County harriers leave Belle City Park with five medals

Running close to home proved beneficial for five Maries County harriers during the annual Belle Cross Country Invitational held Thursday at Belle City Park. Racing began with the middle …
News
BLAND — The city of Bland is working with crews from Magi Corporation, Inc., headquartered in Rolla, this week to refurbish water storage tanks according to Mayor Lee Medlock. “Right …
A St. James woman has been charged with three felony counts following a traffic stop in Maries County by a sheriff’s deputy. The Maries County Sheriff’s Office reported the stop …
Vienna City Hall will be back in operation with a new city clerk behind the desk starting Monday, Oct. 18. The Vienna City Council recently offered the job to Karen Dudenhoeffer of Vienna, and she …
BELLE — Belle aldermen passed an ordinance Oct. 12 to enforce an inflow and infiltration policy that could result in monthly fees if residents don’t comply. Ordinance 615 enforces …
Three separate accidents in the local area or involving local people have left five injured since last Wednesday. All were investigated by troopers with Troop C of the Missouri State Highway Patrol …
Commission News
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Dwight Ridenhour

Dwight Lee Ridenhour, 63, Belle, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City. He was born June 7, 1958, to Clinton Thomas and Betty June (Ray) Ridenhour …

Catherine Brunnert

Catherine Johanna “Katie” Brunnert, 91, Argyle, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Maries Manor, Vienna. She was born March 11, 1930, to Henry John and Gertrude Catherine (Schulte) Koerber …

Patrick Branson

Patrick James Branson, 59, St. James, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Phelps Health in Rolla. Patrick was born June 10, 1962, a son of the late Ronald James and Mary Christine (Mertz) …

Sports

Lady Tiger nine win GVC opener

Going 2-3 during the month of August, Randis Sanders’ Belle Lady Tigers looked to open September with a victory to even their record at 3-3. Hosting Cuba’s Lady Wildcats at Belle City …

Bland’s Lady Bears, Vienna’s Lady Eagles face off in Bland tournament title game

Advancing their way through their respective halves of the bracket, Bland’s eighth-grade Bears and Vienna’s Lady Eagles met up Friday night at Bland Middle School for the championship …

Lady Tiger softball sees season end in district opener at Linn

When Randis Sander’s Belle Lady Tigers saw the bracket for the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 2, District 2 Softball Tournament bracket, a chance at revenge …
Sports

Lawson Magner breaks two-mile course record for VMS Cross Country at Dixon

Ending their season back on Columbus Day at the Dixon Invitational, Vienna Middle School cross country runners left Oak Hills Country Club in Dixon with five medals following both middle school races …

Lady Eagle softball stung by St. Elizabeth in district title game

Another district title. That was the goal for Chandler Harker’s Vienna Lady Eagles Friday night at Southern Boone High School in Ashland in the Missouri State High School Activities …

VMS Lady Eagle hoops scores win over Dixon in sweep of tripleheader

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America’s students were some of the most heavily impacted people by the pandemic and subsequent restrictions. Schools across the country, including here in Missouri for a period of time, shut …
I’m writing this column after one of the most vicious and unfounded attacks I’ve heard by a Missouri governor against a major Missouri news organization. It involves the St. Louis …
There wasn’t anything about that point to tell me it was any special hideout for bass. I knew I’d love to fish it sometimes when the wind wasn’t blowing across it. But that’s …