Crawford County News

Tax statements mailed this week

            Annual tax statements for Crawford County were mailed on Monday and payment is due by December 31. Taxpayers have five options available to make payments for both personal property and real estate taxes, although one will not be available on the last day of the year.

County PA annnounces numerous felony charges

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

Elected officials vote for 20 percent wage increase

            Crawford County elected officials voted to increase their salaries by 20 percent at a salary commission meeting held on Tuesday, October 18. Proponents of the additional pay pointed to salary increases at the state level in recent years while none have been seen on the county level. Of those present, only County Clerk John Martin voted against the proposal.

Ozark Fiber Fling set for next month

   The 12th Annual Ozark Fiber Fling, held at the Meramec Baptist Retreat Center located at 243 Highway AA in Steelville, will be held Friday and Saturday, November 4-5.

Poverty report shows struggle for low-income families in Missouri

• Crawford County faces a 16.3% poverty rate
By Chris Daniels and Amy England
            On September 16, the Missouri Community Action Network (MCAN) released its 2022 Missouri Poverty report, which provides information on a variety of data showing aspects of poverty and how it affects Missourians. Crawford County’s poverty rate percentage of 16.3 percent is higher than some surrounding counties but lower than others.