Area News

Highway 143 in Wayne County Closed for Asphalt Overlay  

Route 143 in Wayne County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews overlay the road with asphalt. This section of roadway is located north of Sam A. Baker Park to the Iron County Line. Weather permitting, work will performed Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.…

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World War II Veterans Recognized

Patriotism was alive and well in Wayne County over the extended July 4 holiday. The Freedom’s Never Free World War II Traveling Memorial was set in Piedmont July 3-7. The memorial was brought to the community by the Piedmont Area Chamber of Commerce. In Greenville, the Wayne County Bicentennial Parade was held in conjunction with…

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Banks Was Not Arrested, Says His Attorney

 In the May 23 newspaper, it was reported that Charles ‘Chuck’ Banks of Coldwater was arrested on felony marijuana charges and released on a criminal summons. His attorney, Robert Ramshur, said his client was not arrested. “The newspaper printed information that was given to us by Sheriff Dean Finch,” said General Manager Kim Combs. “We never question information given to us by arresting agencies.”…

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Three Rivers College Honors Top Students at Student Excellence Awards

Three Rivers College recognized more than 50 of its highest performing students at its Annual Student Excellence Awards ceremony. Winners were chosen to represent each academic department and career education program, the Three Rivers external locations, honor societies, and major student organizations. Area students honored were: Ellington Taryn Medlock Criminal Justice   Kylie C. Wakefield…

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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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