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Crawford County News

Nice crowd comes to Steelville for rally-PHOTO GALLERY

    “The weather was gorgeous, everybody had fun, and it looks like, with one exception, everyone went home safely,” Tom vonHatten, co-chairman of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, reported to Crawford County Commissioners on Tuesday.

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County office filing opening on Tuesday

    Filing for county offices to be filled at the November elections will begin on Tuesday, February 25. In Crawford County, the following positions will be on the ballot: Associate Circuit Judge, Presiding Commissioner of the County Commission, County Clerk, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Recorder of Deeds, County Treasurer, Prosecuting Attorney and Collector of Revenue. The primary election for these offices will be held on August 5, at which time Township Committeemen and Committeewomen will be elected.

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Democrats seeking 120th District candidates

    Democrats in the 120th Legislative District are seeking candidates to fill the vacant seat in the Missouri House of Representatives created by the resignation of Jason Smith when he was elected to serve in the U.S. House. Governor Jay Nixon has called a special election for August 5 to fill the vacancy in the district that includes all of Crawford County and a portion of Phelps County.

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GOP taps nominee for special election

    A Rolla-area businessman will represent the Republican Party during a special election set for August to choose a new state representative in the 120th District, which is comprised of Crawford and eastern Phelps counties.

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Property tax forms due at end of month

    Personal property tax forms are due to the Crawford County Assessor by March 1. As of Tuesday, 5,790 of the 10,209 forms mailed on January 3 have not been returned. Assessor Kerry Summers noted that the count on Monday was 1,100 behind this time last year. Penalties for late responses range from ten dollars to $100, depending on the value of the property assessed.