Last updateFri, 19 Dec 2014 3pm


County still looking for ways to make jail bond payment

    Crawford County’s jail bond underwriter has expressed concern about recent news that the county is struggling to come up with its November payment on the debt. Landon Boehm, of Piper Jaffrey, spoke to county commissioners at their meeting held on October 14, discussing the history of the bond as well as encouraging them to find a way to keep from defaulting on the bill. It is due November 1 and no extension is available.

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Cuba man facing four felony charges

    A Cuba man has been charged with four felonies in two separate cases filed on the same day. Ronald J. Durham, 35, faces three charges related to an alleged domestic assault on October 4, as well as a drug-related charge from an incident that took place on October 9.

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You can help victimes of domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and this is a problem that continues to plague families from all walks of life. Domestic violence is defined by the U.S. Department of Justice as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.  Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.


Drone use is demonstrated Wurdack during Field Day - VIDEO

    Farmers and ranchers from throughout the area learned about a variety of topics, including cattle markets, timber prices, new fescue results and the use of drone technology, during the annual Field Day held at the University of Missouri’s Wurdack Research Center near Cook Station on October 3.

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South-county road widths have many concerned

    South county roads were the main topic of discussion at the Crawford County Commission meeting held on October 7, but two opposing points of view were represented in the requests that were made by three completely separate groups. One side talked about the need for wider roadways, while the other felt that smaller country roads should be sufficient.

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Missing woman found dead near Berryman

    A missing person search ended in tragedy in Steelville last week when Mary Ellen Zehnle was found deceased on Saturday morning. Her body was discovered at approximately 10:30 a.m. by a local landowner who was setting up deer stands in an area of thick brush about a mile or two from the area of her disappearance. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department reported no foul play is suspected and autopsy results released Monday found no signs of trauma.

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