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Crawford County News

Crawford County Relay for Life moving to Steelville

    Steelville will host the Crawford County Relay for Life in 2015. Organizers received approval from the Steelville City Council in October to have the event at the Steelville Community Park on June 5-6, 2015.

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Numerous felonies filed against Steelville man

    A Steelville man faces nine felony counts related to two separate encounters with law enforcement in October. William Lee Rutz, Jr., 25, stands charged with four counts class C felony possession of a controlled substance, class C felony assault of a law enforcement officer in the second degree, class C felony tampering in the first degree, class D felony possession of burglar’s tools, class D felony resisting a lawful stop, and class D felony leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

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Crawford County Commission notes for October

    • October 7—Commissioners approved a bid for water heater replacement in the county jail. Flatt Plumbing bid for two 100-gallon water heaters and a circulating pump to be installed at a cost of $29,142.64, in addition to a necessary venting kit to be installed for $1,681. The total cost of the bid was $30,823.64, and included materials and labor (at prevailing wage). 

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All not happy with courthouse cleaning

    Several Crawford County office holders disagree on the allocation of time for the county’s maintenance person, and on what particular duties should be required of the worker. According to County Clerk John Martin, office holders have expressed some concerns about maintenance and cleaning at the courthouse.

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Veterans Day observed at courthouse - PHOTO GALLERY

    A dedicated group braved the frigid temperatures on Tuesday to honor our nation’s veterans on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn in Steelville. The short ceremony included an opening prayer by Pastor Jerry Beers of First Assembly of God, the pledge of allegiance, words of gratitude and remembrance from Paul Satterfield (representing the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department), Steelville Mayor Terry Palmer, and veterans Jim Cain and Donald Gummersheimer. Rob Bowness played “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes and a closing prayer was offered by Pastor John Welton of the Steelville Presbyterian Church.

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