Area Breaking News

Three Men Wanted After Escaping from Iron County Jail

Authorities are searching for three men that escaped from the Iron County Jail at 4:24 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16.  According to a press release from Sheriff Jeff Burkett, the inmates removed a large block from the cell wall to escape. They reportedly fled on foot. Authorities are searching for Tracy Brown, 57, whose last known address…

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Ellington Homecoming This Friday

EHS Homecoming Candidates Back Row: Senior Class Candidates Kandie Barnes and Brandie Barnes and Junior Class Candidates Laura Gore and Natalie Barnett Front Row: Freshman Class Candidates Ella Swyres and Lilly Baker and Sophomore Class Candidates Addy DeMent and Kylie Hampton Ellington High School will hold their Senior Athlete Recognition and Homecoming Ceremonies on at…

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COVID-19 Cases Surpass 700 in Iron County

 COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Iron County. After a dramatic jump in cases over the weekend, the Iron County Health Department announced Monday that there have been over 700 total cases diagnosed within the county. Forty-six new cases were added in Monday’s report from the Health Department.   There have been a total of 721…

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Board Makes Cuts at Mineral Area College

Drastic cuts were approved by Mineral Area College (MAC) Board of Trustees last week.  The expected cuts will eliminate both staff positions and programs.   In a release by MAC on Wednesday evening, Board of Trustees approved a Reduction in Force (RIF) to be effective July 1, 2021. The RIF is planned in order to ensure…

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COVID-19 Claims Second Life in Iron County

As positive COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Iron County and across Missouri, a second life has been claimed because of the virus.   According to a social media post from the Iron County Health Department, they were notified by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services about the death.  There were no other details…

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REYNOLDS COUNTY Health Department Reports First Death of COVID-19

The Reynolds County Health Department reported Friday the first death of a Reynolds County resident due to COVID-19. The resident was a male in 70’s.  He test positive for COVID-19 on October 11, 2020.  The case was not travel related. Everyone is urged to take preventive actions to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses. …

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Finch Wins by 68 votes

Dean Finch was re-elected to a third four-year term as Wayne County Sheriff. He won by just 48 votes. This was the only contested local race. Unofficial returns Tuesday evening show Finch, a Democrat, with 2881 votes and Woody Massa, a Piedmont police officer, with 2813 votes. The two men are familiar foes and faced…

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Burkett Wins Sheriff, Shake Up in Iron County Commission

Former Iron County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Burkett was elected the new Iron County sheriff Tuesday in the General Election.  To reach the General Election,  Burkett defeated incumbent Roger Medley in the August Primary and a special election in September.   Burkett beat Independent Candidate Hershel Shipman by nearly 12% of the votes, with a total of 2,449…

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Arcadia Valley Schools Extend Off Campus Learning

Off campus learning is being extended at Arcadia Valley Schools.  On Saturday, the district announced that the off campus learning would be continued this coming week, Nov. 2 through Nov. 6.  “Over the last week our cases of students and staff testing positive has seen a dramatic increase,” said the release from the district.  The…

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