Inspection shows several serious issues with gazebo at courthouse

After an inspection from the county’s liability insurers, there are even more questions about the possibility of retaining the gazebo at the Crawford County Courthouse.

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Old Iron Works Days brings crowds to park

Old Iron Works Days returned to Maramec Spring Park over the weekend, drawing a huge turnout to the park. This was the 40th annual event, and while numbers were down from last year, a great came to the park to celebrate the way of life in the mid-1880s.

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Elementary visits firehouse - PHOTO GALLERY

Students from Steelville Elementary visited the Steelville firehouse last Thursday during Fire Prevention Week. Fire personnel talked with children about creating an evacuation plan for their home and other fire prevention tips. Kids were able to see firefighters in full gear, get inside a fire truck in the station, and meet Marshall.

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New Trunk or Treat route revealed

Trunk or Treat will return on Halloween and the St. James Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTO) have revealed this year’s route. The annual event has been moved to the high school agriculture building and participants are encouraged to view the route so there is no confusion the night of the event.

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Crowd enjoys Manufacturing Day

What was billed as the “largest Manufacturing Day celebration in all of Missouri and quite possibly one of the largest in the United States” lived up to its billing last week as more than 1,200 people attended the block party on N. Main Street, local manufacturing leaders met with state officials, and Cuba students toured industrial plants.

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Cuba

City beginning the search for next Public Works Director

on 19 October 2018

Bob Baldwin has announced his retirement as Cuba Public Works Director, effective at the end of the calendar year 2018. At an October 16 meeting at City Hall, the Cuba...

Class celebrates 50th reunion

Class celebrates 50th reunion

on 17 October 2018

The Cuba Alumni Dinner and Dance was held Saturday, October 13 at Recklein Auditorium in Cuba, Missouri. Members of the class of 1968 present were (from left) Penny (Dorf) Sanders,...

Cyclists and Route 66 authors add new elements to Cuba Fest

Cyclists and Route 66 authors add new elements to Cuba Fest

on 16 October 2018

For more than 50 years Cuba, Missouri has hosted Cuba Fest, a delightful small-town fall festival that enhances the sense that the village is a living Norman Rockwell print. The...

Steelville

Local artists to be featured in two STARCO shows

on 22 October 2018

Both Gallery Zeke and the Evans House will host exhibits featuring local artists in November. Gallery Zeke will showcase local ceramic artists at a show titled, “Clay, Culture, and Identity.”...

School bus shed project sees more delays

School bus shed project sees more delays

on 19 October 2018

Construction of the bus shed for the Steelville School District has again been postponed. The project that has been in the works for several years has continually hit snags along...

Elementary visits firehouse - PHOTO GALLERY

Elementary visits firehouse - PHOTO GALLERY

on 17 October 2018

Students from Steelville Elementary visited the Steelville firehouse last Thursday during Fire Prevention Week. Fire personnel talked with children about creating an evacuation plan for their home and other fire...

St. James

Prescription drug take back will be held Saturday

on 22 October 2018

The St. James Police Department and St. James Kiwanis Club are once again teaming up for a prescription drug disposal on Saturday, October 27. The program is used each year...

Firefighters respond to house fire on Sunday

Firefighters respond to house fire on Sunday

on 22 October 2018

The St. James Fire Protection District responded to a house fire Sunday afternoon. The residence, located at 304 East Johnson Street, had become engulfed in flames leading into the upstairs.

Council passes pool ordinance

on 22 October 2018

The St. James City Council met on Tuesday, October 9 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:• Held a public hearing regarding a pool...

Crawford

Cape files as write-in candidate for county clerk

Cape files as write-in candidate for county clerk

on 19 October 2018

Current Crawford County Clerk John Martin now has opposition in his bid for re-election. On Wednesday, October 17, Tamra Cape filed as a write-in candidate for the office, and voters...

Crawford County Commission Notes – September

Crawford County Commission Notes – September

on 12 October 2018

Crawford County commissioners met weekly in September to conduct business for the county.

Inspection shows several serious issues with gazebo at courthouse

Inspection shows several serious issues with gazebo at courthouse

on 12 October 2018

After an inspection from the county’s liability insurers, there are even more questions about the possibility of retaining the gazebo at the Crawford County Courthouse.

Phelps

Phelps County 4-H honors presented

on 22 October 2018

The 4-H clubs of Phelps County held their annual Recognition Ceremony Sunday afternoon, October 21, at the St. James Middle School. This event recognizes 4-H members and volunteers who have...

Rotary Club donates dictionaires to third graders

on 22 October 2018

The Rolla Rotary Breakfast Club of Rolla, distributed dictionaries to third grade students in Phelps County on Wednesday, October 10. Third graders at the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School and...

Phi Theta Kappa Fall 2018 Induction Ceremony held at East Central College, Rolla

Phi Theta Kappa Fall 2018 Induction Ceremony held at East Central College, Rolla

on 18 October 2018

The Beta Omicron Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa held their Fall 2018 Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This chapter, operating out of East Central College’s Rolla campus,...

Bourbon

Kindergarten students visit the library

on 11 October 2018

On Friday, September 28, all four Bourbon kindergarten classes embarked on a walking field trip around the town of Bourbon. One of their stops was the Bourbon Library. The student...

Library hosts presentation on owls

Library hosts presentation on owls

on 10 October 2018

On Thursday, October 4, naturalist Mark Glenshaw visited the Bourbon Library and Community Center. He gave a lively presentation on the Great Horned Owls in Forest Park, which is located...

Bourbon man “snaps,” attacks another man

on 09 October 2018

A Bourbon man stands charged with assault after allegedly pushing a man with a cane. That man fell and hit his head. As a result of the incident, Matthew Floyd...

State and Regional

M529 outreach program boosts education savings in rural Missouri

22 October 2018

Since launching earlier this year, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt’s MOST 529 outreach program has increased awareness and education savings rates in rural counties all across Missouri.

Missouri joins multi-state suspicious actor repository to prevent fraud and identity theft

22 October 2018

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ Division of Employment Security (DES) has joined a multi-state data analysis project to prevent unemployment insurance (UI) fraud and address identify theft....

Governor urges passage of Proposition D

22 October 2018

Governor Mike Parson wrapped up a 14-city Infrastructure Week tour promoting Proposition D for Safer Roads and Safer Streets by urging voters to “do the right thing” and vote YES...

Outdoors

Shoot everything that you see…with a camera

Shoot everything that you see…with a camera

22 October 2018

It is a heck of a good time to spend a day in the woods, with a pack and a lunch, shooting everything you come across…with a camera. Mushrooms are...

Join MDC for Facebook Live session “Ask an Agent” Oct. 31

19 October 2018

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its upcoming Facebook Live segment “Ask an Agent” on Oct. 31 from noon to 12:30 p.m. when conservation agents will answer questions...

There is a new conservationist in family

There is a new conservationist in family

18 October 2018

I’ve discovered a new conservationist in the Cooper-Hale family lines. Or better, perhaps, Jackson Hale and I discovered one another at a Hale family reunion two years ago. Shawn Hale,...

Entertainment

Oktoberfest promises good family fun

18 October 2018

It is time to celebrate Oktoberfest with all the festive food, spirits, music and fun associated with the German tradition. St. Paul’s Lutheran, 730 Fleenor Road, Cuba is hosting the...

CAC holding wine tasting tent, Taste of Cuba

17 October 2018

The Cuba Arts Council (CAC) invites you to join us at the 2018 Route 66 Cuba Fest on October 20-21, 2018! Once again, CAC will be offering the "Wine Tasting...

S&T’s Haunted Mine begins Oct. 19

17 October 2018

Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will once again “haunt” the Experimental Mine in Rolla this Halloween and invite the public to visit.

Letters to the Editor

Does your current rep fight for you?

on 18 October 2018

I met Theresa Schmitt at a meeting in Rolla. The group was discussing protecting the local creeks and rivers, education and health care. We thought that citizens needed a stronger...

Support St. James’ Proposition Life Safety

on 18 October 2018

On 11/06/2018 voters of the St. James Ambulance District will be asked to vote on PROPOSITION LIFE SAFETY, a personal property levy increase of $0.35. The levy will be assessed...

Vote for ‘greatest good for greatest number’

on 18 October 2018

I just received a “voter guide” from Faith & Freedom Coalition. It lists “yes” and “no” labels below the photos and names of Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley. Most of...

Opinions

Amazon and the minimum wage

on 18 October 2018

By R.W. Hafer Jeff Bezos created quite a stir by announcing that his company, Amazon, would increase entry-level wages to $15 an hour. Bernie Sanders and the Fight for $15...

Community journalism matters because communities matter

on 11 October 2018

Editor's note: National Newspaper Week is October 7-13 By Matt Geiger “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.” It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years....

The shifting agenda of Missouri's GOP

on 11 October 2018

By Phill Brooks Like the national Republican Party, Missouri's GOP has flipped on what had been major GOP themes when I began as a Missouri statehouse reporter nearly four decades...