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VIENNA — The Vienna Chamber of Commerce (VCOC) accomplished much in the year 2020, despite the COVID-19 coronavirus. The chamber hopes 2021 will also be a productive year. The chamber is … more
Last week the Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported the number of active COVID-19 cases in both Phelps and Maries Counties are on the decline. At the peak on Nov. 23, 2020, the health … more
A COVID-19 mass vaccination event will be held in Rolla at Phelps Health for Phelps and Maries County residents in Phase 1A, 1B: Tiers 1 and 2 on Thursday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 … more
A Columbia man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Friday evening on Highway 63 in Vichy. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Travis L. Swearengin, 32, Columbia, lost his life in the … more
MARIES COUNTY — Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 110th Recruit Class reported to the Law Enforcement Academy Aug. 3, 2020, and graduated Wednesday, Jan. 20. Of the 31 … more
BELLE — Tenants at 506 E. Fifth Street Apartments, Belle, were moving out Jan. 29 when they said they smelled burning, noticed smoke coming out of the vents and called 911. Corbin Forsee and … more
Maries R-2 Superintendent Dr. Lenice Basham said Jan. 26 that two sets of backordered Chromebooks, one ordered in September 2020 with a $50,000 donation from Party Trust, and a second round ordered … more
Maries County R-2 Board of Education President Joey Butler II last Tuesday told fellow members that he would not allow the conduct that took place during the December mask mandate discussion to … more
VIENNA — The Maries-Osage Ambulance District (MOAD) has approved requiring new hires to get a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. At the January board meeting, MOAD Administrator … more
The news of expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility “is very exciting, and we are eagerly anticipating this next phase of response,” the Phelps-Maries County Health Department stated … more
BELLE — During the Jan. 26 Maries R-2 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Lenice Basham told members that they could not receive an audit finding from their auditor, Graves & … more
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Jan. 28 told Missouri Press reporters that he believes local, state and federal elections should be run by states and not standardized across the … more
BELLE — The Belle Board of Aldermen approved with a 3-0 vote on Jan. 12 a loan bid for the Belle water meter project to Maries County Bank, as well as an emergency water tower repair to Flynn … more
Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman told Sgt. Jason Galloway of the Amherst, Nova Scotia Police Department on Jan. 22 that he would not serve court documents to local resident Elida (Lotty) Meeks and … more
The weekly Covid-19 coronavirus numbers reported by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department this week showed a slight reduction in the number of active cases of the virus in Maries County. Last … more
VIENNA — The Vienna City Council has two proposals to consider for changing the city’s mobile home ordinance. The proposals were prepared by the city attorney, Ross Bush.  At the … more
A Missouri ACLU court case against Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman for allegedly violating Missouri Sunshine Law in August 2020 was scheduled Jan. 22 to move forward for a hearing. The case … more
A massive effort is under way to vaccinate more than three million Missourians who are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Local public health experts with the One for All Missouri campaign … more
Students at the Belle Elementary School were evacuated briefly on Jan. 22 after cafeteria staff alerted administrators to a “strong propane smell.” “It was just a water … more
Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman announced today (Jan. 22) that he would not serve a resident from the Belle area with court paperwork from Nova Scotia for “fail to quarantine or … more
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