Crawford County News

Crawford County Library District celebrates one-year anniversary

The Crawford County Library District is celebrating its one-year anniversary in March, and what a first year of growth it has been.

Last year, the county library district – with branches in Cuba, Steelville and Bourbon – went through a formal separation from the Ozark Regional Library System to form its own independent district funded entirely by county property taxes. The separation process was long and difficult, as the new district has spent its first year in hiring staff, cataloguing the entire system’s materials, adding new materials, creating new programs, expanding hours and services, and renovating the buildings. Much more is planned for the second year.

Crow switches districts for E911 Board election in April

Paul Crow is running for reelection to the Crawford County E911 Board of Directors in April, but this time he’s running to represent District 1 instead of District 2.

Crow has served as a District 2 representative on the board for multiple terms, but when he recently filed his candidacy paperwork for the April election, it was discovered that his residence falls within the District 1 boundary, rather than that of District 2. Crow was unaware that he had been representing the wrong district all along, as was the rest of the board.

County treasurer disagrees with minutes, news article

Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes has expressed her disagreement with information reported in the commission meeting minutes, and in the Crawford County Commission Notes for January as printed in the February 14 edition of the Steelville Star.

Stolen car found near Birds Nest

A Sullivan woman has been charged with stealing a car in Cuba and abandoning it in a ravine near the Birds Nest river access point.

According to court documents, the victim called the Cuba Police Department on the morning of January 19 to report a theft on Spencer Street.
An officer met with the victim at the residence, and the man reported that sometime during the night, his girlfriend, Hope Lambert, 21, had stolen his car. He said that he had noticed the car was missing when he woke that morning.