St. James high school awarded National Beta School of Merit

John F. Hodge High School has been announced as one of this year’s National Beta Club Schools of Merit for the 2017-2018 school year. The award is given each year to schools that include all eligible grade levels in their Beta Chapter.

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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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Cuba

School district will purchase just one bus this year

on 23 February 2018

After many years of purchasing two new school buses as part of a regular vehicle fleet rotation plan, the Cuba School Board will purchase just one new bus in 2018....

City council approves ordinance setting police chief’s salary, benefits

on 23 February 2018

A new city marshal will take office following the April 3 municipal election, and now he knows the salary and benefits package that will come with the job. The 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...

Steelville

Steelville native promoted at Illinois College

on 22 February 2018

Renee (Brand) Overton was recently promoted to Health Services Coordinator at Illinois College. Illinois College is a private, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois.

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...

St. James

PTO bringing back Harlem Wizards

on 23 February 2018

The Harlem Wizards are returning to St. James to face off against St. James faculty and alumni. Sponsored by the St. James Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTO), the event will...

Local couple featured in national publication

Local couple featured in national publication

on 22 February 2018

Camp Brim Shire founders Rich and Sherry Hashagen have been featured in a national publication. Family Motor Coaching selected them to be featured in their February magazine, something the family...

St. James high school awarded National Beta School of Merit

St. James high school awarded National Beta School of Merit

on 22 February 2018

John F. Hodge High School has been announced as one of this year’s National Beta Club Schools of Merit for the 2017-2018 school year. The award is given each year...

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

Area high school students to visit S&T for FIRST robotics competition

on 21 February 2018

Hundreds of tech-savvy high school students from throughout Missouri and its surrounding states will put their robotic creations to the test on Saturday, Feb. 24, during the FIRST Tech Challenge,...

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-...

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

Donations needed for critical blood, platelet shortage

21 February 2018

By Dr. Rhonda Cooke, MD, Pathologist Blood Transfusion is one of the most common procedures performed in the hospital. Transfusions are needed every day for trauma patients, cancer patients, and...

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...

Outdoors

Maramec ready for March 1 trout season opener

23 February 2018

If the extended weather forecast holds, Maramec Spring Park should be hopping on Thursday, March 1, the opening day of the 2018 Missouri catch-and-keep trout season.

Get new MDC booklets for spring turkey hunting, fishing, hunting and trapping, and the Wildlife Code

23 February 2018

Hunters, trappers, anglers, and others can get free copies of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) updated booklets on spring turkey hunting, hunting and trapping, fishing, and the Wildlife Code...

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium worth the visit

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium worth the visit

22 February 2018

Bob Ziehmer, the director of conservation for Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, gave me and three other colleagues a personal tour of the new facility, aptly...

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

Budget would hurt

on 22 February 2018

America stands to suffer as a result of President Trump’s 2019 budget, released on Feb. 12. The president has proposed again to eliminate or shrink many programs that serve rural...

Make calls, give money

on 22 February 2018

Every one of our elected officials have excellent healthcare subsidized by our taxes. Yet Roy Blunt and Jason Smith have backed Trump and voted to eliminate insurance for 13 million...

Inmate seeks help

on 22 February 2018

I’m not even going to act like I’m an authority on morality, integrity, or how someone should behave. Right now I’m writing from the Crawford County Jail, and I will...

Opinions

Are we content doing nothing?

on 22 February 2018

After yet another mass shooting incident at a school, the nation is once again debating the merits of gun control when it comes to public safety and the rights of...

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...