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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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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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Sherrill Escapes From Iron County Jail

Iron County Sheriffs Office is looking for a Riley J Sherrill, of Annapolis. Sherrill ran from the Iron County Jail at 12:27 a.m. Riley is 5 ft, 11 inches tall and approximately 135 pounds. He is wearing striped shorts orange shoes black shocks with a black hoodie. If you see Sherrill contact Washington County Dispatch…

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Gnome Home Anniversary Saturday

Gnome Home was unveiled one year ago. An anniversary celebration is planned this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall parking lot in Piedmont. Ima Gnome will be our special guest and will be showering the kids with special prizes. We’ll have tons of prizes, age appropriate games to play. John…

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Failure of Duty

After the unfolding disaster that we have all witnessed in Afghanistan, the American people expect – and the families of the Marines who were killed deserve – accountability for such catastrophic failures. Tens of billions of dollars in equipment were left for the Taliban. Rooftop helicopter evacuations were required at our own Embassy. American citizens…

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The Harvest

“Canning, freezing or just eating ‘em fresh out of the garden?”  An uncle had stopped by and was looking at our arbor of moonflowers.  The sun had already set and the majority of what would be a total of twenty-seven blossoms measuring at least a half-foot across were clearly visible.  They shone white in the…

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Existing State of Emergency Comes to an End

Greetings Friends of the 144th Legislative District! A BIG congratulations to Frances Huitt who retired as the Wayne County Assessor. I was honored to be able to present Frances with a resolution commemorating her 16 years of service to the county. As you may recall, Tara Smith was elected last November as the new assessor…

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