Marijuana manufacturer seeks bond backing

During its meeting on July 20, the Cuba Board of Aldermen swore in new Ward I Alderman Dave Honea and heard a request from the owners of a new medical marijuana facility to consider supporting an industrial revenue bond for the facility.


New superintendent plans to listen, learn and lead

Chris Hess took over duties as superintendent of the Steelville School District on July 1. At her first school board meeting on July 15, she thanked them.


Fair’s return a big success

Not having a fair due to the pandemic apparently left a lot of area residents with a bit of an empty feeling in 2020, but they more than made up for it last week.


New R-2 administrators getting quickly to work

New Cuba Superintendent Dr. Curt Graves and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Scott Davidson won’t officially attend their first monthly meeting of the Board of Education until Tuesday, July 27, after nearly a month on the job.


Phelps County deemed hotspot for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) on Monday provided a situational summary regarding the increases in COVID-19 cases across Missouri, marking Phelps County, along with Laclede and Pulaski Counties, as COVID-19 hotspots.


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Governor Parson visits Mural City - PHOTO GALLERY

Governor Parson visits Mural City - PHOTO GALLERY

on 30 July 2021

• Cuba is stop on Bicentennial Tour Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited Cuba on Tuesday, July 27, as part of his Bicentennial Tour through the state. The governor and First...

Cuba Police Camp returning August 11-13

on 29 July 2021

During its meeting on July 20, the Cuba City Council approved a special ordinance authorizing the mayor to enter into a contract with Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch near Steelville to...

Annexation could bring 74 acres into city

on 28 July 2021

Before their second regular monthly meeting on July 20, the Cuba City Council held a public hearing on the proposed annexation of 74 acres on the west side of town....


Free ice cream to celebrate state bicentennial

on 30 July 2021

Steelville will participate in a statewide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Missouri statehood. August 10 marks the anniversary and Missouri 2021 has asked communities across the state to commemorate...

STARCO presents painting to city council

STARCO presents painting to city council

on 28 July 2021

Steelville Arts Council volunteer Phyllis Perkins (left) presented a painting created at the 9th Annual Plein Air event to the Steelville City Council at its meeting on July 19.

Council continues to debate salaries

on 27 July 2021

After Steelville aldermen voted to give additional raises to three out of four City Hall employees at the first July city council meeting, Mayor Terry Beckham questioned the decision and...

St. James

Road closure will impact emergency response

on 29 July 2021

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is planning a shutdown of the Highway 8 and Highway 68 junction in August, which the St. James Ambulance District reports will slow down...

District considering grant for new technology

on 28 July 2021

St. James Schools Superintendent Tim Webster informed the Board of Education on July 21 that the district is applying for an Apple grant, which could replace aging technology in the...

City looking to expand bike trail to Maramec Spring

on 27 July 2021

The city of St. James is working to connect the Iron Works Bike Trail from its entrance near the Industrial Park all the way to Maramec Spring Park. City officials...


Local COVID vaccination providers

on 29 July 2021

• Visit to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you by searching for vaccine offered, zip code, and search radius. • Crawford County Health Department, 202 W. Main in Steelville,...

Local emergency alerts available on your smartphone

on 29 July 2021

Crawford County 911 Emergency Services and the city of Cuba have a free messaging service available to area residents. It provides alerts for severe weather in the area and more.

July 30 deadline approaches for Crawford Electric board petitioners

on 29 July 2021

Individuals interested in serving on the Crawford Electric Cooperative board of directors have until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 30, to submit a nominating petition signed by at least 15...


Missouri S&T offers summer research for students from HBCUs

on 30 July 2021

Eight students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are participating in a summer program at Missouri University of Science and Technology that is designed to encourage engineering students from...

Nominations being accepted for Outstanding Achievement in Solid Waste Management

on 28 July 2021

The Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) was formed by Missouri state statute with the goal of reducing the amount of solid waste going to landfills by 40 percent....

Area COVID-19 cases continue to be high

on 27 July 2021

Active COVID-19 cases continue to be a concern in the area, reaching a high of 360 last Thursday before dropping to 324 by Monday. Phelps County was marked as a...


Former Bourbon fire chief’s felony case continues

The case against the former Bourbon fire chief who was charged with assault of a police officer and resisting an arrest following an incident that took place in Bourbon in...

County approves EEZ benefits for Bourbon business

The Crawford County Enhanced Enterprise Zone (CCEEZ) has approved a real estate tax abatement for a factory renovation and modernization project in Bourbon that will include a $250,000 capital investment...

Domestic assault charges filed against Bourbon man

A Bourbon man faces domestic assault charges after he allegedly attacked a pregnant woman.

State and Regional

Vote for Missouri in the 2021 Best Looking Cruiser Contest

28 July 2021

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ "2021 America's Best Looking Cruiser Contest" and invites the public to vote for the MSHP's...

Missouri notifying individuals of possible waiver of recovery from federal unemployment overpayments

28 July 2021

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has implementeda process for claimants to apply to the Division of Employment Security (DES) for potential waiver of the recovery of non-fraud...

Governor launches “MO VIP” campaign giving vaccinated Missourians a chance at $10,000 

22 July 2021

On Wednesday, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a statewide COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, MO VIP, to encourage vaccination among all...


Maramec Spring Park to host Monarch Habitat Workshop

30 July 2021

The iconic monarch butterfly is disappearing across North America. The Ozark Highlands are part of the critical central monarch flyway, as such, it is essential for all of us to...

Know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses to stay safe when enjoying nature

30 July 2021

Heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, happen when the body is not able to properly cool itself. While the body normally cools itself by sweating, during extreme heat...

American Outdoor Brands and Missouri 4-H partner to support youth development programs

30 July 2021

American Outdoor Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: AOUT), an industry-leading provider of products and accessories for rugged outdoor enthusiasts, and Missouri 4-H, part of the nation’s largest youth development organization,...


ECC Theatre to present ‘Grits: The Musical’

ECC Theatre to present ‘Grits: The Musical’

22 July 2021

The East Central College Theatre Department will present “Grits: The Musical” for its summer performance.

OAT to present 'Always...Patsy Cline'

01 July 2021

Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) is proud to present ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, as their first production of the Summer 2021 season! ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE will run July 8-18, 2021. Check Ozark Actor’s Theatre’s...

David Phelps to perform July 18 at Meramec Music Theatre in Steelville

30 June 2021

The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps will be featured in Steelville, Missouri on Sunday, July 18 at the Meramec Music Theatre. This exciting concert...

Letters to the Editor

Wonderful story

on 23 July 2021

What a wonderful story about the Gladden twins. I must confess, I cried when I read it. Ina was my Sunday School teacher and a wonderful Christian lady. I didn’t...

White supremacy

on 23 July 2021

There has been much discussion around the country concerning the meaning of white supremacy. Therefore it is necessary to air this idea to more fully understand its importance.

America is in grave trouble

on 09 July 2021

It goes without saying that our country is in grave trouble and it is getting worse every day. People are dying by the dozen by violent means


Medicaid's financial history

on 29 July 2021

By Phill Brooks There is a fascinating history to Missouri's recent special session to fix the legislature's failure to continue one of the state's most important financial mechanisms that assures...

With COVID surging, vaccinated must stay alert for symptoms

on 23 July 2021

Breakthrough COVID, it’s a rare thing but it can happen. It happened to me last week.

Founding farms pass the test of time, build 200 years of Missouri tradition

on 23 July 2021

By Garrett Hawkins Missouri has seen a lot of changes in its first 200 years. Since gaining statehood on August 10, 1821, we have survived countless floods, droughts, a Civil...