Crawford County News

New treasurer says county didn’t prepare for her takeover

New Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes took office on January 1. Sikes approached the county commission at a meeting on January 8 with a list of problems she had encountered since moving into the courthouse, along with some issues she had noted while working with the previous treasurer in an attempt to learn about the office.

New Year’s Baby arrives at MBSH

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital welcomed the New Year’s baby on January 2, 2019.  Roger Rembecki, MD delivered Norma Ray Ellis at 8:38 a.m. to her proud parents Clinton and Danielle Ellis. Norma weighed in at a healthy 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. 

Troopers find 130 pounds of weed during I-44 traffic stop

Two New Mexicans face drug trafficking charges in Crawford County after police say they found 130 pounds of marijuana in their van. The two were arrested after Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers located boxes of the drug hidden inside the van during a traffic stop.

Library receives $30,000 grant from Chymiak Family Foundation

The Crawford County Library District received a grant from the Chymiak Family Foundation for more than $30,000.00 to kick off their Project:iTAP - Increasing Technology Access for Patrons.  The funds will be used to purchase new computers for all three libraries in Crawford County.  Completion of technology upgrades is scheduled to coincide with the one year anniversary of the Library District, March 1, 2019.