Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) received an unmodified audit opinion from Hochschild, Bloom and Company, LLP for the period ending June 30, 2020. The board approved a draft of the single audit contingent on no changes when finalized at its March 11 board meeting, which was held virtually.
Work to repair West Springfield Street is underway, as the city of St. James has requested bid proposals to repair sections of the intersections near Tammy Lane and Sports Club Drive in anticipation of a larger repair project, which will see most the road repaved later this summer.
A cornhole tournament held on Saturday, April 3, raised $465 to go toward trade school scholarships for Steelville School District students. The event was sponsored by the Steelville Welcome Center.
Capri Pools and Aquatics officially began work on a new splash pad at the Cuba Municipal Swimming Pool on Monday. The project will cost about $250,000 and will replace the kiddie pool with various water features on a textured, non-slip surface.
Crawford County Deputy Coroner Nikki Bussell is passionate about her job and the service she provides to the community by doing it. “I love this job and honestly, I can’t see myself doing anything else,” she said. “It’s far more than swooping in and picking up a body. It is not an easy job. No two deaths are alike, they will never be alike.”
Despite frequent rains over the past several weeks, local firefighters have been kept busy with numerous calls to contain brush fires. Area residents can expect the fire danger to continue for the several more weeks until things green up and the humidity increases into summer.