Paper celebrating 150th anniversary this year

Three Rivers Publishing will officially turn 20 years old in 2022, but that’s not the big newspaper anniversary staff members will be celebrating. One of the company’s three weekly newspapers will be marking its 150th anniversary in the spring.

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Phelps County couple battle different cancers together

Bob May first noticed there was a concern when he looked in the mirror one day and noticed his jaw was slightly swollen.

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Pickleball courts taking shape

Construction of new pickleball courts is taking shape in downtown St. James. Most of the concrete work has been completed in anticipation of the new courts and metal work will resume this spring.

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TAC prioritizes regional transportation needs and Hwy. 63 realignment projects

The Meramec Region’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) decided the expansions of Highways 63 and 50 to four-lane corridors remain the number one and two regional transportation priorities, respectively, at its Dec. 9 meeting.

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Eighth District would change under current proposal

Several counties could be added and subtracted from Missouri’s current 8th Congressional District if a plan currently under consideration is approved by the state legislature. Both Crawford and Phelps counties would remain in the district.

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Cuba

California men arrested with drugs

on 18 January 2022

Three California men face felony charges in Crawford County after attempting to evade law enforcement on Interstate 44 on New Year’s Day. The three were traveling in two separate cars...

Council approves security request, contracts

on 11 January 2022

Additional security measures could soon be in place at the city’s new mechanic shop and tree trimming work should be underway soon. A motion to install cameras and an alarm...

School district seeing increased illnesses

on 11 January 2022

The Cuba School District is currently dealing with an increase in illnesses among both students and staff throughout its campus. All of it, however, is not strictly related to COVID-19.

Steelville

Retkowski and Reiner crowned SHS Homecoming royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

Retkowski and Reiner crowned SHS Homecoming royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

on 18 January 2022

The Steelville High School Homecoming King and Queen for 2022 are Sean Retkowski and Kylie Reiner, both juniors. The two were crowned during ceremonies held between the basketball games on...

SHS homecoming scheduled for Friday

SHS homecoming scheduled for Friday

on 12 January 2022

 Homecoming will be celebrated at Steelville High School on Friday, January 14, with the boys basketball teams taking on St. James, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Between the JV and varsity...

Steelville man faces slew of felony charges

Steelville man faces slew of felony charges

on 07 January 2022

A Steelville man was apprehended during a search for him for noncompliance in registering as a sex offender and allegedly found with drugs and a stolen gun in his vehicle....

St. James

Councilman questions spending on Rolla Chamber membership

on 18 January 2022

Councilman Greg Edwards raised concerns about the city’s annual spending to be a part of the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce during a meeting held on January 10. He questioned...

Streetscape Project seeks public input

on 17 January 2022

Approximately one year ago a grant was written to explore ways to improve the appearance and desirability of St. James. The grant was awarded to the city and an outside...

City comes to agreement with CenturyLink for pole usage

on 17 January 2022

The city of St. James has reached a contract agreement with CenturyLink for use of city-owned utility poles. The agreed to pay the city $9.04 per pole in compensation for...

Crawford

Extension Council election underway

on 18 January 2022

The names of eight persons are on the January ballot for election of University of Missouri County Extension Council members in Crawford County. Council Chair Linda Bast said seven county...

Inquest jury hears extensive evidence before ruling homicide was justified

on 13 January 2022

Six Crawford County jurors selected by the sheriff ruled the shooting death of Justin King was justifiable homicide at a coroner’s inquest held on Tuesday, January 11. King’s friends and...

Commission votes to redraw district boundaries

Commission votes to redraw district boundaries

on 13 January 2022

All Crawford County voters will now get to choose the commissioner who is responsible for their county roads and will pay taxes into the district responsible for that work. At...

Phelps

$300 million gift sparks Kummer Ignition Grants program at Missouri S&T

$300 million gift sparks Kummer Ignition Grants program at Missouri S&T

on 18 January 2022

Twelve research teams at Missouri University of Science and Technology have received inaugural Kummer Ignition Grants for Research and Innovation to support their efforts to attract grants from funding organizations.

Phelps Health Comedy 4 Cardiac event canceled

on 13 January 2022

Due to COVID-19 prevalence in our community and out of an abundance of caution, the Phelps Health Foundation’s Comedy 4 Cardiac event scheduled for February 5, 2022, has been canceled.

Phelps Health nationally recognized for medical excellence, patient safety

on 13 January 2022

Phelps Health has once again been recognized as among the top hospitals and health systems in the nation in select clinical areas.

Bourbon

BHS homecming scheduled for Friday

BHS homecming scheduled for Friday

on 18 January 2022

Bourbon High School will celebrate its annual homecoming on Friday, January 21, when the boys basketball teams take on Stoutland.

Bourbon School Board updates COVID policy

on 28 December 2021

The Bourbon School Board has updated the district’s Safe Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for the 2021-22 school year. As has been the case with other...

Paramount acquired by CPC LLC

on 24 December 2021

Paramount Apparel International, which is headquartered in Bourbon, Missouri and owns factories in Sullivan, Winona, Ellington, Farmington and Bonne Terre, is proud to announce it has been acquired by CPC...

State and Regional

ECC, Department receive 10-year music accreditation

18 January 2022

East Central College and the Music Department received full accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), a rare distinction among community colleges.

New scholarship provides reimbursements for high school students taking Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses 

17 January 2022

Students in Missouri have a new option to help them pay for college courses during their junior and senior years of high school. The Missouri Department of Higher Education &...

Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force releases final report of recommendations

17 January 2022

Governor Mike Parson announced today that the Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force has released its final report of recommendations to support small businesses across the state. In the report,...

Outdoors

Learn how to ID trees in winter on Jan. 15

13 January 2022

Leaf shape isn’t the only way to tell one species of tree from another. There are several ways to tell trees apart and those methods come in handy at this...

Pond ducks and new memories

13 January 2022

By Larry Dablemont What happened to the ducks this fall? Well we had far too little water here in the lower Midwest, but the big problem was the lack of...

All About Owls program scheduled

13 January 2022

Great horned, barred, barn, or screech . . . owls are among us, so why not learn more about them? These nocturnal birds of prey have many fascinating secrets to...

Entertainment

Mix and match style and discarded items at S&T’S ‘trashion’ show Tuesday, March 1

05 January 2022

The Center for Arts and Innovation will award $1,000 in prizes to teams of students that participate in S&T’s upcoming “trashion” show at noon Tuesday, March 1, in the atrium...

The Prom to play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

04 January 2022

Producers and co-Presidents of the Prom Committee are excited that the National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM will play at the Fabulous...

Missouri S&T’s campus Performing Arts Series presents nationally touring production of ‘Hamlet’s Big Adventure’

29 December 2021

The nationally touring production of “Hamlet’s Big Adventure, a Reduced Shakespeare Company Production” will be performed for one night only in January.

Letters to the Editor

Communism or Socialism

on 13 January 2022

If there was anyone in this world who knew the reality of communism, it was Solzhenitsyn. Anyone who wants to understand communism (socialism in this country) should take the opportunity...

Meat processors getting support

on 13 January 2022

If you recently bought meat from a local farmer, you are not alone. Over the past 22 months, millions of Americans quit overpaying at the grocery store and began buying...

One year later

on 06 January 2022

“Leave safety behind. Put your body on the line. Stand before the people you fear and speak you mind—even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may...

Opinions

New year, new hope for rural America in the fight against COVID

on 13 January 2022

By Alan Morgan and John M. Bridgeland A New Year rings in and the COVID pandemic is still with us. Pandemic fatigue is understandable at this point. But the loss...

Broadband, property rights among top Farm Bureau priorities in 2022 legislative session

on 13 January 2022

By Garrett Hawkins Another session of the Missouri General Assembly is upon us, and this year looks to be a busy one. With redistricting, members running for higher office and...

More bike trails, please

on 06 January 2022

Last year was a great year for bike trails. Not only did a new mountain biking trail get opened in Steelville, but the state of Missouri also announced a new...