Last updateWed, 22 Oct 2014 2pm


Bridge accident at Berryman claims biker's life

A motorcyclist was killed last weekend when his bike was struck in a head-on collision at the Berryman Bridge on Highway 8.

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Livestock auction a big success at the fair

Sales net over $200,000, considerable increase from previous year

This year’s livestock auction at the county fair saw 136 4-H and FFA animals being auctioned to the highest bidder. Hogs were the top commodity, with 83 of them sold on Saturday, the final day of the fair at Hood Park. There were also 31 steers, eight country cured bacon slabs, seven goats, three lambs, two meat pens of chickens, and two meat pens of rabbits sold on that day.

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Steelville teen crowned county fair queen

    After a 13-year drought, Steelville reigns once again over the Crawford County Fair. Kelsie Jean Booker, daughter of Rick and Teresa Booker, was crowned the 2014 Crawford County Fair Queen during coronation ceremonies Thursday, July 10. She was sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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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 research.

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Commissioners discuss outer road project

    During the week of October 9, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Received a letter from the Missouri Department of Economic Development with an invitation to make application to the Community Development Block Grant program for a grant in the amount not to exceed $452,300 to develop a Northwye Outer Road. Discussion was held regarding the necessity to obtain more questionnaires from residents in the affected area in order to qualify for grant funds.

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Weather dampens crowd at Maramec - PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO

    Old Iron Works Days came to Maramec Spring Park over the weekend with a very large turnout. Weather worked both for and against the weekend’s activities, but numbers were good overall and the weekend went smoothly.

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