MDC encourages public to Be Bear Aware this spring

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) estimates that Missouri is home to about 540 - 840 black bears with most being in the southern part of the state. As spring gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. MDC reminds Missourians to “Be Bear Aware.”

Police chief’s hearing Is moved to March 2

• City currently operating with just three officers
    Suspended Police Chief Paul Satterfield will appear before the Bourbon City Council on March 2 to determine his future with the city. He was suspended without pay by the council on January 27.

City Superintendent reports on utility department

    Steelville City Superintendent Jason Evans provides reports to the city council at each meeting—giving information on work underway and completed, requesting approval for needed purchases, and discussing other utility related issues. At the January 21 meeting, Evans told the council that he’d received a request from the Baptist Church Retreat Center located on Highway AA.

County Clerk reports on financial goals met

    Crawford County Clerk John Martin’s 2020 Budget Message concluded, “For the first time in nearly a decade, Crawford County begins 2020 with a positive balance in the General Revenue Fund, and is projected to end the year the same way. Solvency has been attained in Crawford County; this clerk will work to maintain it as long as he is in office.”

Film features Snelson-Brinker cabin

    Missouri Humanities will present a free film screening and panel discussion of the documentary film “Digadohi: Lands, Cherokee, and the Trail of Tears” on February 20 at Missouri S&T. The event will be held in Butler-Carlton Hall, Room 125 at 6:30 p.m.