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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...

School leaves tax levy as is

    The St. James Board of Education voted August 21 to hold the district’s tax levy at the current ...

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...



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.


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.


Golf tournament raises $17,000 for Veterans Home

    Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day as they played in support of the St. James Missouri Veterans Home. The 14th Annual St. James Assistance League Golf Tournament was held on August 11 and 26 teams competed at the St. James Golf Course to support the veteran residents at the facility.


Boosters getting ready for Fall Festival

    The Bourbon Boosters will meet on Tuesday, September 2 to make final plans for their annual Fall Festival. The meeting will be held at the Bourbon Community Center at 7 p.m.  All who are interested in taking part in the festival are encouraged to attend the meeting.


55 properties sold for back taxes

Despite the hot weather, there was a good-sized crowd on the courthouse lawn on Monday for the county’s annual back tax sale.


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.


Gov. Nixon names former St. Louis City Police Chief Daniel Isom director of Missouri Department of Public Safety

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that Daniel Isom II will become the new director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, effective Sept.1. Dr. Isom currently serves as the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Policing and the Community for the nationally recognized Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a position he took after retiring ...


MDC celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day with special river event

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Sept. 27. Missouri is a great place to hunt and fish, so there's plenty to celebrate. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a special event to commemorate the occasion—A Day at the Confluence, on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake.


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.


BMS track teams do well in Vienna

    Bourbon Middle School track season got under way when the Warhawks traveled to Vienna last Thursday.

    The boys were led by Kyle Wilkenson, who finished first in the 100 meters, and Tyler Valley, who finished first in the 800. Tyler Valley, Dakota Lawrence, Eli Sheffel and Jerrod Nolie also finished first the 4x800.
    Chris Fritz finished sixth in the 100. In the 200, Lane Licklider finished second and Brandon Siess finished fourth. Jerrod Nolie finished fourth in the 400 meter. Dakota Studdard finished sixth and Garret Joslin finished eighth in the 1200. Dakota Lawrence finished third and Tyler Brust finished sixth in the 75 hurdles.
    Chance Fields, Chris Tackett, Kyle Rodriguez and Chris Fritz finished fourth in the 4x100. Kyle Wilkenson, Dakota Lawrence, Adam Walker and Jerrod Nolie finished third in the 4x400. Kyle Wilkenson finished second and Brandon Siess finished fifth in shot put. Tyler Valley and Eli Sheffel tied for second and Adam Walker finished sixth in the high jump. Kyle Wilkenson finished eighth in the Long Jump.
    For the girls, Callie Shelton finished third and Dani Baily finished seventh in the 400 meter. Hannah Mauer finished seventh in the 800 meter. Dani Baily finished seventh in the 1200 meter.
    Mackenzie Courtoise, Sierra Jones, Abby Cornman and Sam Witt finished eighth in the 4x100. Hannah Mauer, Elleni Kardashian, Jenny O'neil and Felicity Henderson finished seventh in the 4x200. Sam Witt, Carly Summers, Dani Baily and Callie Shelton finished fifth in the 4x400. Kaitlyn Nowack finished fifth in discus.  

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