Lady Eagles snap losing streak in 2023 opener

One thing was certain to happen at Allen Gymnasium last Wednesday night. Either Vienna’s Lady Eagles or Tuscumbia’s Lady Lions would snap a three-game losing streak to open the 2023 …
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The Belle High School gym was very busy this week as the Tigers hosted the Belle Boys Basketball Tournament. John Viehland (center), Belle Tiger head basketball coach, celebrates with a smile towards …
BELLE — A Maries County R-2 Belle High School student art class has resulted in many conversations and disagreements between neighbors. Elaine Lemons, whose son is an art one student, gave …
BELLE — A Maries County R-2 student art class participated in a graffiti lesson Jan. 11 on the corner of Oak Avenue and Fourth Street after a property owner offered their unused mobile home as …
The Belle High School hosted Homecoming on Friday night between the junior varsity and varsity basketball games.
BELLE — A decision has yet to be made regarding a Belle Ward 1 resident who was sworn in to serve as Ward 2 Alderman. Belle Mayor Daryl White, Jr., on Jan. 10 was informed that his pick for …
Commission News
VIENNA — At the Jan. 12 meeting of the Maries County Commission, the commissioners discussed the upcoming dissolution of the COMM-Unity Ambulance service in the Meta area. The commissioners …
VIENNA — Former Presiding Commissioner Ray Schwartze, who is a field representative for State Senator Justin Brown, briefly visited the Jan. 3 Maries County Commission meeting. He told the …
VIENNA — Maries County Commissioners received a letter from Azimuth Renewables, LLC, in St. Louis at their Dec. 27 meeting that prompted a phone call to State Representative Bennie …
VIENNA — At the Dec. 19 Maries County Commission meeting, Presiding Commissioner Victor Stratman said he received a letter from the Community Ambulance Service of Meta informing the …
VIENNA — At the Dec. 12 meeting of the Maries County commissioners, Presiding Commissioner Victor Stratman shared information from a Dec. 8 meeting of the Meramec Regional Planning …

Robert Gillion, Jr.

Robert “Bobby” Gillion, Jr., 69, of Bland, passed away on Jan. 13, 2023, at his home. He was born June 18, 1953, to Robert Sr. and Athena (Noble) Gillion in St. Louis. He was a 1972 …

Luis Grillo

Luis Daniel Grillo, 16, of Linden, Texas, formally of Dixon, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. He was born July 12, 2006, to Phillip Anthony John and Evangeline Faith (Smith) Grillo at Springfield. Luis attended Bible Missionary Church and was very active in church and faith. He was preceded in death by father, Philp Anthony John Grillo. He is survived by mother, Evangeline of Linden, Texas; siblings, David Grillo (Joy) Abasolo, of Tamaulipas, Mexico, Christopher Grillo (Julie) of Kadoka, S.D., Joseph Grillo (Deborah) of Marlette, Mich., Ariel Grillo (Esther) of Iberia, Naomi Newton (Joshua) of Donna, Texas, Lidea Grillo of Springfield, and Derrick Grillo of Linden, Texas. Visitation will be held Wednesday (today), Jan. 25, from 1–2 p.m.,in the Hephzibah Holiness Church, Dixon, with his funeral service following in the church with Bro. Archie Atwell officiating. Interment will be in the Dixon Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Dixon.

Matthew Ritchie

Matthew John “Matt” Ritchie Eickbush, 44, of Dixon passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 31, 1978, to Fredrick D. Eickbush and Nancy A. Wall at Topeka, …

Sports

Lady Tigers settle for fourth place at Battle in Bourbon

BOURBON — Leave Warhawk country with hardware. That was the goal for Evin Farris’ Belle Lady Tigers entering the third-place game of the Battle in Bourbon Girls Basketball Tournament …

Belle’s Tigers tame Calvary Lutheran

There’s no place like home. That old adage proved true Friday night when John Viehland’s Belle Tigers hosted Calvary Lutheran’s Lions in the first home game at Belle High School …

Eagles, Lady Eagles look to snap losing streaks in 2023

A winning start to 2023. That is what Kevin Schwartze’s Vienna Lady Eagles and Chandler Harker’s Eagles will be looking for after ending the 2022 portion of their respective seasons on …
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JV Eagles claim Highway 42 hardwood bragging rights

Highway 42 bragging rights. That’s what Chandler Harker’s Vienna Eagles were after last Tuesday night at Vienna High School’s Allen Gymnasium welcoming Iberia’s Rangers to …

Lady Tigers sweep Bourbon in GVC hoops opener

BOURBON — A road sweep in their Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) opener. That is what Evin Farris’ Belle Lady Tigers were after last Wednesday night opening GVC basketball action on …

Eagles, Lady Eagles cap inaugural Vienna Shootout with sweep of Climax Springs

Well worth the wait. That is what Vienna Lady Eagle and Eagle basketball were thinking Saturday night capping off the inaugural Vienna Eagles Shootout at Vienna High School. After five games …
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To the Editor: The people of Missouri have a history of supporting military veterans. For example, Governor Parson’s press release for last year’s Veterans Day: “On this …
The 2023 Missouri Legislative Session is underway and legislators have been back in Jefferson City since Jan. 4. Every year brings a new opportunity to address items that matter to our members and …
As Connie and I raised our three children almost 30 years ago, we brought them up the best way we knew how. Part of that job is protecting their innocence. Like most parents, we wanted them to …