Cuba

Cuba mother faces drug charges

on 28 February 2015

Drug and child endangerment charges have been filed against a Cuba mother who allegedly had methamphetamine and heroin in the car with herself and three of her children. She tried...

Four officers dismissed from Cuba Police Department, protests begin

Four officers dismissed from Cuba Police Department, protests begin

on 27 February 2015

Four officers are no longer employed with the Cuba Police Department, and the question remains if more will be sent packing in the days ahead, as the dust begins to...

McGinnis Wood expands with purchase of Pierce City stave facility

on 25 February 2015

McGinnis Wood Products has been a pillar of the Cuba business community since it was first founded in 1968. After 47 years in the barrel making business and with a...

Steelville

Speech Team wins top honors in GVC

Speech Team wins top honors in GVC

on 28 February 2015

The Steelville High School Speech Team ranked first overall in the Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) at the end of this year's season, earning the title of GVC Champions at the...

Reed tapped as Newburg superintendent, resigns as SES principal

Reed tapped as Newburg superintendent, resigns as SES principal

on 24 February 2015

Steelville Elementary Principal Lynne Reed will be leaving at the end of June to begin a new position as the superintendent of Newburg schools. She has served as an administrator...

Steelville students back to school after winter weather strikes

Steelville students back to school after winter weather strikes

on 24 February 2015

Steelville students returned to school on Tuesday, after missing six consecutive days due to the snow and sleet that caused poor road conditions, primarily on gravel roads.

St. James

Trivia Night was good fundraiser for Kiwanis

Trivia Night was good fundraiser for Kiwanis

on 25 February 2015

A Kiwanis Club trivia night was held on February 14, resulting in the Nelson Hart Community Hall being filled with teams vying for the trivia title. The annual evening was...

Freezin for a Reason postponed until Saturday

on 25 February 2015

Freezin’ for a Reason will be held this Saturday, February 28 at 6 p.m. in St. James. Winter weather caused the walk/run to be delayed by a week, but it...

Public meeting scheduled to discuss new baseball field at the middle school

Public meeting scheduled to discuss new baseball field at the middle school

on 24 February 2015

A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 for the possibility of adding a baseball field at the middle school. The meeting will be held in the middle school...

Crawford

Indoor marijuana garden leads to felony charges for Davisville man

on 28 February 2015

Marijuana found growing in a Davisville home’s master bath and bedroom led to felony charges for Richard Emory Turnbough, age 22. On February 10, while assisting the Department of Family...

Non-profits invited to participate in ‘Giving Day’

Non-profits invited to participate in ‘Giving Day’

on 23 February 2015

The Crawford County Foundation (CCF) is inviting local non-profit organizations to join them in taking part in the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ (CFO) “Giving Day” on May 5 as...

County roadway again stirs conflict

County roadway again stirs conflict

on 20 February 2015

Meramec Farms Road has again become an issue for Crawford County Commissioners to address. Discussion at last week’s commission meeting grew so heated that Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders was forced...

Phelps

Local youth meets state elected officials at 4-H Legislative Academy

Local youth meets state elected officials at 4-H Legislative Academy

on 25 February 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Luke Walker and Tyler Dodd both of Rolla, Phelps County, were among the youth delegates who gathered at the state Capitol Feb. 16-18 for the 11th...

Absentee ballots ready for April election

Absentee ballots ready for April election

on 24 February 2015

Absentee ballots for the April 7 general election are now available in the county clerk’s office. The deadline to vote absentee is Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m.

Showcase of Programs at ECC in Rolla March 3        

on 19 February 2015

East Central College in Rolla will host its annual Showcase highlighting many of its career and technical programs Tuesday, March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at its location in...

Bourbon

Kindergarten screening to be held

Kindergarten screening to be held

on 25 February 2015

The Crawford County R-I School District will hold its annual Preschool/Kindergarten screening the week of March 23-27.

Bourbon Boosters approve 2015 calendar

on 11 February 2015

Members of the Bourbon Booster Club met at the Community Center on February 3 for the first meeting of 2015. The election of officers was held and Mary Heywood was...

American Legion Auxiliary Post 81 News

on 28 January 2015

A small, but enthusiastic group of members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 81 of Bourbon met at the Legion Post on Tuesday evening, January 20. Treasurer Francie Rohrer conducted...

State and Regional

Gov. Nixon appoints John Watson as Missouri State Auditor until a permanent appointment is made

27 February 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – To ensure continuity of government operations, Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed John Watson as Missouri State Auditor. Watson has agreed to serve as the State Auditor...

Gov. Nixon will no longer travel to Cuba as part of planned trade mission

27 February 2015

JEFFERSON CITY – Following the death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, Gov. Jay Nixon will no longer be traveling to Havana from March 1-4 with members of the U.S....

Senate votes to keep the governor from becoming University of Missouri president

Senate votes to keep the governor from becoming University of Missouri president

27 February 2015

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon could not be hired at the University of Missouri under a passed Senate measure.

Outdoors

Major milestone for statewide Rock Island Trail: Feds approve trail conversion

27 February 2015

• STB decision approved Thursday makes way for potential 457-mile cross-state trail loop, one of the largest in the world, to be built in Missouri over coming decadesYesterday the Missouri's...

Forest Service offers education on bats

26 February 2015

ROLLA, Missouri – Mark Twain National Forest has an educational “bat trunk” available for local school use.According to Theresa Davidson, forest biologist, the trunk is part of Project Edubat, a...

MDC to host paddlefish snagging clinics at Warsaw

MDC to host paddlefish snagging clinics at Warsaw

26 February 2015

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer Discover Nature Family Paddlefish Snagging Clinics on Saturday, April 18, at the Warsaw Community Building, 181 Harrison St.

Entertainment

‘Rural Life’ at Missouri State Museum March 4

25 February 2015

The Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Rural Life,” as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series on Wednesday, March 4. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program...

Arlo Guthrie to perform at Missouri S&T

Arlo Guthrie to perform at Missouri S&T

25 February 2015

Acclaimed folk singer, songwriter and political activist Arlo Guthrie will perform at Missouri University of Science and Technology this March. It is the seventh performance in the 2014-15 Missouri S&T...

Benefit runs rescheduled

24 February 2015

Runners and walkers can still participate in two local benefits races that were postponed after snow and sleet hit the area hard last weekend. Both the Freezin for a Reason...

Letters to the Editor

Help appreciated

on 25 February 2015

I would like to show my appreciation and my gratitude to Boating for Buddies for the fundraiser they held for me.

Romans 13 and an excuse for war

on 25 February 2015

Last week a Pastor Norman Heironimus wrote a letter concerning his views on the movie “The American Sniper.” He came to the conclusion that Chris Kyle, the young man whose...

Please let us walk the dogs

on 25 February 2015

Almost every Sunday morning for over three years, three friends have helped homeless animals. We have walked the dogs at Tri-County shelter in St. James as private individuals and volunteers....

Opinions

Opening the door to an historic opportunity for Missouri agriculture

on 10 February 2015

Nearly sixty years have passed since the Cuban Missile Crisis, but many in our generation still remember vividly the events that brought our nation to the brink of nuclear war....

Vaccines, science and the limits of freedom

on 09 February 2015

Alarm over the current measles outbreak that began mid-December in Disneyland, California — more than 100 cases in 14 states reported in January — has renewed debate about laws in...

The Keystone Pipeline – A Commonsense Approach

on 05 February 2015

During my career, I’ve never been afraid to pick a fight—including with the leaders of my own party—because we can’t let politics trump good policy. And for the last several...