Belle/Bland News
BELLE — Osage Arts Community (OAC) is slowly recovering after being hit hard during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. OAC’s main campus is located on a 175-acre farm in Osage County …
The Maries R-2 Board of Education set June 6 as the open house date during the April 27 meeting for any person who would like to walk through the Building Trades project house and offer …
BLAND — Alderman Ned Steiner informed fellow Bland Board of Aldermen members on Monday night that he has reached out to local musicians and entertainers about having a “shindig” at …
Vienna/Vichy News
VIENNA — When Kalee Shumaker moved to the Vienna area, she said she saw the need for a professional commercial and residential cleaning business.  Last summer she began a cleaning …
VIENNA — Chaney and Tara Beltz of Vienna will assume ownership of the Crossroads Convenience Store in western Maries County on Saturday, May 1.  The young couple has purchased the …
VIENNA — The Vienna Chamber of Commerce (VCOC) recently held a ribbon cutting for Fifth Element Tattoo Parlor in Vienna. The new tattoo parlor in Vienna is owned by artist Eric …
Opinion
Differences, priorities of different political parties revealed in Indiana survey on Congress’ performances

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., — Democrats and Republicans have different views about the importance of a free press, an independent judiciary, the Bill of Rights, and a potent Congress, according to a …

Supporting small farmers, local economies by feeding the hungry

LYONS, Neb.,— Across the country, states have been increasingly innovative in finding ways to integrate the goals of eliminating hunger and strengthening local food systems, according to a white …

A possible tax increase looming

One of the fascinating issues for the 2021 legislative session has been the idea of a tax increase. You would think such an idea would be dead on arrival in a Republican-controlled legislature. …

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