Crawford County News

It’s still spring brush fire season

    Despite frequent rains over the past several weeks, local firefighters have been kept busy with numerous calls to contain brush fires. Area residents can expect the fire danger to continue for the several more weeks until things green up and the humidity increases into summer.

Former candidate for county commissioner charged with assault

    A former candidate for Crawford County Commissioner has been arrested and charged with felony assault and unlawful use of a weapon, along with misdemeanor DWI.

County still ranks first in per capita COVID cases

    Crawford County is at the top of the list in the state for its per capita rate for positive COVID cases for a second week in a row. The county is ranked ninth in the state in total volume of cases over the week reported from March 26 through April 1. Other jurisdictions that rank higher include St. Louis County and City, Kansas City, along with St. Charles, Jackson, Greene, Jefferson and Franklin counties.

County commission considers canceling road rally

    Crawford County Commissioners may call a halt to future rally races in the southern part of the county after hearing complaints from residents and reporting damage to roadways.