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Maries County Clerk Rhonda Rodgers and her staff have been busy preparing for the Tuesday, June 2 Municipal Election. They have taken extra precautions to keep poll workers and voters safe at the … more
VIENNA — When Jim Parker was a child, his family lived in three rooms on the second floor of the courthouse. That’s because his father, William Charles “WC” “Bill” … more
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 … 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
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 … 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
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 … more
VIENNA — Mary Joyce Helton said in the 1940s and 1950s when she was growing up, it seemed as though almost everybody who lived in Maries County was in about the same financial situation. There … 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 very popular priest of Visitation, Guardian Angels, St. Aloysius and St. Boniface parishes, also know has been reassigned by the bishop and will be serving the parishes in Hannibal and … more
VIENNA — The postponement of Missouri municipal elections until Tuesday, June 2, has left Maries R-1 School District, which has a bond issue on the ballot, looking to revamp its campaign and … more
After meeting for several hours last Friday with the Director of the Phelps-Maries Health Department, the Maries R-1 School District’s administrative team determined there will be no in-person … more
The Maries County Commission was found not to be purposely in violation of the open meetings law and the court determined that Ronald and Anne Calzone’s motion of preliminary injunction was … 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
Those looking forward to the annual Gasconade County Threshers Show in July will have to wait until the fall. That is because the Gasconade County Threshers Association (GCTA) decided to postpone … more
VIENNA — The Maries County community at large lost an old one last week with the death of Sylvester “Vessie” Buschmann. He was 90 years old and died at Maries Manor nursing home in … 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
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