Cuba

School board hears MAP test results before they go public

School board hears MAP test results before they go public

on 23 September 2016

The latest round of MAP test results will be made public soon, and the Cuba School Board discussed the preliminary findings at their September meeting. While Assistant Superintendent Kim Robinson...

Cuba man charged with stealing copper wire

Cuba man charged with stealing copper wire

on 23 September 2016

A Cuba man has been charged with felony stealing in connection with the theft of copper wire from a storage trailer. The theft was alleged to have occurred in June...

Girls Scouts collect items for care packages

Girls Scouts collect items for care packages

on 22 September 2016

CARE PACKAGES FOR THE COMMUNITY – The local Girl Scout Troop #154 made a donation of care packages to Crawford County R-2 Schools for students of various ages that included...

Steelville

Tennessee man arrested for gun threat

Tennessee man arrested for gun threat

on 23 September 2016

A Tennessee man was arrested after allegedly threatening a Steelville man with a handgun on September 10. Jonathan C. Walker, 36, of Medon, Tenn., is a convicted felon in the...

Possible bus shed location is questioned

Possible bus shed location is questioned

on 20 September 2016

Where to locate a new school bus shed for the district was the topic of a public hearing held last week before the regular meeting of the Steelville School District...

Free movie night at the park

on 15 September 2016

Everyone is invited to a free family movie night, sponsored by the Steelville Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) group. The event will be held on Friday, September 30 on the football...

St. James

Lynch, Fuhring are homecoming royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

Lynch, Fuhring are homecoming royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

on 26 September 2016

St. James seniors Dawson Lynch and Devin Fuhring were crowned king and queen at homecoming Friday night before the Tigers home football game against St. Clair. Lynch and Fuhring were...

VFW Auxiliary hosts Missing Man Ceremony

VFW Auxiliary hosts Missing Man Ceremony

on 23 September 2016

Auxiliary members to the St. James VFW post #5608, Mickie Jensen (left) and Cheri Luna presented the Missing Man Ceremony on Friday, September 16, at the Missouri Veterans Home in...

Barcus awarded for 4 million accident free miles driven

Barcus awarded for 4 million accident free miles driven

on 23 September 2016

Gary “Sparky” Barcus became only the third Walmart Private Fleet driver in the history of the company to drive four million miles without a preventable accident. Walmart, area, and state...

Crawford

Crawford County Felony Report

on 23 September 2016

Prosecuting Attorney Kent Howald has filed felony charges against the following defendants between July 28 and September 19, 2016: Cale Andrew Iten, 19, of Belle, stands charged with three counts...

County officials seek answers to budget questions

County officials seek answers to budget questions

on 20 September 2016

Crawford County officials want voters to pass a proposed quarter-cent sales tax in the November general election. The consensus among office holders is that additional funds are needed to continue...

County road worker questions dump truck decision

on 19 September 2016

At last week’s Crawford County Commission meeting, Road District #2 employee Adam Cloer questioned why a District #1 dump truck was parked in Leasburg at another county employee’s residence. Cloer...

Phelps

4-Hers compete in speech contest

4-Hers compete in speech contest

on 26 September 2016

“The more I experience diversity, the better I know who I am. 4-H goes a step further and creates a place of acceptance. 4-H creates an environment that nurtures diversity...

Three clues to help unlock the mystery of Medicare

on 26 September 2016

• Free Medicare counseling coming to Rolla Medicare beneficiaries can change their coverage during open enrollment from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the only time most people can...

Team Anita golf benefit registration open

on 22 September 2016

A four-person or team scramble golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 to benefit the third annual Team Anita - Pay It Forward fund. The event will be held...

Bourbon

Leasburg man fights police in courtroom

Leasburg man fights police in courtroom

on 23 September 2016

A Leasburg man verbally attacked law enforcement in a Crawford County courtroom and then physically fought with them as he was removed from the premises. Felony charges have been filed...

Two from Bourbon killed in motorcycle crash

on 20 September 2016

Two people from Bourbon were killed in a motorcycle crash in Reynolds County on Monday morning.

Fall Festival postponed due to rain last week

on 20 September 2016

It did not rain on the Bourbon Booster Club’s Fall Festival Parade Friday afternoon as just hours before the scheduled starting time, they decided the stormy weather with so much...

State and Regional

Missouri’s annual ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill set for Oct. 20

21 September 2016

Registration is open for the 2016 Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Oct. 20. More than 450,000 Missourians are already registered to participate in the annual drill, which...

Auditor Galloway issues license office audits

20 September 2016

• Results released for eight license offices across Missouri JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Sept. 20, 2016) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released audits of eight license offices across the state....

More than 100 state legislators join coalition to oppose troubling tobacco tax scheme

20 September 2016

JEFFERSON CITY (September 20, 2016) -- A large bipartisan coalition of state representatives and senators from across Missouri are encouraging voters to vote “No” on a controversial constitutional amendment that...

Outdoors

Backyard bow hunt provides adventure

Backyard bow hunt provides adventure

22 September 2016

Bowhunting has been a favorite outdoor pursuit of mine for 40 years. However, as I have grown older, or rather, matured, I have lost the desire, or rather, the ability...

A disease you need to learn about

A disease you need to learn about

22 September 2016

In the fall issue of my magazine, the “Lightnin’ Ridge Journal,” on the newsstands now, there is a letter from a Texas doctor you should read, concerning a horrible disease....

MDC reminds people that a fed bear is a dead bear

MDC reminds people that a fed bear is a dead bear

16 September 2016

 As summer turns to fall, Missouri's estimated 350 native black bears prepare for their annual hibernation -- and finding food is their main focus. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)...

Entertainment

4-D Theatre with Mark Nizer is Friday

21 September 2016

Leach Theatre at Missouri University of Science and Technology will continue its 25th anniversary season with a performance of 4-D Theatre with Mark Nizer on Friday, Sept. 23.

The HillBenders set to perform at Wildwood Springs Lodge Saturday

20 September 2016

A Blugrass Opry presents a classic rock experience from iconic British group The Who through the strings and vocals of progressive bluegrass band, The HillBenders. The show happens on Saturday,...

Old Iron Works Days takes place October 8-9

15 September 2016

It’s a cool fall day in the beautiful Meramec River Valley. A spray of colorful fall leaves float lazily from the trees finally laying on the clear waters of Maramec...

Letters to the Editor

Vote for best person, even if not Christian

on 21 September 2016

Wow, those were quite some letters last week by Eric Jacobson and George W. Hoeltje. While I don’t know enough about either’s concern, and I’m not making light of them,...

Time for a change

on 21 September 2016

I think it’s about time the residents of Indian Hills get together and participate in the removal of board member Mark Miller. He is up to no good again, this...

Learn local history

on 21 September 2016

Having traveled to Fort Davidson State Historic Site recently, we became aware of the Battle of Leasburg also. This Civil War battle of 1864 occurred when Union troops miraculously escaped...

Opinions

Historic veto session

on 21 September 2016

The recent veto session of Missouri's legislature added another page in an historic record of legislative defeats for the state's governor. Nearly two-thirds of Jay Nixon's vetoes were overridden this...

Have dignity for Missouri's Capitol

on 25 August 2016

The recent conviction of 22 protesters whose 2014 demonstration in the Missouri Senate visitors' gallery chamber forced the Senate to recess is an indication of how different Missouri's Capitol is...

Republicans, Democrats and the stakes for religious freedom

on 18 August 2016

As this strange, unorthodox and downright scary presidential campaign heads into the final stretch, let's pause to consider what’s at stake for religious freedom in this election.