Crawford County News
County coming up short on jail revenue
Crawford County is concerned about coming up with the funds to make the November payment on the jail bond this year. The payment due is $323,676.88, and the jail fund currently has just $191,748.27 in it (before October expenses). Commissioners met in the jail conference room on Friday, October 3 to discuss the situation and potential avenues to come up with the necessary money.
County commission notes from September
Associate commissioners Kenny Killeen and Paul Watson gave Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders authority to give the proxy vote for the county for the Steelville Telephone Exchange Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting for the Steelville Telephone Exchange, held at the Steelville High School on Monday, September 8.
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.
Students give commissioners updated on Vietnam War monument
Five Steelville Middle School students from Jennifer Whitson’s Current Events class visited Crawford County Commissioners at their meeting on September 23. The students came to check in with the commission on the status of the Vietnam War monument they have been working towards for some time.
Collector reduces delinquent taxes
Crawford County Collector Pat Schwent is making dramatic progress in the collection of delinquent taxes. Since taking office in 2011, she has decreased the amount of unpaid taxes by well over a million dollars, and she continues to seek ways to help taxpayers, political subdivisions, and the county itself with collection of personal property and real estate taxes.