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Firefighters respond to fire at American Legion Post

Emergency personnel arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the building. Responding to the call were the Farmington Fire Department, Wolf Creek Fire Department, Doe Run Fire Department and Park Hills Fire Department. Personnel with the St. Francois County Ambulance District were dispatched to provi


Several injured in area crashes

Two Bonne Terre youth were injured in a crash on Route K and Lorraine Street in Bonne Terre Thursday afternoon.According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 12:35 p.m. Jamie Mitchelle, 35, of Bonne Terre, was driving a 1995 Ford Aerostar west on Route K when Bruce West, 70, who was driving a 20


Bear sightings becoming more common in southern Missouri

Recently, bears have been seen in Pevely and Festus. A bear was also spotted south of the viewing area in Van Buren. According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, black bears are native to Missouri, and they are making a comeback after the population was nearly wiped out.

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White awarded Park Hills-Leadington Chamber scholarship

The Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is excited to announce that the fourth recipient of the Chamber Scholarship is, 2018 Central High School Graduate, Raylyn White. White was awarded the scholarship at the Central High School Academic Banquet on May 3, 2018.Raylyn, daugh

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Three pound pups, many cats seek forever homes

Male dog is around 2 years old, weighs 40 pounds and acts shy but is very playful. He loves people of all ages and seems to be dog friendly, as well.


Fire department budget soon to be expended

Due to several factors, 90 percent of the Park Hills Fire Department's budget for 2017-2018 has been used, with three months remaining in the fiscal year.


Preliminary plans for new development presented

“[Pine Trails] will be a nice subdivision with walking trails, park areas,” Chuck said. “We just think it’s going to be a nice asset."


Stealing suspect tackled by witness, arrested

A suspect was in custody Thursday afternoon facing felony stealing charges after assistance from a witness.According to Farmington Police Chief Rick Baker, the department received a call from an employee of the Country Mart Gas Station on North Washington Street about 3 p.m. on Thursday.According to


Detour scheduled during stormwater, sidewalk improvements

Continued work on stormwater and sidewalk improvements in Farmington will have traffic detours and a temporary “no parking” area for one area of town.On Friday, the Public Works Department for the city of Farmington released information stating the southbound lane of Henry Street between Carter and


Officer's parting shot leads to return fire by prosecutor

** Editor's note - In today's world what happens on social media is every bit a part of reality as much as what transpires on the corner down the street. While we rarely source stories from social media posts, this one played out between a well-liked local police officer and the county's prosecuting


Blues, Brews and BBQ planned for Fall Festival

With another Country Days in the books, organizers for the Farmington Fall Festival are looking ahead to an event that will look much different from years past, with the inclusion of “Brews, Blues, and BBQ.”The Sept. 21-22 event will include a craft beer garden, several blues band performances and a


A visit to the Land of Oz

I don’t know if Dorothy ever returned to the Land of Oz or, even if she would have liked to at times. My feeling is there are probably times when each of us would like to re-visit our own personal Oz; usually some place or time that is particularly precious to us.My long-time friend Jon Cozean and I


Student-produced play to be performed this month

For the second year, Farmington High School summer school students will be writing, producing and performing a play for elementary students and the public later this month.Drama Teacher Diana Mays-Nielson said the play is the product of work by the students in her summer drama class, which provides


1 hurt in I-55 wreck

A 48-year-old Scott City man suffered serious injuries Monday after colliding with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55 just north of Perryville.According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Andrew R. Tarry was headed south on Interstate 55 in a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, behind a


Affordable Starter Homes in the Park Hills Area

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Council continues sports complex plans

On Monday the Fredericktown City Council made decisions regarding the new sports complex and heard an update concerning a recent water main break.Fredericktown City Engineer Tim Baer told the council that progress is being made each day on the sports complex. He said to keep moving forward on schedu


Conservation Department continues to track bear sightings around county

Five bear sightings have been reported around Jefferson County in the last 10 days, said Lexis Riter, a Missouri Department of Conservation agent.In addition, it’s possible a bear got into a bird feeder at a sixth location in the county, she said.“At 9:30 Tuesday night (June 12), there was a bear si


City discusses sports complex, water main break

Monday night, the Fredericktown City Council made decisions regarding the new sports complex and heard an update concerning a recent water main break.City Engineer Tim Baer told the council progress is being made each day on the sports complex. He said to keep moving forward on schedule certain deci


2 bear sightings reported in Pevely mobile home park

PEVELY, Mo. — Two bear sightings were reported inside of a mobile home community in Pevely, police said.Late Monday night, the Pevely Police Department confirmed both bear sightings were reported inside the Weier Mobile Home Community off the Interstate 55 service road and Lynnwood Drive. In the Fac


Workplace violence on the rise

Members of the Desloge Chamber of Commerce received a primer on workplace violence from Corporal Juston Wheetley, public information officer with Troop C of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, when he spoke at the organization’s June 5 luncheon.Wheetley discussed the growing incidence of workplace vi