Buyers make a great fair auction for local youth

Total livestock sales at the 2019 Crawford County Fair reached the highest level in several years, with buyers supporting local youth to the tune of $221,810.80 in gross sales.
 

Leonard crowned 2019 Fair Queen – PHOTO GALLERY

Charley Leonard was crowned the 2019 Crawford County Fair Queen at a coronation ceremony held at the Crawford County Fair's Main Stage on Wednesday night.

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Police investigating vandalism of youth football equipment

The St. James Police Department is investigating vandalism that took place at the youth football equipment storage room. Youth football players were preparing for the start of summer camp, when they discovered their storage area had been broken into and their gear damaged.

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City to halt yard waste collection in August

The city of St. James will halt collection of yard waste in August as it reassesses the cost effectiveness of the process. Currently, the city is down two workers and spending hundreds of man hours the first week of every month in collecting and disposing of residential yard waste, and the council agreed to stop collection for at least the next month to get caught up on other city projects ongoing this summer.

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Steelville residents complain about suspected illegal activity

Several frustrated neighbors have complained to the Steelville City Council twice about a residence on Keysville Road. The neighbors say the renters of the home have too many people living on the property, are selling drugs, have trash everywhere, and threaten them. Steelville police have responded that they are investigating the situation, but they have no proof of illegal activity there yet.

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Cuba

Plaque company does not represent Three Rivers Publishing

on 18 July 2019

ATTENTION TRP CUSTOMERS - It has come to our attention that an out-of-state company has been contacting our customers and trying to sell them plaques using articles about those businesses...

Marie Seely honored at Annual Skills USA Workforce Development event

on 16 July 2019

A career and technical student in Missouri won one of the nation's highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 26-27. More than 6,500 students...

City remembers Les Murdock, who served 13 years as alderman

City remembers Les Murdock, who served 13 years as alderman

on 15 July 2019

The City of Cuba mourns the passing of one of its former leaders in the community. Les Murdock, who served as both mayor and city councilman, passed away on July...

Steelville

Steelville School Board Notes

on 08 July 2019

The Board of Education for the Steelville School District met on Thursday, June 20 to conduct business as follows for the district. • Board members approved all consent agenda items...

Steelville residents complain about suspected illegal activity

Steelville residents complain about suspected illegal activity

on 08 July 2019

Several frustrated neighbors have complained to the Steelville City Council twice about a residence on Keysville Road. The neighbors say the renters of the home have too many people living...

School board approves $10 million budget

School board approves $10 million budget

on 03 July 2019

Steelville Schools Superintendent Mike Whittaker presented an annual budget to the school board for approval at a special meeting held on June 25. He told board members he anticipates “a...

St. James

Local busineses, residents Take a Stand against child abuse

Local busineses, residents Take a Stand against child abuse

on 19 July 2019

Phelps County Bank (PCB) sponsored the annual Take a Stand Against Child Abuse program last Friday and Saturday. Lemonade stands were set up throughout Phelps County as volunteers sold refreshments...

Library hosts 'Scraps in the Shed' antique appraisal event

Library hosts 'Scraps in the Shed' antique appraisal event

on 19 July 2019

Friends of the Library sponsored Scraps in Your Shed on Saturday, June 29. For $5, Joe Cardetti, of Kracker Barrel Antiques, appraised patron’s antiques, bringing his years of antique experience...

Mo Humanities begins setup of archeological facility

on 18 July 2019

The Missouri Humanities Council has begun work on establishing an artifact preservation area in the former offices of The James Foundation. The facility is currently being converted into an area...

Crawford

Commission hears from citizens, accepts banking bid

on 19 July 2019

Crawford County Commissioners met each Tuesday morning in June to discuss business as follows for the county.June 4 During citizen participation, Tim Lincoln complained about trash dumped on private property...

Two women killed in two wrecks

Two women killed in two wrecks

on 17 July 2019

Two fatal crashes in two days took the lives of two women in Crawford County. One happened on Interstate 44, west of Bourbon, and the other on Highway Z, near...

Two county residents face drug charges

Two county residents face drug charges

on 16 July 2019

Felony drug charges were filed by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney against the following people in recent weeks.

Phelps

Phelps County PHA elects new officers

on 18 July 2019

The Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) elected new officers for fiscal year 2019-2020. Phelps County Presiding Commissioner Randy Verkamp will serve as chairman, while Maries County Presiding Commission Vic...

MRPC board learns broadband in rural counties is critical issue

MRPC board learns broadband in rural counties is critical issue

on 17 July 2019

Some 1.04 million rural Missourians are without access to broadband internet. Tim Arbeiter, director of Broadband Development with the Missouri Department of Economic Development shared this and other information with...

Edwards elected treasurer of MCEC

Edwards elected treasurer of MCEC

on 16 July 2019

Dr. Greg Edwards of St. James was elected treasurer of the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation (MCEC). MCEC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that works in partnership with Meramec Regional Planning...

Bourbon

Celebrate National Baked Bean Month at Bourbon Library

The Bourbon Library is holding a baked bean cookoff to celebrate National Baked Bean Month.

Fatal wreck claims life of Leasburg man fleeing from deputy

Fatal wreck claims life of Leasburg man fleeing from deputy

A Leasburg man was killed on Friday, June 28, when he wrecked the car he was driving while fleeing from law enforcement. A passenger in the vehicle sustained serious injuries...

New minister at Bourbon church

First United Methodist Church of Bourbon is pleased to announce the appointment of new minister Rev. Alecia Fischer. Her first Sunday to preach will be July 7, with services beginning...

State and Regional

Governor signs executive order to establish Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group

18 July 2019

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-14, establishing Missouri’s Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group.

Commission approves STIP

Commission approves STIP

18 July 2019

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the 2020-24 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Governor takes action to curb rising healthcare premiums for Missourians

17 July 2019

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-13, creating the Missouri Health Insurance Innovation Task Force. The Governor’s action aims to curb rising healthcare premiums and increase access and competition...

Outdoors

Powder Valley Nature Center welcomes Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, August 9

Powder Valley Nature Center welcomes Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, August 9

19 July 2019

KIRKWOOD, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Nature Center will host a special program, “An Evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis,” Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. It will...

MDC Creature Feature: Possum on a Half Shell

MDC Creature Feature: Possum on a Half Shell

18 July 2019

What do possum on a half-shell, Texas speedbump, and pocket dinosaur all have in common? They’re all the same animal – the nine-banded armadillo. These mammals, known for being common...

Grandkids enjoy hangin’ outdoors with their Pawpaw

Grandkids enjoy hangin’ outdoors with their Pawpaw

17 July 2019

Grandchildren are amazing creatures. They come along at the perfect time in life, after we have raised our own children and they have left the nest. Grandchildren fill that massive...

Entertainment

'Accidental Artist' planning Heartland Arts sale to benefit Santana's Hope 4 Paws

'Accidental Artist' planning Heartland Arts sale to benefit Santana's Hope 4 Paws

18 July 2019

By Mary Young, member STARCO It’s no accident that Heartland Arts (Evans House, 303 Main Street, Steelville) features some of the finest artwork in Missouri. During the month of July,...

Onondaga Cave State Park hosting 'Hot August'

17 July 2019

The Onondaga Cave Association in conjunction with the Missouri Arts Council will host a music event from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 in the Big Room of Onondaga...

Leach Theatre announces 2019-20 season

Leach Theatre announces 2019-20 season

25 June 2019

Leach Theatre will open its 28th season with a performance by the swing and jazz big band The Cab Calloway Orchestra. The 2019-20 Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS) will feature...

Letters to the Editor

Colonists went against the will of God

on 18 July 2019

I am a Patriot and Constitution defender. However, based upon Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2 in the Bible where Apostles Paul and Peter tell us to obey the government—unless...

Crisis at the border

on 11 July 2019

We have a humanitarian crisis at the border and our country’s response to it is shameful. People who are seeking asylum from threats to their lives are being detained in...

Better laws for animals than unborn

on 02 July 2019

Re: Elizabeth Foster’s comments on Abortion. Abortion is murder. Most people of color keep their babies, and the family helps to raise the children. (It takes a village.) Many poor...

Opinions

It is time to recognize the journalists who gave it all

on 18 July 2019

By the National Newspaper Association Washington D.C. — World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle died during the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. In his pocket was a draft of his...

Missouri takes center stage in rural broadband debate

on 18 July 2019

By Eric Bohl Broadband internet has been a hot policy issue in the Missouri legislature the past several years. The United States Congress is also beginning to recognize the importance...

We can celebrate good food and stable prices

on 11 July 2019

By Diane Olson Parades, carnivals, fireworks, food, family and friends are part of traditional 4th of July festivities. As we commemorate the independence of our country, consumers can add stable...