Cuba

Cuba man accused of pulling shotgun at driver of a noisy truck

on 02 December 2016

A report of fighting in the street landed a 58-year-old Cuba man in jail on charges of the unlawful use of a shotgun.

Under influence of alcohol, man accused of damaging car with his tractor

on 02 December 2016

A Cuba man stands accused of getting drunk and driving his tractor into someone else’s car, damaging it before leaving the scene of the crime.

Cuba man accused of drawing bow and arrow on his family

on 02 December 2016

A Cuba man has been charged with threatening family members with a hunting bow during a domestic argument.

Steelville

Sherman tapped as next Steelville Police Chief

on 06 December 2016

Mike Sherman will be the next chief of police and city marshal for the city of Steelville, and he is excited to begin serving his hometown in this role. “This...

Local boards seek candidates to run for seats open in April

on 05 December 2016

Candidate filing opens next week for those interested in serving on various local boards in the community. Seats will be open on the school board, city council, and the governing...

SHS Senior achieves top ACT score

SHS Senior achieves top ACT score

on 05 December 2016

Jonathan Davis has received a perfect ACT score, a rare and impressive accomplishment. Jon is the son of John and Christina Davis, and a senior at Steelville High School. He...

St. James

Caring Center seeking donations for Christmas stocking program

on 02 December 2016

The St. James Caring Center is seeking donations for its Adopt a Senior and Adopt a Teen programs designed to help community members during the holidays. Each year, the Caring...

City looking at infrastructure improvements to end the year

City looking at infrastructure improvements to end the year

on 30 November 2016

The City of St. James will be looking at making upgrades to several areas in need of improvement in roadways, sidewalks, and sewer lines going into 2017. The Missouri Department...

Police get grant for new safety equipment

on 30 November 2016

St. James police officers will benefit from new gun lights and safety vests thanks to a grant through a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG). The department was informed this...

Crawford

Culvert pipe replacements to close Interstate 44 North Outer Road

on 02 December 2016

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, the first of eight culverts along the Interstate 44 North Outer Road in Crawford County will be replaced. The work will close the road between Route...

Crawford County Felony Report

on 29 November 2016

The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office filed felony charges against the following people between October 5 and November 20:

Car assault charges filed against mother

on 28 November 2016

A mother has been charged with assault and endangering the welfare of her three children, after she smashed her car into one being driven by her husband and in which...

Phelps

Meramec Regional Planning Commission appoints Jason Schenefield as at-large health care member to the board

Meramec Regional Planning Commission appoints Jason Schenefield as at-large health care member to the board

on 29 November 2016

The board of Meramec Regional Planning Commission, meeting Nov. 10, 2016, appointed Jason Schenefield of Phelps County to be the at-large health care representative on the board.

It starts with a smile

It starts with a smile

on 22 November 2016

By Martha Prine Edwards Rolla resident Judy Moersch is a soft-spoken lady with a ready smile. Sitting at the reception desk at The Community Partnership’s office on Hauck Dr., Judy...

Evening Star 4-H News

Evening Star 4-H News

on 18 November 2016

By Braxtyn Crider, Club Reporter The Evening Star 4-H Club met November 1, 2016. Haiden Cramer and Emily Clark led the pledges. Twenty-nine members answered roll call by telling their...

Bourbon

Stolen Chevy recovered from Bourbon residence

on 05 December 2016

Two men have been charged in connection with the recent theft of a Chevrolet Blazer from a Bourbon home, and a third suspect was charged with drug possession.

Cricut class taking place December 9

on 30 November 2016

Do you know what a Cricut is? Are you interested in Cricut projects but nervous about the technology or the machine? Come to our Cricut Projects introduction!

Santa is coming to Bourbon Thursday

on 29 November 2016

Santa Claus is coming to Bourbon on Thursday evening, December 1 at the Town and Country Plaza. The annual Bourbon Boosters Christmas Tree Lighting is scheduled to begin at 5:30...

State and Regional

Flags in Missouri to be flown at half-staff on Dec. 7, the 75th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

02 December 2016

EFFERSON CITY – The flags on all state and local government buildings in Missouri will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Dec. 7 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the...

Kander announces expansion of the Racing to Read Program

01 December 2016

Secretary of State Jason Kander announced today that Missouri’s Racing to Read Early Literacy Program is expanding to further serve Missouri’s young children. The expansion creates unique programming for children...

Change the numbers, plan ahead for a safe and sober ride home

30 November 2016

The holidays have arrived. And with the holidays comes more travel than usual as people across the state fill their calendars with shopping trips, parties and out-of-town family visits and...

Outdoors

Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

29 November 2016

From December through February, Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle viewing...

It was just ordinary luck

29 November 2016

A few years back the MDC sent out this news release…“Warm weather is one factor being cited by Missouri’s deer expert in continuing to a drop in the number of...

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 185,000-plus

23 November 2016

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 185,066 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 12-22. Of...

Entertainment

Celtic Woman returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre

30 November 2016

Multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, are returning with a brand new live show, ‘Voices Of Angels’ for an extensive North American tour with a stop at the Fabulous Fox...

Have breakfast with Santa on Saturday

29 November 2016

Ozark Actors Theatre’s 29th Season continues to offer opportunities for all ages this holiday season. On Saturday, December 3, the annual Breakfast with Santa is from 8am to 10 a.m....

Australian vocal group The TEN Tenors brings ‘Home for the Holidays’ tour to Rolla

Australian vocal group The TEN Tenors brings ‘Home for the Holidays’ tour to Rolla

16 November 2016

Australia’s most famous musical export, The TEN Tenors, are coming to Leach Theatre in Rolla on Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 pm as part of their “Home for the Holidays”...

Letters to the Editor

Tribute to Willard West

on 01 December 2016

After seeing the obituary of Willard West in the newspaper last week, I’ve had my mind on his passing.

The lake is broken

on 01 December 2016

Welcome to the lake that is broken. The gate arm is broken. The lake is contaminated; that’s broken.

Due a compliment

on 01 December 2016

I’ve decided a compliment is due to you. I have had issues with you in the past when you printed about me and the tax board, and when I sent...

Opinions

Consider serving on a local board

on 01 December 2016

Ever think about serving your fellow citizens? Your local, fellow citizens? Now is the time. If you believe former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Tip O'Neill, then...

Free press future: Back to the "basics" in a new way

on 01 December 2016

There's no one "key" to why so many believe that journalists missed the rise and election of Donald Trump as president—and that's a good thing to keep in mind for...

Don’t let government keep you in the dark

on 23 November 2016

A recent review by Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway should have every taxpayer concerned. The report her office released on November 15 wasn’t about misappropriated funds or wasting money, but...