Lawsuit against city moved to Franklin County

    An age-discrimination lawsuit filed against the city of Cuba by a current employee will be heard in Franklin County. A motion to move the case from Crawford County was approved on August 6.

Deputy coroner rescues woman on flooded I-44

    Newly elected Crawford County Coroner Darren Dake rescued a woman from a flooding vehicle on the interstate last month as he was returning from Sullivan where he had been performing his duty as deputy coroner. The rescue took place on July 19 near the county line on Interstate 44, and Dake said he didn’t think it was a big deal.

City contracts to have tennis courts repaired

    The city of St. James has approved a contract with Gerald Perry Tennis Company to repair an old tennis court in the city park. The agreement will include repairing a large crack, resurfacing, coating, and striping the court.

Water and natural gas rates to be increased

    The St. James Municipal Utility Board and St. James City Council met in a joint session Monday night to discuss utility rate increases. The city currently has a deadline to make improvements to the water and wastewater system required by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Area COVID-19 cases continue to increase

    The Phelps/Maries Health Department reported area COVID-19 cases continue to spike and urge residents to stay away from large gatherings and if being tested, remain in isolation until they get results. The department said it is seeing people who are possibly infected going to work or gatherings, leading to the rise in area cases.