Crawford County News
Numerous felonies filed against Steelville man
A Steelville man faces nine felony counts related to two separate encounters with law enforcement in October. William Lee Rutz, Jr., 25, stands charged with four counts class C felony possession of a controlled substance, class C felony assault of a law enforcement officer in the second degree, class C felony tampering in the first degree, class D felony possession of burglar’s tools, class D felony resisting a lawful stop, and class D felony leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
Crawford County Commission notes for October
• October 7—Commissioners approved a bid for water heater replacement in the county jail. Flatt Plumbing bid for two 100-gallon water heaters and a circulating pump to be installed at a cost of $29,142.64, in addition to a necessary venting kit to be installed for $1,681. The total cost of the bid was $30,823.64, and included materials and labor (at prevailing wage).
All not happy with courthouse cleaning
Several Crawford County office holders disagree on the allocation of time for the county’s maintenance person, and on what particular duties should be required of the worker. According to County Clerk John Martin, office holders have expressed some concerns about maintenance and cleaning at the courthouse.
Veterans Day observed at courthouse - PHOTO GALLERY
A dedicated group braved the frigid temperatures on Tuesday to honor our nation’s veterans on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn in Steelville. The short ceremony included an opening prayer by Pastor Jerry Beers of First Assembly of God, the pledge of allegiance, words of gratitude and remembrance from Paul Satterfield (representing the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department), Steelville Mayor Terry Palmer, and veterans Jim Cain and Donald Gummersheimer. Rob Bowness played “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes and a closing prayer was offered by Pastor John Welton of the Steelville Presbyterian Church.
Smith tapped by Howald to be assistant PA
After winning the election just last week, Kent Howald has already named his assistant for when he takes over as Crawford County prosecuting attorney in January. In a press release given to Three Rivers Publishing, Howald announced that David Smith would be his assistant prosecuting attorney.