Last updateFri, 19 Dec 2014 3pm


Fireman terminated after arrest

    Steelville volunteer firefighter Daniel Jewell was terminated from the Steelville Fire Protection District on Friday, after the board discovered that he had been arrested for alleged child molestation. Jewell, 30, of Steelville, had just recently completed his probationary period with the SFPD, after serving six months with the department.

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Domestic violence victims could get more support

    Domestic violence continues to be a problem and the need for assistance to victims is growing in Crawford County. As a result, more funding is needed to provide for the programs that help.

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Fire department investigates carbon monoxide alarm

    The Steelville Fire Protection District responded to the following calls between September 23 and 29:
    • September 24—Assisted at a landing zone set up for EMS.

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School district receives good audit report

    The St. James School District has received a clean audit of last year’s finances. Joe Leathers, CPA, conducted the audit and reported his findings to the Board of Education on Thursday night.
    “As of June 30, no qualifications were reported. It was a clean opinion of what was reported,” Leathers told the board.

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School board hears phone system proposal

    St. James Schools Network Administrator Josh Cahill and consultant Nick Krueger updated the St. James Board of Education about the condition of the district’s phone system during Thursday night’s monthly board meeting. The phone system is aging and could go out at anytime, leading to a recommendation being given on the estimated costs of updating every campus in the district.

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Chamber seeking nominations for its annual awards

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2014 Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards. Nominees are considered and the winners will be announced during the January Chamber awards banquet.