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Man held after brutal assault

Man held after brutal assault

    A Steelville man is in jail after allegedly attacking another man with a tire iron and beating h...

Cuba Animal Control cat Patches finds the perfect match

Some stories tell themselves. They jump right out of life and slap themselves on the page, and you j...

Five arrested following meth lab raid

    Five people were arrested and charged with drug felonies after police allgedly discovered a meth...

SMS students working feverishly to honor veterans

SMS students working feverishly to honor veterans

    SMS Social Studies Teacher Jennifer Whitson’s students are hard at work on several more projects...

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City awards bid for summer holiday fireworks

J&M Displays was awarded the city’s bid for a fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July. But the event will actually take place on Saturday, July 5 at Hood Park, as J&M Displays was already contracted to shoot fireworks elsewhere on July 4.

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SMS students working feverishly to honor veterans

SMS students working feverishly to honor veterans

    SMS Social Studies Teacher Jennifer Whitson’s students are hard at work on several more projects to honor veterans—this time involving those who served during the Vietnam era.

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New council members sworn in

New council members sworn in

    New aldermen to the St. James City Council were sworn in Monday night. The evening saw Danielle Verkamp and Mag Roberts leaving the council. Following the reformation of the council, discussion was held on bids for utility contractor boring on the north side of town.

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School bond approved

    Voters in Cuba extended a city sales tax and selected members to the school board on Tuesday. In Bourbon, voters also approved a school bond issue.

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Man held after brutal assault

Man held after brutal assault

    A Steelville man is in jail after allegedly attacking another man with a tire iron and beating him severely on Sunday. Brock Edward Woodfin, age 45, stands charged with class A felony assault in the first degree and unclassified felony armed criminal action. He is currently being held on $247,000 cash only bond.

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Soldier’s body passed through St. James

    The body of Army Sergeant Timothy Owens returned to Rolla on Friday, April 11. A procession of the Missouri Highway Patrol and nearly 100 Patriot Guard motorcycle riders escorted the hearse from St. Louis to a funeral home in Dixon. Owens, 37, was killed in the recent mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, and his funeral was held on Saturday in Rolla.

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Catching 10 pounders every spring

    I caught another 10-pound fish this week, on ultra-lite gear with four-pound line. I do it about every year, while fishing for white bass on a small tributary where they like to come to spawn. Caught one last year and another the year before. I wish I could say they were 10-pound walleye, but they weren’t. They were carp! Every carp I catch during the spring is hooked in the body somehow. Wish...

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Veterans Home hosting cruise in

    A cruise in is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at the Missouri Veteran Home. The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the veterans home and will include a Cruisin’ with the Veterans at 2 p.m., where participants can take a resident veteran for a ride through St. James.

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