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Steelville gets new K-9 unit

Steelville gets new K-9 unit

    Steelville’s K9 Unit has a new vehicle designed especially for its particular needs, thanks to a...

Residents can now get rid of old medications at police department

Residents can now get rid of old medications at police department

    The St. James Police Department and Kiwanis Club teamed up for a prescription drug disposal on S...

Bahr and Uffmann reign over homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

Bahr and Uffmann reign over homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

    Zachary Bahr and Alexis Uffmann were crowned the 2014 homecoming king and queen on Friday night ...

Students give commissioners updated on Vietnam War monument

Students give commissioners updated on Vietnam War monument

    Five Steelville Middle School students from Jennifer Whitson’s Current Events class visited Craw...

School board split on resolution opposing Amendment 3

The Cuba School Board has endorsed a resolution opposing Amendment 3, which will appear on the Novem...

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Cuba School District maintains accredited status

Administrators believe the Cuba School District is performing well and continues to do so. The recent release of Annual Performance Reports scoring school districts across the state only reinforces that notion, with the Crawford County R-2 School District maintaining its accredited status.

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Steelville gets new K-9 unit

Steelville gets new K-9 unit

    Steelville’s K9 Unit has a new vehicle designed especially for its particular needs, thanks to a grant from CLERF (County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund). The Steelville Police Department was able to purchase a completely outfitted Dodge Durango from the Cuba Police Department, after it decommissioned its K9 unit, through funds obtained from the grant.

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St. James voters approve library tax

St. James voters approve library tax

    St. James will retain its public library after a 30-cent per $100 of assessed valuation property tax passed on Tuesday. Voters approved the tax with 287 in favor and to 255 opposed. Revenue from the tax will provide a steady income stream for the continued operation of the James Memorial Public Library by the city of St. James.

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Man's girlfriend calls cops about drugs

    The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney filed the following felony charges between September 16 and 21:
    • Thomas L. Claus, 48, of Cuba, stands charged with class B felony producing a controlled substance, and class C felony possession of a controlled substance.

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Vote-counting machines to be tested

    To comply with Section 115.233 RSMo., there will be a public testing of the optical scan voting equipment on Friday, October 24,at 9 a.m. in the Mulit-Purpose Room, Phelps County Courthouse, 200 N. Main St., Rolla.

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More workers to be trained for in-demand jobs in STEM fields, thanks to $19.7 million grant, Gov. Nixon says

• Federal grant for MoSTEMWINS project follows similar grants won by Missouri in 2011 and 2012 for training workers in health care, advanced manufacturing
 
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today said that a $19.7 million grant to Missouri’s 12 community colleges and the State Technical College of Missouri will bolster the state’s economy and increase the number of Missourians with a post-secondary ...

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First day in the deer blind

    I anxiously await bow season each year. The first day I spend in the blind always seems to be magical and this year was no exception.

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Pumpkin Village returns on Saturday

    Local businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Pumpkin Village on Saturday, October 5, an event sponsored by the city of Steelville. The Halloween-themed event takes place at the Steelville Community Park and along the Greenway Trail.

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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.  


    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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