Dustin Kopp is the Editor of The Mountain Echo Newspaper. He can be reached at 573-546-3917 or [email protected]

Burkett Wins Special Election, Will Go Up Against Shipman in November

Former Iron County Deputy Jeff Burkett is now the new Republican candidate for Iron County Sheriff for the November 3 election.  In unofficial results, Burkett received 715 votes in a Special Election held on Tuesday.  Incumbent Roger Medley came in second with 457 votes.  Behind Medley, Ben Starnes received 318 votes.  Brian Matthiesen received 137…

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COVID-19 Cases Hit Triple Digits in Iron County

On Monday, the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Iron County hit triple digits.   The Iron County Health Department announced that there are now 105 total accumulative positive cases within the county.   Since last Friday, there were an additional eight cases confirmed over the weekend.  Of the 105 cases, nine have been asymptomatic.

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Womble Sworn In as Next Iron County Clerk

In an announcement on Tuesday by Presiding County Commissioner Jim Scaggs, he said, “I received confirmation from Gov. Michael L. Parson at 10 a.m. and effective Sept. 1, 2020, Marsha Womble has been appointed Iron County Clerk.” At noon on Sept. 1, Womble, of Middlebrook, was sworn in as the next County Clerk of Iron…

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MDC Sets Proposed Bear-Hunting Framework for Future Seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a proposed hunting framework by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The Commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking for final public input Oct. 16 through Nov. 14. If the season…

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Health Department Closed Until Next Week

The Iron County Health Department has closed to the general public due to COVID-19. In a press release sent out last Tuesday, Sept. 1, the department would be closed until Sept. 14 due to a staff member testing positive for the virus.   “We feel this is the best option to protect the citizens of…

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Chamber Cancels Luncheon Due to COVID-19

The Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce has halted their monthly luncheons for the time being.   Chamber President Ruson Blaty said, “due to the rising COVID-19 cases in our region, the Arcadia Valley Chamber Board has decided to cancel the September chamber luncheon.  The luncheons will be evaluated on a month to month basis.” The chamber…

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Judge Orders New Election

Circuit Judge Kelley Parker ordered a new primary election to be held for the Republican nomination for Iron County Sheriff. A judgement was issued Thursday. The new election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22. Parker heard testimony late Wednesday afternoon and evening from numerous witnesses brought in by Sheriff Roger Medley’s attorney’s Derrick Good and Natalie…

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Phase II of New Bike Park Introduced

The Shepherd Mountain Bike Park continues to grow on a daily basis in Ironton.  So much has been done in the last few months to make this dream into reality.  Phase II of the new Bike Park on Shepherd Mountain was introduced to the public last week.    The announcement, presented by Chairman of the…

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AV Sports Schedule for 8/26/20 – 9/2/20

Below is the Arcadia Valley sports schedule for 8/26/2020 – 9/2/2020. Date Sport Opponent Location Time 8/27/2020 HSVB Central Jamboree Park Hills 5:30 p.m. 8/28/2020 HSCC North County Bonne Terre 5 p.m. 8/28/2020 HS Fall Baseball East Carter Fall Classic East Carter TBD 9/1/2020 HS Fall Baseball Bismarck Arcadia Valley 4:30 p.m. 9/1/2020 HSCC Arnold…

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Iron County Reports Five New COVID-19 Cases

The Iron County Health Department added five additional cases of COVID-19 on Thursday to the total amount so far in Iron County. There have been 30 positive cases of the virus in the county so far.  Currently, there are 11 active cases. There were no new cases reported on Wednesday.

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