Enrollment down for summer school

Summer school attendance was down in Steelville this year, but not by enough to create financial concerns. School administrators plan to send a parent survey out to try to determine why fewer students enrolled this year, and then make adjustments for next year, if possible.

Former Steelville lifeguard gets 15 years for child sex crimes

Spenser Farr, 25, was found guilty of molesting two boys at a jury trial in April. He was originally charged with five counts of statutory sodomy – four with a child under the age of 12, and one with a child under age 14. The jury found him not guilty on the first two counts, but guilty on the last three. Sentencing for his crimes took place in June.

Flooding unlikely to affect Japanese beetle populations

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Even long-lasting floodwaters have little effect on invasive Japanese beetles that have begun to emerge in central Missouri, says Kevin Rice, University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist.

Old news articles answer county road questions

Pending a legal opinion from the county attorney, it appears that Jinney Lane will be restored to the inventory list of roads maintained by Crawford County. After months of back-and-forth debate between residents on the road and county officials, resident Jason Basham was able to find documentation showing Jinney Lane had been on the county road inventory list, and he provided that new information to the county commission.