Steelville Schools notified of Hep A case

Steelville School District personnel reported last week a student had been diagnosed with hepatitis A, but added there seemed to be a low possibility of transmission of the infection. Crawford County has reported 20 cases of infection in the last year, including at the county jail.

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G-P closes Cuba manufacturing plant

A door has closed at Cuba’s Georgia-Pacific plant—literally—but local officials are trying to open a window. On Monday, officials with Georgia-Pacific announced the permanent closing of the gypsum fire door core plant and local officials are already making plans for a career fair to help the 47 impacted workers.

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Jewell and Meerts crowned during courtwarming - PHOTO GALLERY

Gavin Jewell and Tessa Meerts were crowned as this year’s courtwarming king and queen on Friday, January 10, at John F. Hodge High School. 

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Patt retires after nearly three decades of serving Steelville

Bill Patt has retired after serving the Steelville Ambulance District for 27 years, nearly 20 of those as administrator.

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Tigers basketball courtwarming is January 10

St. James Tigers basketball courtwarming will be held Friday, January 10 as St. James takes on New Haven. King and queen candidates are preparing for a fun game and annual coronation ceremony between the junior varsity and varsity games.

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Cuba

Six more medical marijuana licenses issued to Cuba firms

Six more medical marijuana licenses issued to Cuba firms

on 16 January 2020

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced the issuing of 86 licenses for medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facilities on Tuesday, January 14. Two companies that have already...

Police seeking help to catch trailer thief

Police seeking help to catch trailer thief

on 16 January 2020

The Cuba Police Department is seeking the public’s help in solving a theft that occurred at Jim’s Motors on January 14. At Approximately 3:20 a.m., a suspect was captured on...

MBSH, Cuba School District welcome new athletic trainer

on 16 January 2020

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is pleased to announce Emily Kurtz as the new Certified Athletic Trainer for the Crawford County R-11 School District. She will be providing medical support for...

Steelville

Candidate filing ends Tuesday

on 16 January 2020

Those interested in serving on the Steelville City Council or as a member of several local governing boards have only a few more days—until Tuesday, January 21—to file as a...

Steelville shooting lands father and son in jail

on 16 January 2020

Steelville police responded to a shooting in the trailer park located on Cedar Street on Tuesday night, January 14. Although the victim wouldn’t tell the responding officer who had shot...

STE makes December Book Buzz donation

STE makes December Book Buzz donation

on 16 January 2020

BOOK DONATION – Laura Martin (center) of Steelville Telephone Exchange is joined by Lucy Harmon (left) and Lawson Campbell to show off the December Book Buzz books recently donated to...

St. James

April election taking shape

on 16 January 2020

Races for the April election are taking shape as there is only one week left to file for city or school offices. Filing for local offices will close at the...

Census recruitment event coming to library

on 16 January 2020

The city of St. James is seeking census takers for the 2020 Census and will hold a recruitment night on Thursday, January 23 at the James Memorial Public Library beginning...

Kiwanis Club presents education grants

Kiwanis Club presents education grants

on 16 January 2020

The St. James Kiwanis Club presented Alyssa Dorris (below) and Micah Bartle (bottom) with the second half of their Education Grant on January 6, 2020. Both have completed their first...

Crawford

Emergency alert system could become countywide

on 17 January 2020

An emergency alert system that was recently rolled out in Cuba is just the first step of what area emergency providers hope will become a countywide program in the near...

CenCom recognizes dispatchers for saving lives

CenCom recognizes dispatchers for saving lives

on 16 January 2020

Three dispatchers with Crawford County 911 Emergency Services received Life Saving Awards in January as a result of exemplary work that prevented the deaths of two people.

Wreck leads to drug charges

on 16 January 2020

A St. Louis man who slid off the road in Crawford County during the icy and snowy weather on Saturday, January 11, ended up charged with a handful of felonies...

Phelps

‘A Day ON, Not a Day Off’ for many S&T students Jan. 20

on 16 January 2020

A group of civic-minded students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by taking “A Day ON, Not a...

Missouri S&T and Missouri State cooperative engineering program receives $20,000 from Associated Electric Cooperative for new program in mechanical engineering

Missouri S&T and Missouri State cooperative engineering program receives $20,000 from Associated Electric Cooperative for new program in mechanical engineering

on 16 January 2020

A $20,000 gift from Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), with continued gifts for three years, will support a new cooperative engineering program in mechanical engineering established in 2019 by Missouri...

Phelps Health welcomes first baby of 2020

on 15 January 2020

Kamron James Embrey was the first baby born at Phelps Health in Rolla in 2020, arriving at 5:39 a.m. Thursday, January 2 weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5...

Bourbon

Souper bowl of Caring being held

on 15 January 2020

By Sandy Johns For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you...

BEDG making plans for 2020

BEDG making plans for 2020

on 03 January 2020

As we head into a new year, the Bourbon Economic Development Group (BEDG) is making plans for 2020. The group recently announced the start of a new barrel project and...

Man claims assault came after wife hit child

on 26 December 2019

A Bourbon man stands charged with first-degree domestic assault after reportedly causing serious injury to a woman on December 22. Zachary Paul Manson, 29, has been charged with the class...

State and Regional

Governor's proposed budget targets education, workforce among funding priorities

17 January 2020

By Emily Wolf, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Higher education funding would remain flat and K-12 schools would see small increases under Gov. Mike Parson’s proposed 2021 budget.

Transportation, crime, workforce key areas for Parson; Democrats question priorities

17 January 2020

By Madison McVan and Ashlyn O’Hara, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson focused on past achievements and future plans in the areas of workforce development and infrastructure improvements...

Department of Natural Resources loans available for energy improvements

16 January 2020

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting low-interest energy improvement loan applications. Public K-12 schools, public colleges and universities, local governments including municipal, county, regional and international airports,...

Outdoors

Give me the cheapest cell phone you have

15 January 2020

By Larry Dablemont Once a newspaper editor asked me if I ever tweeted! I told her, “Shucks ma’am, I can’t even hardly whistle.” She laughed at me, and I didn’t...

Phelps County fly fishing seminars set

14 January 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a series of fly fishing workshops in Phelps County this February. These FREE Discover Nature – Fishing (DNF) workshops will include Introduction...

Boat sales see highest volume in 12 Years in 2019

14 January 2020

By Bill Cooper Responding to a strong economy in 2019, recreational boat manufacturers, engine and accessory manufacturers in the U.S. reported their highest sales since 2007. Approximately 280,000 powerboats were...

Entertainment

Riverdance 25th anniversary show takes the stage of the Fox Theatre February 14-16

07 January 2020

Abhann Productions is proud to announce that Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will play a strictly limited engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from February 14-16.

Casting announced for ECC Musical

17 December 2019

The theatre department of East Central College is proud to announce the cast for the February 2020 musical 9-5 with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia...

Full casting announced for North American Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

11 December 2019

Full casting has been announced for the North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. The three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will...

Letters to the Editor

When were we great?

on 15 January 2020

Instead of reasoned arguments Trump resorts to name calling to attack his perceived enemies and to excite his supporters. Fear and anger are enemies of rational thought and therefore an...

Respect us please

on 15 January 2020

Dear Representative Chipman, The Clean Missouri Act passed by a wide margin in 2018. That’s because we, the voters, know that we want “clean” voting districts. Respect us please.

Confused yet?

on 09 January 2020

When the average American hears or sees the news, he might become frustrated not unlike President Harry Truman who said, “There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics,”...

Opinions

State must step up to protect local history

on 15 January 2020

History has been a hot topic in Cuba lately—specifically the city’s historic preservation ordinance, which will likely be repealed and replaced. It should get everyone thinking about preserving our history,...

Rural broadband getting state and federal push

on 15 January 2020

By Eric Bohl To be a part of the modern world, high-speed internet access is no longer optional. We’ve been saying this since at least the 1990s, yet Missouri continues...

Be sure to check out Patriot Nations exhibit

on 09 January 2020

If you don’t know much about the history of U.S. military service by Native Americans, then you have a great opportunity to education yourself over the next month by stopping...