Dr. Kyle Gibbs has been hired by the Bourbon School Board as the new superintendent of the Crawford County R-I School District. He will assume duties as superintendent of schools beginning July 1, 2019, following the retirement of Patricia Thompson, which was announced late last year.
Steelville Police Chief Mike Sherman has asked again about filling the patrolman’s position vacated when the School Resource Officer position was created in the fall. The Steelville City Council and Steelville School District made an agreement to share an officer who is primarily working in the schools. As a result of their agreement, the Steelville Police Department is operating with one less officer available on the streets.
With social media and smartphones becoming increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, the Crawford County R-2 Board of Education has looked at using a “one-stop shop” to handle the entire school district’s social media connections. At meetings in December and January, the board debated the value and cost of having a mobile app designed specifically for the R-2 District’s growing communication needs, but the board agreed the product was too expensive to justify purchasing at the present time.
Finding time for hobbies can be difficult. Commitments to work and family take up the bulk of many people's free time, making it hard to squeeze in a favorite hobby. But hobbies can benefit people in some interesting ways. Understanding those hidden benefits may compel some people to make more time for their favorite downtime activities.
Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) announced the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is now accepting entries from high school students across southeast and south central Missouri.
Two residents of Rustic Acres questioned county road maintenance in their area at the Crawford County Commission meeting on January 15. Joan King and Carol Hofstetter asked why only certain roads in their area were being worked on by county crews, with King questioning descriptions of county roads and former agreements for maintenance, while Hofstetter primarily looked for ways to solve the issues they presented.