Prosecuting attorney files numerous felony charges

    The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has filed charges against the following people. Each person is presumed innocent of the charges until proven guilty in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Board discusses back-to-school plan

    During its meeting last week, the St. James Board of Education heard preliminary plans on next month’s return of students to the classroom for the new school year. Plans currently are to return to full in-seat, normal school setting, but rising COVID-19 cases could change those plans if numbers continue trending in the wrong direction.

Council continues to debate salaries

    After Steelville aldermen voted to give additional raises to three out of four City Hall employees at the first July city council meeting, Mayor Terry Beckham questioned the decision and how it came about at the July 19 meeting. The mayor had voiced concerns about the proposal at the first meeting but was ignored by the rest of the council members, who made a motion and approved it without the mayor’s agreement.

Marijuana manufacturer seeks bond backing

    During its meeting on July 20, the Cuba Board of Aldermen swore in new Ward I Alderman Dave Honea and heard a request from the owners of a new medical marijuana facility to consider supporting an industrial revenue bond for the facility.

Crawford County sees jump in COVID cases

    COVID cases are again on the rise and Crawford County is showing the increase, too. Forty new cases were confirmed in the week ending July 23, more than almost the entire month of June. More than 100 new confirmed cases have been reported since the end of last month.

County tax sale is August 23

    Real estate with delinquent taxes will be sold on the Crawford County courthouse lawn on Monday, August 23. The annual tax sale must take place on the fourth Monday of August, beginning at 10 a.m., according to Missouri state statute. The sale will take place at the north courthouse door.