Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes has expressed her disagreement with information reported in the commission meeting minutes, and in the Crawford County Commission Notes for January as printed in the February 14 edition of the Steelville Star.
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A Sullivan woman has been charged with stealing a car in Cuba and abandoning it in a ravine near the Birds Nest river access point.
According to court documents, the victim called the Cuba Police Department on the morning of January 19 to report a theft on Spencer Street.
An officer met with the victim at the residence, and the man reported that sometime during the night, his girlfriend, Hope Lambert, 21, had stolen his car. He said that he had noticed the car was missing when he woke that morning.
Crawford County has a truly balanced budget for the first time in many years, and it’s due in large part to the increased sales tax approved by voters in April of last year. County Clerk John Martin, budget officer for the county government, detailed what all the increased tax revenue has allowed for in his annual budget message submitted to the state along with the 2019 budget.
Perhaps the biggest news for Crawford County over the past year is the local government’s financial solvency for the first time in many years. As a result of an additional half-cent sales tax approved by voters last April, the county is finally out of the red and projects to be well into the black by the end of Fiscal Year 2019.
The Crawford County Cattlemen made a donation to the Franklin County Honor Flight program, which covers several counties in Missouri including Crawford. This organization makes it possible for our veterans to tour war memorials in Washington D.C. and see the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery at no cost to the veteran.