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Meramec Regional Job Fair being held September 10 at Knights Hall in Cuba

    The 2014 Meramec Regional Job Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10 from 1-4 p.m. at the...

Ribbon cutting held for new General Store - PHOTO GALLERY

Ribbon cutting held for new General Store - PHOTO GALLERY

    The Lange General Store is open in Steelville and continues a family tradition of general stores...

Festival starts Wednesday, Sept. 6

    The 81st Annual Grape and Fall Festival returns next Wednesday and runs through September 6. Act...

Leathers leaving county to join staff at ECC

    Mardy Leathers attended his last Crawford County Commission meeting as county clerk on Tuesday. ...

Harvest Festival officially gets under way Tuesday

    Harvest Festival begins in less than a week with all kinds of fun activities on tap for all ages...

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Construction going as planned at R-2 Schools

Construction going as planned at R-2 Schools

Renovations at the Cuba R-2 School District campus went smoothly this summer, with the interior work finished on schedule and on time for the start of the school year. New construction at the high school is now under way, with a target date of mid-October to finish the outside work. All construction projects should be completed at the campus by Christmastime.

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School district buys two used buses

    The Steelville School Board met on Thursday, August 21, and conducted business as follows:
Principal Reports
    SES Principal Lynne Reed reported “one of the smoothest back-to-school transitions to date,” preceded by a great turnout at Meet Your Teacher Night, with 92 percent of students attending with one or more parents or family members.

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Huffman resigns from school board

Huffman resigns from school board

    The St. James Board of Education accepted Gary Huffman’s resignation from the board during a special session on Friday. Huffman signed a letter of resignation due to health concerns and the board will look to find a replacement until the next local election.

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Crawford Electric members invited to co-op’s annual meeting on September 10

    The big American flag will again mark the entrance to the annual meeting of members of Crawford Electric Cooperative, set for Wednesday, September 10, at the co-op at 10301 N. Service Rd., between Bourbon and Sullivan.

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Leo Sanders elected chairman of MRPC transportation committee

    The Meramec Region Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) elected a new slate of officers at its August meeting as two-term Chairman John Petersen reached his term limit. Crawford County Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders will lead the group through the next year as chairman, while Dent County Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles willserve as vice chair and Washington County Presiding Commis...

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Missouri S&T helps PCB install solar panels

ROLLA, Mo. – Phelps County Bank’s downtown Rolla location will be drawing some of its power from the sun next spring, thanks to a partnership between the bank and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The historic four-story building at 718 N. Pine was once the Edwin Long Hotel and has been the home of Phelps County Bank (PCB) for more than 50 years.

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MDC hosts women’s trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women of all ages to a free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Fishing will start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 7:15 p.m. There is no fishing license or daily trout tag required for women during this free event. A special area of the spring branch will be roped off for use by female anglers only.

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Old Iron Works Days coming October 11-12

    One of the most popular spots to visit in Missouri is Maramec Spring Park.   This is especially true on October 11 and 12 during the Old Iron Works Days.

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Cardinals fall to Bismarck, beat Newburg

   The Steelville varsity baseball boys traveled to Bismarck on March 23 and lost a close one, by the final of 6-5. Steelville had just six hits in the game.


    Preston Griggs led the team in hits going 2-2 and scoring a run. Caleb Parry, Brandon Howdeshell, Adam Volner, and Blake Schneider each contributed one hit.
    Volner started the game on the hill for the Cardinals. He threw six innings, striking out nine, walking five, and was charged with three unearned runs. Lane Becker got the loss, pitching one-third of an inning, allowing three runs, one of which one was earned. Brandon Howdeshell pitched the final third of the last inning, walking two and striking out one.
    The team earned it first victory of the season against Newburg April 2, after dropping their first two games of the season. The Cardinal bats were hot in this one. The boys rattled out 12 hits, scored 11 runs, and won by the final score of 11-8.
    Caleb Earney led the offensive attack for Steelville going 3-3 at the plate, with two doubles, three stolen bases, and two RBI. Griggs went 2-3 with three RBI. Becker had a single, double, and two RBI.
    Becker earned the victory pitching four innings. He allowed two earned runs, struck out three, and walked three.
    The Cardinals will be back in action at 6:30 p.m. today (April 5) in the semifinals of the GVC tournament. They will also play in the final round of the tourney on Saturday at the Community Park.

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