County park and bike trail projects proposed

Steelville area resident Rob Viehman spoke to Crawford County Commissioners at their meeting on November 23, offering a couple of suggestions for improvements to local outdoor recreation opportunities.

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Vienna special waste collection diverts six tons of recyclable material from landfill

Meramec Regional Planning Commission, with funding from the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD), gathered 6 tons of electronics and appliances at the Oct. 2 collection, held in Vienna.

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CHS student honored for saving friend’s life

Cuba High School student Jaden Huggins still isn’t sure what happened when he wrecked his truck back in April. One thing he is sure about, however, is that if his friend and classmate Trenton Martin hadn’t acted quickly, things might have been much worse.

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Veterans Day ceremony held at MMT

Steelville Middle School students presented a musical program directed by Shelley Beers on Friday, November 12 to show appreciation to local veterans, active military and spouses.

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New bike store opens in Bourbon

Area biking enthusiasts has been patiently waiting for Bourbon Cyclery to open and their wishes came true on November 9.

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Cuba

City gives land to fire department

on 02 December 2021

During its November 16 meeting, the Cuba City Council approved an ordinance that approved the transfer of approximately 3.3 acres of city property in the North Industrial Park to the...

Christmas parade set for Saturday

on 01 December 2021

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December 4. The parade theme is “Your Favorite Christmas Story.” Santa will be in the...

April election filing opens on Tuesday

on 01 December 2021

Candidates who will be seeking positions on local municipal governments, school boards, and various other agencies in the April 2022 general election may begin filing for office on Tuesday, December...

Steelville

Food collected during downtown business promotion

Food collected during downtown business promotion

on 02 December 2021

Local business owners and members of the Steelville Tourism Committee (from left) Alicia Rehmert, Lanin Thomasma, and Marilyn Lakaner participated with other downtown businesses for a special “Deer Widows Weekend”...

Council discusses lake project

on 01 December 2021

Steelville Alderman Bill Bennett has been wanting a lake on city property for some time. A couple of options have been investigated, but with recent development on the property for...

Steelville bike trails can be found on app

on 30 November 2021

With the grand opening of the Steelville Bike Park held at the beginning of November, many people are wanting to visit and check it out, but some are struggling a...

St. James

St. James senior named School Winner in the Heisman High School Scholarship Competition

St. James senior named School Winner in the Heisman High School Scholarship Competition

on 02 December 2021

A St. James high school senior has been named a School Winner for the Heisman High School Scholarship Competition, presented by the Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance. Allana Chitwood...

Schisler chosen as scholarship semifinalist

on 01 December 2021

Abram Schisler, a senior at John F. Hodge High School, has been named a semifinalist for the 2022 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. He will move on to the...

Kiwanis Club and Senior Center offering breakfast with Santa

on 01 December 2021

The St. James Senior Center and Kiwanis Club will be teaming up on December 11 to offer Breakfast with Santa, a fun morning of food, crafts, and a visit from...

Crawford

County park and bike trail projects proposed

County park and bike trail projects proposed

on 01 December 2021

Steelville area resident Rob Viehman spoke to Crawford County Commissioners at their meeting on November 23, offering a couple of suggestions for improvements to local outdoor recreation opportunities.

Ealer again petitions commission to return rally racing

on 30 November 2021

Rally for the Rally Committee member Jim Ealer was again at the Crawford County Commission meeting on November 23, but commissioners told him they hadn’t had time to review the...

County officials seek higher salaries

on 25 November 2021

Crawford County elected officials are still considering how to increase their salaries. A quorum of those who make up the Salary Commission met again on Wednesday, November 24, to talk...

Phelps

Vienna special waste collection diverts six tons of recyclable material from landfill

Vienna special waste collection diverts six tons of recyclable material from landfill

on 02 December 2021

Meramec Regional Planning Commission, with funding from the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD), gathered 6 tons of electronics and appliances at the Oct. 2 collection, held in Vienna....

S&T helps local teachers integrate hands-on science into classrooms

on 02 December 2021

Local high school teachers and 4-H leaders may see the area’s streams, lakes, caves and springs differently after undergoing training with geoscientists at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

MRPC receives national award for opioid initiatives

MRPC receives national award for opioid initiatives

on 01 December 2021

Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) received a 2021 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the Meramec Region Rural Opioid Initiatives.

Bourbon

Paramount hosting food/toy drive with Santa

on 02 December 2021

Paramount Apparel International will be hosting a visit with Santa and canned goods/toy drive on Saturday, December 11.

Dinner being held for senior citizens

on 01 December 2021

By Alice Bremer The Bourbon Booster Club Members will be dishing up Christmas Cheer on Sunday December 5 as they hold their annual dinner for senior citizens.

Bourbon School Board approves CSIP

on 30 November 2021

During its meeting on November 18, the Bourbon School Board approved a new Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) for the Crawford County R-1 School District. Superintendent Dr. Kyle Gibbs described...

State and Regional

Governor's trade mission to Israel and Greece postponed 

30 November 2021

Governor Mike Parson's international trade mission to Israel and Greece has been postponed due to recent travel restrictions. Efforts to reschedule the trade mission are underway, additional details will be...

Governor to embark on trade mission

25 November 2021

From December 2 through December 11, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Israel and Greece for a third international Trade Mission. Israel and Greece are...

Department of Natural Resources encourages mercury awareness and safety

23 November 2021

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is encouraging Missourians to be aware of what mercury is, as well as the contamination hazards and potential health risks from unsafe handling of...

Outdoors

Join MDC for online venison burger and sausage making class on Dec. 7

02 December 2021

Locally-sourced foods have become more popular than ever. If you’re a successful deer hunter, you’ve already taken the first step in procuring healthy, naturally-sourced protein. After the shot is fired...

A gentlemanly sort of outdoorsman

02 December 2021

By Larry Dablemont Back about the end of October I spent a day and fishing with a lady. I recommend that very thing for all you grizzled old veteran outdoorsmen,...

State hunters took 187,967 deer

02 December 2021

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 187,967 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 13-23. Of the...

Entertainment

Missouri S&T choirs, wind symphony, jazz ensembles to perform holiday concert Dec. 12

02 December 2021

Missouri S&T’s arts, languages and philosophy department will present its annual holiday concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Tour returns to the Fox

01 December 2021

As audiences and families begin flocking back to theaters across the globe, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will fly...

S&T choirs and symphony orchestra to perform new cantata December 5

22 November 2021

This December, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present the world premiere of “Da Vinci at the River,” a newly commissioned cantata for orchestra,...

Letters to the Editor

More misleading statements

on 02 December 2021

Jason Smith's recent missive again contains misleading statements supported by untruths. Whoever wrote the missive seems to be confusing Trump's tax plan with the Build Back Better plan.

Aughh, help!

on 02 December 2021

Still think the Dems and Biden were a good idea? We are being governed by a bunch of heathen (no sign of morality) narcissistic (everything about them) socialists, communists, freedom...

Faulty thinking

on 25 November 2021

One of the most influential thinkers of the 19th century was Friedrich Nietzsche. He is famous for his dictum, “If I think that God does not exist, then there is...

Opinions

Why the least known freedom in the First Amendment could be the most important, and the threatened

on 02 December 2021

By Gene Policinski Many of the nation’s founders considered petition to be the most important First Amendment freedom, believing it would protect the rest of the Bill of Rights and...

Nation’s supply chain problems are impacting farmers across Missouri

on 25 November 2021

By Garrett Hawkins I’m a notoriously last-minute Christmas shopper, but I come by it honestly. Growing up, I remember riding to Clinton with my dad on Christmas Eve after doing...

WKRP lessons for Missouri

on 25 November 2021

By Phill Brooks The ten deaths at a packed Houston, Texas, concert crowd raised powerful and haunting memories for me from an episode of an old TV series more than...