School District partners with YCHC

            The Cuba School District held its monthly School Board meeting on Thursday, June 17, when the board voted to move forward with a partnership with the Your Community Healthcare mobile clinic.

Crawford County Felony Report

The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office recently filed the following felony charges:

  • Ronald Jay Robben, 60, of Steelville, has been charged with the class E felony of failing to register change of residence as required of a registered sex offender. Crawford County Sheriff’s personnel dallegedly iscovered Robben had moved from his reported residence and failed to notify the sheriff’s office of the change. He had registered on January 20, but did not report a new address on February 8, nor by the required time to update his registry on April 8. On July 9, 1999, Robben had been found guilty in the Leavenworth Kansas Circuit Court of Aggravated Criminal Sodomy, a Level 2-Person felony offense that would be an unclassified felony offense under Missouri law.

Area health officials warn of dangerous COVID-19 Delta variant

            The Alpha (B.1.1.7) and Delta (B.1.617.2) variants of the coronavirus have been identified in Phelps County, according to the Phelps-Maries County Health Department. Local COVID-19 vaccination opportunities can be found at by searching for vaccine offered, zip code, and search radius.

Sidewalk installation has begun at the library

            A sidewalk surrounding the James Memorial Public Library is being installed after the area has been closed since last year, when it was deemed dangerous to walk on.

            Work to tear out some of the existing sidewalk began last week, with the city Street Department tearing out a section along Scioto. Approximately 60 feet of new sidewalk has been installed in its place, with an additional 60 feet to be constructed this week.

Sanitation Supervisor gives update on recycling program

            The city of St. James has seen many residents taking part in the recycling program and the additional recycling bins distributed earlier this year. Sanitation Supervisor Ron Fraser gave an update on Friday, advising patrons to be mindful of the products they recycle.