City looking to expand bike trail

    The city of St. James is looking to expand the Forest City Bike Trail (also known as the Iron Works Trail) from its entrance near the Industrial Park all the way to Maramec Spring Park. The current trail ends near Great Circle and the city has been working on improvements to the trail over the past few years.

Cuba schools going virtual due to increased quarantine numbers

    The Cuba School District announced Wednesday that it will be closing down all classes for a six days beginning Friday due to the high number of staff members and students who are currently in quarantine due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Students will attend virtual classes November 6-13 and then return to in-person learning on Monday, November 16.

Boast re-elected as commissioner

    Although the nation still waits to learn who the next president will be, the state of Missouri has re-elected Governor Mike Parson (R), and Crawford County voters chose District #2 Commissioner Jared Boast (R) to retain his seat.

Auxier, Hicks win Commissioner races

    Republican candidates swept the ballot in Phelps County during the 2020 general election on Tuesday. Republicans Joey Auxier and Gary Hicks won seats in the District #1 and District #2 County Commissioner races, the only contested local races on the ballot. Voter turnout was high at 66.40 percent.