Area News

Following McCaskill Push, Federal Communications Commission Extends Deadline to Challenge Wireless Broadband Coverage Map

Following a bipartisan push by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and 29 other Senators, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)today extended the deadline for the challenge process to the map of eligible areas for up to $4.5 billion in support for rural wireless broadband expansion over the next 10 years. “This map is intended to reflect areas…

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Route 34 in Wayne County Reduced for Culvert Replacement

  Route 34 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between First Street and Hazel Street. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, June 4. There will be a temporary stop sign in place and…

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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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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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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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National Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 28

On Saturday, April 28, law enforcement agencies across the state will be partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give Missourians the opportunity to discard expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. Drop off locations, which will operate from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., can be found here. The DEA cannot accept liquids or…

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Death Investigation Underway in Reynolds County

A death investigation by the sheriff’s office and Missouri Highway Patrol is underway in Reynolds County, Mo. According to Sheriff Tom Stout, his office received a call on Tuesday to check on the well being of a person. Deputies found Cameron D. Hill, 42, of Bunker, Mo. deceased. The preliminary investigation showed that he died from an apparent gunshot…

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Cates Files for Collector

Rhonda Cates, a Piedmont businesswoman, is the latest person to throw her hat into the ring for the August Primary Election. Cates will compete against David Bollinger of Greenville for the Republican nomination and the right to face incumbent Mary H. VanNoy Hampton of Piedmont, a Democrat, in the November General Election. Filing closed at…

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