January 2023

Kyle Troutman: Off the spike

Some weeks, it’s tough to pick just one topic for this column, so I’m taking a page out of Bob Mitchell’s book and clearing my proverbial spike. Theft at playground construction With little in the way of events for photographs last week, I found myself on the hunt Monday for a picture worthy of our front page, above-the-fold spot.
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Primary playground rising

Miracle Playsystems employees burrowed into the red Missouri rock on Monday to continue installation of the new elementary school playground. Working on the structure were Spencer Bryand, left, Jamie Guinn, middle, and Shad Norris, in the Bobcat.
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Seventh grade football best in Big 8 West Division

Wildcats go undefeated, recognized by conference After finishing the football season undefeated in 2022, the Big 8 Conference has recognized the Cassville Middle School seventh- grade football team as the 202223 Big 8 Conference West Division first place winners. 'Going into the season, I wasn't sure what to expect from this group of athletes,' said Robbie Artherton, Middle school football coach.
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