Virtual instruction goes well, Graves says

After closing down on November 6 due to a large number of students and staff in quarantine, the Cuba School District was scheduled to return to in-person learning on Monday, but a lack of bus drivers pushed that back one day. During the closure, teachers and staff used virtual instruction methods.


Caring Center purchases new grant funded van

The St. James Caring Center has purchased a new passenger van through Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) act to aid with services offered by the facility, including deliveries to homebound seniors, trips for seniors, and pickup and deliveries, and more.


Brummet wins second world championship

Cuba native Jeff Brummet, who now lives in St. James, recently won his second straight world championship at the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Competition in Texas.


STE awarded $29.6 million in USDA funding

Steelville Telephone Exchange has received $29.6 million in federal funding to continue its work to bring high-speed internet to its customers.


Phelps County Animal Rescue now open

Phelps County Animal Rescue held its grand opening on Saturday, November 7. The non-profit, no-kill shelter is now open and working to help families in the community adopt animals in need.


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City council stalls on COVID measures

on 23 November 2020

The Cuba City Council met November 17 and discussed the possible implementation new closures for city offices due to the pandemic. Emergency Preparedness Director Rodney Neff reported his recommendations to...

Kiwanis provide October books

on 18 November 2020

Students at Cuba Schools show off the October Book Buddy books recently donated by the Cuba Kiwanis Club to the school library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In...

Chamber announces lighting contest

on 18 November 2020

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that it will be sponsoring its annual Christmas lights decorating contest again this year.


School staff not deemed 'essential workers'

on 21 November 2020

Although the Steelville School Board voted to implement a mask mandate for students and staff in order to keep more students in school during the COVID-19 pandemic, the board did...

Chamber asks Steelville to light up for Christmas

on 21 November 2020

The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce announced last week that there will not be a Christmas parade down Main Street this year because of the ongoing pandemic. Instead, the organization...

Steelville students must mask up

on 20 November 2020

Most students in the Steelville School District will be required to wear face coverings beginning on Wednesday, December 2. The new rule will allow more students to continue to attend...

St. James

Board hears construction update

Board hears construction update

on 23 November 2020

The St. James School District construction project is quickly nearing completion. Eric Sherrill, of Branco Enterprises Inc., project manager, gave the St. James Board of Education an update on the...

Chamber planning Chrsitmas events

on 23 November 2020

The St. James Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and its Christmas Committee are hosting two Christmas Celebrations this year.

Field named after Bruce Courtney

Field named after Bruce Courtney

on 19 November 2020

A field at Nelson Hart Park has been named after long-time Sports Club member Bruce Courtney. A ceremony was held Monday afternoon to officially announce the name change.


CC COVID cases increase by more than 100 for third straight week

on 23 November 2020

More than 100 new COVID-19 cases were again reported over the past week in Crawford County, making this the third week in a row that number has been over that...

CCSO canine locates lost hunter

CCSO canine locates lost hunter

on 21 November 2020

Canine Max, with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, led a successful search and rescue effort to locate a missing hunter on November 19.

COVID testing event scheduled for December 1

on 21 November 2020

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has announced that it will be conducting a free COVID-19 testing event on December 1 at the Cuba Knights of Columbus Hall.


Rolla Chamber to celebrate Small Business Week

on 23 November 2020

Earlier this year, National Small Business Week was cancelled, so the RACC has decided to host our own local Small Business Week celebration (November 28-December 5). Below are the details...

UM System to invest in Missouri S&T humanities research

on 20 November 2020

Two research projects involving faculty at Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the research and creative works projects in the areas of arts, humanities, and social and behavioral...

Huebner receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

Huebner receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

on 20 November 2020

Dr. Wayne Huebner, professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, received a 2020 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education and was recognized during a surprise celebration...


Bourbon schools unlikely to make mask policy change

on 17 November 2020

Following an announcement by the state that last week that schools can stop quarantining students and staff if they have possibly been exposed to the coronavirus as long as everyone...

More charges filed in Bourbon shooting case

on 03 November 2020

The man who allegedly fired shots at another person outside of Bourbon on October 20 is in jail. The 21-year-old was originally charged with three felonies and held on a...

Shots fired lead to felony charges for Bourbon man

on 27 October 2020

The man who allegedly fired shots at another person outside of Bourbon last week is in jail. The 21-year-old has been charged with three felonies and is being held on...

State and Regional

State of Missouri issues public health warning

21 November 2020

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in conjunction with an extension of the state’s state of emergency order issued by the governor on November 20, issued a...

Governor signs Executive Order 20-19 extending state of emergency in Missouri

20 November 2020

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson on Thursday signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri...

Missouri 2021 hosting live virtual program series for Missouri’s Bicentennial

19 November 2020

Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. Leading up...


MDC thanks deer hunters for help with CWD sampling

23 November 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) thanks the many deer hunters who participated in its tissue sampling efforts in 30 counties Nov. 14 and 15 to find cases of chronic...

Nov. 25 MDC online program offers tips on frying fish

23 November 2020

Turkey and dressing aren’t the only food choices at this time of year. Watching and listening to fish filets sizzle in a skillet or fish fryer is a great ending...

MDC holds Introduction to Handguns online class Dec. 7

20 November 2020

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,...


ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

28 October 2020

Join the East Central College Theatre Department on campus for a chilling theatrical experience featuring storytelling and surprises. Tales from the Shadows is a unique outdoor event that includes a...

OAT Radio Show planned for October 29-30, November 6-7

21 October 2020

The Cedar Street Players, the Community Theatre branch of Ozark Actors Theatre’s, are pleased to present the ​OAT Radio Show,​ October 29, and 30, and November 6 and 7. This...

Missouri S&T theatre to host virtual ‘choose your own adventure’ play

16 October 2020

Students of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present a two-part interactive Zoom play this October that allows attendees to create their own stories.

Letters to the Editor

Food pantry will accept food items

on 19 November 2020

Since the Boy Scouts will not be helping to garner non-perishable food products for the Food Pantry in Bourbon this year, we will be accepting these products at the shop.


on 12 November 2020

I am disappointed and saddened. Not mainly, however, because Donald Trump may not ultimately be president, but mainly because 70 million adult people voted for two attitudinal preborn baby killers,...

Be civil before, during and after the election

on 30 October 2020

Discussion and debate has always been a part of rural America.


We cannot allow our 1st Amendment rights to become ‘wrongs’

on 19 November 2020

By Gene Policinski When do our First Amendment rights become “wrongs?” Well, when it comes to exercising your rights of free speech, assembly and petition in Tennessee, be careful. Setting...

On behalf of the First Amendment: ‘Dear Mr. President’

on 12 November 2020

By Gene Policinski Dear Mr. President: Congratulations on your election victory. That’s a non-partisan congratulations. The First Amendment, with its 45 words encompassing our core freedoms of religion, speech, press,...

Election night reporting history

on 12 November 2020

By Phill Brooks There are four Missourians who helped develop the systems that provide you with accurate and prompt election night returns. To understand this column, you need to realize...