Commencement held for CHS Class of 2019 – PHOTO GALLERY

Commencement was held at Mike Voigt Gymnasium on Saturday, May 18 for the Senior Class of 2019 at Cuba High School. At that ceremony, 75 graduates of the school walked across the stage to take their diplomas, completing their secondary school careers and taking the next big step in their collective lives.

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St. James Class of 2019 celebrates graduation - PHOTO GALLERY

The John F. Hodge High School Class of 2019 celebrated the final days of their high school careers together during graduation ceremonies on Sunday. Meeting in the middle school gym, the senior class received their diplomas in front of a standing room only crowd of family and friends as they celebrated the end of their high school journey together.

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Marshall and Bair top SHS Class of 2019 - PHOTO GALLERY

A capacity crowd of family, friends, teachers, and fellow students bid farewell to 58 members of the Class of 2019 during graduation ceremonies held in Simmons Auditorium at Steelville High School Sunday afternoon.

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Sheriff’s Department upgrading its vehicle fleet

Eight new patrol vehicles will soon hit the roadways in Crawford County, providing an update to the aging fleet currently in use for the Sheriff’s Department. The new vehicles are black 2019 Chevrolet Tahoes and are part of a lease plan that Major Adam Carnal called a “good investment for the long run.”

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Tenants complain of crime at Steelville apartments

Several residents of the Wildwood Apartments in Steelville approached the city council at their meeting on May 6 to report continuing problems at the complex. After hearing of their concerns, the council recommended they talk with the site manager and the organization that manages the facility, and Police Chief Mike Sherman offered to talk with them further after the meeting about ways to address some of their issues.

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Cuba

Commencement held for CHS Class of 2019 – PHOTO GALLERY

Commencement held for CHS Class of 2019 – PHOTO GALLERY

on 21 May 2019

Commencement was held at Mike Voigt Gymnasium on Saturday, May 18 for the Senior Class of 2019 at Cuba High School. At that ceremony, 75 graduates of the school walked...

Shelter animal has gone from roaming the streets to selling dog treats

Shelter animal has gone from roaming the streets to selling dog treats

on 20 May 2019

Theo is a happy-go-lucky pit bull terrier mix that was adopted from the Cuba Animal Control shelter by a Bourbon family in May 2017. Two years later, and Theo can...

Woman charged in knifing at the Cuba Inn

on 20 May 2019

A Cuba woman has been charged with assault and armed criminal action in connection with a stabbing incident that took place at the Cuba Inn motel on May 5. According...

Steelville

Steelville woman faces assault charges

Steelville woman faces assault charges

on 21 May 2019

A Steelville woman faces assault charges after reportedly attacking another woman in April. A child was also injured during the altercation. As a result, Brandy Peanick, 37, faces charges for...

Lovan’s closes after 42 years in business

on 20 May 2019

A Main Street icon in Steelville has closed after 42 years in business. Lovan’s Antiques and Jewelry is no longer open, after Ike and June Lovan decided to retire and...

Marshall and Bair top SHS Class of 2019 - PHOTO GALLERY

on 20 May 2019

A capacity crowd of family, friends, teachers, and fellow students bid farewell to 58 members of the Class of 2019 during graduation ceremonies held in Simmons Auditorium at Steelville High...

St. James

St. James Class of 2019 celebrates graduation - PHOTO GALLERY

St. James Class of 2019 celebrates graduation - PHOTO GALLERY

on 21 May 2019

The John F. Hodge High School Class of 2019 celebrated the final days of their high school careers together during graduation ceremonies on Sunday. Meeting in the middle school gym,...

Two facing charges after drug raid

Two facing charges after drug raid

on 21 May 2019

On May 14, the South Central Drug Task Force, Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, and the Rolla Police Department concluded a short term narcotics investigation in Phelps County. Officers obtained and...

Kids’ Fishing Day will be held on Saturday

on 16 May 2019

Maramec Spring Park once again invites the children of the area to enjoy Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday, May 18. Held at the park from 6:30 a.m. until 8:15 p.m.,...

Crawford

Troop I to conduct impaired driving enforcement project during Memorial Day weekend

on 21 May 2019

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that during the Memorial Day weekend, troopers assigned to Troop I will conduct an impaired driving enforcement project in Crawford...

Rehabilitation Through Innovation program receives national award 

Rehabilitation Through Innovation program receives national award 

on 20 May 2019

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) has recognized the Rehabilitation Through Innovation program conducted in the Crawford County Jail with its National Innovation Award. The program worked to bring...

Crawford County Commission Notes: April 2019

Crawford County Commission Notes: April 2019

on 16 May 2019

Crawford County commissioners meet on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse in Steelville. They did not convene a meeting on Tuesday, April 2 because of the Municipal Election,...

Phelps

Register a student for engineering camps this summer at Missouri S&T

on 21 May 2019

Students can still register for two new camps this summer – Solar Architecture and Green Engineering and Girls Save the Planet at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

PPQG takes on March Madness Pillowcase Challenge, donates over 800 pillowcases

PPQG takes on March Madness Pillowcase Challenge, donates over 800 pillowcases

on 15 May 2019

At the monthly Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild (PPQG) meeting members presented Russell House staff with the last of the 862 pillowcases created during the March Madness Pillowcase Challenge.

New Agronomy Specialist Serving Phelps, Crawford, Dent counties

on 14 May 2019

The University of Missouri Extension Center of Phelps County welcomes Gatlin Bunton as the agronomy specialist for Phelps, Crawford and Dent counties. Agronomy is the science of utilizing plants for...

Bourbon

Lewis crowned May Day Queen

Lewis crowned May Day Queen

2019 May Day Queen Ashlyn Lewis. She is the 83rd May Day Queen in Bourbon.

Leasburg to hold Old Tyme Homecoming

There will be an Old Tyme Homecoming on May 18 at the Leasburg Fulton City Park in Leasburg, Missouri celebrating Yester-Years and Today: 1859-2019.

BHS awarded Project Graduation grant

BHS awarded Project Graduation grant

The Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety and Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) awarded the Bourbon High School with a Project Graduation grant to assist with expenses for the drug...

State and Regional

Meet the lobbying groups trying to make it harder to sue businesses

21 May 2019

By Sky Chadde and Yue Yu, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Republican lawmakers have recently prioritized making it harder to sue big businesses, but a triangle of corporate-backed lobbying groups...

Feral hogs are destroying farmers' livelihoods. Can everyone agree on how to fight them?

21 May 2019

By Anna Lewis, Missouri News NetworkDES ARC — Brad Parker is a farmer, but he doesn’t plant crops anymore.He owns cattle and acres of land, but he refuses to grow...

FCC authorizes $22 million for broadband in rural Missouri counties

20 May 2019

By Caitlyn Rosen, Missouri News NetworkMissourians living in rural areas have dealt with a lack of broadband access at disproportionate levels. Funding authorized Tuesday from the Federal Communications Commission could...

Outdoors

Onondaga Cave State Park offers off-trail cave trips of Cathedral Cave

21 May 2019

Take advantage of a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park. Join an experienced naturalist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday,...

National Trails Day hike at Onondaga Cave State Park June 1

20 May 2019

Join Onondaga Cave State Park staff for an invigorating hike, at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1 during National Trails Day. Named after the famed Onondaga Cave, this park offers visitors...

Stoddard County angler swipes state record for black buffalo

Stoddard County angler swipes state record for black buffalo

17 May 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Joshua Lee of Bernie on his record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo shot in Stoddard County. Lee shot the whopper of a fish while bowfishing...

Entertainment

Recklein Memorial Library holding author meet and greet on May 16

01 May 2019

Author Bill Shuey will be at the Cuba Recklein Memorial Library on May 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. for an author meet and greet.

Comedian Rex Havens to perform at Leach Theatre

30 April 2019

Family-friendly comedian Rex Havens will perform his multi-media show “Women and Children First” at Leach Theatre on May 3.

Spring festival is May 4

22 April 2019

The Newburg Children's Museum Annual Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Letters to the Editor

Be Yourself

Grasp firm the helm that steers your ship of life,And sail to leeward on the seas of strife;Skirt wide the brewing storm and hidden shoal,For you alone are captain of...

Can’t be heartless

Medicaid, funded by state and federal funds, provides health care for one in seven Missourians living in every county in our state. Medicaid recipients are our neighbors, family and friends...

Health department tackling big problem

This letter is to acknowledge Honor Evans, RN and her staff at Crawford County Health Department for efforts in carrying out collaborative work to address an important issue in our...

Opinions

Some policy reforms are needed for better prosperity

on 16 May 2019

By Ric W. Hafer Missouri’s slow economic growth over the past twenty years is no secret. What may surprise you is that the length of this dismal track record actually...

The passage of a state legislative era

on 15 May 2019

By Phill Brooks Missouri has lost one of the most successful and charismatic House speakers I've covered in nearly one half century. Kenneth Rothman, who died late April, served as...

Take a plastic pledge for Migratory Bird Day in the Americas

on 08 May 2019

By Becky Ewing I recently traveled to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, to visit with Dr. Cary Chevalier’s Renewable Resources Policy and Administration class. The students were...