Tax board allocates funds to senior service providers

The Crawford County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Tax Board met on Monday, February 11 to disburse funds to three entities serving those over age 60 in the county.

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Prop P sales tax for law enforcement is off the ballot

Crawford County voters will not be asked to approve an additional half-cent sales tax for law enforcement on the April ballot.

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Alderman argues against need to replace officer

The Steelville police chief and a city alderman are still at odds over staffing needs for the municipal law enforcement department. Following the decision last fall to contract one Steelville officer to the local school district as a School Resource Officer, the police department has been running one patrolman short.

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BHS homecoming royalty crowned - PHOTO GALLERY

Bourbon High School seniors Austin Carrico and Morgan Langley were crowned homecoming king and queen during ceremonies held Friday night in the BHS gym.

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Booker leads girls to Newburg tourney title - PHOTO GALLERY

For the second straight year, the Steelville Lady Cardinals are the champions of the Newburg Girls Basketball Invitational Tournament. The Lady Cards dominated their competition last week, winning three games by an average of nearly 21 points, and are 13-7 on the season.

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Cuba

Cuba FFA holding annual community breakfast

on 13 February 2019

The Cuba FFA is holding a community breakfast on Wednesday, February 20 from 6-8 a.m. at the Cuba High School Ag Department shop, located behind the high school.

CUBA PROGRESS: Mayor says city's future looks bright

CUBA PROGRESS: Mayor says city's future looks bright

on 12 February 2019

Mayor Ray Mortimeyer sees Cuba as an economic and tourism hub, where life is good and small business thrives. He thinks the future looks bright for this growing community, and...

Woman jumps off the Cuba interstate overpass

on 11 February 2019

A 44-year-old Cuba woman took her own life, jumping from the Exit 208 overpass at Cuba onto the pavement below. She died at the Sullivan hospital from injuries suffered from...

Steelville

College student show opens at Gallery Zeke in March

on 15 February 2019

To know the direction art is heading in the 21st century, just watch what college and university art students are creating. The Steelville Arts Council is presenting the sixth annual...

Masonic Lodge installs new officers

Masonic Lodge installs new officers

on 14 February 2019

Lebanon Lodge Masonic Lodge Officers for 2019 are (front row, from left) Douglas Donal, Jr. Deacon; Terry Jones, Sr. Warden; Bruce Vestal, Worshipful Master; Jerry Bryan, Jr. Warden; Ralph Souders,...

Alderman argues against need to replace officer

Alderman argues against need to replace officer

on 12 February 2019

The Steelville police chief and a city alderman are still at odds over staffing needs for the municipal law enforcement department. Following the decision last fall to contract one Steelville...

St. James

YEP students attend annual conference

YEP students attend annual conference

on 14 February 2019

Members of the high school Youth Empowerment Project attended an annual conference on February 6 in Springfield. Students heard from guest speakers, worked in groups to learn about impacting their...

School district honoring board members this week

School district honoring board members this week

on 14 February 2019

February 10-16, 2019 is School Board Appreciation Week in Missouri. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our...

Pre-registration for ALZ race now available

on 14 February 2019

A Race to End Alzheimer’s 5k will be held on April 6, and organizer Julie Felan is hoping to begin building momentum for this first-time event. Pre-registration opened February 1...

Crawford

County Progress: Commission working with additional tax revenue

County Progress: Commission working with additional tax revenue

on 14 February 2019

Perhaps the biggest news for Crawford County over the past year is the local government’s financial solvency for the first time in many years. As a result of an additional...

Cattlemen make donation to Honor Flight

Cattlemen make donation to Honor Flight

on 14 February 2019

The Crawford County Cattlemen made a donation to the Franklin County Honor Flight program, which covers several counties in Missouri including Crawford. This organization makes it possible for our veterans...

Contract awarded for repairs to roadside in Crawford County

on 13 February 2019

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded a contract to repair a slide at an interchange along Interstate 44 in Crawford County.

Phelps

Miniature Micro Challenge is being held by Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild

Miniature Micro Challenge is being held by Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild

on 14 February 2019

By Jeanette Gregory The Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild of Rolla not only enjoys monthly meetings and classes, but this past year they have held several specialty groups, such as...

New members elected to University of Missouri Extension Council

New members elected to University of Missouri Extension Council

on 14 February 2019

Congratulations are extended to three new council members and three returning members who were elected to the University of Missouri Extension Phelps County Council following elections held countywide on January...

Meeting being held February 16

on 13 February 2019

Noah Coleman Chapter will resume its usual meeting schedule after cancellation in January due to inclement weather, on the third Saturday of the month.

Bourbon

Car thief caught in Bourbon

Car thief caught in Bourbon

on 15 February 2019

A Leasburg man stands charged with stealing a car from a Bourbon home, with an investigation showing that he had attempted to steal several other vehicles on the same date....

Man robs Bourbon convenience store at gunpoint

Man robs Bourbon convenience store at gunpoint

on 14 February 2019

Armed robbery and assault charges have been filed against a Union man who stole money from the ZX gas station in Bourbon on February 10. Mark Tanner Lusty, 25, stands...

BHS homecoming royalty crowned - PHOTO GALLERY

BHS homecoming royalty crowned - PHOTO GALLERY

on 13 February 2019

Bourbon High School seniors Austin Carrico and Morgan Langley were crowned homecoming king and queen during ceremonies held Friday night in the BHS gym. The Warhawks hosted Vienna that evening,...

State and Regional

Democrats outline plans to reform criminal justice system, see GOP support

15 February 2019

By Caitlyn Rosen, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Multiple states allow felons to vote once they are released from prison, but not Missouri. A bill introduced by a state House of...

Menus of services, pricing could be required at your health care facility

Menus of services, pricing could be required at your health care facility

15 February 2019

By Rosemond Crown, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Rarely do people walk into a restaurant and order a meal without consulting a menu of options and corresponding prices. In fact, many...

Missouri legislation seeks to add fentanyl trafficking to the statutes

15 February 2019

BY KELSEY WU AND GAELLE FOURNIER, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — There is no law targeting trafficking fentanyl in Missouri. Some lawmakers are trying again to change that.House Bill 239 proposes...

Outdoors

Echo Bluff State Park to host Dark Sky Astronomy Event March 2

15 February 2019

Come to Echo Bluff State Park for a Dark Sky Astronomy Program from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mar. 2. Meet on the “Sky Porch” at Bluff Top Pavilion parking lot. The Dent...

MDC seeks information in poaching case of two adult elk

MDC seeks information in poaching case of two adult elk

14 February 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) seeks information in the case of two adult elk shot Friday, Feb. 8, near the Log Yard area of Shannon County. One of the...

Battle of Pilot Knob presents a new exhibit: Why This Valley?

14 February 2019

Come to the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site and experience its rotating exhibit of themed displays of artifacts relating to the site. Many of these are original artifacts...

Entertainment

399th Army Band to join S&T bands for free concert

12 February 2019

The 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will join the Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for a free concert this February.

St. John’s United Church of Christ - Bem celebrating 150th anniversary this year

St. John’s United Church of Christ - Bem celebrating 150th anniversary this year

07 February 2019

St. John’s United Church of Christ - Bem is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The official anniversary date is May 27, 2019. The congregation will be celebrating by sharing...

S&T events highlight Black History Month

05 February 2019

February is national Black History Month, and the community is invited to celebrate with Missouri University of Science and Technology. The following events will be a part of the celebration:

Letters to the Editor

More food control?

on 07 February 2019

The latest entry in the perpetual quest to “fix” the food system, the EAT-Lancet Commission, has released its report urging nothing less than a Great Food Transformation, to be kicked...

Give same protections to first responders

on 07 February 2019

Last year, the Missouri legislature made great strides in the area of government labor reform. Many employees, including teachers, now have added power to decide whether a union should represent...

No more abortions!

on 07 February 2019

What would be the best word to describe thousands of women marching in our nation's capital for the right to cruelly kill their healthy babies...and the governor of New York...

Opinions

How to win money for state highways

on 07 February 2019

By Phill Brooks Missouri's governor and legislators should look to 1987 to find an effective way to address the financial problems of our state highways being addressed this year by...

State of the State

on 24 January 2019

By Phill Brooks Missouri's new governor, Mike Parson, has done something simple, but remarkable to return one of the governor's major duties to a more substantive platform. He changed the...

Pot will keep rolling through

on 17 January 2019

When Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol find 130 pounds of marijuana in a van they stopped on I-44, it’s hard not to think about our country’s ongoing debate...