The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. Drivers are urged to remain alert. If you strike a deer, move your vehicle to a safe location and call 9-1-1 or *55 on a cell phone and report it.
The city of Steelville is looking to crack down on nuisance violations and Police Chief Mike Sherman is working to update city ordinances to make the process more effective. At the city council meeting on October 4, in spite of some heated discussion, council members agreed to move forward with taking his suggestions to the city attorney to review and potentially update current ordinances.
A water main break on Highway B left many without water on Thursday and Friday as repairs were made. Once water was restored, a boil order was issued by the city of St. James until water testing can be completed this week.
The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department has asked for assistance finding a missing St. Louis woman in Phelps County.
During its meeting on October 5, the Cuba City Council unanimously approved hiring two new police officers to replace two that recently resigned after accepting other jobs. Aldermen also approved several bids in what was a short meeting after some key items up for discussion were tabled.
Cuba High School seniors Conner Gipson and Debra Bristow reigned over Cuba High School Friday evening after being crowned the 2021 homecoming king and queen. They were crowned during a ceremony held before the Wildcats home football game against South Callaway.