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General news about Webb City and surrounding communities in southwest Missouri, Oronogo, Carterville, Neck City, Purcell and Alba.

Local beer and wine makers will be able to serve drinks during July festival in park

West Seventh Street bridge reopened after repair Webb City Public Works has managed to catch a day when it wasn’t raining to pour a concrete deck on the West Seventh Street bridge. Storm water earlier this spring came over the bridge and uprooted the asphalt surface. The bridge will be more important as the city …

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Oronogo residents asked to answer survey questions for comprehensive plan

Oronogo residents asked to answer survey questions for comprehensive plan The process of developing a new comprehensive plan for Oronogo has begun, and citizens are asked to provide their input by answering questions on a survey. There’s a link to the survey on the city’s website, https://www.oronogomo.org. The Harry S Truman Coordinating Council staff is …

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Class of ’22, largest  WCHS class ever, praised for perseverance

Graduates come down single file from Cardinal Dome to Cardinal Stadium , led by Baylor Dickinson (center of right photo). Austin Winnett (at right) spots his fans in the crowd. Class of ’22, largest  WCHS class ever, praised for perseverance Natalie Lewis is one of 310 graduates receiving a diploma. The largest Webb City High …

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Special response teams coax burglary suspects from house near Webb City Junior High

Special response teams coax burglary suspects from house near Webb City Junior High Most of the school day was interrupted at Webb City Junior High School on Thursday, May 12, as law enforcement officers surrounded a house nearby. The event began at 7:38 a.m. as Webb City Police officers were called to a burglary in …

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Civil War raid near Carthage as seen through the eyes of a young participant

Civil War raid near Carthage as seen through the eyes of a young participant As Carthage and Civil War reenactors prepare for events this weekend to observe the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Carthage, the Webb City Area Genealogical Society provides the following historical newspaper article. Details about the reenactment and related festivities can …

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$2.7 M bid accepted for Oronogo’s sewer improvement project

$2.7 M bid accepted for Oronogo’s sewer improvement project The wait for construction of Oronogo’s major sewer improvement project to begin is nearly over. On Monday, the Oronogo Board of Aldermen voted unanimously for Mayor Charles Wilkins to sign the notice of award for the contract with G & G Construction, of Carthage, pending approval …

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