Marshall and Bair top SHS Class of 2019 - PHOTO GALLERY

A capacity crowd of family, friends, teachers, and fellow students bid farewell to 58 members of the Class of 2019 during graduation ceremonies held in Simmons Auditorium at Steelville High School Sunday afternoon.

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Sheriff’s Department upgrading its vehicle fleet

Eight new patrol vehicles will soon hit the roadways in Crawford County, providing an update to the aging fleet currently in use for the Sheriff’s Department. The new vehicles are black 2019 Chevrolet Tahoes and are part of a lease plan that Major Adam Carnal called a “good investment for the long run.”

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Tenants complain of crime at Steelville apartments

Several residents of the Wildwood Apartments in Steelville approached the city council at their meeting on May 6 to report continuing problems at the complex. After hearing of their concerns, the council recommended they talk with the site manager and the organization that manages the facility, and Police Chief Mike Sherman offered to talk with them further after the meeting about ways to address some of their issues.

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City supporting Viva Cuba plan to replace trees on North 19

The City of Cuba will assist the Viva Cuba beautification organization in their plan to replace trees and shrubs along Highway 19 North inside the city limits. The city council has agreed to support the Viva Cuba project, drafting a letter of endorsement and providing some labor for the project.

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Great Circle CEO charged with endangering the welfare of a child

The president and CEO of Great Circle, a nonprofit that provides services to children and families, including one in St. James, has been charged with multiple counts of endangering a child, according to a St. Louis TV station.

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Cuba

Shelter animal has gone from roaming the streets to selling dog treats

Shelter animal has gone from roaming the streets to selling dog treats

on 20 May 2019

Theo is a happy-go-lucky pit bull terrier mix that was adopted from the Cuba Animal Control shelter by a Bourbon family in May 2017. Two years later, and Theo can...

Woman charged in knifing at the Cuba Inn

on 20 May 2019

A Cuba woman has been charged with assault and armed criminal action in connection with a stabbing incident that took place at the Cuba Inn motel on May 5. According...

Students recognized for being MVPs

Students recognized for being MVPs

on 15 May 2019

The 25th annual MVP (Most Valuable Person) breakfast was held last week at the Cuba High School. Teachers nominate a student that has brightened their day, adds spice to the...

Steelville

Lovan’s closes after 42 years in business

on 20 May 2019

A Main Street icon in Steelville has closed after 42 years in business. Lovan’s Antiques and Jewelry is no longer open, after Ike and June Lovan decided to retire and...

Marshall and Bair top SHS Class of 2019 - PHOTO GALLERY

on 20 May 2019

A capacity crowd of family, friends, teachers, and fellow students bid farewell to 58 members of the Class of 2019 during graduation ceremonies held in Simmons Auditorium at Steelville High...

Optimists present check to Steelville schools

Optimists present check to Steelville schools

on 15 May 2019

Karen Weber and Joyce Hartzell of the Crawford County Optimist Club presented a check for $231 to Steelville Superintendent Mike Whittaker. Past donations from fundraisers have gone to helping with...

St. James

Kids’ Fishing Day will be held on Saturday

on 16 May 2019

Maramec Spring Park once again invites the children of the area to enjoy Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday, May 18. Held at the park from 6:30 a.m. until 8:15 p.m.,...

Summer reading program kicks off next Thursday

on 16 May 2019

The James Memorial Public Library will hold its summer reading program kickoff party next Thursday, May 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. The annual event will get readers registered for...

Police to purchase two new vehicles

on 16 May 2019

St. James Police Chief Ron Jones appeared before the St. James City Council with bids received to purchase two new police vehicles. The council approved his recommendation, with funds already...

Crawford

Rehabilitation Through Innovation program receives national award 

Rehabilitation Through Innovation program receives national award 

on 20 May 2019

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) has recognized the Rehabilitation Through Innovation program conducted in the Crawford County Jail with its National Innovation Award. The program worked to bring...

Crawford County Commission Notes: April 2019

Crawford County Commission Notes: April 2019

on 16 May 2019

Crawford County commissioners meet on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse in Steelville. They did not convene a meeting on Tuesday, April 2 because of the Municipal Election,...

Sheriff’s Department upgrading its vehicle fleet

Sheriff’s Department upgrading its vehicle fleet

on 14 May 2019

Eight new patrol vehicles will soon hit the roadways in Crawford County, providing an update to the aging fleet currently in use for the Sheriff’s Department. The new vehicles are...

Phelps

PPQG takes on March Madness Pillowcase Challenge, donates over 800 pillowcases

PPQG takes on March Madness Pillowcase Challenge, donates over 800 pillowcases

on 15 May 2019

At the monthly Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild (PPQG) meeting members presented Russell House staff with the last of the 862 pillowcases created during the March Madness Pillowcase Challenge.

New Agronomy Specialist Serving Phelps, Crawford, Dent counties

on 14 May 2019

The University of Missouri Extension Center of Phelps County welcomes Gatlin Bunton as the agronomy specialist for Phelps, Crawford and Dent counties. Agronomy is the science of utilizing plants for...

Congressman announces Rolla Regional Art Competition winners

Congressman announces Rolla Regional Art Competition winners

on 14 May 2019

Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) announced today the local finalists for the annual 8th Congressional District Art Competition for high school students across southeast and south central Missouri.

Bourbon

Lewis crowned May Day Queen

Lewis crowned May Day Queen

2019 May Day Queen Ashlyn Lewis. She is the 83rd May Day Queen in Bourbon.

Leasburg to hold Old Tyme Homecoming

There will be an Old Tyme Homecoming on May 18 at the Leasburg Fulton City Park in Leasburg, Missouri celebrating Yester-Years and Today: 1859-2019.

BHS awarded Project Graduation grant

BHS awarded Project Graduation grant

The Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety and Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) awarded the Bourbon High School with a Project Graduation grant to assist with expenses for the drug...

State and Regional

FCC authorizes $22 million for broadband in rural Missouri counties

20 May 2019

By Caitlyn Rosen, Missouri News NetworkMissourians living in rural areas have dealt with a lack of broadband access at disproportionate levels. Funding authorized Tuesday from the Federal Communications Commission could...

Simon's Law, debtor prison bill headed to governor

20 May 2019

By Caitlyn Rosen, Missouri New NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Lawmakers rarely agree on issues. Last Monday, however, there was one topic all of the members of the House were united on.They...

Efforts to change Clean Missouri halted in final week of session

17 May 2019

By Tom Coulter, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY —Two pieces of legislation that would have changed the Clean Missouri amendment will not make it to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk this year.Amendment...

Outdoors

National Trails Day hike at Onondaga Cave State Park June 1

20 May 2019

Join Onondaga Cave State Park staff for an invigorating hike, at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1 during National Trails Day. Named after the famed Onondaga Cave, this park offers visitors...

Stoddard County angler swipes state record for black buffalo

Stoddard County angler swipes state record for black buffalo

17 May 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Joshua Lee of Bernie on his record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo shot in Stoddard County. Lee shot the whopper of a fish while bowfishing...

Join fundraiser in Rolla to help Missouri Stream Team program celebrates 30 years of stewardship

16 May 2019

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Missouri Stream Team Program and the 20th anniversary of Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition, also known as Stream Teams United. From its...

Entertainment

Recklein Memorial Library holding author meet and greet on May 16

01 May 2019

Author Bill Shuey will be at the Cuba Recklein Memorial Library on May 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. for an author meet and greet.

Comedian Rex Havens to perform at Leach Theatre

30 April 2019

Family-friendly comedian Rex Havens will perform his multi-media show “Women and Children First” at Leach Theatre on May 3.

Spring festival is May 4

22 April 2019

The Newburg Children's Museum Annual Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Letters to the Editor

Be Yourself

Grasp firm the helm that steers your ship of life,And sail to leeward on the seas of strife;Skirt wide the brewing storm and hidden shoal,For you alone are captain of...

Can’t be heartless

Medicaid, funded by state and federal funds, provides health care for one in seven Missourians living in every county in our state. Medicaid recipients are our neighbors, family and friends...

Health department tackling big problem

This letter is to acknowledge Honor Evans, RN and her staff at Crawford County Health Department for efforts in carrying out collaborative work to address an important issue in our...

Opinions

Some policy reforms are needed for better prosperity

on 16 May 2019

By Ric W. Hafer Missouri’s slow economic growth over the past twenty years is no secret. What may surprise you is that the length of this dismal track record actually...

The passage of a state legislative era

on 15 May 2019

By Phill Brooks Missouri has lost one of the most successful and charismatic House speakers I've covered in nearly one half century. Kenneth Rothman, who died late April, served as...

Take a plastic pledge for Migratory Bird Day in the Americas

on 08 May 2019

By Becky Ewing I recently traveled to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, to visit with Dr. Cary Chevalier’s Renewable Resources Policy and Administration class. The students were...