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Rubble from the Harrison home near Golden City. (Photo courtesy Bianca Beltran/KMBC-TV) Tornadoes, Winds Cause Damage in Dade County, Surrounding Areas
The past week saw more severe weather events hit Dade County and surrounding areas, with light damage occurring after Monday’s storms (May 20) and...

This tree in the oldest part of the Dudenville Cemetery was uprooted during the storms of Monday, May 20, 2019, damaging graves over a century old. (Photo by James McNary) Tornadoes, High Winds Cause Damage in Dade County, Surrounding Areas
[Editor's Note: This is an earlier version of a story that has been updated and has been left up for reference.] The past week saw more severe...

Students wait out the storm at school. Storm Cell Spawned 3 Tornadoes Across 3 Counties
The National Weather Service in Springfield has confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down in Miller on Tuesday, April 30, destroying one...

Lawrence County deputy sheriffs direct traffic away from a portion of Missouri Highway 39 that was closed between Miller and Albatross following Tuesday evening's storm that spawned an EF1 tornado, destroying the building in the back ground.

Photo by James McNary NWS Confirms EF1 Tornado Destroyed Building Near Miller
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story represents the original reporting we posted as we received reports the evening of April 30 into May 1. More complete...

Governor Parson’s Infrastructure Priority Passes Missouri Senate |...
Today, the Missouri Senate, in a 26-7 vote, passed one of Governor Parson’s top legislative priorities. In the State of the State, Governor Parson presented a bold...
Area Results From April 2 Mo. General Municipal Elections
Just over 13 percent of Dade County registered voters, just under 17 percent of Lawrence County voters, and similar numbers in neighboring...

Celebrating National FFA Week
From Jeff Case State Director USDA Rural Development In 1928, the Future Farmers of America (now known as the National FFA Organization) was...

Lockwood Native, Competitive Jr. Shooter to be Sponsored by Lyman...
Lyman Products - an innovator in the field of case preparation and reloading - is excited to announce the sponsorship of junior shooter Cheyenne...

Announcement: State Sen. White Feb. 22 Arcola Event Rescheduled
State Sen. Bill White's Feb. 22 "meet the people" event at Ken's Kafe in Arcola has been rescheduled to 1-3 p.m. due to scheduling conflicts.
Greenfield Grad Named CEO of Advocacy Group
An alumnus of Greenfield High School was recently named the chief executive officer of the national not-for-profit organization 1in6, which...

Sheriff Responds, Auditor’s Office Elaborates on Follow-Up
The Missouri State Auditor’s Office released a follow-up report in December 2018 regarding progress made by the Dade County Sheriff’s Office in response to issues found...
Miller Area Men Allegedly Killed Hundreds Of Deer
David Berry, Sr., and brothers Eric and Kyle Berry, all of the Miller and Everton area, were arrested following a long-term investigation by the...

Auditor Galloway finds improvement still needed to ensure proper...
State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued a follow-up report of audit findings in Dade County. The progress report outlined the need for continued improvement to...
At the Dade County courthouse voter Mike Wilson presents his identification to Nanci Harris, an election judge, as Wilson prepares to vote in the Nov. 6, 2018 elections. High Voter Turnout For Midterms Nov. 6, Republican Party Takes Most...
There was high voter turnout in Dade and surrounding counties for the Nov. 6 midterm elections, in which voters unseated an incumbent U.S. senator...

Multiple Statewide Proposals Appearing on Nov. 2018 Ballot
Readers of the Vedette may have noticed the “B” section of the paper the past couple weeks has been filled with the ballot language of several proposed amendments to the...
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