Suspect shot by police while trying to escape custody

A suspect taken into police custody for drug possession on Monday morning was shot by officers after he escaped from the Cuba Police Department and attempted to steal a vehicle from a home nearby.

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Alderman wants to move forward with plans for new police station and city hall

Alderman Kevin Copling is all about moving Cuba forward, and he thinks building a new police station and city hall will be a huge step in the right direction.

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Prop S seeks votes to improve Steelville schools

Proposition S will ask Steelville voters to decide whether to approve a no-tax-increase bond issue for the Steelville School District. The question will be on the April 2 Municipal Election ballot, and it asks voters to approve issuing bonds for $3 million to make improvements to school facilities. The additional funds will not increase the tax burden on local property owners.

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Rally racers face rough roads - PHOTO GALLERY

Sunshine graced the weekend for the annual 100 Acre Wood Rally, held in the area on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16. But that sun followed rainy weather in the week leading up to the event and left the gravel road surfaces soaked in many places, but rough and dried out in others, and there were lots of puddles for big water splashes.

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Donkey basketball held to raise funds for FFA - PHOTO GALLERY

The St. James FFA held donkey basketball on Monday, March 18. FFA alumni, emergency responders, and teachers competed in a tournament on their donkeys, with the alumni winning. St. James emergency responders won the “Best Dressed” award during the event, which raised money for the FFA program.

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Cuba

Suspect shot by police while trying to escape custody

on 19 March 2019

A suspect taken into police custody for drug possession on Monday morning was shot by officers after he escaped from the Cuba Police Department and attempted to steal a vehicle...

Cuba City Council Notes

on 18 March 2019

The Cuba City Council held meetings at City Hall on February 26, March 5 and March 11 to discuss the following items of business:February 26 Regular Meeting• The regular meeting...

Alderman wants to move forward with plans for new police station and city hall

on 18 March 2019

Alderman Kevin Copling is all about moving Cuba forward, and he thinks building a new police station and city hall will be a huge step in the right direction.

Steelville

Prop S seeks votes to improve Steelville schools

Prop S seeks votes to improve Steelville schools

on 15 March 2019

Proposition S will ask Steelville voters to decide whether to approve a no-tax-increase bond issue for the Steelville School District. The question will be on the April 2 Municipal Election...

Viburnum Pre-K and K screenings are April 3-5

on 14 March 2019

Screenings for preschool and kindergarten in Viburnum will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 3 to 5. Please call the Iron County C-4 Lower Elementary School at 573-244-5606 during school...

Empty Bowls 2019 brings in record funds

on 12 March 2019

Steelville’s annual art and dinner event to raise funds for the food pantry was wildly successful this year, bringing in a record-breaking $4,774 to help feed the hungry in our...

St. James

Donkey basketball held to raise funds for FFA - PHOTO GALLERY

Donkey basketball held to raise funds for FFA - PHOTO GALLERY

on 19 March 2019

The St. James FFA held donkey basketball on Monday, March 18. FFA alumni, emergency responders, and teachers competed in a tournament on their donkeys, with the alumni winning. St. James...

Veterans Resource Fair coming next week

on 19 March 2019

The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital is working with the St. James American Legion Post #607 to hold a free resource fair for area veterans. The fair will provide...

Registration for Race to End ALZ is still open

on 19 March 2019

A Race to End Alzheimer’s 5k will be held on April 6 and registration is ongoing. The event will raise money for the local Walk to End Alzheimer’s Association. So...

Crawford

Woman’s removal from care facility causes missing person scare

Woman’s removal from care facility causes missing person scare

on 19 March 2019

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release on Sunday, March 17, after an incident the previous day in which an older woman was reported as being missing or...

Rally racers face rough roads - PHOTO GALLERY

Rally racers face rough roads - PHOTO GALLERY

on 18 March 2019

Sunshine graced the weekend for the annual 100 Acre Wood Rally, held in the area on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16. But that sun followed rainy weather in the week...

Local teen meets, shadows state officials at 4-H Legislative Academy

on 13 March 2019

Bethany Donnell, age 16, a member of the Lone Star 4-H Club of Crawford County, participated in the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Legislative Academy, Feb. 18-20. Donnell was one...

Phelps

Nationally recognized summer STEM program coming to Rolla July 8-12

on 19 March 2019

Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Rolla Junior High School the week of July 8 - July 12, 2019.

Troop I is conducting seat belt enforcement operations in March

Troop I is conducting seat belt enforcement operations in March

on 19 March 2019

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that during the month of March, Troop I officers will conduct five seat belt enforcement operations. These operations will be...

Meeting planned

on 14 March 2019

Noah Coleman Chapter will resume its usual meeting schedule after cancellation in January due to bad weather, on the third Saturday of the month. The March 16 meeting will begin...

Bourbon

American Legion will celebrate centennial birthday on March 26

By Alice Bremer The American Legion Post 81 of Bourbon and Auxiliary Unit 81 will celebrate the 100th birthday of the American Legion on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m....

Agriculture Market Outlook to be held

A dinner meeting on the 2019 Agriculture Market Outlook will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Bourbon Community Center located in Bourbon...

Bourbon students tour Tacony Manufacturing

Bourbon students tour Tacony Manufacturing

on 27 February 2019

When you talk with students about working in manufacturing, many have the false impression of dirty, dangerous, dimly lit factories. In reality, factories have become some of the most safe,...

State and Regional

New requirement in place soon for driver license renewals

19 March 2019

If it’s time to renew your driver license, there’s a new requirement that goes into effect this month. Beginning March 25, everyone will be required to provide their birth certificate...

Two Missouri bills duel to address absentee voting

19 March 2019

By Anna Lewis, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — It could be a bit harder to vote absentee in the future. Or, it could be easier.It all depends on the decisions of...

Got a few billion dollars? Missouri looking for ways to fund Hyperloop

19 March 2019

BY NATASHA VYHOVSKY, COLUMBIA MISSOURIANJEFFERSON CITY — Finding the money to bring the multi-billion-dollar Hyperloop project to Missouri is the goal of a new effort announced Tuesday in the legislature.

Outdoors

Spring, ground hogs, and calling turkeys

Spring, ground hogs, and calling turkeys

19 March 2019

Spring has been slow to arrive. Punxsutawney Phil, the infamous groundhog from out East, has presumably been fired. He missed the weather mark...again. Not an unusual thing among modern day...

MDC forecasts challenging spring turkey hunting season

MDC forecasts challenging spring turkey hunting season

18 March 2019

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 6-7. The...

From bow fishing to trout fishing—it’s all hot in March

From bow fishing to trout fishing—it’s all hot in March

14 March 2019

March is hands down one of the best months of the year as far as fishermen are concerned. All kinds of fishermen. It seems it’s “bite on” with about any...

Entertainment

Vichy Fire Department to hold dessert auction and cake walk on March 23

19 March 2019

The Vichy Vol. Fire Department's Annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper, Dessert Auction and Cake Walk is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Vichy Firehouse and Community Hall. The...

Mean Girls’ star to host benefit concert in St. Louis for Ozark Actors Theatre

12 March 2019

Tony nominated actress Taylor Louderman, currently starring as Regina George in Tina Fey’s mega-hit Mean Girls The Musical on Broadway, is excited to announce a one night benefit concert titled...

S&T St. Pat’s schedule announced

07 March 2019

Missouri University of Science and Technology is preparing to celebrate its 111th annual “Best Ever” St. Pat’s celebration. The theme for this year’s celebration is “St. Pat’s in Middle Earth.”

Letters to the Editor

Answer is God

on 13 March 2019

This poem is in reply to Mr. Drone's last week.A nice poem, Mister DroneAnd is even quite cheery

Stop wild hogs

on 13 March 2019

The average feral hog weighs a little more than 100 pounds—the biggest, about 400. And every one of them is hitting above their weight class when it comes to damaging...

Improve infrastructure

on 28 February 2019

Agriculture is a huge part of Missouri’s economy. In fact, a 2016 economic impact study found that Missouri agriculture, forestry and related industries account for over $88 billion in sales...

Opinions

Even with limitations, our freedoms must be defended

on 13 March 2019

Although there is some debate about who said it, most of us have at least heard the famous quote: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to...

Missouri farmers should face consistent rules for raising livestock

on 13 March 2019

By Blake Hurst Bacon is popular, but living near a hog farm is not. Bacon isn’t possible without hogs, so if we want bacon, we’re going to have to raise...

Let's reimagine rural health in our state

on 28 February 2019

 By Ann Schlueter As the chief operating officer of a small rural hospital in Fairfax, Mo., I see the difficulty rural Missourians have in accessing health care daily. Our hospital,...