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Many Maries County people were shocked on Jan. 19 when the Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported the county’s number of active cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus within one week had … more
MARIES COUNTY — The Maries County Commission was busy last week dealing with a variety of issues, from a flooding sewer problem in the jail, discussing the newly live 911 system, and expanded … more
MARIES COUNTY — Last Thursday the Maries County Commission had a public hearing, which was a meeting with two attorneys and one visiting citizen, about vacating a portion of roadways, streets, … more
MARIES COUNTY — As the year 2021 was coming to a close, the Maries County Commission at the Dec. 30, 2021 meeting looked at the year’s sales tax numbers, which were provided by Treasurer … more
MARIES COUNTY — One of the primary goals of the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money coming into rural communities is to build infrastructure to support expanded broadband.  At … more
MARIES COUNTY — Maries County Presiding Commissioner Victor Stratman said he thinks at this year’s MRPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting that Maries County “hit a … more
MARIES COUNTY — Maries County is taking advantage of the big amount of cash coming its way with the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), money from the federal government. The county’s … more
MARIES COUNTY — The Maries County Commission would like to stay out of any land disputes and do not want to be in any type of situation that requires them to build or develop roads in an area … more
MARIES COUNTY — During its meeting last week, the Maries County Commission had a brief conversation with Maries County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony “Tony” Skouby about legal matters … more
MARIES COUNTY — Last week Maries County Presiding Commissioner Victor Stratman was one of about 18 persons who were part of a virtual meeting with Wisper Internet, an internet service provider … more
State Auditor Nicole Galloway last week released the results of an audit of Maries County, which gave the county an overall performance rating of “good.”  Several recommendations … more
MARIES COUNTY — The Maries County Commission had busy meetings last week. At Monday’s meeting, they began the week with talking about a landowner’s proposed road closure of MCR #306 … more
MARIES COUNTY — At last Thursday’s Maries County Commission meeting, the two office staff members of the local University Extension office submitted letters of resignation to the county … more
OSAGE COUNTY— About 40 high school seniors from both Belle High School and Vienna High School attended Maries County Government Day last Tuesday at the courthouse in Vienna. The Maries County … more
MARIES COUNTY —Maries County officials responsible for properly spending the county’s $1.6 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money were hoping for more guidance recently when they … more
MARIES COUNTY — There are two companies currently working with Maries County and the sheriff’s office to bring the equipment and technology capacity in its 911 Dispatch Center into the … more
VIENNA — After a county employee recently tested positive for the COVID-19, there were questions about how to handle the required leave the employee needed to take to keep others safe from … more
OSAGE COUNTY — Last week Maries County submitted an application for a grant through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to pay for 75 percent of the cost of purchasing and installing a … more
MARIES COUNTY — The Maries County Commission last Thursday instructed IT Manager Shane Sweno to move forward with his efforts to upgrade the county’s 911 Dispatch Center.  Sweno … more
VIENNA — The Maries County Commission has decided it will once again run the monthly surcharge on cell phones to support the county’s 911 operations. They plan to put the 911 surcharge … more
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