CHS Scholar Bowl team wins district championship

The Cuba High School scholar bowl team won its district tournament on Saturday, April 14, by defeating Sullivan 360 – 340 in the championship game. Cuba finished the tournament with a perfect 5 – 0 record. It was the school’s eleventh district championship in scholar bowl.

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Art in the Park - PHOTO GALLERY

Art in the Park was held at the Steelville Community Park on Saturday, April 14. Despite rain in the morning, there were still a few brave people who came out to enjoy the Steelville Arts Council's annual outdoor event, and the sun came out to shine on event-goers in the afternoon.

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District considering changes to Extra T.I.M.E. program

Changes could be coming to the Extra T.I.M.E. program, which provides teachers with the opportunity to earn more money while tutoring or mentoring students in the district. The St. James Board of Education held discussion on whether changes to the program should be considered as the board is preparing the fiscal budget for next year.

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County dispatchers recognized with proclamation

Crawford County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring this week as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Crawford County.

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Fire department responds to tractor-trailer blaze on 66

The Cuba Fire Department responded to the scene of a tractor-trailer on fire on Thursday, April 5.
 

Cuba

Fanning Outpost holding Customer Appreciation Day on May 5

on 23 April 2018

Fanning Feed and the Fanning 66 Outpost will hold a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 5. The public is invited to participate in the events that take place from...

UPDATED: Softball tournament will benefit Montalbano family

on 20 April 2018

A charity softball tournament is being held to support the Montalbano family as seven-year-old Ethan Montalbano goes through leukemia treatment. Ethan is the son of Jake and Rebecca Montalbano, and...

Show Me Hope offers its assistance to city

on 20 April 2018

Representatives from the Show Me Hope Missouri program addressed the Cuba City Council at its meeting on April 17 to offer their assistance to the city and to seek the...

Steelville

School adjusts finances to continue improvements

School adjusts finances to continue improvements

on 23 April 2018

Steelville School Board members approved an additional payment on current bonds held by the district at their April 19 meeting. This will allow the district to propose a no-tax-increase bond...

Peaceful Bend will host Grand Re-Opening

on 20 April 2018

Peaceful Bend Winery invites the community to celebrate the opening of their new building with them at their Grand Re-Opening event to be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 28...

Stream Team plans to plant trees on Saturday

on 17 April 2018

The Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition will be marking Earth Day this weekend with another tree-planting project. The group also recently completed a trash pickup along the Yadkin Creek with the...

St. James

Drive 4 UR School event returning next month

on 20 April 2018

Hutcheson Ford will be holding a special event to raise money for St. James schools on May 8. The Drive 4 UR School event is held each year and provides...

FBLA members earn numerous awards

FBLA members earn numerous awards

on 20 April 2018

Twelve members of the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda Chapter from St. James recently traveled to Springfield, Missouri for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of...

Kiwanis Club makes donation to Middle School

on 19 April 2018

St. James Kiwanis Club member Joann Kimerle presents a $200 donation to middle school assistant principal Larissa Cutsinger for student’s help during Kiwanis Pancake Day. The money will be used...

Crawford

Reps seek support from county for Bike Route 66

on 16 April 2018

Representatives working to designate Route 66 as an official United States Bicycle Route (USBR) approached Crawford County Commissioners last week, seeking their support of the proposal.

New murder charges filed in 2015 overdose death

on 16 April 2018

New charges were filed in March in connection with the heroin overdose death of Cody Alexander in 2015. Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Kent Howald reported that information gathered during the...

Local children’s book author shares her passion for storytelling

on 13 April 2018

A six-week series in the Cuba Free Press and Steelville Star newspapers will feature pages from local children’s book author Mary Young’s latest work, a coloring and activity book about...

Phelps

Christ Episcopal Church to host annual spring salad luncheon

on 20 April 2018

The flowers are beginning to bloom, which means it’s time for the annual ECW Spring Salad Luncheon. Join the ladies of Christ Episcopal Church in Rolla for “A Rainbow of...

Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild to host guest speaker at the May 3 meeting

on 20 April 2018

Gyleen X Fitzgerald, from Churchville, Maryland will join the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild members at their May 3 meeting to present a trunk show and lecture. Fitzgerald is the...

Troop I to conduct impaired driving enforcement patrol in Phelps County during April

on 19 April 2018

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that sometime during the month of April, troopers assigned to Troop I will be conducting an Impaired Driving Enforcement Patrol...

Bourbon

BHS hosts mock accident scene – PHOTO GALLERY

A mock accident exercise was held at Bourbon High School on Thursday, April 19 in advance of last weekend’s BHS prom, as a way to educate kids about the dangers...

Bourbon School Board Notes: April 19, 2018

The Crawford County R-1 Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 19 to discuss the following items of school board business:

Motorcycle chase results in felony charges

A Bourbon man faces felony charges after allegedly leading police on a motorcycle chase along Old Highway 66 on April 7. Steven P. Brendel, 28, was charged with class E...

State and Regional

Major tax package voted from House into the Senate

23 April 2018

By Max Fillion, Columbia MissourianA major tax bill was passed out of the House on Tuesday night.The proposal, HB 2540, was sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr and...

Signatures being gathered to consider Greitens' impeachment during special session

Signatures being gathered to consider Greitens' impeachment during special session

23 April 2018

By Daphne Psaledakis, Riley Newton and Kaitlin WashburnColumbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Republican lawmakers are gathering signatures to consider impeachment of the governor during a special session, theoretically clearing the way...

Prescription drug, Sunshine Law, no-call list bills all pass House

23 April 2018

By Suman Naishadham, Kaylin Burris and Brendan CrowleyColumbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — In many cases, a pharmacist can’t inform customers if there are lower-cost options for a prescription unless they ask.That...

Outdoors

Raven Roach attends Governor’s 10th Annual Youth Turkey Hunt

Raven Roach attends Governor’s 10th Annual Youth Turkey Hunt

18 April 2018

Twelve-year-old Rolla student Raven Roach became one of 20 students selected from across the state of Missouri to attend the Governor's Annual Youth Turkey Hunt held April 7-8.

Get ready now for returning hummingbirds

Get ready now for returning hummingbirds

18 April 2018

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to discover nature this spring by learning about the ruby-throated hummingbird. Missourians will begin seeing these birds this month as the tiny...

Onondaga Cave State Park to host series of photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral Caves

17 April 2018

Onondaga Cave State Park will host the first in a series of photography tours of Cathedral and Onondaga caves Saturday, April 21. The Cathedral Cave tour will be from 9...

Entertainment

The Phantom of the Opera returns to the Fox Theatre

17 April 2018

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to St. Louis at the Fabulous...

Rock Island 5K run set for May 5

16 April 2018

The Gerald Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the eighth annual Rock Island Run/Walk on Saturday, May 5. The 5k event kicks off at the Historic Rock Island Railroad Depot...

Vichy Fire Dept. to host whole hog sausage, chicken dumpling dinner on Sunday, April 15

12 April 2018

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host its spring dinner, featuring whole hog sausage and chicken and dumplings on Sunday, April 15. This will be the department's first fund-raising dinner...

Letters to the Editor

Congrats on heading to West Point

on 19 April 2018

Congratulations to Ally Gibbs and Garrett Marshall for their selection to the summer session at the West Point Academy.

We don’t need gun-free zones

on 19 April 2018

I disagree with the article written by Maxine and Ken Horgan in the April 12 issue of your paper. They said the workplace is safer for our legislative leaders because...

Pilot project to foster neighborly relations

on 19 April 2018

Rural communities are evolving and so are the issues that confront us: new technologies, the opioid crisis, cattle wrestling, land owners who live outside the area and many others. As...

Opinions

What makes them think they can get away with it?

on 19 April 2018

By Phil Brooks Eric Greitens' sex scandal prompted a journalism editor to ask me why some politicians are so arrogant that they think they can get away with improper shenanigans....

Senator, congressman working to stop tariffs

on 19 April 2018

Help could be on the way for newspapers throughout the United States that recently fell victim to a tariff on Canadian newsprint imposed by the Trump Administration. Two of Missouri’s...

Newspapers take hit with Canadian tariffs

on 05 April 2018

Are President Donald Trump’s new tariffs impacting you? If you are reading this they are, and the long-range impacts of two new tariffs on Canadian newsprint could cause major problems...