|Biden thinks it’s all a big joke|
|Written by Emily Mosher|
|Thursday, 18 October 2012 15:30|
Apparently VP Biden thinks our nation’s critical condition is all just a big Joke!
High unemployment, national bankruptcy looming, gas and food prices doubled, non-existent borders, people forced to take a health care plan we don’t want, enormous military cutbacks, resurgence of Al Qaeda, printing money without gold backup, plans for government takeover of private healthcare and retirement funds, suppression of Christianity. Certainly don’t see anything funny here, do you?
Steelville Schools received an excellent grade in the first round of the new state rating system. Draft releases of the new MSIP 5 Annual Performance Reports were made available to the public at the end of December and Superintendent Nathan Holder gave details on the Steelville report at the January school board meeting.Read more...
After several public meetings with citizens in the community, Ittner Architectural Leadership appeared before the St. James School Board of Education last week to discuss long-term planning information. The board met on Thursday night, receiving an update on areas the public feels the district should concentrate on improving. Dennis Young and Todd Powers, of Ittner, discussed options with the board. After hearing their report, board members decided to proceed with a $2.5 million bond issue on the April ballot.Read more...
Crawford County is looking to spend just over $100,000 more than it will take in for 2013 in General Revenue, according to budget numbers from County Clerk Mardy Leathers, who also serves as the county’s budget officer. But, those figures include the state-mandated emergency fund balance of nearly $90,000 and a county-determined healthcare fund balance of $65,000, so the actual cash balance should end at a little over $40,000. Road and Bridge funds have decent balances and the County Jail fund shows progress, thanks to a change in accounting that provides for a clear picture of expenses and revenues.Read more...
The Gold Star Boys mural was painted right after 9/11/2001. It depicts the faces of six young men from the Cuba area who fought in WWII and did not return home to their families. The families received the Gold Star Medal that was given to families who lost a relative to war. The mural was well received and makes quite a presence on Filmore Street, just off Route 66 in Cuba.
On Saturday, February 9, the St. James Kiwanis Club will host its third annual trivia night. Held at the Nelson Hart Park Community Building, the evening will be full of opportunities to win prizes while raising money for the Kiwanis. Teams of eight per table, 35 tables maximum, will handle 10 rounds of rapid-fire questions and visual puzzles.
We are now officially without a congressman (or congresswoman, if you prefer) following Tuesday’s resignation of Jo Ann Emerson as the 8th Congressional District’s representative. We’ll all get to decide who will replace Emerson at a special June 4 election, but we certainly don’t have much say on which candidates will appear on that ballot. That is not the case, however, for a handful of people, including some who don’t even live in the district.
Middleton's daughter serves as circuit clerk
The father of a Crawford County elected official was killed in a farm accident in the northern part of the county near Argo on January 19. Retired pastor Rev. Robert Middleton died after sustaining a head injury.
The varsity Tigers won the 68th Annual St. James Boys Basketball Tournament championship Saturday night. The top-seeded Tigers defeated the second-seeded Sullivan Eagles 62-55 in overtime. It was the first time the Tigers won their own tournament since 1995, which Head Coach Ben Smith was a member of the team.