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The Vienna area took the lead this week with the highest number of positive Covid-19 cases in Maries County. Last week Belle had the highest number. County-wide, the numbers continue to rise … more
This week the James family farm is being recognized for achieving the Missouri Century Farm designation. The Wayne and Alice James family provided the following description of their farm, which is … more
The BRO off system bridge program Maries County and others use to replace old, deficient bridges, is a good program, but like so many other government programs, it moves slowly and the paperwork is … more
BELLE — During the rescheduled Belle Board of Aldermen meeting Monday night, Mayor Steve Vogt told fellow board members and visitors that Marshal Joe Turnbough would not be … more
Vienna utilities workers and members of the city council expressed their frustrations with working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which they need to do in order for that federal … more
On Monday, Oct. 19, the Maries County Sheriff’s Office reported the death of Kenneth “Don” Wyman of Maries County, had been found dead in a private pond on Saturday, Oct. 18 and the … more
Ronald “Ron” James Lewis, 83, manager of the former Belle Banner, Bland Courier and Maries County Gazette, died Oct. 13 following a slow recovery from two heart surgeries. Local friends … more
The two ballot measures to be decided Nov. 3 include the topics of state legislative redistricting and statewide officeholder term limits. Both issues were placed on the ballot by the General … more
Maries R-2 Superintendent Dr. Lenice Basham told the board of education on Sept. 29 that the district is at a 13 percent no-fill rate for substitute teachers — more than a month after the … more
BELLE — Mayor Steve Vogt announced Sept. 8 that Belle Municipal Court Clerk Barb Schaller, who has been with the city for seven years, has submitted her intent to resign Jan. 5, 2021, and move … more
Taylor D. Campbell, 21, of Bland was arrested Monday night around 8:45 p.m. in Owensville after recording a Facebook Live video of himself while he was admittedly driving drunk. A probable cause … more
The Vienna Police Department is asking the public’s assistance if they have information about the break-in and vandalism at Plaza Service Center in Vienna on Saturday, Oct. 10. The Vienna PD … more
Carrie Roberds of Meta, has been selected as the new Vienna City Clerk and is scheduled to begin working at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 14. She replaces Sherry James as clerk. James took a position … more
VIENNA — The shifting landscape of the Covid-19 coronavirus is challenging for individual families to handle safely, and has proven to be especially demanding for organizations that require a … more
VIENNA — The track renovation project at Maries R-1 School is progressing well with the track concrete reaching its 21-day cure mark last week. Moving forward, the remaining work to the surface … more
The Phelps-Maries Health Department reported a total of 123 positive tests in Maries County for the Covid-19 coronavirus. The health department reported these numbers on Oct. 8, 2020. Of the 123 … more
Maries County R-2 schools passed the 2019-20 bus inspection in July with a 92.3 percent approval rate and none taken out of service. “None were taken out of service and that exceeds the 89.1 … more
Thomas M. Cruz, 30, of Belle, was arrested following a 2 a.m. traffic stop Tuesday and faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy … more
The Rigsby family farm is one of four farms in Maries County to receive the Missouri Century Farm designation in 2020. Because a dinner event can’t be held this year due to the coronavirus, … more
COLUMBIA — In what was a critical examination of the state’s COVID-19 response, candidates in the race for Missouri governor gathered for the first — and likely only — time … more
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