New R-2 administrators getting quickly to work

    New Cuba Superintendent Dr. Curt Graves and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Scott Davidson won’t officially attend their first monthly meeting of the Board of Education until Tuesday, July 27, after nearly a month on the job. During that time, both have tried to tackle their new duties with enthusiasm.

County approves EEZ benefits for Bourbon business

    The Crawford County Enhanced Enterprise Zone (CCEEZ) has approved a real estate tax abatement for a factory renovation and modernization project in Bourbon that will include a $250,000 capital investment and the creation of 20 local jobs.

Fair auction records smashed

    In what was undoubtedly the best livestock auction in the history of the Crawford County Fair, buyers spent nearly $430,000 on Saturday and set record single sale prices for a steer, hog, and rabbits. The total sales nearly doubled those from a year ago.

Charges filed in murder of St. James man

    A St. James man is dead following a fatal shooting on Thursday, July 15, and a Rolla man now faces four felony offenses in connection to the incident.

Enrollment now open for 2021-22 school year

    The St. James School District is now accepting online registrations for the 2021-22 school year. The district has also set the dates for open houses, which will take place in August at all three campuses.

Fair’s return a big success

    Not having a fair due to the pandemic apparently left a lot of area residents with a bit of an empty feeling in 2020, but they more than made up for it last week. Big crowds enjoyed the 74th Annual Crawford County Fair, which was held at Hood Park in Cuba July 13-17, thanks in part to some of the best weather the event has had in decades.