Nearly 100 years old, the city of Seymour’s historic water tower off the southwest corner of the city square, built in 1926, soon will receive a facelift.


Although 2020 is a big election year because of the presidential race, it’s also a big one in Webster County as several four-year seats will appear on the ballot for a wide variety of offices.

A 33-year-old Fordland man was injured early last week in a one-vehicle accident on Highway AD, about four miles north of Rogersville.

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Consumers need to be skeptical of emails and websites promoting coronavirus prevention products and tips, according to Better Business Bureau (BBB) of St. Louis.

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A call for shoplifting late Monday morning resulted in the arrest of a Seymour man wanted in connection with a Jan. 28 beating of another Seymour man inside a tent in a Davis Street garage.

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When the Seymour Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Board met last week for its regular monthly meeting, there were two groups waiting on its seven members.

In a bizarre series of events early last week that included a chainsaw, several baseball bats, a metal pipe and an alleged fight over a girl, a Seymour man was taken to a Springfield hospital with severe injuries after being beaten in a garage on Davis Street by several men using baseball bats.

Earlier this year, Jerry and Carol Kleier of Seymour gave six figures of assistance to the Seymour

Eight more business buildings and homes were added to the city of Seymour’s list of nuisance structures deemed a public safety hazard at last Thursday’s regular meeting of the Seymour Board of Aldermen.

A prescription scam was stopped late Saturday morning at Seymour’s Downtown Drug, located on the south side of the city square.

Two local residents were injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle accident two miles north of Fordland on Saddle Club Road, Trooper Z.C. Dudley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a radio report.

A 33-year-old Fordland man sustained minor injuries last Wednesday, Jan. 22, in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 60 in Fordland.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This historical account of the former Mountain Dale Cumberland Presbyterian Church was written by Lessie Edna Crump, known to most in Seymour as Mrs. Joe Crump, sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s. She was a charter member of the church and was born on June 13, 1888. Thi…

The Seymour Area Arts Council will play host to the first of four 2020 gospel shows on Friday, Jan. 31, as “4-Calvary” headlines a talented cast of performers at the historic Owen Theatre on the city square.

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Five candidates are seeking a trio of three-year seats this April on the Seymour R-II Board of Education.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) has developed 10 ways that can help you fight scammers, prevent identity theft, and find trustworthy businesses and charities in the coming year.

For the first time since 2013, the Seymour varsity boys' basketball team captured a tournament championship, emerging as the titleists of The Seymour Bank Winter Classic last Wednesday, Jan. 15, with a victory over the Springfield Lighthouse Christian Academy.

I’ve gotta say that I’m not a happy amphibian.

Last Thursday afternoon, a search warrant was served at a home on Seymour’s C Street. Specifically, 408 C Street.

A 65-year-old Seymour woman is dead after an accident involving her and a John Deere "Gator" utility vehicle.

This week, several businesses in Seymour and the surrounding area have received calls asking them to sponsor tickets for an April 5 circus sponsored by the Seymour Lions Club.

Seymour’s Kenneth “Kenny” Powers had three minutes to speak last Thursday during the “citizens’ comments” portion of the regular meeting of the Seymour Board of Aldermen.

While one race ended early last week with the withdrawal of Delores Matney as a candidate for alderman in Seymour's South Ward, a new one developed last Friday with a new candidate in the North Ward.

A year after the city’s Home Reclamation Project began and now has ended with the sale of a double lot on East Summit Avenue, South Ward Alderman Dan Wehmer unveiled a new program designed to eliminate dangerous dwellings in Seymour.

A two-vehicle accident on Highway BB, just two-tenths of a mile south of Seymour, resulted in a 19-year-old Seymour man sustaining minor injuries, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Delores Matney, who filed late Monday afternoon for South Ward alderman in the city of Seymour, withdrew from the race early Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7.Her withdrawal leaves incumbent Dan Wehmer as the only candidate for the two-year seat on the four-person Seymour Board of Aldermen.Matney sa…

Four years ago in 2016, the Seymour Police Department made 45 felony arrests.

A 74-year-old Fordland woman was killed last week in a two-vehicle accident last Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7, when her car was struck by another vehicle that lost control and crossed the median, striking her in a broadside collision on U.S. 60 in Fordland.


With the 2020 U.S. Census approaching, Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to guard their identity against fraudulent requests for their personal information by phone, by email or in person while complying with official government requests for information.

The recent wildfires in Australia caused widespread destruction and loss of both human and animal life across the continent, prompting high-profile calls for donations to help the victims. Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds those who want to help to carefully check out charities before mak…

Winter brings a lot of goodness – friends and family, holidays and celebrations – but it can also bring tough weather and dangerous storms. Snow, sleet, ice and wind create treacherous conditions that could impact wireless networks and the power grid.

Last Thursday’s service of a search warrant at 502 Rhodes Street on Seymour’s west side resulted in six arrests in an operation led by the Seymour Police Department, with assistance provided by sheriff’s departments in Douglas and Webster counties.