One Lane Traffic

Traffic on Main Street in Piedmont was reduced to one lane Sunday evening after pavement buckled and a hole developed. Kenny Gates was first on scene and directed traffic until city and state officials arrived. MoDOT and city crews are currently on scene.

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Route HH Reduced for Bridge Deck Replacement

Route HH in Wayne County will be reduced as contractor crews replace the deck of the Route HH bridge over McKenzie Creek. The bridge is located between Industrial Drive in Piedmont, Mo., and County Road 357. Weather permitting, construction of the temporary bypass will begin Monday, May 14 at 6 a.m.  Once the temporary bypass…

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Class 1, District 5 All-District Softball Team

  Infield Halle Gooch—Clearwater Tristin Porter—Greenville Deelaney Crocker—Ellington McKenzie Miller—Greenville Shelby Davidson—Meadow Heights Macie Lemons—Oak Ridge Outfield Beth Bangert—Greenville Brittany Adams—Clearwater Lexi Boyer—Woodland Erin Grayhek—Oak Ridge Pitchers McKenzie Altenthal—Woodland Jaden Francis—Greenville Kamryn Gastineau—Liberty Rachel Rowold—Clearwater Catchers Abbey Williams—Woodland Cheyanne Burton—Clearwater Utility Brooke Taylor—Liberty

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Lady Tigers Advance in Districts

    By Shannon England Clearwater Athletic Director The Clearwater softball team looks to be peaking at the right time as the District softball tournament started Monday at Rotary Park in Piedmont.  Top-seeded Clearwater faced off with 8th seeded Summersville and came out on top with a 16-0 victory in 3 innings.  Halle Gooch led…

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Centerville Has Best Water in Missouri

The best drinking water in Missouri is in Reynolds County. Centerville won top drinking waters in the state during competitioin last week. The Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA) held its annual Open House, Wednesday, April 25. Each year during this event, MRWA holds judging to select Missouri’s Best Tasting Water, the Missouri portion of The…

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Local Student Will Represent BREC in Washington D.C.

Black River Electric Cooperative’s Annual Youth Tour Essay Contest challenged high school juniors to learn more about their electric cooperative while competing for the “trip of a lifetime.” Students were asked to write an essay about the history of BREC and the impact it’s made to them personally and in their community. This year, BREC…

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Charges Filed in Bunker Man’s Death

  A Bunker man was found dead last week of an apparent gunshot wound in rural Reynolds County. A teenager has been charged in the death. Nicholas A. Barton, 19, is charged with second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $1 million. He was incarcerated in the Reynolds County…

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New Prospect Church Is the Third Oldest Church in Wayne County

    By David Bollinger dnbollinger@yahoo.com (Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the bicentennial celebration, the newspaper plans to publish a series of historical articles about Wayne County. Individuals are encouraged to write and submit articles. If you have an article you would like to submit for publication, email it to news@waynecojournalbanner.com or drop it off…

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Bangert, Henry Named GHS Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Elizabeth A. Bangert has been named the valedictorian of the 2018 graduating class of Greenville High School.  Melodee A. Henry has been named the salutatorian. Miss Bangert and Miss Henry will lead a class of 78 seniors at the commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon, May 13th, at 3 p.m. in the Greenville High School gymnasium. Elizabeth…

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