Crawford County News

Thief arrested for school burglary

    A Leasburg man has been charged with felony burglary and stealing as a result of investigation into thefts at Steelville High School on February 29. Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman reported he has also been implicated in five other burglaries—four in the county’s jurisdiction, and one in Cuba’s.

County bridge rebuilt by USFS

    Brickey Bridge has reopened following the completion of a project to replace the crossing. The bridge over Huzzah Creek on Westover Road was closed for work at the beginning of December 2019 and was completed on February 28. The replacement bridge was designed to improve public safety, as well as habitat for fish and other aquatic organisms.  

CCSO will enforce seat belt use this month

    The Crawford County Sheriff's Office will be joining with statewide law enforcement from March 15-31 for a high-visibility youth seat belt enforcement campaign to help increase seat belt use among teens and reduce motor vehicle crash fatalities. Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

Handwashing is the best protection against flu and coronavirus      


            Increasing media coverage of the coronavirus outbreak that began in China is creating some fear in our community. The Crawford County Health Department understands that many are concerned about the new coronavirus and have questions about how to protect themselves and their families. Here is what you need to know.

County candidate filing is underway

    Candidates have begun filing for Crawford County offices for the August 4 Primary Election, with four current office holders first on the board to declare their intent to seek another term. Assessor Kellie Vestal, Public Administrator Franky Todd, Sheriff Darin Layman, and District #1 Commissioner Rob Cummings all threw their hats into the ring in the morning when the first day filing opened on Tuesday, February 25.