SHS basketball teams complete historic regular season

No matter what happens in this week’s district tournament, the 2017-18 Steelville High School basketball season will go down as the best in the school’s history.

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Crocker, Henderson medal at state wrestling finals - PHOTO GALLERY

Seniors Mikey Crocker and Thomas Henderson ended their St. James High School wrestling careers just where they hoped—on the state tournament medal stand.

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Dana Richter is Citizen of the Year

Dana Richter was named 2017 Citizen of the Year for the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce. Richter, the chamber president, was surprised with the award at the annual dinner held on Tuesday, February 13 at Golden Echoes.

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Commission makes plans for use of proposed sales tax revenue

Now that the 2018 budget is complete, Crawford County Commissioners have turned their attention more fully to plans for convincing voters to approve a half-cent sales tax measure that will be on the April ballot.

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Cuba

School threats debunked following police investigations

School threats debunked following police investigations

on 20 February 2018

Local law enforcement acted quickly last week to investigate two separate claims of violent threats being made toward Cuba Schools. Police Chief Paul Crow said even though the alleged threats...

School board adopts new salary schedule for administrators

School board adopts new salary schedule for administrators

on 20 February 2018

Administrators at Cuba Schools have a new salary schedule in place, one that will be good for the near future. The Crawford County R-2 Board of Education voted unanimously to...

Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 4-10

on 19 February 2018

Missouri Statewide Severe Weather Drill 2018: Tuesday, March 6, 10 a.m. The National Weather Service (NWS), the Missouri Department of Public Safety, and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), along...

Steelville

SHS basketball teams complete historic regular season

SHS basketball teams complete historic regular season

on 20 February 2018

No matter what happens in this week’s district tournament, the 2017-18 Steelville High School basketball season will go down as the best in the school’s history. For the second season...

Billingsley tapped to take over as SMS Principal

on 20 February 2018

Steelville Elementary Principal Stephanie Billingsley will be moving to serve in that role at the middle school next year. The school board made the decision to move Billingsley from the...

Chamber recognizes achievements at annual dinner

on 19 February 2018

“I Heart Steelville” is the theme for the year for the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce. The local organization kicked off the 2018 theme with the annual dinner and awards...

St. James

Smith named as new Chamber Director

Smith named as new Chamber Director

on 20 February 2018

The St. James Chamber of Commerce announced last week that Teri Smith will be the new Chamber Director. She has taken over the role and will be working to connect...

Citizen raises concerns about city’s driveway cleaning policy

on 20 February 2018

During the February 12 meeting of the St. James City Council, citizen Mag Roberts questioned the city’s policy of not clearing off emergency responder’s driveways during icy weather. While she...

Library celebrates 65th birthday

Library celebrates 65th birthday

on 16 February 2018

The James Memorial Public Library celebrated its 65th birthday on Thursday, February 8. Library staff and the Friends of the Library held a birthday party featuring a proclamation signed by...

Crawford

Highways and Transportation Commission awards I-44 improvement project in Crawford County

Highways and Transportation Commission awards I-44 improvement project in Crawford County

on 14 February 2018

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a project to repair the pavement on Interstate 44 in: • Crawford County: Eastbound lanes between Route H and Route ZZ.

GR Fund still in the red, but balanced for 2018

on 12 February 2018

Crawford County has a balanced budget for 2018, although the General Revenue Fund still has a negative cash balance of nearly $360,000. Commissioners signed off on a budget document as...

CC Sheriff responds to claims of cover-up in murder case

on 12 February 2018

Questions have been raised and accusations made that the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was part of a cover-up in connection to the April 2016 murder of Edward Hillhouse, 28, of...

Phelps

Spring enrollment at S&T again tops 8,100

on 20 February 2018

Enrollment at Missouri University of Science and Technology held steady this spring semester, according to official fourth-week enrollment figures released today (Tuesday, Feb. 13).

S&T to host VEX robotics championship

S&T to host VEX robotics championship

on 14 February 2018

Students from around the Midwest region will soon gather at Missouri University of Science and Technology to compete at the Missouri state VEX Championship, a regional robotics competition for middle-...

Missouri S&T Career Fair is February 20

on 13 February 2018

Missouri University of Science and Technology students seeking full-time employment after graduation or co-op or internship for the semester will have an opportunity to meet with employers at the 2018...

Bourbon

New flag, outdoor store opens in Bourbon

on 20 February 2018

BOR2, LLC, located at 386 East Pine Street in Bourbon is a 2nd Amendment, flags and outdoor supply business. Owners Carl and Tina Hammack, long-time residents of Bourbon are excited...

Boosters make Book Buzz donation

on 16 February 2018

Carol Hofstetter, Bourbon Booster representative, displays the February Book Buzz books recently donated to the Bourbon school library by the Boosters as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education...

Paramount shares some love with food pantry

on 15 February 2018

The employees of Paramount Apparel International are showing their community some love this Valentine's Day through their donation of $562 to the Bourbon Food Pantry. The Employee Involvement Committee at...

State and Regional

MSHP to participate in Spring Aboard campaign

MSHP to participate in Spring Aboard campaign

20 February 2018

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol will participate in the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ Spring Aboard campaign. Developed by...

Total ban on texting and driving heard by Senate committee

19 February 2018

By Brendan Crowley, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Under current Missouri law, only drivers under 21 are explicitly prohibited from texting while driving. Everyone else just needs to follow the state's...

Secretary of State pushing for more money to support broadband in libraries

19 February 2018

By Kathryn Hardison, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — In a world that has become electronically driven, public libraries still have an advocate at the Missouri Capitol.But for Secretary of State Jay...

Outdoors

MDC and anglers prepare for March 1 trout opener

16 February 2018

As winter winds down, anglers throughout the Show-Me State are beginning to show some signs of trout fever. Symptoms include: tying flies, putting new fishing line on reels, checking waders...

Extreme cold doesn’t deter Taneycomo trout anglers

Extreme cold doesn’t deter Taneycomo trout anglers

15 February 2018

The Conservation Federation of Missouri recently held its annual media event at Lilleys’ Landing in Branson. The purpose of the event is to bring key media members from across Missouri...

Is a duck smarter today than it used to be?

14 February 2018

Things change slowly in the outdoors, but if you live a while and spend lots of time in the woods and on the rivers, you can’t help but see it....

Entertainment

Chicago back at the Fox Theatre

15 February 2018

CHICAGO is back in town at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 2-4 and its pure entertainment.

S&T faculty, staff to showcase their talents at fundraiser

14 February 2018

Dozens of faculty and staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology will showcase their talents this month at a fundraiser for the Missouri S&T student chapter of Engineers Without...

ECC Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors Feb. 15-18

13 February 2018

One of the world’s most popular musicals, East Central College Theatre is proud to present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. This monster hit follows the...

Letters to the Editor

Country needs more evangelicals

on 14 February 2018

What if those people in Washington, D.C. really do represent what we have become? How do we know who is lying and who is telling the truth?

Elections rigged by gerrymandering

on 14 February 2018

On numerous occasions, candidate Trump asserted the election was “rigged.” After the 2016 election, the president-elect repeatedly claimed without credible evidence that fraudulent voting by 3-5 million people caused him...

Are Americans truly free?

on 08 February 2018

I have a question: “Do we truly live in a free society here in the United States?” Most Americans would say yes, and they would be right if compared to...

Opinions

Tax increase could be big blow to county businesses

on 14 February 2018

For the third time in three straight elections, the Crawford County Commission is asking taxpayers to increase their taxes to cover a shortfall in the county’s General Revenue (GR) Fund...

Fiscal notes matter

on 14 February 2018

By Phill Brooks A legislative process designed to impose fiscal discipline on Missouri's legislature has become a major issue this year. The process involves "fiscal notes." They are estimates by...

State of the Union had good news for rural America

on 08 February 2018

By Eric Bohl Rural America’s priorities have been on Washington, D.C.’s back burner for what feels like ages. Over the past year, we have begun to see a realization from...