Cuba

Fire chief talks building codes with council in wake of major fire

Fire chief talks building codes with council in wake of major fire

on 02 September 2015

Strengthening building codes and their enforcement may be needed to ensure that another tragic fire like the one that burned Tennyson Plaza on August 28 doesn’t happen again in Cuba.

Friday afternoon fire burns Tennyson Plaza ~ PHOTO GALLERY

Friday afternoon fire burns Tennyson Plaza ~ PHOTO GALLERY

on 31 August 2015

Several Cuba businesses are now looking for new homes, after a fire on Friday burned the Tennyson Plaza. Fourteen different fire departments were called to the scene to assist with...

City votes to keep Lowes Landscaping tree bid in effect

on 25 August 2015

Amid some controversy regarding the city’s bid process for tree trimming services, the Cuba City Council decided it would honor the bid it had first approved.

Steelville

Steelville Police Report

Steelville Police Report

on 04 September 2015

The Steelville Police Department responded to a total of 306 calls logged through the Crawford County E-911 office for the month of July. The following is a breakdown of those...

Steelville Fire Protection District Report

Steelville Fire Protection District Report

on 03 September 2015

The SFPD board met on August 10 and conducted business as follows.• The fire district is working on an audit with Janet Marrow, CPA, from Sullivan, to ensure finances and...

Harvest Festival is next week

on 03 September 2015

Harvest Festival fun begins next Tuesday with a variety of activities and events scheduled throughout the week and into the weekend. The 51st Annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Steelville...

St. James

Students challenged to be ‘lifelong learners’ as new student at Westminster College

on 04 September 2015

Four St. James students were part of the 306 new Westminster College students challenged to be a "lifelong learner" at the New Student Convocation ceremony held Saturday afternoon, August 15,...

Family of original librarians’ gift assists library fundraiser

Family of original librarians’ gift assists library fundraiser

on 03 September 2015

The Friends of the Library, a group of local volunteers supporting the Lucy Wortham James Memorial Public Library, along with the Trinity Episcopal Church, will be holding a fundraising picnic....

Tacony awarded $150,000 cost share grant

on 03 September 2015

Tacony Manufacturing will be the beneficiary of a $150,000 cost share-matching grant through the Trade Adjustments Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program. The matching grant will provide improvements to the company...

Crawford

E-911 Board Notes - August

on 04 September 2015

The Crawford County E-911 Communications Board met on August 11 and conducted the following business. • Discussion was held on installing an emergency dispatch center at the Cuba Police Department...

County clerk reports overspending

on 02 September 2015

Several Crawford County elected officials approached the commission last week to ask about potential raises for county employees. During the ensuing discussion, including how to make funds available for increased...

Troop I to conduct DWI Saturation Patrol In Crawford County

on 01 September 2015

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that sometime during the month of September troopers assigned to Troop I will conduct a DWI saturation patrol in Crawford...

Phelps

Gov. Nixon announces more than $12 million in renovations at Missouri S&T

Gov. Nixon announces more than $12 million in renovations at Missouri S&T

on 03 September 2015

Governor Jay Nixon visited the Missouri University of Science and Technology on Wednesday, announcing more than $12 million from state capital improvement funding to help pay for upgrades at Schrenk...

Proposed county tax levies to be discussed

on 01 September 2015

On Thursday, August 27, Phelps County Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed sales and property tax levy increases for the county road and bridge department. Commissioners tabled the discussion...

S&T teams learn while helping city

on 31 August 2015

This fall, student teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology will begin work on 12 engineering projects for the economic and cultural development of Richland, Missouri.

Bourbon

Scholarship from Truman State University Foundation presented to Rosemann

on 03 September 2015

Courtney Rosemann of Bourbon, Mo., has been awarded the Jennifer C. Boyce Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 from the Truman State University Foundation for 2015-2016.

Witt welcomes students, faculty

on 02 September 2015

As the new school year started at Bourbon Middle School, the students and faculty were greeted by their new principal, Brian Witt. Although Witt is starting his first year as...

New stylist joins SnipIts

on 27 August 2015

SnipIts of Bourbon would like to welcome new stylist Addison Sloss to their staff.

State and Regional

Lottery reminds players not to fall for mail scams

03 September 2015

The Missouri Lottery is reminding players not to fall for a recent national mail scam. In August, the Missouri Lottery received several letters from people, some in other states, wishing...

Loans available through FSA

02 September 2015

The President designated 68 Missouri counties as primary agricultural disaster areas making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in primary and contiguous counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA’s...

Missouri tax amnesty offered Sept. 1 through Nov. 30

02 September 2015

As authorized by House Bill 384, Missouri will offer a tax amnesty from Sept. 1, 2015 to Nov. 30, 2015. The tax amnesty provides individuals and businesses with a one-time...

Outdoors

Elk bugling season approaching in Shannon County

Elk bugling season approaching in Shannon County

02 September 2015

The cool October air caused my camping partner and I to scoot our camp chairs a little closer to the fire. We sipped hot coffee as clouds of steam rose...

What you can do with September

02 September 2015

There are some bow-hunters who will hunt deer in a week or so, when they open the bow season way to early. If they hunt the last week of the...

The spider and the fly

31 August 2015

I learn a lot when I set on my porch watching the birds and rabbits and squirrels. Every now and then a deer passes through, or something like a raccoon...

Entertainment

Fall Lego programs to begin in September

03 September 2015

The Rolla Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer two new Lego Brick programs to boys and girls, ages 7-15. Instructor Donna Neulinger is a local Lego brick enthusiast...

Leach Theatre season begins with psychic show

02 September 2015

Classically trained actor and mind reader Joshua Kane will perform “Borders of the Mind – The Psychic Show for the Whole Family” to kickoff the Leach Special Performances Series at...

Free Film Festival starts Sept. 1 at S&T

31 August 2015

The local community is invited to view new and classic films at no cost during Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 2015 Free Fall Film Festival. The first film in...

Letters to the Editor

Our costs will always be higher

on 02 September 2015

I have been a member of the Phelps County Sewer District #4 for about two years. When I became a member, I was told that at the beginning two companies...

Only no vote on new stadium

on 02 September 2015

On Thursday (Aug. 27) Missouri lawmakers are conducting a public forum regarding state-backed bonding for a second football stadium in St. Louis. The stadium project is an ill-advised attempt to...

Voter turnaround

on 19 August 2015

“I VOTED FOR IT BEFORE I VOTED AGAINST IT!”

Opinions

Open meetings law needs clarity

on 02 September 2015

A Columbia Tribune report last month described a tug of war for emails among supporters of opposing Republican candidates for attorney general in 2016. At the center of the contest...

Safety first on Missouri highways

on 19 August 2015

On August 17, 2015, the Missouri State Highway Patrol issued a news release reminding everyone to be safety minded over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. That news release brought...

Give students your support

on 15 August 2015

Busses begin running throughout the area this week as kids head back to school for the 2015-16 school year. Besides paying your taxes every year, how are you supporting your...