Bell ringers needed by Salvation Army

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 local community.

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City hears request to allow chickens at high school

St. James High School agriculture teacher Charity Satterfield returned to speak before the St. James city council on Monday, December 10, about the possibility of allowing poultry to be raised by the school district as part of an educational program. Satterfield presented the council with a proposal outlining the rules she would adhere to should the council allow the district to raise chickens and ducks.

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Council talks about a new dog pound

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 as the reason why improvements haven’t been made in the past, a fundraising offer from a local rescue organization to assist with that problem has council members reconsidering the issue.

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Council set to make decisions on airport displays

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.

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Murderer sentenced to life in prison

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 subsequently sentenced by Judge Sid Pearson in front of a packed Crawford County courtroom.

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Cuba

Christmas celebrated at the Cuba Senior Center – PHOTO GALLERY

on 14 December 2018

Santa Claus made his annual pre-holiday visit to the Cuba Senior Center on Friday, December 14. A sizable crowd of senior citizens filled the building that day to enjoy a...

Council hears options for airplane display, but takes no immediate action

on 13 December 2018

The Cuba City Council heard another update from the Tourism Committee on the acquisition of a C-12 Huron aircraft from a North Carolina military base, but the council has yet...

Council divided over hiring firm for employee salary review

on 13 December 2018

In a split decision, the Cuba City Council has accepted a bid from the Austin Peters Group to conduct a study of the city’s employee salaries to determine if they...

Steelville

Local couple celebrates 100th birthdays

Local couple celebrates 100th birthdays

on 14 December 2018

A Steelville couple celebrated their centennial birthdays together this month. Both Robert and Olga Earney share December as their birth month, and both turned 100 years old within a week...

Steelville City Council Notes - November

on 13 December 2018

City council members of Steelville met twice in November to conduct business for the city as follows. November 5 • The council approved an amendment to the mobile home ordinance...

Adams Logging wins Logger of the Year award again

Adams Logging wins Logger of the Year award again

on 13 December 2018

Local timber harvesters with Larry Adams Logging were awarded the St. Louis Regional Logger of the Year award for 2018. This is the second time in three years that this...

St. James

High school senior is artist of the month

High school senior is artist of the month

on 13 December 2018

This month’s St. James Senior Center artist being spotlighted is Ashlyn Rinehart. She is a senior at the John F. Hodge high school and her works will hang on the...

City hears request to allow chickens at high school

on 13 December 2018

St. James High School agriculture teacher Charity Satterfield returned to speak before the St. James city council on Monday, December 10, about the possibility of allowing poultry to be raised...

FFA to hold gigging tournament

on 12 December 2018

The St. James High School FFA will hold its’ first annual gigging tournament this Saturday, December 15. Signups and sponsors are still being accepted for the event, with participants competing...

Crawford

Crawford County Commission Notes: November 2018

Crawford County Commission Notes: November 2018

on 14 December 2018

Crawford County Commissioners met three times in November for their regular weekly meetings to discuss county business. They did not meet the first Tuesday due to the General Election. Highlights...

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...

Phelps

S&T named to Safe Campus Top 25 list

S&T named to Safe Campus Top 25 list

on 12 December 2018

The National Campus Safety Summit has named Missouri University of Science and Technology Police Department to its Safe Campus Top 25 list, a list of 25 universities that are making...

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...

Bourbon

FFA collects items for soldiers

FFA collects items for soldiers

on 13 December 2018

The Bourbon FFA collected items and letters for soldiers overseas recently. Items collected included jerky or meat sticks, granola bars, gum, local newspapers, magazines, wet wipes, snack size crackers, cookie...

Bourbon High School Beta Club members bring home numerous honors from MO state convention

on 12 December 2018

The Bourbon High School Beta Club attended the National Beta Club State Convention in Springfield, Mo. December 7-8 and brought home several awards.

Masons give funds to help students in need of coats

Masons give funds to help students in need of coats

on 12 December 2018

On Monday, December 3, Bob Martin of the Sullivan Masonic Lodge No. 69, presented a check in the amount of $1,200 to the Crawford County R-I School District, Bourbon, to...

State and Regional

Nominations being accepted for the Missouri Family Physician of the Year

12 December 2018

Do you have an outstanding, caring, family physician in your community that deserves the title “Missouri Family Physician of the Year”? The Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) supports over...

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...

Outdoors

Cedars make the perfect Christmas tree

12 December 2018

I think I could help our state highway department make hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. They are always wanting to increase gas taxes or do something to make...

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...

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

Not a fan of Mueller

on 13 December 2018

I’m not a fan of Donald Trump, and I didn’t vote for him, but I just have to say a few things about the man who is most obviously hunting...

Against the voters

on 13 December 2018

It is a mystery to me why CLEAN Missouri Amendment 1 passed and Proposition A was voted down by the people of Missouri, and then these same voters voted for...

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...

Opinions

Even those on welfare should get unfettered access to medical marijuana under new state law that took effect on December 6

on 13 December 2018

You probably missed it, but medical marijuana is now legal in Missouri. Our new medical marijuana law, which was approved by voters in the November election, took effect on December...

Initiative petition reform and broadband lead MFB priority list

on 13 December 2018

By Eric Bohl At Missouri Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting in early December, rural Missourians voiced strong support for initiative petition reform, broadband expansion, making renewable energy project taxation more equitable...

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...