Missouri S&T students chosen to speak at commencement

Six graduating students at Missouri University of Science and Technology were chosen to speak during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Saturday, Dec. 14. Three students will speak at each of the two ceremonies.

Forest Service prohibits hunting of feral hogs in MTNF

    Missouri took another step forward this month in the fight to eliminate invasive feral hogs in the state when the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) moved forward with prohibiting the hunting of feral hogs on public land in the Mark Twain National Forest (MTNF).

Cuba Christmas parade, santa draw large crowd - PHOTO GALLERY

The annual Cuba Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade was held Saturday, starting at the Wagon Wheel and traveling down Historic Route 66 before turning onto Smith Street and ending at the Recklein Historic District, where Santa was on hand to greet children and hand out presents.

Drug raid finds meth, weapons, cash

    A raid conducted by members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Cuba Police Department, and South Central Drug Task Force turned up drugs, cash, and two weapons at a Cuba residence on Sunday, Dec. 8. Two people were taken into custody.

Bourbon School Board gives okay to $200,000 health insurance payment

    Like several other area school districts, the Bourbon School District was recently forced to pay a hefty health insurance assessment due to a shortfall in premiums to cover more than $6 million in benefit claims. The district is part of a 22-school health insurance consortium that operated on a self-funded plan managed by United Health Care (UHC).