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Cuba School District agrees to host district track meet for Bourbon

If Bourbon High School is awarded this year’s Class 2 district track meet, the Cuba School Board has...

SMS student wins VFW essay contest

SMS student wins VFW essay contest

Steelville Middle School student Gwen McClain was recently awarded the Patriot’s Pin for Missouri in...

Saturday event to benefit local families

Saturday event to benefit local families

    Boating For Buddies will hold a charity fundraiser on January 24 to benefit local community memb...

County clerk opposes self-funded health insurance

    Health insurance for Crawford County employees may change in 2015 from the self-funded plan that...

Former city employee charged with stealing utility payments

A former employee at Bourbon City Hall has been charged with monetary theft. Authorities believe she...

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Huge sculpture planned at Visitors Center - PHOTO GALLERY

Huge sculpture planned at Visitors Center - PHOTO GALLERY

It could be the biggest thing to ever hit the town of Cuba. In fact, it is almost sure to be.
An all-steel sculpture rising 30 feet into the air and 80 feet in length is being planned for construction at the Cuba Visitor’s Center.

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Ambulance district working to collect bills

The Steelville Ambulance District (SAD) board met on January 13 and conducted business as follows:

•    Bills totaling $38,233.41 were approved for payment, along with $46,273.29 in payroll.

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School district sets 2015-16 calendar

    The St. James Board of Education held a public hearing for the 2015-16-school calendar. No public comment was made during the hearing, and the board approved the dates for next school year.

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Bourbon Community Center receives grant

    The Bourbon Area Community Center received a grant of $1,000 from the Bourbon Community Foundation to help with the new lighting project at the center.  Foundation President, Mary Heywood presented the check to Barb Condren at the center last week.

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Crawford County CenCom has new storage area, updates procedures

The Crawford County E-911 office will soon be able to move some old records out of their cramped space. In a joint effort with STE, the 911 office has a new storage facility located next to the parking lot on their side of the STE building. The 911 board approved the purchase of the small building, and STE took care of the ground preparation to install it. It will be used to house old records that...

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Water district hoping to find a solution to financial woes

    A letter is being sent out to residents living within the Phelps Water Sewer District #4, advising them on the state of the district and asking to work together to fix issues within the district. Residents are looking at increased rates should action not be taken, and Ramona Rinehart and Kevin Whitener, along with a group of residents in the district, are asking for help in finding a solution....

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MDC and partners to hold native landscaping workshop for homeowners

MDC and partners to hold native landscaping workshop for homeowners

If there was a way to beautify a landscape, lower the cost of maintaining it, and help wildlife in the process, it would seem to be a natural choice. Selecting native plants can achieve all these goals . . . and it's something just about any homeowner in the St. Louis region can do.

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Discover Italy with St. James Winery, University of Missouri

    Exploring Italy, particularly the wine and cheese region of Tuscany, is almost always on a wine-lover's bucket list. Meandering through the gorgeous countryside, indulging in fine food and savoring incredible local wines – this is the year to make it happen! Join St. James Winery, along with the University Club of MU, and the Mizzou Hospitality Management School on a Tour of Tuscany.

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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.