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Lots of scary fun planned for Saturday’s Pumpkin Village

Lots of scary fun planned for Saturday’s Pumpkin Village

    What started as a small event with a few local businesses involved has grown into one that bring...

County will loan itself money for jail bill

    Crawford County will make its jail bond payment on time, despite recent concerns that the funds ...

Meramec Electrical Products expands its Cuba factory

Meramec Electrical Products expands its Cuba factory

The Missouri Department of Economic Development joined company leaders of Meramec Electrical Product...

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Meramec Electrical Products expands its Cuba factory

Meramec Electrical Products expands its Cuba factory

The Missouri Department of Economic Development joined company leaders of Meramec Electrical Products Co., at a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of the company’s expanded facility located at 1 Industrial Drive in Cuba, Mo. The expansion project includes the creation of 84 new jobs and a $10.6 million capital investment.

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Steelville police were busy in September

    The Steelville Police Department responded to a total of 253 calls logged through the Crawford County E-911 office for the month of September. The following is a breakdown of those calls by category:

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James Foundation presents $5,000 in local grants

James Foundation presents $5,000 in local grants

    The James Foundation recently finished presenting annual grants to organizations and projects in St. James. Each year, the Foundation awards grants for the “betterment of St. James,” and this year eight projects received grant funds totaling $5,000.

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Local airman killed in Japan during typhoon

Local airman killed in Japan during typhoon

A 27-year-old serviceman from Bourbon was killed, along with two other airmen, on October 5, when they were swept into the ocean during a typhoon near Okinawa, Japan. Staff Sergeant Joshua Schoenhoff was an instrument and flight control systems specialist with the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.

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County will loan itself money for jail bill

    Crawford County will make its jail bond payment on time, despite recent concerns that the funds weren’t available to do so. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, a plan was approved to utilize cash from the county’s stabilization fund, the sheriff’s special funds and the prosecuting attorney’s tax collection fund in order to come up with the necessary shortfall of around $170,000 for the $323,676 p...

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Public administrator wants extra help

    During the week of October 16, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Approved making five hours of Phelps County’s dedicated hours from the Meramec Regional Planning Commissioner available to the Rolla Economic Commission if needed for preparation of a grant application for a cooperative effort between the Missouri School of Science and Technology and the Phelps County Regional Medical Center for ...

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Maramec hosting Derby Day

    Maramec Spring Park will host Fall Derby Day this Saturday, October 25. The Missouri Department of Conservation will be stocking 30 lunkers, along with regular fish for the event.

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The Civil War in Missouri exhibit schedules additional programs

    “A State Divided – The Civil War in Missouri” exhibit continues to bring in people from all over the state and some from Illinois, Florida, Colorado and Pennsylvania. 

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SHS track teams do well in first two meets

    The Steelville High School boys and girls track teams started the season very well, competing in the Ware Are We Invitational at Grandview High School in Hillsboro on April 2. There were 12 teams competing in the meet and the boys came away with a second place overall finish, while the girls finished fourth.  

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    Sarah usher had a fine day in the distance events for the ladies team. She finished second in the 1600 (5:49) and third in the 3200 (12:57). Third-place finishers for the ladies were Mariah Zeiss in the pole vault (6’), Rachel Stice in the shot put (28’5”) and Lela Chambers in the discus (84’06”). In the team scoring, the Lady Cards finished with 65 points, trailing only to Jefferson R-VII, Valle Catholic, and Cuba.
    Brennan Cape recorded the only first-place finish for the Cardinals, winning the 3200 (10:45). Second-place finishers for the Cards were Devon Harmon in the discus (113’02”) and the 4X800 relay team (8:54).
    Cape also earned a third-place finish in the 1600 (4:51).  Other third-place finishers were Jeffery Cunningham in both the 110 hurdles (19.54) and the 300 hurdles (48.08), Jimmy Weaver in the high jump (5’8”), the 4X200 meter relay (1:42) and 4X400 meter relay team (3:59).  The boys trailed only Valle Catholic in overall team points.
    On April 4, the teams traveled to Sullivan for the Sullivan Invitational. Teams attending this meet were Steelville, New Haven, Pacific, St. Clair, Sullivan and Viburnum.
    Top performers for the ladies were Usher winning both the 1600 (5:53) and the 3200 (13:00) and Madison McClain finishing third in the 3200 (13:41).
    The Steelville boys collected four first-place finishes. Cape won the 1600 (4:57) and the 3200 (10:36), while Weaver won the high jump (5’8”) and the triple jump (38’7”).
    Cape also claimed second in the 800 (2:12). Third-places finished belonged to the 4X200 meter relay (1:42) and the 4X400 meter relay (3:56).

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