New SHS gym floor finished

The Steelville High School has a new gym floor, pictured here using the school Hudl camera system that is used for streaming events in the gym.

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Park Board Commission receives $500

The Bourbon Park Board Commission received a total of $500 dollars from Thrivent, to make repairs to playground equipment and for mulch to put around some of the equipment in the park.

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DNR awards St. James $2.4 million for treatment plant improvement

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Tuesday it has awarded St. James with nearly $2.4 million to assist with a project to update the city’s wastewater treatment system.

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City council approves paving contract

During its meeting last week, the Cuba City Council approved nearly $230,000 in street improvements. Aldermen also accepted the resignation of a Cuba police officer.

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Cuba

Puppies dumped on the street available for adoption Thursday

Puppies dumped on the street available for adoption Thursday

on 17 August 2022

August 12 was a busy day for the Cuba Animal Shelter. Before the pound opened workers had rescued 10 animals—five kittens in one location and five puppies in another.

Students heading back to school next week

Students heading back to school next week

on 16 August 2022

Watch out for school busses starting Monday around Cuba and Tuesday in Bourbon as classes are set to resume next week. Preparations for the return of students is well underway.

Fight at convenience store leads to felony charges

on 12 August 2022

Burglary and assault charges have been filed against a man who allegedly attacked an employee of Midwest Petroleum in Cuba on August 10. He also stands charged with drug possession.

Steelville

SHS baseball team gathers for catch #273

SHS baseball team gathers for catch #273

on 17 August 2022

By the time he came to Steelville last Friday, Dan Bryan’s story had been told by numerous media outlets, including ESPN, MLB Network, The Athletic, People magazine, and The Today...

Steelville school buses ready to roll

on 16 August 2022

The Steelville Transportation Department is ready to begin the 2022-23 school year. The drivers and bus mechanic Terry Palmer have spent the summer ensuring that the buses are ready to...

Steelville man charged with sex crimes against four children

Steelville man charged with sex crimes against four children

on 12 August 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains crime details that some people may find disturbing. A Steelville man has been charged with 12 counts of felony sex crimes against children. Deron Lynn...

St. James

GFF tickets on sale now

on 17 August 2022

The annual Grape & Fall Festival is quickly approaching and tickets are on sale now at the St. James Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Center. This year’s theme is...

Council approves setting tax levy

on 17 August 2022

On August 8, the St. James City Council approved fixing the rate to be levied for tax purposes, in accordance with guidance from the state. City Administrator Jim Fleming said...

Hog sold at county fair raises over $10,000 for seller injured in UTV accident

Hog sold at county fair raises over $10,000 for seller injured in UTV accident

on 12 August 2022

A hog sold at the Phelps County Fair livestock sale on Saturday raised over $10,000 for a local girl injured in a summer UTV accident. Libby Fuhring donated her market...

Crawford

Commission addresses road complaints

on 12 August 2022

Both Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes and her husband have questioned commissioners about road maintenance in recent weeks, along with two other county residents.

Several facing felony drug, stealing charges

on 08 August 2022

The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has filed felony charges against the following people. Each person is presumed innocent of the charges until proven guilty in a court of competent...

MU Extension holds livestock drought recovery meetings in August

on 05 August 2022

Livestock producers in the southern half of Missouri face many challenges because of the drought. To help ease their stress, University of Missouri Extension is holding free in-person meetings in...

Phelps

Missouri S&T makes list of “degrees of the future” for energy engineering

on 17 August 2022

Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of 15 U.S. universities chosen by the science and technology website Gizmodo as schools that offer the best energy engineering programs in...

HHS awards local health center with ARPA funding

on 16 August 2022

South Central Missouri Community Health Center, of Rolla, will be one of 27 Missouri health centers to receive American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The facility will get $65,500 to...

Arnold’s Grill-N-Smoke to serve lunch at the Rolla Regional Hiring Event at Columbia College 

on 16 August 2022

The Rolla Job Center is excited to announce that Arnold’s Grill-N-Smoke will be on hand at the Rolla Regional Hiring Event on Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 10a.m.-2p.m. at the...

Bourbon

American Legion Auxiliary makes donation for school supplies

American Legion Auxiliary makes donation for school supplies

on 17 August 2022

Helping to make a better start to school, the Bourbon American Legion Auxiliary recently gave $200 to purchase supplies needed that have not been donated. Accepting the check and supplies...

BHS earns Esports award

on 16 August 2022

Bourbon High School announced Monday that Generation Esports has selected the school as winner for its 2022 AMD Learn and Build STEAM (LABS) program.

Park Board Commission receives $500

Park Board Commission receives $500

on 11 August 2022

The Bourbon Park Board Commission received a total of $500 dollars from Thrivent, to make repairs to playground equipment and for mulch to put around some of the equipment in...

State and Regional

American Lung Association Seeks Grant Applications from Innovative Researchers in Missouri

17 August 2022

Today, the American Lung Association in Missouri announced the start of its 2023-2024 research awards and grants cycle. The organization is now accepting research grant applications from researchers here in...

CFO grants $25,000 from Let’s Get to Work Fund

17 August 2022

In the first grants from the Let’s Get to Work Fund for the 2022–23 grantmaking cycle, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks is granting $25,000 to three agencies:

Patrol provides synopsis of some new laws related to public safety

17 August 2022

The abbreviated descriptions below are intended to make the public aware of some of the new legislation enacted by the Missouri General Assembly which is related to crime and public...

Outdoors

2022 Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program grant application round is now open

16 August 2022

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks, is now accepting application for the sixth round of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP). For 2022, a total...

Now is the time to be fishing on top of the water

11 August 2022

By Larry Dablemont Most reservoir bass fishermen fish deep in the summer, trying to lure a lunker by bouncing jigs over ledges and rocks. But if you want to fish...

Keep your torn plastic baits to use them with ‘wacky rigs’

11 August 2022

By Bill Cooper Like everything else in our inflation crazed economy, soft plastic stick baits for bass fishing have become more expensive. Increased cost has caused even the best of...

Entertainment

Tammy Reid Collection at quilt museum

11 August 2022

A new exhibit has opened at the Missouri Quilt Museum in Hamilton. Tammy Reid, wife of Kansas City Chief’s head coach Andy Reid, is displaying parts of her extensive quilt...

'The Great Gatsby' being presented by OAT August 11-21

09 August 2022

Ozark Actors Theatre is proud to present THE GREAT GATSBY with Paul Pilcz, Shaina Vencel, and Brendan Massar leading the production. Pilcz comes to OAT by way of New York...

Ozark Actors Theatre presents Rumors

Ozark Actors Theatre presents Rumors

28 July 2022

OAT is pleased to present RUMORS; its second main stage show this summer. This hilarious comedy was written by famed author of stage and screen Neil Simon. The farce follows...

Letters to the Editor

Bourbon firemen have great tradition

on 11 August 2022

In the 1930s a group composed of merchants and citizens of Bourbon organized the Bourbon Volunteer Fire Dept. The original fire truck was a 1939 Chevrolet truck.

Please donate books to county inmates

on 11 August 2022

We are once again, requesting your help with building up our Jail Library. In the past, our community has been very generous with donations of paperback books to the inmate...

Caring Center in dire need of assistance

on 11 August 2022

The St. James Caring Center Commodity Day has hit a critical point with food distribution. Shortages at the Columbia Food Bank tricked down to our location the past two months....

Opinions

Start planning for a healthy school year

on 11 August 2022

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center It’s not what many kids want to hear right now, but the new school year is just around the corner. Even while...

Criminal justice is not a game

on 21 July 2022

By Larry Newman Get out of jail free! No, we're not talking about playing a friendly game of Monopoly, but rather, the far higher stakes of criminal justice with habitual...

Support 911 tax increase during August 2 primary

on 21 July 2022

If you want good service, especially in government, then you must be willing to pay for it. On the federal level we often ask for the best, our military is...