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Run, kayak, mud race raises $4,200 for track repairs - PHOTO GALLERY

Run, kayak, mud race raises $4,200 for track repairs - PHOTO GALLERY

    “Run, kayak, get messy” was the theme for the Riverat Challenge held in Steelville on Saturday. ...

Crawford Electric conducts annual business meeting

Crawford Electric conducts annual business meeting

    A stormy morning didn’t deter hundreds of member-owners of Crawford Electric who turned out Sept...

Community Bettermen judges visit Steelville

Community Bettermen judges visit Steelville

    Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) judges visited Steelville on Monday, September 8, as part of...

Crawford County has a new conservation agent

Crawford County has a new conservation agent

Crawford County once again has two agents of the Missouri Department of Conservation working in the ...

Problem at substation caused blackout

Things went dark all across Cuba last Thursday when a power outage at the Sho-Me Power Electric Coop...

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Problem at substation caused blackout

Things went dark all across Cuba last Thursday when a power outage at the Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative caused a temporary, daytime electrical failure that blacked out the entire town for approximately 90 minutes. After some emergency repairs were made, the power was restored without further complications or interruptions—but not before lunchtime business ground to a halt and schools were forc...

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Run, kayak, mud race raises $4,200 for track repairs - PHOTO GALLERY

Run, kayak, mud race raises $4,200 for track repairs - PHOTO GALLERY

    “Run, kayak, get messy” was the theme for the Riverat Challenge held in Steelville on Saturday. The event featured a two-mile run, just over a two-and-a-half mile float, and another half-mile run to a mud-filled obstacle course before the finish line. The challenge was held as a fundraiser to help with improvements needed for the track at the Community Park. The event raised $4,202, with the h...

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Local women are working to keep elementary kids warm this winter

Local women are working to keep elementary kids warm this winter

    Two retired St. James women have started a project producing hats for the preschool and kindergarten classes at the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School. Denise Gordon and Nancy Gorman have been using their crochet skills to produce the hats as part of their own “Hat Project” and hope to extend their production to include first graders as well.

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Crawford Electric conducts annual business meeting

Crawford Electric conducts annual business meeting

    A stormy morning didn’t deter hundreds of member-owners of Crawford Electric who turned out September 10 for the 74th annual meeting of the cooperative. The skies had cleared by late morning, when more than 1,200 people were able to enjoy a steak sandwich lunch cooked by the Crawford County Cattlemen.

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Security upgrade coming to courthouse

    Crawford County offices will have a new duress system in place very soon to better provide security for both county employees and for the public who visit the government buildings. Circuit Clerk Karen Harlan wrote a grant and received an award that will pay for the majority of the cost. Commissioners agreed to fund the remainder of the expense.
    A new system was recommended by an OSCA (Offic...

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Sales tax revenue declines in September

    During the week of September 11, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Approved a contract for the Maternal Child Health Services for the Health Department.
    • Heard from Treasurer Carol Green, who reported that sales tax funds received in September 2014 were down 4.36 percent under September 2013. Year-to-date receipts are up 5.70 percent over the same period in 2013.

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Several lunker caught at Ladies Fishing Day - PHOTO GALLERY

Maramec Spring Park had an awesome day at Saturday for its Ninth Annual Ladies Fishing Day, whichbrought 333 female anglers to the park.  Fourteen out of 40 lunkers were checked in with the biggest topping the scales at 7.6 pounds, which was caught by Tiffany Femmer, of Cuba, who is shown with her new lunker patch.

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MMT hosting two Christian groups

MMT hosting two Christian groups

    Two young Christian groups will perform in Steelville next week as part of the “While We’re Young” tour. 1 Girl Nation and OBB co-headline the tour that will make a stop at the Meramec Music Theatre on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

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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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