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

School board honors students, teacher at January meeting

School board honors students, teacher at January meeting

on 26 January 2023

ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTOR HONORED - Cuba Elementary Special Education teacher Jamie Stein (center) was recognized during January’s School Board meeting for “the positive effect she has on the culture of Cuba...

Rezoning approved for new subdivision

on 25 January 2023

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...

School board approves plan for continued valedictorian, salutatorian recognition

on 24 January 2023

During its meeting on January 19, the Cuba School Board approved a policy change that will allow for continued recognition of senior class valedictorians and salutatorians. The honors were previously...

Steelville

Steelville Library set to reopen on Monday

Steelville Library set to reopen on Monday

on 26 January 2023

The Steelville branch of the Crawford County Library District will re-open to the public at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 30.

Trail of Tears speaker expected at Groundhog Supper

Trail of Tears speaker expected at Groundhog Supper

on 25 January 2023

The men and boys of the Steelville Presbyterian Church will be hosting the 94th Annual Groundhog Supper on Thursday, February 2. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Bill Ambrose who...

Seniors take homecoming crowns - PHOTO GALLERY

Seniors take homecoming crowns - PHOTO GALLERY

on 23 January 2023

Steelville High School Seniors Miracle Gibson and Dylan Bunch were crowned queen and king at homecoming on Friday, January 20.

St. James

School calendar set for next school year

on 26 January 2023

The school calendar for the 2023-24 St. James school year has been approved and can be viewed by patrons. Community surveys were sent out earlier in the school year to...

City to alter trash pickup schedule during holidays

on 26 January 2023

The city of St. James is hoping to reduce confusion for residents on how trash schedules are conducted on holidays. Officials hope to make it easier for residents to know...

Senior Center's exercise facility open to everyone

Senior Center's exercise facility open to everyone

on 26 January 2023

The St. James Senior Center offers an exercise facility for anyone that would like to come work out. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Crawford

Treasurer reports on fund balances, seeks higher bond

on 26 January 2023

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. She provided year-end...

State Rep Copeland promotes rural county legislation

on 25 January 2023

Missouri Representative Ron Copeland visited the Crawford County Commission meeting on Tuesday, January 17. He participated briefly in discussion on county investments and mentioned a couple of bills he has...

Commission hears report on county investments

on 20 January 2023

Crawford County will have $1 million invested this year, part of the promise made to voters to set aside funds as a cushion for the county when the additional half-cent...

Phelps

Two online S&T grad programs in top 10 of U.S. News & World Report rankings

on 26 January 2023

Two of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s graduate online engineering programs are among the top 10 nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Master’s in...

Phelps County Sheriff’s Department report

on 26 January 2023

On 01/16/2023, deputies responded to the 16000 block of N Highway 68 and arrested Christina M. Schmitt, 34 of Cuba, on a Crawford County warrant charging her with possession of...

Operation Christmas Child team celebrates successful campaign

Operation Christmas Child team celebrates successful campaign

on 26 January 2023

The South Central Missouri Area Team (SCMAT) for Operation Christmas Child was blessed to receive approximately 13,400 shoeboxes from 10 different Missouri counties.

Bourbon

Bourbon superintendent search moving ahead

on 25 January 2023

The search to find a new superintendent continues as the Bourbon Board of Education plans on conducting the first round on candidate interviews this week. Last month, the board selected...

Bourbon church welcomes new pastor

Bourbon church welcomes new pastor

on 25 January 2023

New Pastor at First Baptist Church of Bourbon – First Baptist Church of Bourbon is pleased to announce they have a new pastor. Brother Brendon Sanders has already begun and...

Business assessment meeting planned in Bourbon

on 20 January 2023

Bourbon Economic Development, Missouri S&T, and the Missouri Small Business Development Center will be hosting a “Business Assessment and Planning” meeting on Wednesday, February 9, at the Bourbon American Legion...

State and Regional

AmeriCorps ranks Missouri 10th in the nation for formal volunteering in latest Volunteering and Civic Life in America research

26 January 2023

The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) announced today that AmeriCorps determined more than 1.4 million Missourians formally volunteered through an organization from September 2020 to September 2021. These volunteer efforts...

Department of Natural Resources receives more than $5.8 million to reclaim abandoned coal mine sites in Missouri

25 January 2023

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will receive more than $5.8 million in new federal funding to reclaim abandoned coal mine sites across the state. Allocated through the Bipartisan Infrastructure...

MPUA awarded $1.1 Million DED grant for workforce training

25 January 2023

The MPUA Resource Services Corporation (MPUA-RSC) has been awarded a $1,142,145 ARPA Workforce Training Grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). MPUA-RSC will be able to offer additional...

Outdoors

Black death and bad news are coming

26 January 2023

By Larry Dablemont They are coming, and believe me, nothing seems to slow them down. They are non-native birds known as black vultures…an evil plague on the Ozarks.

Sam Potter is a long-time educator and fishing guide

26 January 2023

By Bill Cooper “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent. Sam Potter, of Rolla, seems, at first glance, to be a quiet, unassuming man. Underneath that...

Henges Shooting Range to offer four-part fly-tying program again in February

20 January 2023

The art and craft of tying flies for fly fishing may seem inaccessible, but it is something that can be learned. Whether you want to try your hand pursuing trout...

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

Smith misleads voters

on 26 January 2023

In a recent “Capitol Report” Jason Smith accuses the “Washington Democrats” of throwing “trillions of taxpayer dollars down the drain to reward the wealthy and score political points with the...

Good year for unborn

on 26 January 2023

Last year was a wonderful year for preborn babies. Roe v. Wade was overturned. The decision of whether to allow abortions is now left up to each state. Those of...

Law of love

on 12 January 2023

Words have meaning and have consequences. Take the above—law of love. Some people claim that law is restrictive of love. Actually, law shows the way that love is achieved. Christians...

Opinions

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...

Can’t see voters for the roads

on 19 January 2023

Despite years of complaints from voters, the Crawford County Commission can’t seem to bring itself to make a needed change in the way it operates when it comes to road...

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