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The Maries County R-2 school district is hosting an abbreviated summer school from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 1-12 that is only being offered to students who need it for credit recovery or to move up … more
The presiding judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit issued an order Tuesday morning that the Belle Municipal Court will reopen at 5 p.m. on June 16 with safety guidelines in place. The municipal … more
Dr. Lenice Basham shared with the Maries County R-2 Board of Education on Thursday that the district was told to expect about a 10-percent reduction in funding while Missouri Gov. Mike Parson … more
Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said the Maries County Sheriff’s Office taking over Belle’s police coverage is working well for Belle citizens. Deputies have solved victim crimes, … more
BELLE — Belle aldermen passed Ordinance 593 on May 12 to enforce homeowners, landlords and renters to regulate maintenance on private properties in town. Mayor Josh Seaver introduced the … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
BELLE— The Belle Board of Aldermen on May 12 approved a city employee medical marijuana ordinance with a 2-2 vote, the mayor broke the tie. Ordinance 590, a personnel policy of the Belle … more
Belle Fair Board members announced last week that the 72nd Annual Belle Fair will go on — albeit on an abbreviated schedule. “We are having this mainly for the kids,” said Fair … more
The Maries R-2 Board of Education decided April 23 that they would renew the Opaa! food contract for the district meals through the 2021 school year, but look into alternative providers for next … more
Heartland Regional Library System Director Lisa Garro has worked with the Belle High School Librarian to create drive-thru stories in Belle and a Storywalk in Vienna. Garro said BHS Librarian … more
BELLE — Tri-County Newspapers — The Belle Banner, Bland Courier and Maries County Gazette — reverted ownership on May 1 from Craig and Nichoel Snodgrass, CNS Holdings, LLC, back to … more
BELLE — The Maries County Sheriff’s Office Belle Division released its crime reports for both March and April. In March, deputies conducted 66 traffic stops with 15 citations. In … more
BELLE — As Maries R-2 senior class sponsors attempt to reschedule the class of 2020’s senior trip around the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the board of education believes canceling may be … more
BELLE — Following a discussion April 24, the Maries County R-2 Board of Education agreed to contact sponsors of the Washington D.C. trip for a proposal to determine if they should cancel or … more
BELLE — Belle High School (BHS) Principal Lea Hickerson submitted her resignation to the Maries County R-2 Board of Education on March 26, officially moving on from her first administrative … more
The Maries County R-2 Board of Education approved alternative prom and graduation for seniors to take place on July 11 and July 19 respectively. Superintendent Dr. Lenice Basham shared information … more
BLAND — Belle aldermen listened as Mayor Josh Seaver gave the synopsis of a correspondence letter at the April 14 meeting that addressed ordinance complaints and suggestions for an … more
Belle seniors will be able to celebrate their former graduation day May 10 with a parade, according to Maries County R-2 Superintendent Dr. Lenice Basham. “We are still going to have a … more
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