Shockley pitching against Vienna’s Eagles in his final Maries County baseball showdown.

Shockley to continue baseball career at Jefferson College

Two years of college baseball in Hillsboro. 2024 Belle High School (BHS) graduate Clayton Shockley will have that to look forward to after signing a letter of intent to continue his academic and …
News
VIENNA — Buddy Thompson, 53, recently outlined some of the policy goals he hopes to achieve if Maries County voters choose him as the next sheriff in the Aug. 5 Republican primary. …
VIENNA — Belle Police Department Sgt. Mark Morgan, 46, outlined some of his vision for the Maries County Sheriff’s as he campaigns for the Republican nomination for sheriff in the Aug. 5 …
BELLE — Maries County Sheriff’s candidate Scott John, 55, shared his platform policies and plans for the office if he wins the Aug. 5 primary election. Running on the Republican ticket, …
VIENNA — Maries R-1 Superintendent Teresa Messersmith discussed a cafeteria grant the district received and another grant it had applied to receive during her report at the June 25 Board of …
BELLE — Belle Board of Aldermen on July 9 invited Flynn Drilling to speak about rehabilitating Well 3 by the new water tower on Mitchem Avenue after pieces of the pump shaft collapsed in on …
Commission News
VIENNA — At the July 11 Maries County Commission meeting, Presiding Commissioner Victor Stratman said the courthouse elevator is back in operation after weeks of issues. The fix took …
VIENNA — In the weeks leading up to the Aug. 6 primary election, the Maries County Commission has continued to discuss the possibilities for how the next Western District commissioner will be …
VIENNA — During the June 24 Maries County Commission meeting, Presiding Commissioner Victor Stratman said he had talked with state Rep. Bennie Cook about getting Maries County involved in the …
VIENNA — The Maries County Commission was much less interested in possibly installing an electric vehicle charging station across from the courthouse after reviewing the potential cost of …
VIENNA — Longtime Maries County Western District Commissioner Ed Fagre announced during a county commission meeting last week that he would resign from his position effective Jan. 1, 2025, when …

Lavonne Wilson

LaVonne Fern Wilson, 89, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2024, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 4, 1934, to Andrew Freeny Sr. and Cora Florence …

Cora Steen

Cora Steen 2024 Cora Ellen (Cook) Steen, of Summerfield, passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side at St. Mary’s Hospital, Friday, July 5, 2024. Cora was the daughter …

Rosemary Hooker

Rosemary Louise Hooker, 86, of Vienna, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2024, at her residence. She was born Oct. 16, 1937, to Ferdinand H. and Mary Ellen Myrtle (Mallioux) Hoelscher at Union. …

Sports

Vienna Lady Eagle softball to spend July in Rolla

Scheduled to open Rolla Summer Softball League earlier this week, Jessica Gibbs’ Vienna Lady Eagles may have to wait until next week to get on the diamond thanks to rain from remnants of …

Vienna to switch conferences for 24-25 school year

More road trips into mid-Missouri. That is what will be in the cards for Vienna High School student athletes with their departure from the Gasconade Valley Conference to begin their membership …
Henry also took a swing for Belle’s Tigers last spring in the Linn Tournament.

Blake Henry to continue Baseball Career at MACC

A lot of trips along Highway 63. That will be in the cards for Blake Henry’s family and friends next spring since he signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic …
Sports

County softball rivals become teammates at ECC

UNION — Under normal circumstances, red and yellow do not make blue. In this case, former Belle Lady Tiger Ryleigh Long and Vienna Lady Eagle Abrea Simmons traded their previous school …
Carter Kinkead (seated in center) signs his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic pursuits as a member of the College of the Ozarks Bobcat baseball team.

Carter Kinkead to trade Belle Tiger red for COTO Bobcat maroon

In spite of a miscommunication related to grades prior to his senior season of Belle Tiger baseball this past spring, 2024 Belle High School (BHS) graduate Carter Kinkead will continue his academic …
Wilkinson (far left) competes in his final MSHSAA Track and Field Championship meet at Jefferson City High School’s Adkins Stadium.

Wilkinson to continue running at State Fair Community College

Four years in Sedaila. 2024 Vienna High School graduate Duncan Wilkinson has that to look forward to after signing a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic pursuits as a member …
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JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Justin Brown, R-Rolla, today issued a statement relating to Senate Bill 1453 — designation of the “Dr. Dan Brown Memorial Highway” in Rolla — …
On August 6, along with voting in party primaries, Missouri voters are being asked to vote on a constitutional amendment to exempt all childcare facilities outside of homes from property taxes. …
E ver since I read his first book, “Flags of Our Fathers,” I have been a loyal follower of the author James Bradley. His father, John Bradley, was one of the flag raisers on Iwo Jima. His …