Dana Richter is Citizen of the Year

Dana Richter was named 2017 Citizen of the Year for the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce. Richter, the chamber president, was surprised with the award at the annual dinner held on Tuesday, February 13 at Golden Echoes.

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Juniors crowned SHS homecoming king and queen - PHOTO GALLERY

Steelville High School juniors Trent Bass and Tatum Pennock were crowned king and queen at homecoming Friday night. The Cardinals hosted Viburnum for the annual homecoming games and earned two easy wins over the Blue Jays.

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Senior couple crowned at CHS Courtwarming – PHOTO GALLERY

Cuba High School students celebrated Basketball Courtwarming 2018 on Friday, February 2, by crowning a new senior king and queen of the court. Chase Franke and Kaleigh Bright took the crowns that night, following a vote of the student body. Senior class girls Ronnie LaRue and Loren Ransom were crowned the first and second runners-up to the queen.

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Commission makes plans for use of proposed sales tax revenue

Now that the 2018 budget is complete, Crawford County Commissioners have turned their attention more fully to plans for convincing voters to approve a half-cent sales tax measure that will be on the April ballot.

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Terry Campbell is the Citizen of the Year

Terry Campbell was named the Citizen of the Year for 2017 by the St. James Chamber of Commerce.

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Cuba

Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 4-10

on 19 February 2018

Missouri Statewide Severe Weather Drill 2018: Tuesday, March 6, 10 a.m. The National Weather Service (NWS), the Missouri Department of Public Safety, and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), along...

CES students show off books donated by Kiwanis Club

on 15 February 2018

Cuba Elementary School students show off the February Book Buzz books recently donated by the Cuba Kiwanis Club to the school library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In...

Cuba City Council Notes: February 6, 2018

on 09 February 2018

The Cuba City Council met in regular session at Cuba City Hall on Tuesday, February 6 to discuss the following items of city business:• The council heard from Jason Wilkerson...

Steelville

Dana Richter is Citizen of the Year

Dana Richter is Citizen of the Year

on 16 February 2018

Dana Richter was named 2017 Citizen of the Year for the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce. Richter, the chamber president, was surprised with the award at the annual dinner held...

Bass’ River Resort is Business of the Year

Bass’ River Resort is Business of the Year

on 16 February 2018

Bass’ River Resort was selected as the 2017 Business of the Year for the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to Brendan Bass at the annual chamber...

Steelville Drug donates books to SES library

on 16 February 2018

Jill Garrison (center) of Steelville Drug is joined by (from left) Emma Garrison, Vivian West, Lane West and Cooper Hickey to show off the February Book Buzz books donated by...

St. James

Library celebrates 65th birthday

Library celebrates 65th birthday

on 16 February 2018

The James Memorial Public Library celebrated its 65th birthday on Thursday, February 8. Library staff and the Friends of the Library held a birthday party featuring a proclamation signed by...

Mayor proclaims Ronald McDonald House Week

Mayor proclaims Ronald McDonald House Week

on 16 February 2018

On February 8, St. James Mayor Jim White signed a proclamation naming February 12 through February 18 as “Ronald McDonald House Week.” The proclamation was made to support the local...

City adding new sport, summer signups now available

City adding new sport, summer signups now available

on 16 February 2018

The City of St. James Parks Department is adding a new sport to its annual lineup. Pickleball will now be offered twice a week for players at the recreation center...

Crawford

Highways and Transportation Commission awards I-44 improvement project in Crawford County

Highways and Transportation Commission awards I-44 improvement project in Crawford County

on 14 February 2018

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a project to repair the pavement on Interstate 44 in: • Crawford County: Eastbound lanes between Route H and Route ZZ.

GR Fund still in the red, but balanced for 2018

on 12 February 2018

Crawford County has a balanced budget for 2018, although the General Revenue Fund still has a negative cash balance of nearly $360,000. Commissioners signed off on a budget document as...

CC Sheriff responds to claims of cover-up in murder case

on 12 February 2018

Questions have been raised and accusations made that the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was part of a cover-up in connection to the April 2016 murder of Edward Hillhouse, 28, of...

Phelps

S&T to host VEX robotics championship

S&T to host VEX robotics championship

on 14 February 2018

Students from around the Midwest region will soon gather at Missouri University of Science and Technology to compete at the Missouri state VEX Championship, a regional robotics competition for middle-...

Missouri S&T Career Fair is February 20

on 13 February 2018

Missouri University of Science and Technology students seeking full-time employment after graduation or co-op or internship for the semester will have an opportunity to meet with employers at the 2018...

Tacony makes donation to SAVE

Tacony makes donation to SAVE

on 09 February 2018

John D. Butz, Rolla City Administrator; Wayne Parry, Business Banking Officer with U.S. Bank in Rolla; Dawn A. Smith, Marketing with Central Federal Bank of Rolla; and Geoffrey Bieniek, Veteran...

Bourbon

Boosters make Book Buzz donation

on 16 February 2018

Carol Hofstetter, Bourbon Booster representative, displays the February Book Buzz books recently donated to the Bourbon school library by the Boosters as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education...

Paramount shares some love with food pantry

on 15 February 2018

The employees of Paramount Apparel International are showing their community some love this Valentine's Day through their donation of $562 to the Bourbon Food Pantry. The Employee Involvement Committee at...

BHS Beta Club donates stuffed toys to MBSH

on 14 February 2018

Beta Club donates Stuffed Toys to the MBSH Emergency Department – A group of students from the Bourbon High School BETA club recently donated a variety of stuffed animals for...

State and Regional

Total ban on texting and driving heard by Senate committee

19 February 2018

By Brendan Crowley, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Under current Missouri law, only drivers under 21 are explicitly prohibited from texting while driving. Everyone else just needs to follow the state's...

Secretary of State pushing for more money to support broadband in libraries

19 February 2018

By Kathryn Hardison, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — In a world that has become electronically driven, public libraries still have an advocate at the Missouri Capitol.But for Secretary of State Jay...

Lawmakers want to get rid of residency rule used to attack Hawley

19 February 2018

By Brendan Crowley, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — A law that sparked controversy over where Attorney General Josh Hawley lives could be changed by the Missouri General Assembly.

Outdoors

MDC and anglers prepare for March 1 trout opener

16 February 2018

As winter winds down, anglers throughout the Show-Me State are beginning to show some signs of trout fever. Symptoms include: tying flies, putting new fishing line on reels, checking waders...

Extreme cold doesn’t deter Taneycomo trout anglers

Extreme cold doesn’t deter Taneycomo trout anglers

15 February 2018

The Conservation Federation of Missouri recently held its annual media event at Lilleys’ Landing in Branson. The purpose of the event is to bring key media members from across Missouri...

Is a duck smarter today than it used to be?

14 February 2018

Things change slowly in the outdoors, but if you live a while and spend lots of time in the woods and on the rivers, you can’t help but see it....

Entertainment

Chicago back at the Fox Theatre

15 February 2018

CHICAGO is back in town at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 2-4 and its pure entertainment.

S&T faculty, staff to showcase their talents at fundraiser

14 February 2018

Dozens of faculty and staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology will showcase their talents this month at a fundraiser for the Missouri S&T student chapter of Engineers Without...

ECC Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors Feb. 15-18

13 February 2018

One of the world’s most popular musicals, East Central College Theatre is proud to present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. This monster hit follows the...

Letters to the Editor

Country needs more evangelicals

on 14 February 2018

What if those people in Washington, D.C. really do represent what we have become? How do we know who is lying and who is telling the truth?

Elections rigged by gerrymandering

on 14 February 2018

On numerous occasions, candidate Trump asserted the election was “rigged.” After the 2016 election, the president-elect repeatedly claimed without credible evidence that fraudulent voting by 3-5 million people caused him...

Are Americans truly free?

on 08 February 2018

I have a question: “Do we truly live in a free society here in the United States?” Most Americans would say yes, and they would be right if compared to...

Opinions

Tax increase could be big blow to county businesses

on 14 February 2018

For the third time in three straight elections, the Crawford County Commission is asking taxpayers to increase their taxes to cover a shortfall in the county’s General Revenue (GR) Fund...

Fiscal notes matter

on 14 February 2018

By Phill Brooks A legislative process designed to impose fiscal discipline on Missouri's legislature has become a major issue this year. The process involves "fiscal notes." They are estimates by...

State of the Union had good news for rural America

on 08 February 2018

By Eric Bohl Rural America’s priorities have been on Washington, D.C.’s back burner for what feels like ages. Over the past year, we have begun to see a realization from...