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The Maries County Advocate has been contacted by several members of the Belle community and surrounding residents for clarification on a police service contract being considered between the Maries … more
BELLE — A town hall meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 to discuss contracting the Belle police duties to the Maries County Sheriff’s Department. Mayor Josh Seaver called the … more
Chad A. Faulkner, 28, and Cody Faulkner, 30, of Belle, both charged with arson, were arrested Dec. 26 and released Dec. 27 on their own recognizance following a Dec. 19 fire at the younger … more
BELLE — A recent audit of the Maries County R-2 School District revealed four state findings and one federal award finding due to missing financial information. Both the board and the … more
BELLE — Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said multiple charges — on multiple people — are pending for allegedly setting fire to the Belle residence of Chad Faulkner. Heitman … more
BELLE— Nearly 70 Belle citizens attended the Dec. 10 city meeting to support the marshal and decry the board’s scheduled vote to outsource Belle’s police services to Maries … more
Belle aldermen voted 4-0 Dec. 10 to table the decision to outsource Belle’s police services to Maries County until Jan. 14. The meeting that began with nearly 70 citizens, several holding … more
This year’s Belle Homecoming we very special for the senior class. The senior class nominated and selected senior Amber Miller as the 2019 Homecoming Queen.  Amber who is a special … more
The Maries R-II school district is planning on hosting homecoming coronation on Saturday. The Tigers will host Chamois on Saturday with the JV boys game starting at 2 p.m., the girls varsity team … more
BLAND — Two area men wanted on outstanding Gasconade County arrest warrants,  Steven Vinson and William Wyrick, were taken into custody Friday during execution of a search warrant in the … more
BELLE —The Belle Board of Aldermen tabled the vote on the Maries County Sheriff’s proposal until the Jan. 14  city meeting.  The proposal was to contract the city’s police … more
MARIES COUNTY — Maries County Commissioners gave unanimous approval Nov. 27 for a two-year contract between the county sheriff’s office and the city of Belle to provide law enforcement services … more
The city of Belle has rescheduled the Neighborhood Watch organization meeting from Thursday, Dec. 5 to Monday, Dec. 9. Belle Mayor Josh Seaver said the reason for the change is because he won’t … more
The Maries R-2 Board of Education discussed on Nov. 19 if Mondays were optional bad weather make-up days, because it has been off-limits in the past. Since the district operates on a four-day … more
Joey Butler II, president of the Maries County R-2 Board of Education, asked Nov. 19 if the district could consider initiating a bus route for extremely cold days during the winter. “We have … more
BELLE — Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman released a draft contract Monday afternoon to the Belle Board of Aldermen outlining the terms of agreement if his department were to take over the duties … more
Belle Marshal Joe Turnbough and Kurt Seba, a bail bondsman located in Belle with affiliations in Rolla, gave away 10 Thanksgiving dinners Monday after pulling people over on “traffic … more
A Bland man was found dead in his cell at the Franklin County Detention Center (FCDC) Nov. 25 by an inmate and deputies. Tyler K. Bailey, 32, was found at approximately 3 p.m. hanging by a piece … more
BLAND—The Bland Community Park received two new picnic tables made of recycled tires through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Scrap Tire Program. The purpose of the grant program is … more
Belle Community Betterment Association (BCBA) announced at the Nov. 12 meeting that they were able to purchase 10 new light pole snowflakes to replace 10 of the city’s old Christmas decorations … more
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