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A Thayer resident faces charges after allegedly walking around with a loaded rifle and telling witnesses he wanted to kill himself and die by “suicide by cop." more
A Monday morning crash on U.S. 63 near the intersection of Alton Road in Thayer resulted in fatal injuries for an Osage County man, and serious injuries to two children, Thayer police reported. more
Three people were seriously injured in a four-vehicle crash at 7:07 p.m. Monday on south U.S. 63 at Oregon County Road 364, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
Several area communities are holding Fourth of July events this week, beginning today. more
A fundraiser benefit to help pay for a child’s cancer treatment will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. June 19 at the Alton Fire Department, with giveaway drawings, craft and bake sales and face-painting. more
Beautifying county fairgrounds, painting bleachers and picnic tables, and community park improvements are a few of the community projects that 4-H and FFA youth will be doing this summer as recipients of a Shaping Rural Missouri Grant from FCS Financial. more
Marissa Ayers, a senior at Couch High School in Myrtle who will be attending Missouri State University-West Plains this fall, was one of 30 students selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship as part of the Missouri STEM Signing Day. more
ALTON — Winners in Alton Elementary School’s recent "Under the Sea" themed art show are among entries from 280 students. The event showcased the work of all students in the school and was part of an elaborate and colorful display by art teacher Annie Whitten that filled the halls of the school and ended with an awards ceremony. more
Missouri State Parks officials are asking for public input regarding the future development and considerations to be made for the Eleven Point State Park in Oregon County. more
A narcotics search warrant served March 26 at a room at the Baymont Inn in West Plains has resulted in felony drug charges filed against four area residents. more
The Thayer High School Senior Beta Club participated in the state convention held March 1 and 2 in Branson. The following students placed in the top five and now qualify for national convention in Savannah, Ga., this June: Jake McFann, third place, math; Savannah Jackson, third place, math; Abby Blum, second place, math; Ally Kerley, fourth place, pottery; Skylar McDaniel, fourth place, onsite drawing, and third place, sculpture; and Salena Hollis, third place onsite painting and fourth place, painting. more
The Thayer High School Junior Beta Club participated in the state convention held Feb 28 and 29 in Branson. The following students placed in the top five and now qualify for national convention in Savannah, Ga., this June: Zaiden Wright, third place, English/language arts; Jasmin Gutierrez, third place, Spanish; Quiz Bowl team members Colton Albritton, Grayson Woods, Camden Jennings and Weston Martin, first place; and Book Battle Team Members Taylor Blanks, Annabelle Williams and Zaiden Wright, first place. more
The City of Thayer is hosting eclipse camping through Tuesday, complete with a nightly bonfire, live music, shuttles and food vendors. more
Area author Donna Brown, writing under the pen name Cygnet Brown, has written a new book focused on the newly created Wild and Scenic Riverway in Oregon County, called "Oregon County, Wild and Scenic." more
A teen driver suffered serious injuries in a crash at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday on Y Highway, 4 miles north of Mtn. View in Howell County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
A man arrested in Koshkonong on March 5 after allegedly assaulting deputies who were responding to a complaint has been identified, and an additional charge is being sought by Howell County Assistant Prosecutor Heath Hardman. more
The Oregon County Library District has been selected as one of 310 libraries to participate in round two of Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that provides community engagement and accessibility resources to small and rural libraries to help them better serve people with disabilities.  more
Beginning Monday, South U.S. 63 in Howell and Oregon Counties will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction as construction crews perform pavement repairs, announce officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation. more
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