Senator meets with supporters at Mexican restaurant

US Sen. Claire McCaskill made a brief campaign stop in Cuba on Wednesday, September 19, as she barnstormed across the state, making several public appearances this week. The Democrat incumbent faces stiff opposition in the November 6 senatorial midterm elections from Republican Josh Hawley.

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Unveiling of the renovated Star School held

An unveiling of the newly restored Star School, an old one-room school house located a few miles north of St. James, was held recently. Several graduates of the school came out in support of the renovation and shared stories of their time at the school growing up.

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Adams reigns as Harvest Festival Queen - PHOTO GALLERY

Timber Adams is the 2018 Harvest Festival Queen. She was crowned at the annual pageant held on Thursday, September 6 at the Meramec Music Theatre.

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Cale crowned Miss St. James - PHOTO GALLERY

Courtney Cale was crowned Miss St. James on Tuesday, September 4. Held at the St. James middle school, a crowd watched as four contestants competed for the crown. Also crowned was Tanner Satterfield as Little Mr. St. James and Logan Murphy as Little Mrs. St. James.

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Harvest Festival 2018 celebrates “Home Sweet Home” - PHOTO GALLERY

Rain may have dampened the area at the end of Harvest Festival 2018, but not the spirits of those who came out to enjoy the festivities anyway. In spite of hard rain on Friday and drizzle through much of Saturday, many still attended the annual rodeo and parade. The festival’s theme for this year was “Home Sweet Home.”

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Cuba

City council will further weigh UTV ordinance before voting

on 24 September 2018

A proposed ordinance that would allow for utility vehicle usage on the main byways of Cuba will be further revised before the city council puts the matter to a formal...

City authorizes street closure for Manufacturing Day Block Party

on 24 September 2018

The Cuba City Council has given approval to plans to close a portion of Main Street at the Frisco’s restaurant on Friday, October 5 for a block party celebrating Manufacturing...

Citizen complains about city’s completion of Osage monument work

on 24 September 2018

Cuba resident Dan Eidson has voiced concerns about how the city council recently went about completing the Osage Trail Legacy monument. Eidson made his comments at the September 18 meeting...

Steelville

Large claims plague school insurance consortium

Large claims plague school insurance consortium

on 21 September 2018

The Steelville School Board heard a report from the district’s health insurance consortium manager at their September 20 meeting. He reported the overall financial health of the consortium is not...

School board discusses facilities planning

School board discusses facilities planning

on 21 September 2018

Steelville School Board members are moving forward with considering future facilities options for the district. At a meeting on September 20, the group approved plans for the construction of a...

City council divided over school resource officer

City council divided over school resource officer

on 18 September 2018

Tensions ran high in two Steelville City Council meetings during discussions about contracting for a School Resource Officer (SRO) with the Steelville School District. Both meetings included raised voices and...

St. James

Unveiling of the renovated Star School held

Unveiling of the renovated Star School held

on 24 September 2018

An unveiling of the newly restored Star School, an old one-room school house located a few miles north of St. James, was held recently. Several graduates of the school came...

City has finalized winter salt purchase

on 24 September 2018

The city of St. James has secured a salt provider. Compass Minerals has been contracted to provide salt for the winter and the St. James Street Department added a new...

Students earn sports on honor choirs

on 24 September 2018

Several St. James high school solo and ensemble groups auditioned last week for spots on the District Choir. More than 30 students from St. James auditioned this year, with many...

Crawford

Sappingtons chosen as 2018 Missouri Farm Family for Crawford County

Sappingtons chosen as 2018 Missouri Farm Family for Crawford County

on 24 September 2018

Paul and Melissa Sappington and family of Bourbon, Mo. were among the families honored during the 60th annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 13 at the Missouri State Fair.

Old Iron Works Days is October 13-14 at Maramec Spring Park

on 20 September 2018

One of the most popular travel destinations in Missouri continues to be Maramec Spring Park. This beautiful1800 acre park offers many activities for history and outdoor enthusiasts alike, regardless of...

Crawford County Commission Notes: August

Crawford County Commission Notes: August

on 17 September 2018

CASE, posted In August, commissioners did not meet on the first Tuesday, as that was the date of the primary election. Weekly meetings for the month were held on August...

Phelps

Rolla SERVPRO disaster recovery specialist offers property owners tips for preparing for, surviving, and recovering from the unexpected

on 20 September 2018

Local disaster restoration specialist Steve Luecke, owner of SERVPRO® of Rolla, reminds Rolla property owners that September is National Preparedness Month. This annual event, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management...

Record number of recruiters expected at S&T Career Fair

on 20 September 2018

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

The Family Center of Rolla to hold 2018 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days

on 20 September 2018

The Family Center, a Purina® Certified Expert Dealer, is announcing their 2018 Purina®Check-R-Board®Days, a customer appreciation event. Stop by The Family Center located at 1200 East Highway 72 in Rolla...

Bourbon

Man arrested after cursing and fleeing from police chief

on 21 September 2018

An aggravated driver wound up in police custody after an altercation with the Bourbon police chief on September 18. The man was charged with resisting a lawful stop and with...

Leasburg remembers a blast from the past

on 18 September 2018

The Leasburg Revitalization Organization, more commonly know as LRO, is sponsoring a day of remembrance of Civil War Days and the Battle of Leasburg, on September 29 in Fulton Park...

Rippeto crowned 2018 Bourbon Jr. Miss during Fall Festival - PHOTO GALLERY

Rippeto crowned 2018 Bourbon Jr. Miss during Fall Festival - PHOTO GALLERY

on 17 September 2018

Chloe Rippeto is Bourbon’s new Junior Miss, after being crowed on Friday evening during the opening night of the Bourbon Boosters 2018 Fall Festival. The annual event kicked off Saturday...

State and Regional

Auditor releases reports on Crime Victims' Compensation system

25 September 2018

• Audits find concerns with data management planning, reliance on manual processes State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently released two reports reviewing the Crime Victims' Compensation system. The audits, which were...

Missouri unemployment rate remains at an 18-year low

24 September 2018

Missouri’s unemployment rate edged down another tenth of a point to 3.3 percent in August, while nonfarm payroll employment in the state grew by 1,000 jobs. The monthly increase in...

Little accountability over millions in taxpayer dollars that go to business recruiting, Auditor Galloway says

24 September 2018

State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the Economic Development Advancement Fund (EDAF), which is primarily overseen by the Department of Economic Development (DED). The fund supports an...

Outdoors

Tree stand safety is a must for your family 

Tree stand safety is a must for your family 

24 September 2018

Tree stands have been in use by hunters long enough for statistics to clearly point out that tree stand accidents are the number one cause of hunter related injuries every...

Marauders with fins cost me a lot of money

24 September 2018

If you know the lakes that harbor white bass and hybrids, I’ll share a secret with you, but keep this under your hat. In late September and most all of...

Lake of the Ozarks State Park hosting unique Women's Outdoor Camp Sept. 28-30

17 September 2018

Women can experience the outdoors in a unique way at a special three-day workshop Sept. 28-30 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Miller County. Called Glamp Pin Oak,...

Entertainment

Audition will be held for 'Blackbeard'

24 September 2018

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE on October 1 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Those auditioning should arrive at...

Doe Run will give mine tours during Old Miners' Days festival

24 September 2018

On Oct. 5-7, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) and the Viburnum community will celebrate the region’s mining history at the 32nd Annual Old Miners’ Days festival. The event includes...

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway comes to the Fabulous Fox Theatre

18 September 2018

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Fabulous...

Letters to the Editor

Disappointed not to see STJ bands

on 24 September 2018

I don’t know who makes the decision for the school bands to play in the bad weather, but I just wanted to say how disappointed I am with the St....

Republican says vote for Schmitt

on 24 September 2018

Theresa Schmitt has the ability and skills to hold the position of Missouri House District 120. Although I am not in that district, construction work is of concern to me....

Great help provided at old city hall

on 24 September 2018

I appreciate the City of St. James linemen Ryan Thompson and Skyler Westrup for the great assistance getting the cupula of the old City Hall prepped and painted. With their...

Opinions

Washington is not America’s brain

on 24 September 2018

By C. Dale Walton With a population that soon will surpass one-third of a billion people, America’s complexity defies the limits of the human imagination. No one, ultimately, can truly...

Missouri road funding overdue for an update

on 24 September 2018

By Eric Bohl As political battles continue to rage over the Supreme Court, control over Congress and President Trump’s tweet du jour, a major ballot issue has been quietly gaining...

Can Brennan make a First Amendment case? Yes, to 'us'

on 13 September 2018

By Gene Policinski Does former CIA director John Brennan have a First Amendment case against President Trump for pulling Brennan's national security clearance? Definitely—in the court of public opinion, if...