Four-day school week still under discussion

            While a number of parents and school board members are expressing concerns about moving to a four-day school week in Steelville, staff are overwhelmingly in support of the option. The potential schedule change was discussed further at the school board meeting held on November 17 where there was a good-sized crowd in attendance and it will be talked about again at a public meeting scheduled for December 5.

Chamber accepting nominations for annual awards

            The St. James Chamber of Commerce announced it has begun accepting nominations for the annual awards dinner, which recognizes those individuals, businesses, and organizations which make St. James a better place to live. These nominations are made by citizens of the community and the deadline to nominate someone is Monday, December 12.

Prairie Barn Winery open and serving the community

           Prairie Barn Winery & Christmas Tree Farm LLC. is open for business at 17301 State Route B, northeast of St. James. The newly opened winery currently serves six wines, with more coming soon.

Silver Alert canceled for California man

            The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has canceled an Endangered Silver Advisory for a California man who was last seen in Bourbon. The man was located and is safe.

City council discusses several zoning issues

            During its November 15 meeting, members of the Cuba City Council reviewed several planning and zoning issues and also approved an ordinance that provided revisions to building codes in preparation for soon making all the codes accessible via the internet.

Discover nature with MDC through Eagle Days

From December through February, Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state or enjoy watching bald eagles on your own.