Officer shot, suspect killed during domestic disturbance

A Cuba police officer was shot in the line of duty on Saturday, Feb. 8. The suspect who reportedly fired at the officer was killed when the officer returned fire.

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Palmer and Williams are crowned at CHS courtwarming games - PHOTO GALLERY

Cuba High School seniors Al Palmer and Audrey Williams were crowned king and queen during the 2019-20 Wildcats Basketball Courtwarming, which was held Friday evening in Mike Voigt Gymnasium at the high school.

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Freshmen take SHS homecoming crowns

The 2020 Steelville High School Homecoming king is Kyle Killeen and the queen is Courtney Diaz. The two freshmen were crowned at the ceremony held between the JV and varsity boys basketball games against Bourbon on Friday, Feb 7.

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Wilson receives Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The St. James Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, at Just a Taste in St. James, giving top honors to individuals, business, and organizations that helped shape 2019 in a successful year for the Chamber and St. James.

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New preliminary county flood map has Steelville stakeholders concerned

A Crawford County Flood Study Review Meeting was held at Cuba City Hall on Thursday, January 23, but it was a new proposed flood plain map for Steelville that garnered all the attention. If the map is ultimately approved as it was presented, it will create even further development problems for the city.

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Cuba

Council told AlertCuba signup going well

on 12 February 2020

Enrollment in the city of Cuba’s new mass notification system has been going well, Emergency Preparedness Director Rodney Neff told the city council on February 4. More than 750 people...

Duffel bags, hygiene supplies delivered

Duffel bags, hygiene supplies delivered

on 12 February 2020

Totes for Tots and Teens delivered 30 duffel bags and hygiene supply kits to the Cuba CASA office, which shares them with four other offices in their District. Ann Mullen...

Officer shot, suspect killed during domestic disturbance

on 11 February 2020

A Cuba police officer was shot in the line of duty on Saturday, Feb. 8. The suspect who reportedly fired at the officer was killed when the officer returned fire.

Steelville

Mayor makes appointments

on 14 February 2020

Steelville Mayor Michael Keen made his annual appointments for various positions within the city at the January 21 council meeting, although there was a question on the timing, and one...

City not following state law on financial reporting

on 11 February 2020

The city of Steelville is behind on financial reports, including at least one required by law. Missouri state law says that cities of Steelville’s size must publish a financial statement...

Freshmen take SHS homecoming crowns

Freshmen take SHS homecoming crowns

on 11 February 2020

The 2020 Steelville High School Homecoming king is Kyle Killeen and the queen is Courtney Diaz. The two freshmen were crowned at the ceremony held between the JV and varsity...

St. James

Senior Beta Club makes 15 blankets for senior citizens

Senior Beta Club makes 15 blankets for senior citizens

on 13 February 2020

By Jadyn Chirico The Saint James Beta Club, a group of students at the high school that focus on leadership and community service, recently held a blanket drive. Senior Beta’s...

City hears citizen’s concerns

on 13 February 2020

The St. James City Council met on Monday, February 10 but did not have enough members for a quorum and could not vote on any matters on the agenda. They...

Registration for Race to End ALZ is now open

on 13 February 2020

The Second Annual Race to End Alzheimer’s 5K will be held on Saturday, April 11, and registration is open to those wanting to participate in this year’s event. The event...

Crawford

Candidates for county offices may file on February 25

on 14 February 2020

Candidate filing for Crawford County offices will begin on Tuesday, February 25, for the August 4 Primary Election. Positions that will open at the end of this year are District...

Sheriff’s department receives grant funds for equipment

on 11 February 2020

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a total of $9,890.70 in public safety grant money from the state of Missouri. This money has been used already to purchase...

CCHD provides nutrition program to women, children

on 11 February 2020

The Crawford County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2020 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health...

Phelps

Missouri S&T to host Graduate Student Recruitment Day 

on 13 February 2020

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host its first Graduate Student Recruitment Day on Saturday, March 7. The informational event...

Mobile Vet Center coming to Rolla Thursday

on 12 February 2020

The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and the Columbia Vet Center are teaming up to provide area Veterans with services such as Veterans Health Administration enrollment, and counseling for...

Phelps County PHA receives clean audit

on 11 February 2020

The Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) received an unmodified audit report from Hochschild, Bloom and Company, LLP for the period ending June 30, 2019. An unmodified audit report occurs...

Bourbon

Meet the candidate night being held

on 11 February 2020

By Alice Bremer The Bourbon Boosters met at the Community Center on February 4 for the first meeting of 2020. Election of officers was held and all were re-elected to...

Eikermann among ATSU students who give back to community with ‘Warm Up Kirksville’ event

Eikermann among ATSU students who give back to community with ‘Warm Up Kirksville’ event

on 07 February 2020

By Jason Hunsicker, social media & public relations manager at ATSU On a cold, blustery Saturday morning, A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) student Nathan Boys, OMS II,...

Council seeks to fire police chief

on 05 February 2020

The Bourbon City Council has started the process under state law to remove its police chief, Paul Satterfield, from office. A hearing with Satterfield to make a final determination on...

State and Regional

Senators follow party lines — with one exception — in Clean Missouri vote

14 February 2020

BY ASHLYN O’HARAClean Missouri just got one step closer to reappearing on November’s ballot.The Missouri Senate voted 22-9 in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 38, sponsored by Sen. Dan Hegeman,...

Senate bill would require DNA testing for all felony arrests

14 February 2020

By JORDAN MEIERKatie Sepich was raped, strangled and set on fire outside her New Mexico home in 2003. After DNA was found under her fingernails, her family hoped that police...

House committee approves bill to tax online sales

14 February 2020

BY SPENCER NORRIS A House bill that won committee approval Monday would impose a tax on online sales, but it’s unknown how much revenue it would bring in or lose.

Outdoors

Anglers getting ready for March 1 trout opener

14 February 2020

March 1 marks the annual opening of catch-and-keep trout fishing in Missouri at the state’s four trout parks: Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Licking, Roaring...

Here’s an old-timers tall tale about a big walleye

13 February 2020

By Larry Dablemont Back in the ‘70s, when I was working as an outdoor columnist for the Arkansas Democrat, I became involved in the Greer’s Ferry Walleye Tournament, which took...

Conservation Federation hosted media event of a lifetime

13 February 2020

By Bill Cooper The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) recently hosted 18 outdoor communicators from across the state of Missouri at their 2020 Media Camp held at Lilleys’ Landing on...

Entertainment

Acclaimed pianist to perform at ECC

12 February 2020

Pianist Lindsay Garritson will perform Friday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. at East Central College Hanson Hall 105.

399th Army Band to join S&T band for free concert on Sunday, February 16

11 February 2020

Members from the 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will join the Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for a free concert this...

The Band’s Visit playing at the Fox

05 February 2020

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is proud to have THE BAND’S VISIT, one of the most Tony Award®-winning musicals in history, come to St. Louis from February 25 – March 8....

Letters to the Editor

Abortion still wrong

on 13 February 2020

Sorry to write again so soon, but I want to comment on something said by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, of Michigan, in her Democratic response to Pres. Trump's State of the...

How can you follow Jesus and Trump?

on 13 February 2020

Like many, I’m perplexed by the divide in the Christian community over President Trump—but I’m not surprised. The media is fueling lies, and the world is listening. This was demonstrated...

Oaths require a guilty verdict

on 06 February 2020

We have just witnessed the complete capitulation of the Senate Republican leadership to the Trump lawlessness. I do remember when the Republican Party was a party of strong conservatism, coupled...

Opinions

For 150 years, innovation has run through Mo. S&T

on 13 February 2020

By Mohammad Dehghani Doppler radar. Mobile payment systems. A GPS in the palm of your hand. We take these types of everyday technologies for granted. But behind each of them...

Dark money in the 2020 campaigns

on 06 February 2020

By Phill Brooks The Missouri Ethics Commission has struck another blow against "dark money." The term describes money spent on behalf of candidates and ballot issues using a legal loophole...

Don’t let special interests control our local libraries

on 05 February 2020

An area library official recently expressed concern about Missouri House Bill 2044, otherwise known as the “Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act.” The bill should concern everyone, especially parents, as...