Firebirds will be on display at Cuba Fest

The I-55 Firebirds are thrilled to be a small part of the Cuba Fest event in Cuba that will be held October 15-16. Centered in Troy, Illinois, our car club does a lot of events and cruises to unite folks together.

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Hometown deputy is now Steelville’s SRO

Steelville’s new School Resource Officer is a 13-year graduate of the school district he is now serving, having spent his entire public school career from kindergarten through 12th grade there.

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Phelps Health offers the world’s smallest pacemakers

Phelps Health today announced that it is offering the world’s smallest pacemakers, the Micra™ VR and Micra™ AV Transcatheter Pacing Systems (TPS), to patients in south-central Missouri.

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Pickleball court construction nearing completion

Gary and Linda Underwood, of the Underwood Foundation, met with Mayor Rick Krawiecki on Friday morning, providing an update on the construction of new pickleball courts in downtown St. James.

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Commission hears complaints on board appointments

After a couple of months of turmoil over appointments to the Board of Trustees for Crawford County Library District (CCLD), county commissioners moved forward with reappointing the members whose terms had expired.

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Cuba

Council may set Trick or Treat date

on 23 September 2022

At the request of a citizen, the Cuba City Council may establish an official trick or treating date for Halloween at the end of October. During its meeting last week,...

CHS students want cell phone policy changed

on 23 September 2022

After years of letting students carry their cell phones with them, the Cuba School District banned the mobile devices this year. That’s not sitting well with some High School students.

School board will investigate change to four-day week

on 22 September 2022

During its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 21, the Cuba School Board directed Superintendent Dr. Scott Davidson to begin gathering information on a possible change to a four-day school...

Steelville

Park plans discussed by panel and council

on 22 September 2022

The city of Steelville again has an active group of community residents working with council members to better the local parks. After a few years without one, following the disbanding...

Fall large trash pick-up is Oct. 5

on 20 September 2022

The city of Steelville’s large fall trash pick-up will be on Wednesday, October 5. Two bulk items are allowed per house. All boards or lumber must not exceed four feet...

Property owner questions dog ordinance

on 19 September 2022

Steelville’s city council re-approved its dog ordinance at the first September meeting, after learning it had originally not included a list of fine attached to violations. Later in the meeting,...

St. James

Council moves forward with transferring municipal court to county

on 23 September 2022

The St. James City Council took further action to transfer the municipal court to the Phelps County Circuit Court on Monday night, amending an ordinance to meet Missouri Supreme Court...

Students volunteer at Caring Center

Students volunteer at Caring Center

on 23 September 2022

Vince Perona, teacher of eighth grade American History, and his students made their first appearance at the St. James Caring Center Commodity Day.

St. James choir students named All-District

St. James choir students named All-District

on 22 September 2022

District choir auditions were held on September 17 at Osage High School and St. James had 36 students named All-District. Three of those students have made the District Honor Choir...

Crawford

County Extension office could use more space

on 19 September 2022

Crawford County’s University of Missouri Extension office is located in a former residence on Water Street in Steelville. The small structure was purchased by the county a number of years...

Several face felony charges

on 19 September 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...

Historic member vote decides Co-op director election

on 19 September 2022

A historic number of Crawford Electric consumer-members voted in this year’s annual election of directors, even as the on-site meeting on Sept. 14 was the smallest in decades. There were...

Phelps

Phelps Health to hold groundbreaking for new Emergency Medical Services base

on 23 September 2022

Phelps Health will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) base and second helipad at 10:45 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. The public is invited...

Phelps County has higher poverty rates than neighboring counties

on 23 September 2022

On September 16, the Missouri Community Action Network (MCAN) released its 2022 Missouri Poverty report, which provides information across a variety of data showing aspects of poverty and how it...

Patient finds relief from edema thanks to Phelps Health Occupational Therapy

Patient finds relief from edema thanks to Phelps Health Occupational Therapy

on 22 September 2022

For about 5 years, Dixon-area resident Cindy Dack simply dealt with edema, a condition that causes swelling due to excess fluid trapped in a person’s body tissues.

Bourbon

Zuzack family named Missouri Farm Family

Zuzack family named Missouri Farm Family

on 21 September 2022

Mike and Tammy Zuzack and family of Bourbon were among the families honored during the 64th annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair.

Heritage Day being held October 16

on 20 September 2022

By Alice Bremer The Bourbon Community Foundation will hold the third Heritage Day for Bourbon on October 16, 2022 at the Bourbon Community Center. The first Heritage Days were held...

Madison Ham reigns over Bourbon Fall Festival - PHOTO GALLERY

on 19 September 2022

Twelve-year-old Madison Ham was crowned 2022 Bourbon Junior Miss during a ceremony held Friday evening in downtown Bourbon following the annual Bourbon Fall Festival Parade. This year’s event also featured...

State and Regional

MRPC seeking input from transit providers, users

23 September 2022

Users of public transportation in the Meramec Region (Crawford, Dent, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities) are being asked to help update the region’s transit...

TAC prioritizes high-priority, unfunded Tier 3 needs, local system bridge projects for region

22 September 2022

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s (MRPC) Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), meeting August 11 at MRPC, prioritized the next round of high-priority unfunded Tier 3 needs in the region, including the...

Lee Mace’s famous bass fiddle now resides at Missouri State Museum

21 September 2022

For a little more than 50 years, Lee Mace was almost a household name in the Ozarks. Mace and his wife, Joyce, were the founders of Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry,...

Outdoors

Keep and eat spotted bass to help smallmouth

22 September 2022

By Larry Dablemont A couple of weeks ago a friend and I found a stretch of the Sac River we wanted to fish and a strange thing happened…we caught five...

Teen hunter enjoys teal opener

22 September 2022

By Bill Cooper Teal are on the move. They begin their migrations from breeding grounds in the prairie pothole regions of the U.S. and Canada in mid-August as the primordial...

MDC partners with Bayer to support pollinator education efforts

20 September 2022

Pollinators play a critical role in the production of most fruits and vegetables and a great way to support them is by planting native plants. Bayer is helping the cause...

Entertainment

Missouri Quilt Museum is voted best in the U.S.

22 September 2022

The Missouri Quilt Museum, Hamilton, along with the National Quilt Museum of Paducah, Kentucky and the International Quilt Museum of Lincoln, Nebraska, have been chosen as the top quilt museums...

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove to speak at Missouri S&T

21 September 2022

Rita Dove, whose many accomplishments include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a stint as United States Poet Laureate, will appear at Missouri University of Science and Technology as the...

Doe Run will offer mine tours during Old Miners’ Day in Viburnum

19 September 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 1, The Doe Run Company and the Viburnum community will celebrate the region’s mining history at the Old Miners’ Day festival. The event returns after being canceled...

Letters to the Editor

Smith is ineffective

on 22 September 2022

The 8th Congressional District is suffering from the lack of effective representation in Congress. Jason Smith ranks last in effectiveness of all our federal elected officials according to an analysis...

Restore lost freedom

on 22 September 2022

Is freedom important to you? The U.S. Supreme Court recently made the radical decision to overturn nearly 50 years of precedent and end the legal right to abortion opening the...

Scared and hateful

on 22 September 2022

In regards to “You should be scared” is that what your religious belief is about! Being scared, frightened, than progressing into hate, vengeance revenge.

Opinions

There are so many benefits of spending time in greenspaces

on 16 September 2022

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center As wonderful as summertime can be, there’s also something really nice about the calendar—and the weather—turning toward fall. The light starts to...

Make a plan to pay for higher education

on 16 September 2022

By Scott Fitzpatrick According to a Georgetown University study, the cost of higher education has increased 169 percent over the last 40 years. And according to Sallie Mae’s annual How...

It’s wrong for the government to tell us ‘Shut up or else’

on 08 September 2022

By Gene Policinski There may be no worse assault on our freedom of speech than a law that would permit the government to tell us to “shut up” when it...