Crawford County News

Two candidates seeking to replace Hutson as coroner

    With the retirement of current Crawford County Coroner Paul Hutson, two candidates are seeking to fill his position and the race will be decided during the August 4 Primary Election. The only two candidates in the race—current Deputy Coroner Darren Dake and Renee Ross—are both Republicans and the winner will have no opposition in November.

IMPACT 100 – Why it’s a big deal

By Lori Malcolm
    If you are a woman who wants to make an impact in your community, you’ll want to keep reading. Impact 100 is a women-led initiative that provides grants to Crawford County nonprofits. Above all, these grants sustain and support communities and people in our local area.

Man drowns in Meramec near Onondaga Cave

    A Jefferson City man drowned Sunday in the Meramec River downstream from Onondaga Cave State Park while he was trying to help another person who was struggling in the water.

County has record COVID-19 increase

    Although the total number of cases remains low, Crawford County has seen its total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increase 375 percent since the first of June. On Monday, the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) announced there has been a total of 30 confirmed cases in the county, up from 23 a week earlier in the single biggest weekly increase since the pandemic began.

Crawford County up to 23 COVID-19 cases

    There have now been 23 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Crawford County. According to numbers posted on the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) Facebook page on Monday, July 13, of those 23 cases, there are six active cases, 17 released from isolation, and two positive serology (antibody testing). There have been 1,789 negative results for COVID-19 tests.