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Above, a crew from Contractor's Specialty Service Company of Little Rock paints lines on the new section of highway at the base of Freeze Mountain. After nearly five years, there is an end in sight … more
Stone County and the city of Mountain View have joined other Arkansas communities in honoring Purple Heart recipients, and now the new bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on Highway 5 South is the … more
Vehicles travel south on Highway 5 at Freeze Mountain using the new section of highway opened July 13, marking a milestone in the road project that has been underway since 2012. The new roadway … more
Coty Shawn Penter of Trumann was arrested on July 5, and charged with nine counts of third degree battery after allegedly striking juveniles at a local youth camp. Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds … more
Mountain View City Council has taken the first step in building a new sidewalk on the south side of Main Street between Franklin Street and Peabody Avenue (Highway 9 South), agreeing unanimously to … more
A Stone County man was killed June 22 when the 2002 Ford Explorer he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. According to a preliminary summary released by the Arkansas State Police, … more
Mountain View City Council agreed to create an ordinance establishing a program for trapping, spaying or neutering, and returning feral cats to their colony. A euthanasia clause was added to be … more
An old store building holding many memories and history in Big Flat burned May 15, leaving only the outside rock structure. See the May 24, 2017 issue for more on the fire at the old Wynn store … more
The boat landing at Guion was covered with White River in major flood stage April 30. See the story and photos in the May 3, 2017 issue. more
A two-vehicle accident April 2 took the life of 79-year-old Dorothy Fore of Gepp, who was a passenger in a 2011 Chevrolet Impala driven by 78-year-old Lawrence Fore. A preliminary crash summary … more
A one-vehicle accident on Highway 5 North the afternoon of March 26 took the life of Ashley K. Mrsny, 24, of Mountain Home. According to State Trooper Lance W. Coffman, investigating officer, Mrsny … more
A late winter snow covered the landscape with 3-4 inches on the afternoon and evening of March 11, creating picturesque views. See the March 15, 2017 issue for more photos. more
A committee of Stone County Quorum Court members met Friday with Stone County Judge Stacey Avey, prison warden Stephen Williams of the North Central Unit in Calico Rock, and members of the community … more
The mangled sections of Ozark National Forest landscape along Highway 5 between Mountain View and Calico Rock will not be ugly for long, says Jim McCoy, Sylamore District Ranger. McCoy said last … more
A teenager was found safe early Monday morning after being lost in the national forest for about seven hours. At least 100 people were involved in the search for 17-year-old Aspen Lane of Mountain … more
Victoria A. Dycus, 29, and James Hagen Glenn, 31, were both arraigned Jan. 12 on charges of murder in the first degree over the Nov. 19 death of 4-year-old Skylar Shellstrom. Dycus pleaded not … more
Two men were transported by ambulance after this accident Jan. 6 on snow-covered Highway 5 North. See details in the Jan. 11, 2017 issue. more
City officials had mixed reactions to a request to allow firearms in city parks, and the council voted to table the issue for further research. Jack Abrahamson and Ken Borgenheimer addressed the … more
Two people have been arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection with the Nov. 19 death of 4-year-old Skylar Shellstrom. The child’s mother, 29-year-old Victoria Dycus, and James … more
UPDATE from Dec. 7 issue: The Nov. 19 death of 4-year-old Skylar Shellstrom has been ruled a homicide following an autopsy report listing the cause of death as blunt force trauma, according to Stone … more
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