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Dollar General Planning to Build Store in Halltown
A Dollar General store is planned to be built in Halltown at the corner of Missouri Highway Z and Highway 266. It will be on the south side of the...

Miller Among Three Regional Districts to Receive FEMA Shelter Funding
The State Emergency Management Agency announced last week that $3.5 million in grant funding has been approved to build tornado safe rooms in three Missouri school...
Lady Tigers Cap Off Season with Championship
From Austin Bunn When sports enthusiasts talk about great teams that consistently win year after year, the word dynasty will come up. In terms...

State Sen. Bill White presents a Missouri Senate resolution to Russell Abstract staffers Beth Killingsworth and Natalya Cornelius in recognition of the title company's over 150 years in business on March 8, 2019. (Photo by James McNary) Sen. White Presents Resolution to Russell Abstract Following...
Local title company Russell Abstract was recognized for their over 150 years in business with a state senate resolution, a copy of which was...

Federal Funding Approved For FEMA Shelter at Miller High School
From Supt. Dustin Storm, Ed.D. The purpose of this correspondence is to announce that the Miller R-11 School District has been officially...

State Playoffs Recap: And Then There Was One
From Austin Bunn After a thrilling week of district play, the girls from Miller and Walnut Grove, along with the boys from Golden City advanced as champions in their...
Jennifer Thomas, an engineer with TREKK Design Group, explains various aspects of the proposed sewer project and bond issue election during a town hall meeting held in Miller on Feb. 25. (Photo by James McNary) Sewer Bond Issue Town Hall Meeting Held in Miller
About 100 residents of Miller turned out for a Town Hall meeting at the Miller Senior Center on Feb. 25 to discuss the proposed $3.3 million bond...

Lockwood Offers Contracts to Current Principals, Considers...
The Lockwood R-I School District Board of Education held its regular meeting Feb. 27 in the Lockwood High School media center. Superintendent Clay Lasater informed the...
Dade County Library Awarded a $4,368 Summer Reading Program Grant
The Dade County Library has been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant. This grant was awarded by the Secretary of State’s Office, and allows the Dade...
Jerry Bain, of Iantha, was recently named manager of the Lockwood Farmers Exhcange, starting in his new role on Feb. 11. (Photos by James McNary) Bain Takes Reins at Farmers Exchange
The Lockwood Farmers Exchange has a new manager as of February 11, in the person of Jerry Bain. Bain most recently was general manager of the...

MSBC Gets A New Steeple
A new steeple was installed on the Main Street Baptist Church’s building just south of Greenfield on Tuesday, Feb. 26. As seen below, the old...

City of Springfield begins preparations for legalized medical...
Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development, Mary Lilly Smith, will present proposed updates to the city’s zoning/land use regulations...

Brewer Nets 1,000 Points
Cory Brewer, senior for the Everton Tigers basketball team, scored his 1,000th point during the Class 1 District game at Nevada against Sheldon....

Arlo Stump Breaks Record
Arlo Stump, a junior for the Golden City Eagles basketball team, broke Darrin Parker’s school scoring record of 1,767 career points a couple weeks...

The Golden City Eagles won their District bracket and can claim the last local boy’s team standing. (Submitted photo) Districts Week Wraps Up
From Austin Bunn The number of teams left playing basketball have dwindled significantly as the week came to an end. District week provided some...