Principals give report on building levels

           Steelville School District principals provided the following information for their monthly written report to the school board in January.

Courtwarming scheduled for Friday - UPDATED START TIME

            St. James High School has announced participants for this year’s courtwarming, which will be held on Friday, February 4.

County 4-H and FFA groups awarded grants for fairground improvements

            Two Crawford County FFA chapters and two 4-H clubs were among more than 20 youth organizations that will be receiving $500 grants to support specific projects in their communities.

Bourbon council hears about park vandalism

            On January 24, Park Board representative Steve Pasch spoke to the Bourbon City Council about recent bathroom vandalism that occurred last month and ways to stop it. A toilet was destroyed and the city will look at ways to secure the area or close the restroom.

Unemployment rates remain low throughout region

            As was the case in November, area unemployment rates remained mostly steady throughout the area in December with slight increases in come counties and decrease in others. Crawford County saw a rise of .1 percent and Phelps County had a drop of .2 percent.

School district working on ways to better communicate with the public

            Regular monthly reports from the superintendent and assistant superintendent were accepted by the Cuba Board of Education at its January meeting. While not openly discussed during the meeting, the reports provided information on numerous topics to the board and that included notifications about a new district website and the possibility of scheduling future board meetings for an entire year rather than following the current practice of setting them each month.