Crawford County News

Food stamp recipients are eligible for free job training at ECC

East Central College has funding available for eligible food stamp recipients (SNAP) to complete a short-term job training program at no cost to them.

Crawford County 911 asks voters for increased funding

When people hear sirens and see flashing lights, they recognize the emergency personnel with law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services responding to a call for help. What many may not think of is the dispatcher at the 911 center who most likely took the first call and sent the appropriate responders to provide that help. 

In the local area, Crawford County E911 Emergency Services provides dispatching services for all first responders in the county and takes care of a variety of other related needs. The county 911 center is funded through a dedicated sales tax as it is a separate entity and does not receive regular funding from any other emergency service agency or from the county. A proposal on the August Primary Election ballot asks voters to approve an increase to the sales tax rate in order to provide the best possible services to local residents and visitors alike.

Law enforcement, hospital earn state award

           Five law enforcement agencies and one medical facility in Crawford County have received a Community Partner Award for their help with the Missouri Attorney General’s SAFE Kits Initiative.