Crawford County News

County fair benefits from good weather week

Fair Week went well in Crawford County this year, thanks in part to good weather. While it still felt like July in mid-Missouri, the humidity levels were down and the rain stayed away from Cuba all week.

“It was a great a fair this year. We had a really nice week, and things just couldn’t have gone any better for us,” said Crawford County Fair Board President Shane Staples. “It didn’t rain us out, and I think that made a big difference in helping our turnout.”

Buyers make a great fair auction for local youth

Total livestock sales at the 2019 Crawford County Fair reached the highest level in several years, with buyers supporting local youth to the tune of $221,810.80 in gross sales. There were 125 market animals and bacon slabs auctioned on Saturday, a slightly lower number from the past few years. In 2018, 4-H and FFA members sold 129 animals and bacon slabs for a total of $202,380. In 2017, 129 lots sold for a total of $212,983.74. In 2016, 135 animals and slabs of bacon were auctioned for total sales of $201,144.

Sex offender charged with non-compliance

    A Steelville sex offender has been charged with two felonies connected to failure to comply with regulations related to her crime. Tonya Lee Mason, 49, faces charges for failing to register a change of residence, and for loitering within 500 feet of a public park or swimming pool.