Belle/Bland News
BELLE — A former Maries County R-2 School Resource Officer (SRO) was stopped and arrested in the early morning hours of May 23 by a Maries County Sheriff’s Department Belle Division …
The Maries County Advocate asked candidates for Belle mayor and aldermen to answer questions about their stances situations in the city and what projects they would like to focus on if they win the …
The Maries County R-2 Board of Education on May 14 officially hired Garrett Haslag of Osage County to be the Belle High School (BHS) principal, replacing soon-to-be-former administrator Lea …
Vienna/Vichy News
VIENNA — “My vote on June 2 will be a YES and I hope everyone else will consider doing the same,” said Maries R-1 School Board President Cindy Petershagen about the Proposition …
VIENNA — The City of Vienna re-opened its baseball, softball and T-ball fields at the Vienna City Park on Saturday, May 23. This re-opening includes the playground, pavilion and other …
VIENNA — On a beautiful spring day in Maries County on the Travis Crum farm, the grass is growing tall and green, a big catfish disturbs the placid surface of the spring-fed pond, the birds …
Opinion
Legislative successes, losses and missed opportunities

I had expected limited production from Missouri’s 2020 annual session because of the several weeks lost from the extended spring break to avoid COVID-19 exposure. Indeed, the General …

Make a difference, read aloud to your children

Sitting around the dinner table in the fall of 1999, our first born, Jacob was all excited about a character in a book his fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Hall, was reading in the classroom. Connie …

History puts life into perspective

A couple times a year Connie and I will go shopping out of town for items we cannot find locally. When that occasion presents itself I always visit Barnes & Noble, or another book store. With …

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