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

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...

R-2 students make blankets for Veterans Home

on 07 December 2018

Eighth graders at Cuba Middle School recently made fleece tie blankets and will deliver them to the St. James Veterans Home on December 19.

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

Wreaths Across America returning to MVH

on 07 December 2018

The Missouri Veterans Home – St. James will once again play host to a wreath-laying ceremony for those buried in the Missouri Veterans Home (MVH) Cemetery on Saturday, December 15....

4-H club helps decorate cemetery

on 07 December 2018

Hope Pierce, Braxtyn Crider, Landon Throop, Catriona Murphy, and Tara Murphy and Deven Throop helped make decorations and placed them on the fence at the St James Cemetery. This is...

Santa coming to library on Friday

on 06 December 2018

Santa Claus will be coming to the James Memorial Public Library on Friday, December 7. From 5 to 7 p.m., local residents will have the opportunity to get photos with...

Crawford

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...

Raises bring some county court workers up to state pay level

Raises bring some county court workers up to state pay level

on 04 December 2018

Five county employees have received raises – albeit minor ones – in the Crawford County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Commissioners were at first taken aback by the revelation, but after hearing...

Phelps

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...

Donations being accepted for Vintage Market

on 29 November 2018

Vintage Market III is now accepting donations of your gently used “treasures”. Furniture, accessories, jewelry, artwork and antiques are welcomed and appreciated.

Bourbon

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...

Bourbon School Board Notes - 11-28-19

on 28 November 2018

The Crawford County R-1 Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, November 20 to discuss the following items of school board business:

State and Regional

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...

State Fire Marshal recognizes American Red Cross program that has installed almost 34,000 smoke alarms in Missouri homes at no cost to residents

04 December 2018

State Fire Marshal Tim Bean this week recognized the American Red Cross with a Salute to Service award for a program that has installed almost 34,000 smoke alarms in Missouri...

Governor hosts Rural Healthcare Summit in Bolivar

04 December 2018

Governor Mike Parson hosted a Rural Healthcare Summit in Bolivar, Missouri, bringing together stakeholder and industry leaders to identify working solutions to address the challenges and unmet healthcare needs in...

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

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...

Ashley Kate Adams to star in Ozark Actors Theatre’s one-woman 'A Christmas Carol'

Ashley Kate Adams to star in Ozark Actors Theatre’s one-woman 'A Christmas Carol'

20 November 2018

Ozark Actors Theatre is thrilled to announce that Ashley Kate Adams will be taking on their one-woman Christmas Carol, in a new version adapted by Angela Sauer and Ozark Actors...

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,...