Local artist Sharon Young currently is restoring the large mural on the east side of the O'Reilly Auto Parts building at the southeast corner of the Seymour square.

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Even to the most-casual observer, progress on a variety of building projects and improvements at the Seymour R-II School District are apparent.

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Landon Bell and Gary Castleberry Jr., both of Seymour, recently graduated from the Missouri University of Science & Technology (S&T), according to a news release from the university’s campus in Rolla.

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Jeremiah Szanto and Hunter Wiley, both of Fordland, made the honor roll for the 2021 spring semester at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (S&T), according to a news release from the university.

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Seymour’s Hailey Penner recently was named to the President’s Honor Roll for the 2021 spring semester at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, Okla.

Six students from Fordland and three students from Seymour made the Missouri State University (MSU) spring 2021 dean’s list, according to a news release from the MSU campus in Springfield.

Tentative plans for the Seymour R-II School District’s new gymnasium were reviewed early last week by Superintendent Steve Richards and the seven-member Seymour R-II Board of Education, giving district officials a glimpse of the facility that’s scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.

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As the start of a new school year looms on the horizon, the Webster County Health Unit is encouraging parents to not wait until the last minute to obtain vaccines for their children. “With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Health Unit, our staff will have less time for back to schoo…

Kendyl Matlock of Seymour made the Drury University Day School spring 2021 dean’s list, according to a news release from the campus in Springfield.

Melonie McIntosh and Rebecca Shelton, both of Seymour, as well as Courntey Mings of Fordland, recently were named to Drury University’s Evening & Online School spring 2021 dean’s list, according to a news release from the university in Springfield.

Hunter Burazin of Fordland made the dean’s list for the 2021 spring quarter at Milwaukee School of Engineering, according to a news release from the university in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Planning is under way and continues on $7.4 million in future building projects for the Seymour R-II School District, which will begin this fall and likely continue until the early part of 2023.

The Seymour High School Alumni Association celebrated its 120th anniversary on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, which was May 29. The alumni association, led by its president, Delilah Johnson, along with its officers and board of directors, had planned a special event to commemorate the…

Sisters Gail Heckendorn Newton, left, a 1978 Seymour High School graduate, and Denise Heckendorn Burt from the SHS graduating class of 1976 were among nearly 250 alumni who visited Seymour's downtown and city square on Saturday, May 29, for events sponsored by the Seymour High School Alumni …