Steelville Schools notified of Hep A case

Steelville School District personnel reported last week a student had been diagnosed with hepatitis A, but added there seemed to be a low possibility of transmission of the infection. Crawford County has reported 20 cases of infection in the last year, including at the county jail.

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G-P closes Cuba manufacturing plant

A door has closed at Cuba’s Georgia-Pacific plant—literally—but local officials are trying to open a window. On Monday, officials with Georgia-Pacific announced the permanent closing of the gypsum fire door core plant and local officials are already making plans for a career fair to help the 47 impacted workers.

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Jewell and Meerts crowned during courtwarming - PHOTO GALLERY

Gavin Jewell and Tessa Meerts were crowned as this year’s courtwarming king and queen on Friday, January 10, at John F. Hodge High School. 

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Patt retires after nearly three decades of serving Steelville

Bill Patt has retired after serving the Steelville Ambulance District for 27 years, nearly 20 of those as administrator.

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Tigers basketball courtwarming is January 10

St. James Tigers basketball courtwarming will be held Friday, January 10 as St. James takes on New Haven. King and queen candidates are preparing for a fun game and annual coronation ceremony between the junior varsity and varsity games.

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Cuba

Mullins honored for service to fire department

Mullins honored for service to fire department

on 22 January 2020

During a recent meeting of the Cuba Fire Protection District Board of Directors, Don Mullins was recognized for 45 years of service to the district and the Cuba community.

CFD gets new rescue equipment

CFD gets new rescue equipment

on 20 January 2020

The Cuba Fire Department recently received some new equipment that will assist firefighters in making cold-water rescues and extricating people from wrecked vehicles. The purchases were made possible by voter-approved...

Six more medical marijuana licenses issued to Cuba firms

Six more medical marijuana licenses issued to Cuba firms

on 16 January 2020

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced the issuing of 86 licenses for medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facilities on Tuesday, January 14. Two companies that have already...

Steelville

Hearing enhancement presentation being held

on 22 January 2020

University of Missouri Extension and the Crawford County Extension Homemakers Association are proud to host Dr. Cameron Wick in Steelville. The presentation will be held on Thursday, January 23 at...

New flood zone won’t change school plans

on 21 January 2020

In spite of a new flood plain study that could raise the base elevation at the downtown campus of the Steelville School District by two- to three-and-a-half feet, putting the...

STARCO Artist in Residence art sale underway

on 20 January 2020

Paintings created by Artists in Residence sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council (STARCO) are currently on display at Golden Echoes Senior Center and are available for purchase. All proceeds from...

St. James

School board heard construction update

on 22 January 2020

The St. James Board of Education got an update and toured the ongoing construction projects at the high school, performing arts center, and early childhood center during its January 16...

Board hears building needs and update on A+ program

on 22 January 2020

The St. James Board of Education heard updates from building administrators at their January 16 meeting, evaluating the needs of each campus looking ahead to next year. Board members also...

Missing St. James girl found in Kansas

on 21 January 2020

A missing 14-year-old St. James girl was found Friday in Wichita, Kan., after disappearing on January 11. Wichita police have arrested two men in relation to her disappearance.

Crawford

Prosecuting attorney files numerous drug possession charges

on 20 January 2020

Felony drug charges have been filed against the following people by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office in recent weeks.

Emergency alert system could become countywide

on 17 January 2020

An emergency alert system that was recently rolled out in Cuba is just the first step of what area emergency providers hope will become a countywide program in the near...

CenCom recognizes dispatchers for saving lives

CenCom recognizes dispatchers for saving lives

on 16 January 2020

Three dispatchers with Crawford County 911 Emergency Services received Life Saving Awards in January as a result of exemplary work that prevented the deaths of two people.

Phelps

Researchers seek to improve hydropower, lower electricity costs

Researchers seek to improve hydropower, lower electricity costs

on 22 January 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $1 million to a research team led by Missouri University of Science and Technology to study ways to better harness the...

Phelps Health ENT providers offer all-inclusive services

Phelps Health ENT providers offer all-inclusive services

on 21 January 2020

You may need help managing your allergies, or your tonsils may need to be removed. You might be having trouble with dizziness or balance, or you may need a biopsy...

Stratman announces he won’t seek reelection

on 21 January 2020

Phelps County District 1 County Commissioner Larry Stratman announced last week this will be his final term and he will not seek reelection in the fall. Stratman has served on...

Bourbon

BHS celebrating homecoming on Friday

on 22 January 2020

Bourbon High School will celebrate homecoming on Friday, when the Warhawks will be hosting Stoutland.

Wreck claims life of Bourbon man

on 20 January 2020

A Bourbon man was killed in a wreck early on Saturday, January 18. Two other passengers in the vehicle sustained injuries, with one being airlifted to a St. Louis area...

Souper bowl of Caring being held

on 15 January 2020

By Sandy Johns For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you...

State and Regional

Highway Patrol seeking applicants

22 January 2020

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing...

Missouri higher education institutions state their case for more funding

21 January 2020

By Ian McManus, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — State lawmakers met twice in the last week to hear college and university presidents state their cases for additional funding. Themes of...

Lawmakers show bipartisan support for bills restricting seclusion, restraint in schools

20 January 2020

By Emily Wolf, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — There is no state law regulating seclusion and restraint in schools. A bipartisan effort is pushing to change that.Reps. Dottie Bailey, R-Eureka,...

Outdoors

New outdoor magazine appeals to modern outdoorsmen

22 January 2020

By Bill Cooper Hard copy outdoor media, i.e. outdoor publications, have fallen upon hard times as interest in hunting, fishing, and the traditional outdoor lifestyle have fallen steadily over the...

Big birds are making a big comeback

Big birds are making a big comeback

21 January 2020

By Larry Dablemont I am amazed at the great increase in the number of large-species birds. Back in the fall there were thousands of huge white pelicans in the Ozarks....

MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 285,400

20 January 2020

Missouri's 2019-2020 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total deer harvest of 285,483. Of the deer harvested, 133,914 were antlered bucks,...

Entertainment

Riverdance 25th anniversary show takes the stage of the Fox Theatre February 14-16

07 January 2020

Abhann Productions is proud to announce that Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will play a strictly limited engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from February 14-16.

Casting announced for ECC Musical

17 December 2019

The theatre department of East Central College is proud to announce the cast for the February 2020 musical 9-5 with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia...

Full casting announced for North American Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

11 December 2019

Full casting has been announced for the North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. The three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will...

Letters to the Editor

When were we great?

on 15 January 2020

Instead of reasoned arguments Trump resorts to name calling to attack his perceived enemies and to excite his supporters. Fear and anger are enemies of rational thought and therefore an...

Respect us please

on 15 January 2020

Dear Representative Chipman, The Clean Missouri Act passed by a wide margin in 2018. That’s because we, the voters, know that we want “clean” voting districts. Respect us please.

Confused yet?

on 09 January 2020

When the average American hears or sees the news, he might become frustrated not unlike President Harry Truman who said, “There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics,”...

Opinions

State must step up to protect local history

on 15 January 2020

History has been a hot topic in Cuba lately—specifically the city’s historic preservation ordinance, which will likely be repealed and replaced. It should get everyone thinking about preserving our history,...

Rural broadband getting state and federal push

on 15 January 2020

By Eric Bohl To be a part of the modern world, high-speed internet access is no longer optional. We’ve been saying this since at least the 1990s, yet Missouri continues...

Be sure to check out Patriot Nations exhibit

on 09 January 2020

If you don’t know much about the history of U.S. military service by Native Americans, then you have a great opportunity to education yourself over the next month by stopping...