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

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...

Union Pacific Railroad exhibit at the Steelville Library celebrates women’s contributions to the railroad industry

Union Pacific Railroad exhibit at the Steelville Library celebrates women’s contributions to the railroad industry

on 17 October 2018

“Move Over, Sir: Women Working on the Railroad”, on loan from the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, will open this week at the Steelville Library and will run through October 23...

St. James

4-H club donates playground equipment

4-H club donates playground equipment

on 19 October 2018

The Country Kids and Evening Star 4-H groups donated two new playground features that have been installed in the St. James City Park. Clubs received $250 in grants from The...

FFA takes part in 10 Gallon Challenge

FFA takes part in 10 Gallon Challenge

on 19 October 2018

The St. James FFA Chapter decided to participate in the #10GallonChallenge. They donated 43 gallons of milk to the St. James Senior Center. FFA Members, community members, and the St....

Congressman announces public infrastructure investments

on 18 October 2018

 Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced last week the DRA will invest $174,124 in public infrastructure improvements in St. James.

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

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,...

Relay for Life coming Saturday

on 17 October 2018

Relay for Life will be held this Saturday at the St. James Middle School from 2 to 7 p.m. Phelps and Pulaski counties have joined together this year to bring...

MSHP Troop I announces enforcement totals from commercial motor vehicle enforcement operation

MSHP Troop I announces enforcement totals from commercial motor vehicle enforcement operation

on 17 October 2018

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that a commercial motor vehicle special enforcement operation was held in Troop I from October 1-5, 2018. The operation focused...

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

National School Bus Safety Week is October 22-26

19 October 2018

The Missouri State Highway Patrol recognizes the importance of bus safety and inspects every school bus in the state each year. We want children to arrive at school safely, and...

State Treasurer Schmitt warns Missourians of new telephone tax scam

18 October 2018

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has issued a tax scam alert, warning Missouri residents about a new telephone scam. The State Treasurer’s Office recently received a call from a concerned citizen...

Missouri unemployment rate edges down

18 October 2018

Employment in Missouri grew by 3,300 jobs in September, and the state’s unemployment rate edged down another tenth of a point to 3.2 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2000.

Outdoors

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,...

MDC predicts quail season to be good in parts of state

17 October 2018

With quail-hunting season starting Nov. 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises hunters that overall quail production was about the same as last year, but below the 10-year average....

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...