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Child abuse charges filed against Steelville man

    A Steelville man faces child abuse and assault charges after a June 5 incident where he allegedly attacked a child during an argument between the two.

Man faces child sex and porn charges

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains crime details that some people may find disturbing.
    A Springfield man faces felony charges for child sex crimes after two young boys revealed he had allegedly showed them pornography, sexually assaulted them, and taught them to do the same things to one another.

Bourbon School Board receives Governance Team Award

    On June 19, the Crawford County R-1 School District's Board of Education earned the Governance Team Award for the third year in a row. The district is one of only 14 districts, out of 567, across the state to earn this recognition.

CCSO to participate in July 4 drunk driving prevention campaign

    This Independence Day, law enforcement in Crawford County is participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving awareness campaign. In support of the law enforcement community’s dedication to protecting the lives of residents in their communities, you’ll see deputies working together during this holiday weekend to take drunk drivers off the roads. These expanded efforts to protect against impaired driving will be conducted in a fair and equitable way.

BOE approves annual budget

    The St. James Board of Education has approved the new budget for the 2021-22 school year. Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson spoke to the board about the budget, informing them he built it conservatively and additional COVID-19 funds are expected to have a positive impact on the numbers moving into next year.

City launches new website

    The city of St. James has been redesigning its website and a new version is now live. Although there are still changes to be made, the new site should offer users much more options as well as a new notification system, which will be launched later this year.