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

CHS to hold blood drive on March 5

on 18 February 2020

The Cuba High School will host a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at #1 Wildcat Pride Dr., inside Gymnasium. To donate, please...

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...

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

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.

Cedar Ridge Gun Club opens

on 19 February 2020

Cedar Ridge Gun Club, located just outside of St. James, is now offering monthly meets, shoots, and competitions. The club opened this month and is looking to offer shooting opportunities...

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...

Crawford

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...

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...

Phelps

Filing for county and state candidates begins February 25

on 19 February 2020

Candidate filing for Phelps County offices, along with state offices, will open on Tuesday, February 25. Those interested in filing for the August 4 Primary election will have until March...

Commission approves budget for 2020

on 19 February 2020

The Phelps County Commission unanimously approved a $32.1 million budget for 2020 on January 30. The full budget is now available to view on the Phelps County Clerk’s website.

PHA’s annual five-year plan open for comment

on 18 February 2020

The Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) will host a public hearing to accept comments on the PHA’s annual plan and five-year plan at 10 a.m., March 9 at MRPC,...

Bourbon

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...

Police chief’s hearing Is moved to March 2

on 18 February 2020

• City currently operating with just three officers Suspended Police Chief Paul Satterfield will appear before the Bourbon City Council on March 2 to determine his future with the city....

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...

State and Regional

Department of Economic Development seeks public feedback on plan for spending $41 million in disaster mitigation funds

19 February 2020

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is seeking public comment on a draft Action Plan outlining how the state will spend $41 million in Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation...

Missouri 2020 Census Complete Count Committee launches statewide media campaign

18 February 2020

This week, the Missouri 2020 Census Complete Count Committee will launch a statewide media campaign to educate Missourians on the importance of being counted in this year’s census. The campaign...

Bill would lower licensing barriers for former criminals

17 February 2020

By MARIA BENEVENTOPeggy Albers introduced herself to a Senate committee as "one of the worst of the worst that you guys would probably ever meet.""I’ve been in more prisons in...

Outdoors

MDC encourages public to Be Bear Aware this spring

18 February 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) estimates that Missouri is home to about 540 - 840 black bears with most being in the southern part of the state. As spring...

Expert warns of feral hog 'explosion' in Missouri

17 February 2020

By Seth Bodine, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Michael Bodenchuk believes Missouri should be bracing for a “pig bomb.”

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...

Entertainment

‘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...

Film features Snelson-Brinker cabin

18 February 2020

Missouri Humanities will present a free film screening and panel discussion of the documentary film “Digadohi: Lands, Cherokee, and the Trail of Tears” on February 20 at Missouri S&T. The...

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.

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...