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Christopher Lynn Mahurin (9/15/21)Christopher Lynn Mahurin, 46, of Rocky Comfort, died Thursday, Sept. 9. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 13, at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial was at Chitwood Cemetery in Wheaton.
Virginia Buttram (9/11/21)Virginia Buttram, 74, of Mt. Vernon, died at 1:58 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Burial will be held at a later date at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery. Arrangements...
Robert Donald Green (9/11/21)Robert Donald “Bob” Green, 74, of Shell Knob, died Sunday, Sept. 5. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield....
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