December 2023

Exceeding expectations

Cassville Volleyball Coach Paige Huddleston said many teams may have written off the Lady Wildcats this year due to last year’s 2-27 record — that was a mistake. Returning all but one senior from the 2022 squad, the Lady Wildcats turned things around in a big way, finishing the year at 17-15-3 and breaking four school records in the process.
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Couple arrested for Eagle Rock burglary

Two Cassville residents have been arrested for an alleged burglary in Eagle Rock where the victims of the crime held the perpetrators for Barry County deputies to arrive. Justin Taylor, 50, and Jacki Grubb, 38, both of Cassville, have each been charged with second-degree burglary for the alleged incident at a home on Highway E in Eagle Rock.
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Denali falls from grace

Denali Water Solutions has fallen from grace with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In a letter dated November 29, the DNR ordered Denali Water Solutions (upon receipt of the letter) to immediately cease all land application of processed waste in the State of Missouri and to make preparations to empty its two, 17-million- gallon storage basins in southwest Missouri.
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