James Foundation names Swee assistant regional manager

January will be the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Maramec Spring Park. The James Foundation has announced that Wesley Swee has been hired as assistant regional manager.

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UPDATED STORY: Local attorney indicted on multiple counts of sexual assault

 • Shockley had attempted twice to file as Crawford County prosecuting attorney candidate this year

    A Rolla-based attorney who attempted twice to file as a candidate for Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney earlier this year now faces felony charges for 18 sexual assaults.

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CC E911 implements Emergency Medical Dispatch

Callers who dial 911 with a medical emergency in Crawford County now have a higher level of service in assisting them through the incident.

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Conway makes it official, he’s going to Iowa

Although there was no intrigue in the decision – he made that public during Homecoming Weekend, St. James High School all-stater Grant Conway made it official on Wednesday, Nov. 14. He’s going to be an Iowa Hawkeye.

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Cuba

Council set to make decisions on airport displays

Council set to make decisions on airport displays

on 11 December 2018

One aircraft is ready to install for permanent display at the Cuba Airport, and another’s fate was to be decided by the Cuba City Council this week.

Cuba City Council Notes: November 27, 2018

on 10 December 2018

The Cuba City Council met in regular session at City Hall on Tuesday, November 27. The following items of business were discussed that night: • The council approved minutes from...

Eighth graders write to local service members

on 08 December 2018

Eighth graders at Cuba Middle School recently wrote to Cuba alumni who are currently in the service. The students wrote to servicemen and women who are in the Army, Missouri...

Steelville

Council talks about a new dog pound

on 04 December 2018

Steelville City Council members have agreed to do further research into options for building a new facility to house unwanted dogs in the city. Although funding has always been cited...

Old middle school restoration would be costly

Old middle school restoration would be costly

on 03 December 2018

It could cost an estimated $5.75 million to renovate the Steelville School District’s old middle school building, originally constructed in 1938. That figure was presented by engineer Jack Mentink at...

Englands named Golden Echoes volunteers of the month

Englands named Golden Echoes volunteers of the month

on 30 November 2018

Golden Echoes Senior Center Volunteers of the month are Terry and Sharon England.

St. James

Police department receives insurance grant for new equipment

Police department receives insurance grant for new equipment

on 11 December 2018

The St. James Police Department will receive new safety equipment thanks to a grant from the Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA). A grant of $6,048.15 will allow the city...

City hears proposal to aid Senior Center through a tax

on 11 December 2018

St. James City Councilman Bob Smith discussed a proposal to aid the St. James Senior Center through a sales tax that could be placed on the April ballot. He informed...

Christmas drives nearing completion

on 11 December 2018

The deadline for the Adopt a Senior and Adopt a Teen programs are coming this week. The St. James Caring Center and the St. James Sports Club have been working...

Crawford

Bell ringers needed by Salvation Army

on 11 December 2018

The Southwestern Area Salvation Army services the Cuba, Leasburg, Steelville and Cherryville area. All money collected stays in Crawford County to help with the needs of the citizens of our...

Commish talks road projects with MoDOT

on 10 December 2018

Crawford County Commissioners met with representatives from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) to look at transportation needs in the county, and to...

Murderer sentenced to life in prison

Murderer sentenced to life in prison

on 06 December 2018

Deacon Zelch will serve life in prison for the murder of Edward Hillhouse. Zelch entered a guilty plea to two felony counts against him on Tuesday, December 4, and was...

Phelps

Sustainable Ozarks Partnership seeks to survey community about economic development growth in the region

Sustainable Ozarks Partnership seeks to survey community about economic development growth in the region

on 11 December 2018

Sustainable Ozarks Partnership (SOP) and Meramec Regional Planning Commission, along with other area economic development agencies, are seeking to learn more about the experiences and perceptions of citizens and businesses...

Central Federal Bank presents Missouri Patriot Paws with $5,000

on 30 November 2018

One bank is helping make a difference in the lives of veterans and first responders in the Greater St. Louis region. Central Federal Bank presented Missouri Patriot Paws with a...

Rolla Chamber renamed program Give Christmas

on 30 November 2018

The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted an Angel Tree for over 10 years. The name Angel Tree is a registered trademark of another organization. Therefore, the Chamber has...

Bourbon

Christmas party held for senior citizens

on 11 December 2018

By Alice Bremer On a bright sunny Sunday at noon more than 100 senior citizens gathered at the Bourbon School Elementary Cafeteria to enjoy the annual Bourbon Booster Christmas Party. ...

LRO sponsors Christmas in the Park – PHOTO GALLERY

on 04 December 2018

An estimated 75 people came out last Saturday evening for the Village of Leasburg’s first annual Christmas in the Park, hosted by the Leasburg Revitalization Organization at Fulton Park.

AmeriCorps improving infrastructure at Onondaga Cave

on 28 November 2018

A team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members is working with the Eastern Parks District of Missouri State Parks primarily restoring and improving trail systems. The group of...

State and Regional

Patrol program supports victims of impaired drivers

Patrol program supports victims of impaired drivers

11 December 2018

Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public there are resources available for those whose lives have been impacted...

State employee donations exceed $1 million in annual charitable campaign

11 December 2018

The Missouri Office of Administration today announced that this year’s Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign (MSECC) exceeded donations of $1 million for the 15th consecutive year, with $1,006,446 donated to...

State releases audit of home and community based services for disabled and elderly Missourians

05 December 2018

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released on Wednesday, December 5 a review of the state’s home and community based services program to assist disabled and elderly Medicaid-eligible Missourians. The report examined...

Outdoors

MDC and partners hosting Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Jan. 19-20

MDC and partners hosting Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Jan. 19-20

10 December 2018

Few words can describe the thrill of seeing America’s national symbol soaring through the air in the wild, or close enough to touch.The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its...

Find places for outdoor fun with new MDC “MO Outdoors” app

07 December 2018

Finding places to discover nature and enjoy outdoor activities in Missouri has just gotten easier. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) now offers its new, free mobile app – MO...

They are a lot smarter than they used to be

06 December 2018

If you have never been hiding behind a tree or sitting in a blind watching a flock of wild ducks circling decoys you have missed one of the most thrilling...

Entertainment

Meet a royal chef at the Working Women’s Show being held February 23 in St. Charles

11 December 2018

Darren McGrady, chef to Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Princes William and Harry for 15 years, will be the featured speaker on the Main Stage at the Working Women’s Show...

Butler to speak at Dent County Historical Society Dinner Series

04 December 2018

Max Butler, a retired Federal Reserve employee of 40 years will be the guest speaker at the Dent County Historical Society Dinner Speaker Series, Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the...

Casting announced for the North American tour of Anastasia playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre December 26-January 6

27 November 2018

Casting has been announced for the North American tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA. This production features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush, new score...

Letters to the Editor

Remembering Armistice Day

on 21 November 2018

Exactly at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 100 years ago, people across Europe suddenly stopped shooting guns at each other. They stopped...

Disappointed about ambulance vote

on 15 November 2018

As a resident of St. James and a family of two members of the EMS field, I would like to voice my concern about the failure of the Life Safety...

Malcontents

on 08 November 2018

Just a thought for NFL fans on Veterans Day. Malcontents

Opinions

Get with the Christmas spirit

on 29 November 2018

It’s December, well almost, and that means there are lots of Christmas activities being planned throughout the area. Make sure you take part in some of your local events that...

Make sure you partake in Small Business Saturday

on 21 November 2018

When you get done feasting on Thursday and making your plan of attack for “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” be sure to keep in mind a couple of other special...

It was an eclectic, but selective election

on 21 November 2018

By Phill Brooks Missouri voters delivered an unusual collection of eclectic, but also selective election results this November. By a significant majority, Missouri voters elected a conservative Republican, Josh Hawley,...