Original Coolidge sold for $5 at yard sale

Cuba’s annual citywide yard sale doesn’t officially begin until Saturday, but that didn’t stop one area resident from making the purchase of a lifetime earlier this week. The Cuba resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased an original C.M. Coolidge painting valued at up to $500,000 for just $5.

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Voters to decide on county CI tax proposal

Voters in Crawford County will be asked to decide on two county taxes at the polls on Tuesday, April 6. Neither would add to the county tax rate but are extensions of what is currently on the books. Proposition No. 1 asks voters to allow the county to continue to collect a half-cent tax to fund capital improvements to roads, bridges and county-owned properties.

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School district to hold open house at high school

The St. James School District is celebrating the end of the construction projects undergone over the past two years with an open house. Residents will be able to tour the new facilities and view the many additions to the district.

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Green, Sackman and Strong seek school board seats

There are three candidates for two seats on the Board of Education for the Steelville School District. Terms are three years. Each candidate was given the opportunity to write their own profile for publication, presenting the information they believe is important for voters to know about themselves

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County seeks renewal of jail tax at current rate

Crawford County voters will be asked whether to extend the half cent jail tax at the polls on Tuesday, April 6. The question on the sales tax for the jail will be on ballots along with another county question to extend the half cent capital improvement tax used for roads, bridges, and county-owned properties.

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Cuba

Nearly 700 kids enjoy Cuba Easter egg hunt - PHOTO GALLERY

on 08 April 2021

Covenant Praise Church of God, in conjunction with the Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce, VFW Post 7147, VFW Auxiliary, DAV, Head Start, Cuba Police, Cuba Fire Protection District, Cuba Ball...

Work begins on new  splash pad at city pool

Work begins on new splash pad at city pool

on 07 April 2021

Capri Pools and Aquatics officially began work on a new splash pad at the Cuba Municipal Swimming Pool on Monday. The project will cost about $250,000 and will replace the...

Voters approve extensions of county sales taxes, aldermen reelected

on 06 April 2021

Voters on Tuesday approved the extension of two existing county sales taxes that help fund road and bridge work, capital improvements, and the county jail. In other results, the makeup...

Steelville

Rescue group questions agreement to build new pound

on 12 April 2021

Misunderstandings and errors and lack of information were the elements of the discussion held about the construction of a new animal shelter at the April 5 Steelville City Council meeting.

Chipman hosts annual Easter egg hunt - PHOTO GALLERY

on 08 April 2021

The weather was perfect on Saturday for local children to gather Easter eggs placed at the Steelville community park by Missouri Representative Jason Chipman and supporters. Chipman’s Easter Egg Hunt...

Fundraiser brings in $465 for scholarships

Fundraiser brings in $465 for scholarships

on 07 April 2021

A cornhole tournament held on Saturday, April 3, raised $465 to go toward trade school scholarships for Steelville School District students. The event was sponsored by the Steelville Welcome Center.

St. James

Sewer rates to increase

on 12 April 2021

Sewer rates will again increase this year, part of a long-term plan to fund improvements to the wastewater treatment plant, which the St. James Utility Board approved last year. This...

City begins annual cleaning projects

City begins annual cleaning projects

on 08 April 2021

Spring weather is here and the city of St. James has started some of its annual cleaning projects. Last week, the Sanitation Department held its annual citywide cleanup and the...

Sports Club's egg hunt enjoyed by all - PHOTO GALLERY

on 08 April 2021

Warm, sunny weather brought a large crowd out to participate in the St. James Sports Club annual Easter egg hunt. Over 4,000 eggs were spread out around fields in Nelson...

Crawford

Reward doubled for information on missing woman

Reward doubled for information on missing woman

on 10 April 2021

On the two-year anniversary of the date Betty Alexander went missing, the reward for information leading to her whereabouts has been doubled—to $20,000.

Deputy Coroner Bussell earns national certification

Deputy Coroner Bussell earns national certification

on 07 April 2021

Crawford County Deputy Coroner Nikki Bussell is passionate about her job and the service she provides to the community by doing it. “I love this job and honestly, I can’t...

It’s still spring brush fire season

on 07 April 2021

Despite frequent rains over the past several weeks, local firefighters have been kept busy with numerous calls to contain brush fires. Area residents can expect the fire danger to continue...

Phelps

Missouri S&T plans return to in-person classes in fall 2021 and will extend test-optional policy

on 09 April 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology plans to return to in-person classes beginning with the fall 2021 semester and will extend a test-optional policy for fall 2022 applicants.

S&T to host virtual summer camps, need-based scholarships available

S&T to host virtual summer camps, need-based scholarships available

on 08 April 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host eight summer camps in virtual settings for 2021, due to continuing COVID-19 safety precautions. The summer camps will be held June through...

MRPC receives clean audit

MRPC receives clean audit

on 08 April 2021

Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) received an unmodified audit opinion from Hochschild, Bloom and Company, LLP for the period ending June 30, 2020. The board approved a draft of the...

Bourbon

Bourbon Boosters hold annual Easter egg hunt - PHOTO GALLERY

The Bourbon Boosters hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at the Bourbon City Park on Saturday and there were hundreds of area children on hand to hunt for eggs, with...

Five seeking one spot on Bourbon Fire Board

Five Bourbon area residents will appear on the April 6 ballot for one six-year term on the Bourbon Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Candidates include Jason Delashmit, Robert Hoffstetter,...

One race to be decided for Bourbon School Board

Although there are two places on the April 6 ballot to vote for spots on the Bourbon School Board, there is only one contested race. Deborah Dicus is facing incumbent...

State and Regional

State public defender says proposed budget increase not enough to address waitlists

12 April 2021

BY MARK OSSOLINSKI, MISSOURI NEWS NETWORKJEFFERSON CITY — A proposal to fund the hiring of additional public defense attorneys in Missouri would be helpful but still insufficient, according to testimony...

House passes bill to allow higher education tuition increases

12 April 2021

BY WICKER PERLIS, MISSOURI NEWS NETWORKJEFFERSON CITY — Tuition could soon be going up for public university students in Missouri, but proponents of the bill passed by the Missouri House...

Prescription monitoring program may finally be coming to Missouri

12 April 2021

BY TAYLOR FREEMAN, MISSOURI NEWS NETWORKMissouri may no longer be the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program. On Tuesday night, the Missouri Senate voted to pass Senate Bill...

Outdoors

MDC urges public to “bee-friend” native pollinators

12 April 2021

Spring and summer months bring both the buzz of lawnmowers and bees. These fuzzy flyers are important pollinators, playing a crucial role in the production of many favorite fruits and...

MDC encourages public to leave wildlife wild this spring

09 April 2021

As you head outdoors this season to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather, you may encounter a variety of newborn animals. Young wildlife can pull on our heartstrings as they...

New handgun shooters—Join MDC for virtual Beginning Handgun class April 19

09 April 2021

When pistols and handguns come to mind, many people think of self-defense and home protection. But did you know that handguns are also a valid hunting method for several species,...

Entertainment

Real couples to star in East Central College’s ‘Almost Maine’ production

08 April 2021

The next East Central College Theatre Department’s production, “Almost, Maine” follows the journey of eight couples for one night.And it is fitting that the cast includes three real-life couples.

Blane Pressler joins staff of Ozark Actors Theatre

Blane Pressler joins staff of Ozark Actors Theatre

07 April 2021

Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Blane Pressler as the Artistic Consultant for their 2021 Summer Season.

New dates for S&T livestream of one-woman show

24 March 2021

Theater students in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages and philosophy department will perform “She Made Space,” a drama by Meredith Dayna Levy, in April. Previously, the event...

Letters to the Editor

Confused

on 08 April 2021

Along with many other people, I am confused about the political situation in our country. Therefore I intend to pose questions to those who voted for the Democrats in the...

SMTS opposes bill

on 01 April 2021

Southeast Missouri Transportation Service, Inc. (SMTS, Inc.) is in opposition to proposed legislation—like House Bill No. 52 sponsored by Representative Adam Schnelting (R-St. Charles)—allowing concealed-carry permit holders to lawfully bring...

Resurrection Day

on 01 April 2021

Resurrection Day, that glorious day nearly 2,000 years ago when Jesus rose from the dead never again to die. That day Jesus broke the chains of death, not only for...

Opinions

How MO legislature controls filibusters

on 08 April 2021

By Phill Brooks The debate about changing U.S. Senate filibuster rules demonstrates how different that chamber is from Missouri's Senate. Missouri Senate rules make it more difficult to kill a...

At one year of the pandemic, Americare looks back at lessons learned

on 08 April 2021

By Clay Crosson, President and Chief Operating Officer, Americare Senior Living On March 31, the last two Americare communities conducted the final of their three COVID-19 vaccine clinics. With these...

If your business is failing, why not increase prices and decrease services?

on 01 April 2021

If you were running a business and things weren’t going well, what would you do? Would you increase your prices and reduce the qualify of your services? You would, apparently,...