Cuba

Sesquincentennial celebration taking place at local church

on 10 February 2016

First Presbyterian Church of Cuba, Missouri is the oldest church in the community, established in 1866. Prior to the chartering of this church, settlers in this area felt a spiritual...

Missouri Employer Committee holding seminar at Country Kitchen

on 09 February 2016

The Missouri Employer Committee (MEC) listened to its membership and booked professionals at its next seminar to address topics worrisome to all businesses. MEC will hold a seminar at Country...

Karpowecz, Gruver crowned royalty at CHS Courtwarming 2016 — PHOTO GALLERY

Karpowecz, Gruver crowned royalty at CHS Courtwarming 2016 — PHOTO GALLERY

on 08 February 2016

Cuba High School celebrated Courtwarming 2016 on Friday night by crowning seniors Tyler Karpowecz and Tiffany Gruver as this year’s courtwarming king and queen. The royal couple were crowned at...

Steelville

Bone marrow drive sponsored by local high school Beta Club

Bone marrow drive sponsored by local high school Beta Club

on 09 February 2016

At 17 years old, primed for an exceptional senior year of high school, Austin Slater was playing his way toward a college basketball scholarship. He was in line to compete...

Steelville Fire Protection District Report - January

Steelville Fire Protection District Report - January

on 02 February 2016

The SFPD Board met on January 14 and conducted business as follows. • Monthly transactions were approved, with expenditures totaling $25,875.98. Checking account balance was reported as $3,157.43.• A UTV...

Steelville School District Report – January

Steelville School District Report – January

on 02 February 2016

The following information was shared with Steelville School Board members at their January 21 meeting.ACADEMIC INFORMATIONSteelville Elementary SchoolAccording to the data wall used to track student progress, there are currently...

St. James

Watkins to bring PILOT proposal to council for consideration

on 11 February 2016

As utility rates continue to rise, Councilman David Watkins has voiced his concern about the growing amount of money generated through the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT). A previous...

City could save close to $400,000 in bond refinancing

on 10 February 2016

Joy Howard, of WM Financial Strategies, appeared before the St. James City Council to inform them of significant potential savings in interest rates on General Obligation Bonds the city currently...

Council approves Show Me PACE District

Council approves Show Me PACE District

on 09 February 2016

On Monday night, the St. James City Council approved an ordinance to join Show Me PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy), creating another tool for economic development. The St. James Winery...

Crawford

Bourbon shooting

on 10 February 2016

Crawford County Sheriff Randy Martin issued the following release at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10: On February 9th, 2016 at approximately 8pm deputies responded to a residence in the...

Showring Showdown being held March 19

on 10 February 2016

The Crawford County Fair Livestock Committee is gearing up for the 3rd Annual Showring Showdown fundraiser. The event is scheduled for March 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in...

911 seeks increased funding

911 seeks increased funding

on 08 February 2016

“We are literally in the business of saving lives,” Crawford County E911 Director Scott Cason said. “Our job is to provide people who know what they’re doing, and equipment to...

Phelps

MRPC shares 2016 state priorities with region’s legislative delegation

on 11 February 2016

The board and staff of Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) traveled to the state Capitol on Jan. 26 for “MRPC Day at the Capitol.”

‘Tackling the Tough Skills’ workshop planned for February 18 at MRPC

on 11 February 2016

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC), Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) Family Self-Sufficiency Program and the Missouri Ozarks Community Action (MOCA) will host a free workshop Feb. 18 on...

Eleven attend roadway safety workshop

on 10 February 2016

Students and educators, Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) staff, and representatives from the Central District Committee of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)...

Bourbon

Bourbon Boosters planning candiate forum

on 10 February 2016

The Bourbon Booster Club met at the Community Center on February 2 at 7 p.m. The first order of business was to elect offices for 2016. Those elected were President...

Three seniors crowed at BHS homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

Three seniors crowed at BHS homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

on 01 February 2016

Three seniors ruled over homecoming at Bourbon High School Friday night and the varsity Warhawks earned a nice win over Viburnum. Taking home the crowns were Gabriela Ramirez, George Stanislaus...

Man and woman face drug dealing charges

on 29 January 2016

Drug dealing charges have been filed against a Leasburg woman and the man found with her at the time of arrest. Devon Nicole Battreal, 24, and Beau Taylor, 23, stand...

State and Regional

Treasurer Clint Zweifel announces new five-year management agreement saving MOST 529 investors millions

11 February 2016

JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced a new five-year management agreement with Ascensus College Savings for MOST—Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan. The new contract reduces costs for MOST...

Sullivan man accused of firing his handgun at parked semi truck

11 February 2016

A Sullivan man was arrested after allegedly having fired his handgun at a couple seated inside a semi truck at the Flying J Truck Stop.

Driver examination stations closed for holidays

11 February 2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates:

Outdoors

MDC: Help prevent wildfires!

11 February 2016

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people that a combination of strong winds, low humidity, dry conditions, and warming temperatures this time of year has the potential for unexpected...

Resource scientists track American eel’s 688 mile journey

Resource scientists track American eel’s 688 mile journey

10 February 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) resource scientists recently tracked an American eel on what they called an extreme long distance migration of 688 river miles. The eel was one of...

Missouri Soil and Water Program receives The National Wild Turkey Federation’s “Save the Habitat” Award

10 February 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Soil and Water Program was recently presented the National Wild Turkey Federation’s “Save the Habitat” award for its efforts to help private landowners conserve...

Entertainment

‘Sleeping Beauty’ to show at Leach Theatre Feb. 13

10 February 2016

“Sleeping Beauty,” the final film in the Leach Theatre Family Film Series, will be shown at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month.

399th Army Band to join S&T bands for a free concert

10 February 2016

The 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will join the Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for a free concert this month.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is at the Fox Theatre Feb. 23-March 6

02 February 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and...

Letters to the Editor

Murderers must be brought to justice

on 11 February 2016

My heart goes out to the family and friends of American patriot and rancher, LaVoy Finicum, murdered in cold blood by Oregon State Highway Patrol officers and FBI agents in...

Observe the two petitions

on 11 February 2016

Where are the dead? The New Testament teaches that there are two abodes of the dead. The saved are in Heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ. The unsaved are in...

Country has too many lawyers

on 11 February 2016

“All of our profits come from people with problems.” That should be the Bar Association slogan. A protected class has overthrown the republic of these once United States of America.

Opinions

Tyrannosaurus Rex of Missouri politics

on 11 February 2016

The current legislative rush to push through an ethics package relates to an article I read this fall. “The Tyrannosaurus Rex of State Politics” was published by the respected national...

Battle for budget biggest job facing Mo. lawmakers

on 04 February 2016

Each year lawmakers will file more than 1,000 measures, yet the General Assembly has one and only one thing that it absolutely, positively must do: approve the state's annual budget.

Commissioners need to cut budget before asking voters for more taxes

on 26 January 2016

Crawford County dug itself into a giant hole in 2015, ending the year with an approximate $600,000 deficit in its General Revenue (GR) fund. Rather than starting to fill that...