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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
Personnel from Atlas Asphalt work Nov. 21 to pave the final lane to connect the new bridge across Raccoon Creek with Highway 5 South. The bridge opened to its first traffic Nov. 19, with flow … more
Unofficial tallies show Stacey Avey winning re-election as Stone County Judge and Lance Bonds being re-elected as sheriff without a run-off in the 2016 General Election. Other local winners: … more
Both drivers were airlifted from the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 14 West Nov. 4. Sharon Price, 78, of Allison was driving the vehicle pictured westbound when it was struck by a pickup … more
Election worker Krissy Cross performs testing on Stone County voting machines prior to early voting starting Monday. See the Oct. 26, 2016 issue of the Leader for information about races and issues … more
Students returned to school Monday for the first day of classes in the Mountain View School District. See the Aug. 17, 2016 issue for a photo page of images from each campus. more
A house located on Main Street and owned by the U.S. Forest Service caught fire the afternoon of July 29 after it was struck by lightning. See another photo and information in the Aug. 3, 2016 … more
Though he did not expect to become a judge someday when he began studying the law, Jake Newton feels the position of district judge is an important one and a great responsibility. Newton ran … more
One person died as the result of this two-vehicle accident on Highway 14 near Melrose June 7 around 9:00 a.m. All four people involved were transported to medical facilities. George Bryan, 82, of … more
U.S. Forest Service officials have announced the lower campground loop at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area will be permanently closed and the area converted for other uses. The loop was … more
A youngster is encouraged to jump from the side of the pool June 6 in one of the first days of operation this season. The pool at the Stone County Recreation Complex opened June 3 after a leak in … more
A view looking downhill on Freeze Mountain shows the area where work is concentrated currently. AHTD officials say the Coon Creek bridge will be open soon, and work will progress on the remainder of … more
After 47 years in radiology at Stone County Medical Center (SCMC), Radiology Director Rodger Stone has announced his retirement. An old proverb states that “a rolling stone gathers no moss.” … more
A Southaven, Miss., man, 26-year-old Michael Shane Haddock, has been charged with negligent homicide as the result of an incident May 17-18 in Big Flat which resulted in a woman’s … more
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