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County will loan itself money for jail bill

    Crawford County will make its jail bond payment on time, despite recent concerns that the funds ...

Auditor says city funds look better

    St. James Aldermen heard from Mark Kean, of Kean & Company, who reported on the annual audit...

Meramec Electrical Products expands its Cuba factory

Meramec Electrical Products expands its Cuba factory

The Missouri Department of Economic Development joined company leaders of Meramec Electrical Product...

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Meramec Electrical Products expands its Cuba factory

Meramec Electrical Products expands its Cuba factory

The Missouri Department of Economic Development joined company leaders of Meramec Electrical Products Co., at a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of the company’s expanded facility located at 1 Industrial Drive in Cuba, Mo. The expansion project includes the creation of 84 new jobs and a $10.6 million capital investment.

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Lots of scary fun planned for Saturday’s Pumpkin Village

Lots of scary fun planned for Saturday’s Pumpkin Village

    What started as a small event with a few local businesses involved has grown into one that brings several hundred people to the Steelville Community Park each October. The Pumpkin Village, sponsored by the city of Steelville, had humble beginnings as the brainchild of Mayor Terry Palmer, but has grown each year to become a much-anticipated event for local families.

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Three earn Eagle Scout honors

Three earn Eagle Scout honors

    St. James Boy Scout Troop 95 recently held a Court of Honor in which three young men achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. On Sunday, Alex Auxier, Adler Davidson and James Schisler recieved their Eagle Badge from Scout Master Joe Schisler in front of their troop members, families and friends.

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Local airman killed in Japan during typhoon

Local airman killed in Japan during typhoon

A 27-year-old serviceman from Bourbon was killed, along with two other airmen, on October 5, when they were swept into the ocean during a typhoon near Okinawa, Japan. Staff Sergeant Joshua Schoenhoff was an instrument and flight control systems specialist with the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.

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County will loan itself money for jail bill

    Crawford County will make its jail bond payment on time, despite recent concerns that the funds weren’t available to do so. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, a plan was approved to utilize cash from the county’s stabilization fund, the sheriff’s special funds and the prosecuting attorney’s tax collection fund in order to come up with the necessary shortfall of around $170,000 for the $323,676 p...

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Public administrator wants extra help

    During the week of October 16, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Approved making five hours of Phelps County’s dedicated hours from the Meramec Regional Planning Commissioner available to the Rolla Economic Commission if needed for preparation of a grant application for a cooperative effort between the Missouri School of Science and Technology and the Phelps County Regional Medical Center for ...

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Gov. Nixon to create commission to address issues raised by events in Ferguson   

• Independent commission will study and make specific recommendations for progress
 
ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he will create an independent commission to study and make specific recommendations for how to make progress on the issues raised by events in Ferguson.  The Governor said the effort must include a thorough and wide-ranging examination of the challenges that wer...

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Maramec hosting Derby Day

    Maramec Spring Park will host Fall Derby Day this Saturday, October 25. The Missouri Department of Conservation will be stocking 30 lunkers, along with regular fish for the event.

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The Civil War in Missouri exhibit schedules additional programs

    “A State Divided – The Civil War in Missouri” exhibit continues to bring in people from all over the state and some from Illinois, Florida, Colorado and Pennsylvania. 

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Cardinals fall to Bismarck, beat Newburg

   The Steelville varsity baseball boys traveled to Bismarck on March 23 and lost a close one, by the final of 6-5. Steelville had just six hits in the game.

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    Preston Griggs led the team in hits going 2-2 and scoring a run. Caleb Parry, Brandon Howdeshell, Adam Volner, and Blake Schneider each contributed one hit.
    Volner started the game on the hill for the Cardinals. He threw six innings, striking out nine, walking five, and was charged with three unearned runs. Lane Becker got the loss, pitching one-third of an inning, allowing three runs, one of which one was earned. Brandon Howdeshell pitched the final third of the last inning, walking two and striking out one.
    The team earned it first victory of the season against Newburg April 2, after dropping their first two games of the season. The Cardinal bats were hot in this one. The boys rattled out 12 hits, scored 11 runs, and won by the final score of 11-8.
    Caleb Earney led the offensive attack for Steelville going 3-3 at the plate, with two doubles, three stolen bases, and two RBI. Griggs went 2-3 with three RBI. Becker had a single, double, and two RBI.
    Becker earned the victory pitching four innings. He allowed two earned runs, struck out three, and walked three.
    The Cardinals will be back in action at 6:30 p.m. today (April 5) in the semifinals of the GVC tournament. They will also play in the final round of the tourney on Saturday at the Community Park.

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