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

Museum offering free ornaments

Museum offering free ornaments

on 03 December 2021

As the year comes to an end, the Crawford County Historical Society Museum is celebrating with an exhibit of holiday trees. Each tree is meticulously decorated with vintage and antique...

2021 has been a good year for the Cuba Lions Club

2021 has been a good year for the Cuba Lions Club

on 03 December 2021

The Cuba Lions Club appreciates everyone in the community who has supported the Lions in 2021.

Kiwanis make donation to Book Buddy program

Kiwanis make donation to Book Buddy program

on 03 December 2021

Pegge Martin of the Cuba Kiwanis Club (center) is joined by students at Cuba Elementary School to show off the October Book Buddy books recently donated to the school library...

Steelville

Masons present $4,350 to help students in need

Masons present $4,350 to help students in need

on 03 December 2021

Steelville Masons with the Lebanon Masonic Lodge No. 77 presented a check for $4,350 from the Masonic Home of Missouri to school personnel last week.

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...

St. James

Tiger Trot raises money for students

on 03 December 2021

The first annual Tiger Trot, aimed at raising money to provide St. James R-1 students with gifts for the holidays, was held on Saturday. Pleasant weather brought out a large...

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...

Crawford

Collector’s and Assessor’s office will be closed on December 24, 31

on 03 December 2021

• Taxpayers should plan ahead to make payments on time All Crawford County offices will be closed for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, including the Assessor’s and Collector’s offices....

Homeless man faces burglary and assault charges

on 03 December 2021

A homeless man from the Owensville area stands charged with burglary and assault in Crawford County after allegedly violating an order of protection and threatening three people.

Six new COVID deaths reported in November

on 03 December 2021

Crawford County’s new total for confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 stands at 63. That number, reported as of November 29 on the state health department’s website, shows an increase of...

Phelps

Final Missouri S&T lecture in Missouri Bicentennial focuses on state’s most famous military leaders

on 03 December 2021

Missouri’s most famous military leaders – three generals who played prominent roles in the 20th century’s two world wars – are the subjects of the final talk of a Missouri...

Event being held on the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Solider Guard

on 03 December 2021

Noah Coleman Chapter, National Society NSDAR and Ozark Patriots Sons of the American Revolution invite you to a co-hosted event December 4, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. at the Missouri University...

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....

Bourbon

Prior drug offender arrested with meth

on 03 December 2021

A man who tried to run from police and allegedly dropped some drugs along the way was caught and charged with two felonies as a result of the November 16...

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.

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

OAT holding breakfast with Santa on Saturday

03 December 2021

Ozark Actor’s Theatre will be hosting a special Breakfast with Santa on Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at The Cedar Street Playhouse, which is located at 701 Cedar Street...

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...

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...