Council continues to debate salaries

    After Steelville aldermen voted to give additional raises to three out of four City Hall employees at the first July city council meeting, Mayor Terry Beckham questioned the decision and how it came about at the July 19 meeting. The mayor had voiced concerns about the proposal at the first meeting but was ignored by the rest of the council members, who made a motion and approved it without the mayor’s agreement.

Marijuana manufacturer seeks bond backing

    During its meeting on July 20, the Cuba Board of Aldermen swore in new Ward I Alderman Dave Honea and heard a request from the owners of a new medical marijuana facility to consider supporting an industrial revenue bond for the facility.

Crawford County sees jump in COVID cases

    COVID cases are again on the rise and Crawford County is showing the increase, too. Forty new cases were confirmed in the week ending July 23, more than almost the entire month of June. More than 100 new confirmed cases have been reported since the end of last month.

County tax sale is August 23

    Real estate with delinquent taxes will be sold on the Crawford County courthouse lawn on Monday, August 23. The annual tax sale must take place on the fourth Monday of August, beginning at 10 a.m., according to Missouri state statute. The sale will take place at the north courthouse door.

New superintendent plans to listen, learn and lead

    Chris Hess took over duties as superintendent of the Steelville School District on July 1. At her first school board meeting on July 15, she thanked them. “I have been made to feel very welcome,” she said, noting everyone had been very helpful in providing needed information as she takes over the reins.

Rinehart tapped to fill board vacancy

    The St. James Board of Education has selected Larry Rinehart to fill a vacancy on the board following the resignation of Barb Smith earlier this year. Rinehart was one of three interviewed for the position and was chosen for his prior board experience.