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 approves sewer fix, new police officer

on 21 February 2020

At its February 18 meeting, the Cuba City Council approved two bids for materials and supplies needed to address an ongoing sewer problem at two residential homes on Trainer Avenue....

CHS senior wins $100,000 scholarship to CMU

CHS senior wins $100,000 scholarship to CMU

on 21 February 2020

Senior Madelyn Mehl probably thought February 18 was just going to be another regular day of classes at Cuba High School, but she might have been curious why her parents...

Council gets first look at administrative warrant bill

on 21 February 2020

A proposed bill that would give the city of Cuba the authority to issue search warrants to investigate nuisances on private property was discussed by the city council at its...

Steelville

City Superintendent reports on utility department

on 18 February 2020

Steelville City Superintendent Jason Evans provides reports to the city council at each meeting—giving information on work underway and completed, requesting approval for needed purchases, and discussing other utility related...

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...

St. James

Library highlights window display

on 21 February 2020

By JADYN CHIRICO, SJP Intern The James Memorial Public Library is a place that has been in our town for quite some time, it has a great history and is...

Kaufman celebrated for 65 years with Ford

Kaufman celebrated for 65 years with Ford

on 20 February 2020

Harold Kaufman has been recognized by the Ford Motor Company for his dedicated work for the company for 65 years. Kaufman has worked for over six decades as a Certified...

Youth Empowerment Project attends annual conference

Youth Empowerment Project attends annual conference

on 19 February 2020

Members of the St. James Youth Empowerment Project at St. James High School recently attended the annual YEP Conference held in Springfield.

Crawford

Drug bust locates meth, cash, and marijuana

on 21 February 2020

Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman issued the following press release on Friday afternoon, February 21. On February 21, members of LANEG Task Force, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, and Cuba Police...

County Clerk reports on financial goals met

on 18 February 2020

Crawford County Clerk John Martin’s 2020 Budget Message concluded, “For the first time in nearly a decade, Crawford County begins 2020 with a positive balance in the General Revenue Fund,...

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...

Phelps

Missouri S&T’s 2020 Mars Rover to debut March 8

Missouri S&T’s 2020 Mars Rover to debut March 8

on 21 February 2020

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Mars Rover Design Team will reveal Icarus, this year’s student-built rover, at a ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the...

Rolla resident wins $50,000 Powerball

on 21 February 2020

Rolla resident Jerry Slates won a $50,000 prize in the Feb. 5 Powerball drawing. He purchased his winning ticket at VFW Post 2025, 15035 S. Highway 63, in Rolla.

New members elected to University of Missouri Extension Council

on 21 February 2020

Congratulations are extended to four new council members and one returning member who were elected to the University of Missouri Extension Phelps County Council following elections held countywide on January...

Bourbon

Coldwell Banker Reeves makes Book Buzz donation

Coldwell Banker Reeves makes Book Buzz donation

on 21 February 2020

Corey Lawrence of Coldwell Banker Reeves shows off the January Book Buzz books recently donated to the Bourbon Elementary School by the company as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers...

Local grant will bring misting stations to Bourbon park

on 20 February 2020

Thanks to a $5,000 grant from Impact 100 Crawford County, residents in Bourbon will be enjoying a pair of new misting stations in the city park this summer. The project...

Local veteran will be honored by Belgium

Local veteran will be honored by Belgium

on 19 February 2020

World War II veteran Reid Stephens, of Bourbon, will be honored in a special ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bourbon High School when he will receive the Order...

State and Regional

Senator: Public shouldn't pay for electric car charging stations

21 February 2020

By Ashlyn O’Hara, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Doug Libla doesn’t want Missouri residents to help pay for their neighbors’ electric cars.Senate Bill 825, sponsored by Libla, R-Poplar Bluff,...

Senate proposes bill that guarantees rights to victims of sexual violence

Senate proposes bill that guarantees rights to victims of sexual violence

21 February 2020

By Jordan Meier, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Caitlin Ryan has been an ally for sexual assault victims since she was 11, when her childhood friend confided in her that...

As complaints pile up, state defends marijuana licensing decisions

21 February 2020

By Emily Wolf, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — A simple question set the tone for a hearing on medical marijuana licensing Wednesday: “How many lawsuits will it take for you...

Outdoors

Preparations being made for upcoming trout season

20 February 2020

By Bill Cooper Excitement is in the air as opening day of the 2020 Missouri trout season approaches for the four trout parks in the state. Montuak State Park, Bennett...

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a secret place in the woods

20 February 2020

By Larry Dablemont As much as I love to hunt and fish, I was born a naturalist first and foremost, and I have made much of my living actually working...

MDC offering timber harvest workshop March 7 in Gasconade County

20 February 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a workshop on the basics of timber harvesting in Gasconade County on March 7. This training will help landowners learn how to...

Entertainment

ECC screening ‘13TH’ documentary film

21 February 2020

The ECC Film and Lecture Series will screen the documentary "13TH" Thursday, Feb. 27.

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ to be at Leach Theatre

20 February 2020

The Neil Simon Festival Production Co. will present an off-Broadway performance of Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” at Missouri University of Science and Technology this February. Television veterans Clarence Gilyard,...

‘Sip &  Sample’ being held in Sullivan

18 February 2020

The Sullivan Fraternal Order of Eagles will be hosting a “Sip & Sample” event on Saturday, March 7, to benefit the Life House Youth Center. The event, which will be...

Letters to the Editor

In response to “Commissioners address road complaints”

on 20 February 2020

I happen to be from St. Louis, however, that does not make me uninformed about gravel roads. I grew up in a rural area and have experienced many hundreds of...

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...

Opinions

Privacy rights vs. the public’s right to know

on 20 February 2020

By Phill Brooks A recent lawsuit filed against the Missouri House has highlighted a growing conflict between demands for openness in government versus the expectation of Missouri citizens for personal...

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...