Family and friends of Crawford County Coroner Paul Hutson gathered on Wednesday, November 25 to recognize his service to the community over the past 28 years, and to wish him well in his retirement at the end of the year.
The Phelps/Maries County Health Department is hoping to help individuals and businesses in the community as the Phelps County Commission announced a county wide mask order last week. The health department is given powers of enforcement under the order and it announced how the application and enforcement of the mask order will be conducted in the county.
The City of St. James has contracted with Ace Pipe Cleaning, of Kansas City, to send cameras into sewer lines throughout town to identify cracks, failing pipes, or areas needing repairs. This fall, the city smoke tested water and sewer lines to find where water was entering the system and the camera work will help identify what repairs need to be made.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce is holding a “Light Up St. James with Christmas Past, Present & Future” decorating initiative. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to decorate their store fronts and areas along a route that travels throughout the city, with displays to be available from December 5 through December 31 for the community to enjoy.
A Crawford County business owner has asked the county to forgive the taxes due on his business for 2020, citing lack of revenue due to COVID-19 as the reason for the request.
Crawford County has recorded another week of more than 100 new COVID-19 cases. This is the fourth consecutive week that has occurred, but the latest increase is slightly lower than the previous three weeks. The county now has a total of 1,217 cases, reporting 105 more cases over last week. The new total reflects numbers as of November 30 as reported on the state’s COVID website.