Area Breaking News

Randall Cox Dies After Car Crash

By O. Ethan Brown Mountain Echo sports reporter Randall Cox, 80, passed away Feb. 3, surrounded by his wife Dorothy Cox and family, at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, after a rollover vehicle accident in Ironton. Cox was traveling northbound on Highway 21 in Ironton in his 2010 Mercury, at 2:53 p.m. He attempted…

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No Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Tri-County Region

The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) released the names of the 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensary facilities. Per Article XIV, 24 dispensary facilities will be licensed per congressional district in Missouri. Missouri is divided into eight congressional districts. Twenty-four licenses were awarded in the 8th District. No licenses were awarded in Iron, Reynolds, or…

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Missouri increases feral hog elimination efforts, adapts strategy for 2020

The Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership (the Partnership) eliminated 10,495 feral hogs from Missouri in 2019, and will increase efforts in 2020 as multiple agencies work together to eliminate feral hogs from the state. Partnership members participating in on-the-ground trapping efforts include the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), USDA APHIS Wildlife…

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SI Panthers take home Christmas Tournament

The South Iron Panthers, coached by Dusty Dinkins, beat Central 73-57 to win the Central Christmas Tournament, Dec. 31, 2019. The Panthers have an 11-0 record. Drenin Dinkins with 25 points and Brock Wakefield with 22 points led the Panthers. D. J. Prater had 12 points. Jacob Howell had 8 points. Champ McMurry had 6…

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Funk Advertising Wins International Award

Funk Advertising Agency of Annapolis, Missouri, has been recognized with the highest award given in the marketing and advertising industry, The Pyramid Award.  Over the last thirteen years, the company has won the prestigious award five times. The Pyramid Award is the promotional product industry’s highest achievement, similar to the Grammy Award in music, or…

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Local Woman Ends Postal Career

Kimberly J. Henson of rural Williamsville is overwhelmed with emotions as she comes to the end of her career with the United States Postal Service. “I feel joy to have reached the end of a career with the United States Postal Service that has spanned from 1979 to 2019,” she said, “and to have spent…

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