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Reward Offered for Information About Assault on Ozark Trail

U.S. Forest Service and Iron County law enforcement officers are jointly investigating an assault that took place on the Ozark Trail in the Bell Mountain Wilderness Area. On the afternoon of March 23 a female hiker was assaulted by an unknown male while solo hiking near the intersection with the Bell Mountain Connector Trail. The…

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Burkett Resigns as Iron County Sheriff

 Iron County Sheriff Jeff Burkett resigned from office Wednesday moments before he was set to face a civil trial seeking his removal over accusations that he helped a resident kidnap a child during a custody dispute. Burkett took office as Iron County sheriff in January 2021. Lawyers for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office were set…

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Iowa Bank Robbery Suspects Crash, Arrested in Piedmont

    (Editor’s Note: This story contains corrected information. It was originally reported that the suspects were from Ohio.) Authorities confirm that all bank robbery suspects have been apprehended. Sgt. Clark Parrott of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said that four suspects are in custody. They were wanted for an alleged bank robbery in Iowa. …

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Reynolds County Fair Starts Thursday

Saddle Up and put on your boots! The Reynolds County Fair will open Thursday evening in Redord. There’s going to be three days worth of fun at the 45th Reynolds County Fair. The fair will continue through Saturday night. Thursday night is free admission; Friday and Saturday there is an admission fee. Thursday events include…

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Special Solar Eclipse Event Planned

Volunteers needed to help with planning By Susan Smith Kline On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The total solar eclipse will begin over the South Pacific Ocean. Weather permitting, the first location in continental North America to experience totality will…

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36th Annual Freedom Fest In Annapolis Oct. 6 & 7

It’s the perfect time for a beautiful drive to the quaint little town of Annapolis to enjoy the 36th annual Freedom Fest!  On Friday Vendors will open at 12 noon.  Ham & Bean Dinner/Ice Cream Social, Cake Walks & Bingo with Prizes begins at 5pm.  Pet Show registration at 4:30pm; Pet Show at 5pm.  Breakfast…

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2nd Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest

Last year 22 local businesses and organizations participated in the 1st Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest during the Ozark Heritage Festival.  During the weeks leading up to the event, unique scarecrows depicting the business they represented began showing up throughout the area.  People were invited to visit the businesses and vote for their favorite scarecrow. On…

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Business Spotlight

By Jessica McMahan Walk In Wonders is a retail outlet store located at 329 Business HH in Piedmont. They sell a wide variety of items in the store and inventory is always changing so you can always expect something new. Walk in Wonders has been in business for 3 years now at this location, after…

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ESPN Reporter Visits Piedmont to Research UFO Sightings

A few weeks ago, Piedmont was named the UFO Capital of Missouri. With that, local leaders hope it would draw people to the community and improve the economy. Beyond anyone’s imagine was that it would draw national media to the community. On Wednesday, a journalist from ESPN arrived in town. Adedotun “Dotun” Akintoye spent three…

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