Extension holds annual banquet
The Crawford County Extension Council held their annual recognition banquet in Cuba on March 25, 2014. Two Century Farms—the Halbert Farm of Cherryville and Summers Farm of Steelville—received certificates and farm signs in honor of their 100-year farm at the banquet. Becky Simpson, Chair of the Extension Council, presided over the event.
Man held after brutal assault
A Steelville man is in jail after allegedly attacking another man with a tire iron and beating him severely on Sunday. Brock Edward Woodfin, age 45, stands charged with class A felony assault in the first degree and unclassified felony armed criminal action. He is currently being held on $247,000 cash only bond.
Five arrested following meth lab raid
Five people were arrested and charged with drug felonies after police allgedly discovered a meth lab at a home on Thurman Lake Road near Steelville on April 4. The lab was found in a derelict residence located on the property of Kathie M. Hoss, 55, one of those charged as a result of the investigation.
County working on bridge project with Forest Service
Crawford County Road District #1 has three projects currently in the works to improve bridges and roads in the southern portion of the county. Two of the three projects involve collaboration with larger entities within the state, while the third will be completed by county crews.
Suspect whose pitbull was shot by cops arrested for domestic assault
• Dog shot by deputy allegedly used in attack on girlfriend
The man who stirred up controversy in December of last year when his pit bull jumped on a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy and was shot now stands charged with domestic assault after allegedly urging the dog to attack his girlfriend on March 5.
Clerk speaks for county during D.C. trip
Crawford County has been recognized on the national stage, thanks to the efforts of County Clerk Mardy Leathers. He traveled to Washington D.C. at the beginning of March for the National Association of Counties (NACo) annual legislative conference. While there, he represented the 114 counties in the state of Missouri after having been appointed to the Economic, Workforce, Housing Development, and Community Affairs Steering Committee by the Missouri Association of Counties last August.