Alderman wants $400,000 dedicated to street projects

During the January 18 meeting of the Cuba City Council, Alderman Kevin Copling announced he would like to see the city dedicate $400,000 toward street projects and a possible overpass. The council also discussed a review of voting wards using new census information.

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Speaks, Hilse reign at BHS homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

Seniors Kristian Speaks and Emelia Hilse were crowned king and queen at Bourbon High School’s homecoming Friday night. The Warhawks hosted Stoutland for the annual homecoming basketball games.

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School staff express concerns about COVID protocols

Twenty-six Steelville School District staff members signed and submitted a letter of concern that was read aloud at the school board meeting on January 20 during the public comment portion of the meeting.

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County sees big COVID increase

COVID cases continue to rise in Crawford County and more deaths have been added to the toll in the first few weeks of 2022.

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Board approves 2022-23 calendar

The St. James Board of Education heard an update on the 2022-23 calendar by Superintendent Tim Webster during the January 19 meeting of the board.

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Cuba

Council discusses new hiring, salary upgrade

on 25 January 2022

The city of Cuba may soon have a new “Property Management Specialist,” which could be an existing employee. Aldermen approved posted the job opening during their January 18 meeting.

Alderman wants $400,000 dedicated to street projects

on 24 January 2022

During the January 18 meeting of the Cuba City Council, Alderman Kevin Copling announced he would like to see the city dedicate $400,000 toward street projects and a possible overpass....

California men arrested with drugs

on 18 January 2022

Three California men face felony charges in Crawford County after attempting to evade law enforcement on Interstate 44 on New Year’s Day. The three were traveling in two separate cars...

Steelville

School staff express concerns about COVID protocols

on 26 January 2022

Twenty-six Steelville School District staff members signed and submitted a letter of concern that was read aloud at the school board meeting on January 20 during the public comment portion...

Chamber will host Medicare seminar

on 25 January 2022

The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Medicare seminar at the Chamber Depot at 101 Cedar Street (the old VFW building) on Thursday, February 3, from 9:30 to...

Council approves recreation grant application

on 24 January 2022

A recreation grant request was approved at the January 18 meeting of the Steelville City Council, but the alderman who had expressed some negative comments about it previously was not...

St. James

Harlan updates board on A+ program

on 26 January 2022

During last week’s January school board meeting, John F. Hodge High School Assistant Principal Greg Harlan updated the St. James Board of Education on the A+ program, which helps qualified...

Board approves 2022-23 calendar

on 26 January 2022

The St. James Board of Education heard an update on the 2022-23 calendar by Superintendent Tim Webster during the January 19 meeting of the board. The district sent out a...

Chamber still seeking Lifetime Achievement nominees

on 25 January 2022

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual awards dinner and still needs nominations for the Lifetime Achievement award. Nominations are requested to be turned in to...

Crawford

County sees big COVID increase

on 25 January 2022

COVID cases continue to rise in Crawford County and more deaths have been added to the toll in the first few weeks of 2022.

Burglary charges filed for New Year’s break-in

on 20 January 2022

A homeless couple with local ties face charges for burglary and property damage after allegedly attempting to enter a Crawford County residence without permission on January 1.

August primary filing dates announced

on 20 January 2022

Filing dates for those seeking county and state offices in the August 2 Primary Election have been announced. A wide range of positions will be up for reelection, including six...

Phelps

Phelps Health honored by Department of Defense

Phelps Health honored by Department of Defense

on 26 January 2022

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Karen Clover, BSN, CNML, Supervisor at Phelps Health, was honored with an ESGR...

DHSS investigating Legionnaires’ disease cases possibly linked to Phelps County hospital

on 25 January 2022

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is investigating four cases of Legionnaires’ disease among previously hospitalized patients at Phelps Health in Rolla. The first case occurred in...

Program planned, Land joins membership

Program planned, Land joins membership

on 20 January 2022

Noah Coleman Chapter NSDAR New Year schedule begins January 22 with a program titled “Rebel in the Woods,” presented by Danny R. Creason, member of the Ozark Patriots SAR.

Bourbon

Speaks, Hilse reign at BHS homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

Speaks, Hilse reign at BHS homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

on 26 January 2022

Seniors Kristian Speaks and Emelia Hilse were crowned king and queen at Bourbon High School’s homecoming Friday night. The Warhawks hosted Stoutland for the annual homecoming basketball games. Hilse is...

Coldwell Banker-Reeves makes book donation

Coldwell Banker-Reeves makes book donation

on 19 January 2022

Corey Lawrence of Coldwell Banker-Reeves shows off the December Book Buddy books recently donated by the business to the Bourbon Elementary School Library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers...

BHS homecming scheduled for Friday

BHS homecming scheduled for Friday

on 18 January 2022

Bourbon High School will celebrate its annual homecoming on Friday, January 21, when the boys basketball teams take on Stoutland.

State and Regional

Area unemployment rates remained low in December

25 January 2022

Unemployment rates throughout the region remained low in December, although several counties reported increases in joblessness. Locally, Crawford County’s rate increased last month, but the rate in Phelps County was...

Tax Form 1099-G available online for individuals who received unemployment benefits from Missouri in 2021

24 January 2022

Individuals who received unemployment benefits from Missouri in 2021 can now view, print and download their 1099-G tax form online at uinteract.labor.mo.gov.

Federal medical team headed to St. Louis to assist hospital staff following state request  

22 January 2022

On Friday, Governor Mike Parson announced a specialized medical team of U.S. military personnel, which includes doctors and nurses, is being deployed to the St. Louis region to support hospital...

Outdoors

Apply online during February for MDC spring managed turkey hunts

25 January 2022

Missouri turkey hunters can apply online during February for 2022 spring turkey managed hunts through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) website at mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey/turkey-spring-managed-hunts. Managed hunt details and application procedures...

MDC’s Busch Shooting Range holds pheasant hunts for beginning hunters in February

25 January 2022

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is creating an opportunity for newcomers to discover upland gamebird hunting. The staff at MDC’s August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center...

Boating safety courses offered

21 January 2022

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol is offering boating safety courses to inform and motivate boaters to prepare for the boating season....

Entertainment

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt exhibit on final tour

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt exhibit on final tour

26 January 2022

Quilt blocks representing St. Louis and communities across the state are featured in the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt, which will be on display for a final stop in the St. Louis...

Missouri 4-H Foundation accepting scholarship applications

24 January 2022

The Missouri 4-H Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from current or former Missouri 4-H members pursuing postsecondary study. Applications are due March 1, 2022.

Mix and match style and discarded items at S&T’S ‘trashion’ show Tuesday, March 1

05 January 2022

The Center for Arts and Innovation will award $1,000 in prizes to teams of students that participate in S&T’s upcoming “trashion” show at noon Tuesday, March 1, in the atrium...

Letters to the Editor

Transit concealed carry must be denied

on 20 January 2022

The Missouri 2022 Legislative Session is underway, and two bills have been introduced that would allow individuals with conceal/carry permits to have firearms on public transit buses, vans, trains and...

The faulty gospel of Don

on 20 January 2022

Don, just because people disagree with others does not make either side right or wrong, just different.

You don’t know communism

on 20 January 2022

I read the lengthy obviously heartfelt discourse. Mr. Tracy’s argument problem is based on a faulty premise which then discounts his conclusions.

Opinions

Getting public records shouldn’t be expensive

on 20 January 2022

Should Missouri taxpayers have to pay exorbitant fees to get copies of records that are open to the public? Governor Mike Parson thinks so.

Farm Bureau survey paints tentative picture of 2022

on 20 January 2022

By Garrett Hawkins There are a few places in Appleton folks gather to drink coffee and swap stories each morning. I typically catch up on news at the hardware or...

New year, new hope for rural America in the fight against COVID

on 13 January 2022

By Alan Morgan and John M. Bridgeland A New Year rings in and the COVID pandemic is still with us. Pandemic fatigue is understandable at this point. But the loss...