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Wappapello Woman Dies in House Fire

One person died in an early-morning house fire near Wappapello Monday while two others narrowly escaped. 42-year-old Melissa Dillinger died in the inferno. “The call was received at 4:16 a.m.,” said Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch. “Basically, the call came in as a structure fire,” Finch added. “and the Wappapello Fire Department was paged out.”…

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Bilbrey Remembered at Williamsville Council Meeting

By Lynn Schultz, Williamsville City Clerk The first meeting of 2022 took place on January 11. It was quite an emotional meeting for all who attended. As you all know by now Gene Bilbrey passed away on December 30. The mayor took several minutes praising him. As a wonderful tribute to Mr. Bilbrey his wife,…

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Yoga Studio Opens

Ellington Chamber members, Freedom Belles Yoga & Wellness Studio owner Andrea Brewer and family/friends held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday January 12th to commemorate the opening of the studio. The new business is located at 350 E Walnut Street in Ellington. Andrea Brewer is a ICF Certified Wellness Coach, along with being a certified Yoga Instructor;…

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Ozark Riverways seeks input on proposed changes to rules

The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public input by March 7, 2022, on proposed amendments to the special regulations for motorized vessels within Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The proposed changes would create seasonal non-motorized zones, legalize the use of 60/40 horsepower (HP) motors with jet propulsion and establish a 150 HP limit for motors…

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Carbon Monoxide the Silent Killer

By Susan Smith Kline Cold weather is here and the need to stay warm has become a top priority. On January 4th, there was a tragic death of an Iron County family with two 9 month old twin boys. An entire family gone, it is truly heartbreaking.  They were using a kerosene heater to keep…

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Annapolis Man Dies In Crash

An Annapolis Man died Friday, Jan. 14, in a two-vehicle crash in Iron County. The accident occurred at 2:22 p.m. on County Road 118, five miles north of Annapolis. Shane O. James, 35, of Annapolis was southbound in a 2005 Mercury Mariner. Lewis A. Hale, 89, of Annapolis was northbound on a 2014 Polaris Ranger.…

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Doe Run Employee Named Driller of the Year

Doe Run employee Todd Mead has been awarded Driller of the Year by the Heartland and Mississippi Valley chapters of the International Society of Explosive Engineers (ISEE). Mead, a resident of Bunker, has been responsible for drilling and blasting work as an underground miner at Doe Run for more than 12 years. He currently works…

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Verdie Lee Scharr

Verdie Lee Scharr, age 77, of  Piedmont, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. She was born December 4, 1944 in Hazard, KY, the daughter of Lewis and Katie (Fugate) Combs. Verdie was married to William J. Scharr December 4, 1963 in East St. Louis…

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Christen Danielle Creek

Christen Danielle Creek, age 31 years and 8 months, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.  She was the daughter of Dean and Gaila (Aubuchon) Creenk of Silva and a sister to Kelly Ann (Creek) Butchart and a sister in law to Brendan Butchart of Farmington,…

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