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Chamber supporters are honored during banquet - PHOTO GALLERY

Chamber supporters are honored during banquet - PHOTO GALLERY

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner on Friday, January 23 to recogni...

Beers and Diaz crowned SHS homecoming king and queen - PHOTO GALLERY

Beers and Diaz crowned SHS homecoming king and queen - PHOTO GALLERY

Two seniors were crowned as the 2015 homecoming king and queen: Jacob Beers and Carlee Diaz. The cor...

Canine search yields nothing on missing woman

Canine search yields nothing on missing woman

A canine search and rescue team from the Eureka Fire Protection District was called on last week to ...

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Beers and Diaz crowned SHS homecoming king and queen - PHOTO GALLERY

Beers and Diaz crowned SHS homecoming king and queen - PHOTO GALLERY

Two seniors were crowned as the 2015 homecoming king and queen: Jacob Beers and Carlee Diaz. The coronation took place as part of homecoming festivities at Steelville High School on Friday, January 23.

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Local student receives response from favorite author

Local student receives response from favorite author

    A local student recently received a special Christmas present from Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Reece Kinnaird had written the author three years ago and never received a response. On December 18 she received a letter directly from the author.

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American Legion Auxiliary Post 81 News

    A small, but enthusiastic group of members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 81 of Bourbon met at the Legion Post on Tuesday evening, January 20.  Treasurer Francie Rohrer conducted the business meeting. 

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Extension to offer strength-training class for seniors

The University of Missouri Extension is partnering with the Greentree Christian Church in Rolla to offer Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - a strength training program to help men and women increase strength, flexibility and balance. Participants are made to feel comfortable regardless of their current fitness level so they can safely participate and gradually build the strength beneficial for health. Bu...

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During visit to Franklin County, Gov. Nixon discusses how Missouri’s mental health initiative helps thousands get the care they need

WASHINGTON, Mo. – During a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement and mental health care professionals in Franklin County today, Gov. Jay Nixon discussed how a strategic initiative launched two years ago to strengthen Missouri’s mental health system is continuing to yield significant results. To date, there have been more than 14,000 contacts between Community Mental Health Liaisons, law...

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Eagle viewing planned at Montauk State Park in February

Guests can watch as the eagles glide across the skies above the Montauk valley on Feb. 6 and Feb. 20 at Montauk State Park. The events are sponsored by Missouri State Parks and will be held at 9 a.m. on both days. Participants should meet at the CCC Stone Picnic Shelter for the free, public programs.

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SHS track teams do well in first two meets

    The Steelville High School boys and girls track teams started the season very well, competing in the Ware Are We Invitational at Grandview High School in Hillsboro on April 2. There were 12 teams competing in the meet and the boys came away with a second place overall finish, while the girls finished fourth.  


    Sarah usher had a fine day in the distance events for the ladies team. She finished second in the 1600 (5:49) and third in the 3200 (12:57). Third-place finishers for the ladies were Mariah Zeiss in the pole vault (6’), Rachel Stice in the shot put (28’5”) and Lela Chambers in the discus (84’06”). In the team scoring, the Lady Cards finished with 65 points, trailing only to Jefferson R-VII, Valle Catholic, and Cuba.
    Brennan Cape recorded the only first-place finish for the Cardinals, winning the 3200 (10:45). Second-place finishers for the Cards were Devon Harmon in the discus (113’02”) and the 4X800 relay team (8:54).
    Cape also earned a third-place finish in the 1600 (4:51).  Other third-place finishers were Jeffery Cunningham in both the 110 hurdles (19.54) and the 300 hurdles (48.08), Jimmy Weaver in the high jump (5’8”), the 4X200 meter relay (1:42) and 4X400 meter relay team (3:59).  The boys trailed only Valle Catholic in overall team points.
    On April 4, the teams traveled to Sullivan for the Sullivan Invitational. Teams attending this meet were Steelville, New Haven, Pacific, St. Clair, Sullivan and Viburnum.
    Top performers for the ladies were Usher winning both the 1600 (5:53) and the 3200 (13:00) and Madison McClain finishing third in the 3200 (13:41).
    The Steelville boys collected four first-place finishes. Cape won the 1600 (4:57) and the 3200 (10:36), while Weaver won the high jump (5’8”) and the triple jump (38’7”).
    Cape also claimed second in the 800 (2:12). Third-places finished belonged to the 4X200 meter relay (1:42) and the 4X400 meter relay (3:56).