Lt. Gov. applauds STE for work to bring broadband to rural areas - PHOTO GALLERY

Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe visited the area on Thursday, August 13, making a stop at Chandler Sawmill near Bixby to talk about what good Internet connectivity means to rural America and how Steelville Telephone Exchange was bringing service to the area.

Missouri POST Commission and Department of Public Safety invite public to comment on law enforcement training and discipline in Missouri

The Missouri POST Commission and the Department of Public Safety today invited Missourians to participate in a survey on law enforcement training and discipline in Missouri. The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission and DPS are interested in gaining feedback from both the public and law enforcement officers as they review current training curriculum and Missouri’s disciplinary process. Members of the public are invited to comment through Aug. 26, 2020 at

Missouri S&T researchers recommend combination of filters for homemade masks, other PPE

A team of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology found that several layers of household air filters can achieve filtration performance similar to masks rated N95 – masks that capture 95% of particles. The researchers studied the filtration performance of non-medical materials and recommend making homemade face masks with a combination of fibrous and fabric materials. They say the materials will sufficiently remove aerosols and avoid the inhalation of fiber fragments generated during the cutting and folding of the filters. 

Injuries reported in suspected DWI crash

Areas of St. James were without power Saturday morning after a Cuba man was seriously injured in a suspected DWI crash on State Route DD. According to online reports from Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred one mile east of St. James on State Route DD.

High school to begin with remote learning due to roof issue

The St. James School District announced on Friday the John F. Hodge High School will begin the year using Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) due to roofs needing repaired on campus. No time frame was provided on when in-person learning could resume as the district takes steps to repair the issues.