High school evacuated after bomb threat

St. James High School had to be evacuated on November 15 after law enforcement was notified of a potential bomb threat. Students and staff were taken offsite while a search of the building was conducted. No explosive devices were found.

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Town & Country Bank honored as 2022 Lender of the Year at MRPC annual dinner

Town and Country Bank was honored as the 2022 Lenders of the Year by the Meramec Regional Development Corporation (MRDC) for its partnership efforts to bring jobs and private investment to the Meramec Region.

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CCSO congratulates new deputy

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office recently congratulated one of its Detention Officers on his graduation from the Missouri Sheriff's Association Training Academy.

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School board approves four-day week

Cuba students will only be in classes four days a week starting with the 2023-24 school year. At a special meeting on Thursday, November 10, the Cuba School Board approved the change 5-1.

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NHS provides Christmas gifts

Operation Christmas Child is a global organization that provides gifts to children in need in countries around the world. National Honor Society at Steelville High School has been collecting donated items over the past eight weeks to fill the boxes.

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Cuba

Chamber celebrates gym opening

Chamber celebrates gym opening

on 25 November 2022

Members of the Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at 602 N. Franklin on November 16 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Anytime Fitness.

Cuba announces fall clean-up dates

on 25 November 2022

The city of Cuba will be holding its annual fall clean-up November 28 through December 3.

Enter your Christmas float with the Chamber

on 24 November 2022

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas parade on December 3.

Steelville

Ribbon cutting held for Judy May's Artisan Market

Ribbon cutting held for Judy May's Artisan Market

on 24 November 2022

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies with the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce were held recently for Judy May’s Artisan Market.

Steelville library closed for remodeling

Steelville library closed for remodeling

on 23 November 2022

The Steelville library has a long history of providing books and other resources to local patrons. From its humble beginnings in a room at the Steelville High School in 1934...

Four-day school week still under discussion

on 22 November 2022

While a number of parents and school board members are expressing concerns about moving to a four-day school week in Steelville, staff are overwhelmingly in support of the option. The...

St. James

Four students selected to All-State Choir

Four students selected to All-State Choir

on 25 November 2022

St. James had four students make the Missouri All-State Choir after auditioning on November 12. Lily Baker, Hunter Redburn, Ryan Braun and Abby McKee will now have the opportunity to...

Flett family donates to Wreaths Across America

Flett family donates to Wreaths Across America

on 24 November 2022

Members of the Flett family donated $8,250 to the local chapter of Wreaths Across America on Thursday, November 17. Funds were raised through the third annual Carol Flett for Veterans...

Candidate filing begins December 6

on 23 November 2022

Filing for city, school, and seats on the ambulance board will open on Tuesday, December 6. Those interested in filing for the April 4 election will have until December 27...

Crawford

Silver Alert canceled for California man

on 22 November 2022

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has canceled an Endangered Silver Advisory for a California man who was last seen in Bourbon. The man was located and is safe.

Salary commission says no to coroner increase

on 21 November 2022

After voting for a 20 percent salary increase for themselves last month, the majority of Crawford County office holders said no­—at least for now—to raising the coroner’s salary to be...

CCSO congratulates new deputy

CCSO congratulates new deputy

on 16 November 2022

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office recently congratulated one of its Detention Officers on his graduation from the Missouri Sheriff's Association Training Academy.

Phelps

State announces grants for water infrastructure

on 24 November 2022

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Friday the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will award $410 million to help improve drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as lead service...

S&T to honor over 700 graduates at fall commencement ceremonies

on 23 November 2022

 Missouri S&T will hold three commencement ceremonies this fall in the Gale Bullman Building, located at 10th Street and Bishop Avenue in Rolla. Ph.D. candidates will be honored during a...

Phelps Health’s 12th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive helps GRACE Families

on 22 November 2022

Phelps Health is working with GRACE (Greater Rolla Area Charitable Enterprise) this fall to provide holiday meals to families in need.

Bourbon

Bourbon city council hears citizen concerns regarding culvert issues

on 24 November 2022

Jerry White, representing the Concordia Lutheran Church, addressed the Bourbon City Council on November 15 to report on water issues near the church due to a nearby culvert. White requested...

Bourbon gets more barrels

Bourbon gets more barrels

on 17 November 2022

Bourbon High School mechanical ag students Anna Poole and Lizeth Fajardo were joined by Joe Starr last week as more Bourbon Barrels were installed for the Bourbon Economic Development Group...

Tree lighting scheduled

on 16 November 2022

Bourbon's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and visit with Santa will be Thursday, December 1.

State and Regional

Cybersecurity grant program announced

25 November 2022

The Missouri Department of Public Safety announced the availability of up to $3.6 million in grant funding to assist local and state agencies manage and reduce systemic cybersecurity risks.

Public invited to discuss priority unfunded transportation needs

25 November 2022

Missouri’s transportation system is a tremendous asset including 33,825 miles of roads and 10,387 bridges. The system ranks among the largest for any state in the nation. The Missouri Department...

Public invited to discuss priority unfunded transportation needs

25 November 2022

Missouri’s transportation system is a tremendous asset including 33,825 miles of roads and 10,387 bridges. The system ranks among the largest for any state in the nation. The Missouri Department...

Outdoors

Great gift ideas for the outdoorsman in your life

25 November 2022

By Bill Cooper I admit it. The recent snow that blanketed the Ozarks, turning it into a winter wonderland, prompted a burst of inspiration about the upcoming Christmas holidays. I...

Much to be thankful for

25 November 2022

By Larry Dablemont We can’t help but be thankful that it was such a mild fall, but I refuse to be happy about the cold that has whacked us in...

MDC reports 197,724 deer harvested during November portion of firearms deer season

23 November 2022

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 197,724 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 12-22. Of the...

Entertainment

Celebrate the holiday season with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, December 11

23 November 2022

Sleigh what? The critically acclaimed live stage show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical returns this fall to entertain families at theatres across North America. The national tour featuring the...

The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre on November 26

16 November 2022

It’s the most magical time of the year… ‘Tis the season for The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays (www.theillusionistslive.com), an all-new installment of the world-famous, blockbuster touring magic spectacular...

Thomas Hart Benton Lithographs Exhibition at Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin  

08 November 2022

The complete collection of 91 Thomas Hart Benton Editioned Lithographs will be on exhibition at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts as part of the opening celebration of...

Letters to the Editor

Not being held accountable?

on 10 November 2022

Recent actions by the school board seem to just be a distraction to avoid the real issue.

Anything but cowards

on 03 November 2022

I would like to commend the five members of the Steelville Board of Education that had the courage to stand up for what is right and in the best interests...

Veterans may find local opportunities

on 03 November 2022

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging for veterans. As they contemplate what’s next on their career path, the answer may lie in a rural community.

Opinions

Legislative fights for leadership

on 25 November 2022

By Phill Brooks The recent party caucuses of Missouri's legislature provide an example for the U.S. Congress of a more civil and productive approach to dealing with changes after a...

Big tech uses journalism and should pay for it

on 25 November 2022

By John Galer The powers that Google and Facebook have over economic and political power in society—especially over the news industry—has caught the attention of lawmakers in Washington, DC. After...

Just four meatpackers control 85 percent of the market

on 10 November 2022

By Darvin Bentlage In the last two decades, hundreds of thousands of U.S. cattle producers have gone out of business, and we are currently losing 40 operations per day by...