BOE makes change to GRP contract

The St. James Board of Education approved a change order to a contract between the district and GRP Wegman, which will be renovating locker rooms and the surrounding area of the high school later this year.

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Rezoning approved for new subdivision

During its meeting on January 17, the Cuba City Council officially approved a pair of rezoning requests to allow for multi-family housing and commercial development on a new subdivision being developed on the western edge of town.

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Treasurer reports on fund balances, seeks higher bond

Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes presented a financial report and made an official proposal to increase her bond at the Crawford County Commission meeting on January 17.

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School board approves first four-day calendar

The Cuba School Board has approved the district’s calendar for the 2023-24 school year, which will be the first full year students will be attending classes four days a week. There will be no classes on Mondays except just prior to Thanksgiving and if snow day make-up dates have to be scheduled.

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New dog pound ready for animals

In what was just a 20-minute meeting on January 17, the Steelville City Council heard updates on several projects from Public Works Director Jason Evans. On the top of his list was the new city dog pound, which is ready for animals.

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Cuba

Elks Lodge could be formed in Cuba


on 06 February 2023

Several people in Cuba and the surrounding area have been considering the possibility of establishing an Elks Lodge in the community. In order to discuss this matter further, a preliminary...

Cuba man charged with threatening court officials

Cuba man charged with threatening court officials

on 06 February 2023

A Cuba man who allegedly created Tik Tok videos accusing “court people” of selling kids and being pedophiles has been arrested and charged with two felonies.

Cuba man threatens woman with knife

Cuba man threatens woman with knife

on 03 February 2023

A Peartree Lane resident stands charged with assault and armed criminal action after he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife last month.

Steelville

Superintendent search moves forward

on 06 February 2023

The Steelville School Board held a special meeting last week to discuss the search process to find a new superintendent for the upcoming school year.

Steelville School Board honors Options graduates

Steelville School Board honors Options graduates

on 02 February 2023

Two Steelville alternative school students were recognized for their completion of the Missouri Options Program and received their diplomas at the school board meeting on January 19.

Hess reports on potential minimum teacher salary

on 31 January 2023

Steelville School District Superintendent Chris Hess provided information to the school board for its January 19 meeting about a potential state mandate to increase minimum teacher salaries to $38,000 annually.

St. James

Cairer and Culp crowned at courtwarming - PHOTO GALLERY

Cairer and Culp crowned at courtwarming - PHOTO GALLERY

on 06 February 2023

Jordan Cairer and Treyton Culp were crowned queen and king during a courtwarming ceremony held on Friday, February 3, in the St. James High School gymnasium. The duo were among...

St. James named one of most underrated towns in Missouri

on 03 February 2023

St. James was listed as one of the six Most Underrated Towns in Missouri by WorldAtlas, which wrote a feature on those towns earlier this month.

St. James assigned Aa3 rating by Moody’s

on 02 February 2023

On January 25, Moody’s Investors Service assigned a Aa3 issuer rating to St. James, showing the city has been financially sound and pays its debts. Moody’s also upgraded the city’s...

Crawford

Cherryville man steals “tiny home”

Cherryville man steals “tiny home”

on 03 February 2023

A persistent felony offender living in Cherryville stands charged with theft of a small mobile structure and possession of methamphetamine.

Cook Station man charged with assault, witness tampering

on 02 February 2023

A Cook Station man who is a persistent felony offender stands charged with domestic assault and tampering with a witness after an incident in January. He is currently out on...

County Commission approves 2023 budget

on 01 February 2023

• Black still opposed to $1.2 million coroner’s facility Crawford County Commissioners approved a 2023 budget on Monday at the county’s official budget hearing, but one big expense is still...

Phelps

Dianna Flagg named Senior Companion of the Month

on 03 February 2023

The Senior Companion Program has selected Dianna Flagg from St. James as the January Senior Companion of the Month.

New media pioneer Jay David Bolter to visit S&T March 2

on 02 February 2023

Author, critic, technologist and new media pioneer Dr. Jay David Bolter will deliver two lectures at Missouri S&T on Thursday, March 2. Among his many accomplishments, Bolter is known for...

Ozark Rivers seeks area sponsors for 32nd Annual Earth Day Art Contest

on 02 February 2023

Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District is seeking area sponsors within its seven-county region for the 32nd Annual Earth Day Poster, Trash Art and Graphic Art Contest. Sponsorships provide prizes...

Bourbon

Bourbon School District names new superintendent

Bourbon School District names new superintendent

on 06 February 2023

The Bourbon School District announced Monday that it has hired a new superintendent. Cole Byassee, of East Prairie, will take over for Dr. Kyle Gibbs on July 1.

BHS welder earns scholarship

BHS welder earns scholarship

on 02 February 2023

Bourbon High School Students Michael Zuzack (left) and Ryan Cain competed on January 26 in the High School Welding Competition at Missouri Welding Institute (MWI) in Nevada, Mo., where students...

Bourbon council hears about park vandalism

on 30 January 2023

On January 24, Park Board representative Steve Pasch spoke to the Bourbon City Council about recent bathroom vandalism that occurred last month and ways to stop it. A toilet was...

State and Regional

Missouri lawmaker hopes to phase out corporate income tax

06 February 2023

BY CHARLES BOEHME, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Legislation that would phase out Missouri’s corporate income tax has been introduced by Rep. Travis Smith, R-Dora.

Open enrollment bill continues momentum, passes House committee

06 February 2023

BY EVY LEWIS, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — A bill on open enrollment, a topic of debate in the state legislature for more than a decade, passed a committee in...

New Website Launched to Help Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

03 February 2023

Governor Mike Parson has announced that the Missouri Governor’s Challenge Team to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families has launched a new website to further the state’s...

Outdoors

Discover how native plants mingle with nature at MDC Cape Nature Center virtual program Feb. 14

03 February 2023

Discover how lovely nature can be this month with Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s free “Plant Romance” virtual event from noon – 1 p.m. on...

Huzzah hike offers exploration and education

Huzzah hike offers exploration and education

02 February 2023

By Bill Cooper Hiking is an enjoyable outdoor recreation activity for many reasons including, exercise, fresh air, fun, sharing time with friends and nature study. On a recent hike I...

MDC offers free virtual class on firearm cleaning and storage

02 February 2023

Firearms used for hunting and target shooting need care and maintenance to work properly year after year. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free virtual Firearms Basic...

Entertainment

Buddy Mondlock to perform for The Ozark Artists Theatre in Rolla

17 January 2023

Award winning singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock will be performing a record release concert presented by The Ozark Actors Theatre at the Cedar Street Playhouse in Rolla on Friday, February 10th at...

SIX the Musical playing at The Fox Theatre January 24-February 5

12 January 2023

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is delighted to announce the casting for the Tony Award®-Winning electrifying new musical phenomenon SIX by Tony Award®-winners Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss playing at the...

Les Misérables playing at the Fox January 17-22

27 December 2022

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, has been announced for the touring production coming to the Fabulous Fox...

Letters to the Editor

Ag data is important

on 02 February 2023

The deadline is quickly approaching for farmers and ranchers to fill out the 2022 Census of Agriculture.

Appreciate support

on 02 February 2023

I am writing to thank Cuba-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.

The rest of the story

on 02 February 2023

By now you probably have heard about the Cuba School Board meeting on January 19, so you already know the board approved the four-day calendar for next year, the district...

Opinions

Improving the Sunshine Law

on 02 February 2023

By Phill Brooks The 50-year golden anniversary of Missouri's Sunshine Law has led me to reflect on what could be done to restore the vision of Missouri's original Sunshine Law...

State voters won’t fall for politicians ballot initiative power grab

on 26 January 2023

By Jamie Corley For over a century, Show-Me-State voters have had the ability to amend the constitution by ballot initiative and simple majority vote. As a conservative, I take pride...

MOFB looks forward to 2023 legislative session

on 26 January 2023

By Garrett Hawkins The 2023 Missouri Legislative Session is underway and legislators have been back in Jefferson City since January 4. Every year brings a new opportunity to address items...