Area unemployment remained high in June

Area unemployment rates remained historically high in June but continued on a mostly downward trend since peaking in April when the coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of nonessential businesses. Initial monthly jobless claims also dropped.

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Bourbon School District announces reopening guidelines

The Bourbon School District released its reopening plan to parents on Tuesday. The following information was released:

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Cuba Elementary School reports COVID-19 case

Cuba School District Superintendent Jon Earnhart has reported that a student at Cuba Elementary School attending summer school classes has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Pool restricting occupancy due to COVID-19

Tiger Shark Waterpark in St. James is reducing the number of people allowed in the facility as area COVID-19 cases rise. For the safety of patrons, the number allowed inside the pool has been reduced from 200 to 130 for now.

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Livestock auction also helped fund memorial scholarship

The Crawford County agriculture community rallied around Jason Martin’s family once again at this year’s Youth in Ag show, which was held at the Interstate Regional Stockyard on July 19.

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Cuba

LMI considering sale of its Cuba factory

on 13 August 2020

According to a story in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch, plunging commercial jet orders have aircraft parts and engineering service provider LMI Aerospace eyeing a sale of its Cuba manufacturing plant...

Parents put together Cuba prom

Parents put together Cuba prom

on 13 August 2020

On Friday July 24 prom, sponsored by parents and the community was held at Recklein Auditorium for Cuba High School students. There were prizes, pictures, food, glasses, a venue and...

Lawsuit against city moved to Franklin County

on 12 August 2020

An age-discrimination lawsuit filed against the city of Cuba by a current employee will be heard in Franklin County. A motion to move the case from Crawford County was approved...

Steelville

Council discusses dog, cat limits in city

on 11 August 2020

Steelville Alderman Duane DeRennaux wants pets controlled and registered in the city. The recently elected alderman has spoken to his counterparts at the two most recent city council meetings about...

Steelville moves start of school to Sept. 8

on 06 August 2020

The first day of school in Steelville has been postponed to Tuesday, September 8. School board members met briefly on the morning of Thursday, August 6, and voted to approve...

School board chooses to offer traditional classes and virtual option, recommend masks

on 31 July 2020

Steelville School Board members held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 28 to make some decisions on how to move forward with plans for the 2020-21 school year. The nearly...

St. James

Council approves funding SRO

on 13 August 2020

The St. James City Council approved a budget amendment to fund one School Resource Officer (SRO) to assist the St. James School District. For the past several months, the SRO...

City contracts to have tennis courts repaired

City contracts to have tennis courts repaired

on 12 August 2020

The city of St. James has approved a contract with Gerald Perry Tennis Company to repair an old tennis court in the city park. The agreement will include repairing a...

Water and natural gas rates to be increased

on 12 August 2020

The St. James Municipal Utility Board and St. James City Council met in a joint session Monday night to discuss utility rate increases. The city currently has a deadline to...

Crawford

Commission approves updates to courtrooms

on 13 August 2020

The Crawford County Commission held its weekly meeting on Monday, July 20 where the circuit clerk, Karen Harlan, requested approval to go forward with modifications to the county government buildings....

Deputy coroner rescues woman on flooded I-44

Deputy coroner rescues woman on flooded I-44

on 12 August 2020

Newly elected Crawford County Coroner Darren Dake rescued a woman from a flooding vehicle on the interstate last month as he was returning from Sullivan where he had been performing...

COVID-19 cases total 77 in Crawford County

on 11 August 2020

Crawford County’s positive COVID-19 cases totaled 77 as of Monday, August 10. That is an increase of 19 cases over a week ago on August 3, when the total was...

Phelps

Missouri S&T adjunct professor named Senior Member by National Academy of Inventors

Missouri S&T adjunct professor named Senior Member by National Academy of Inventors

on 13 August 2020

Dr. Steven Jung, an adjunct professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology who developed a specialty glass used to speed healing of open wounds, has been named a Senior...

Primary election saw 30 percent turnout

on 13 August 2020

The August 4 Primary Election saw 30.71 percent of registered county voters come out to the polls to vote. Of the registered 28,796 voters, a total of 8,844 voted.

Myers named July Companion of the Month

on 13 August 2020

The Phelps County Senior Companion Program has chosen Patsy Myers as July Senior Companion of the Month.

Bourbon

City seeks to dismiss lawsuit brought by former police chief

on 12 August 2020

The city of Bourbon is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it, the mayor, and city council by former police chief Paul Satterfield. Arguments on a motion to throw...

New pastor welcomed to Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Bourbon, Rolla and Sullivan

on 11 August 2020

The Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the Bourbon, Rolla and Sullivan District are pleased to welcome a new Pastoral family to serve in this area. Elder Bryan Gallant accepted the call...

Bourbon School District announces reopening guidelines

The Bourbon School District released its reopening plan to parents on Tuesday. The following information was released:

State and Regional

Missouri receives grant for Shared Work Program

13 August 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) yesterday announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) is the recipient of two grants, totaling over $1.8 million to improve...

ECC planning video commencement

13 August 2020

East Central College will be recognizing 2020 graduates through a recorded Commencement video in lieu of an in-person ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Natural Resources loans are available for energy improvements

13 August 2020

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting low-interest energy improvement loan applications. Public K-12 schools, public colleges and universities, local governments including municipal, county, regional and international airports,...

Outdoors

Soft-shell turtles are an odd river creature

13 August 2020

By Larry Dablemont I volunteered to fry fish for those who come to a class reunion at Houston, Mo., in mid-September, so this past week my daughter and I took...

A deer hunter’s psyche: What really makes them tick

13 August 2020

By Bill Cooper The annual Missouri bowhunting season is less than 45 days away, and the rifle season only two months after that. Once again tens of thousands of Missouri...

MDC invites public to free Aug. 19 kayaking clinic near Rolla

MDC invites public to free Aug. 19 kayaking clinic near Rolla

11 August 2020

Whether you enjoy fishing area streams or you simply like to relax by spending a day paddling a local waterway, kayaks are increasing in popularity as a way to connect...

Entertainment

Vichy Fire Department to hold carry out dinner on Sunday, August 9

04 August 2020

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host a grilled pork steaks and chicken and dumpling dinner on Sunday, Aug. 9.

Summerfest is July 10-11

07 July 2020

An entire gamut of activities is being planned for the 26th Annual Route 66 Summerfest event set for Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 in the Rolla Downtown Festival...

David Phelps to perform at the Meramec Music Theatre

02 July 2020

The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps, will be featured in Steelville, Missouri on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the Meramec Music Theatre. This exciting...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t let the mob rule

on 06 August 2020

History is replete with examples of mob rule. Following the time of the Caesars, Rome was scourged by groups of citizens allowed to pillage when politicians thought it was to...

These are rough times

on 06 August 2020

It goes without saying that America is going through some rough times but there is a glimmer of hope. President Trump is telling us that American is fortunate in that...

Why does Cuba Senior Center remain closed?

on 30 July 2020

Why is the Cuba Senior Center staying closed? It is shut down tighter than a quarantined politician. No one knows (or not telling).

Opinions

Will all this planning pay off for schools?

on 13 August 2020

No matter where you stand on schools reopening and mask wearing, there is one thing you have to acknowledge right now—our area school districts have done some outstanding planning for...

To contain COVID, it’s wants vs. needs

on 06 August 2020

“I just want to get back to normal.” People say it all the time. It’s an appropriate feeling, but these are far from normal times. If we want to get...

Continuing to stay socially connected while physically distanced

on 06 August 2020

By Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center If you feel that time has been moving at a different pace during the coronavirus pandemic, it seems you’re not alone. A study...