Using hog manure for an improving environment

Hog manure and an improving environment are seldom, if ever, used in the same sentence. I was honored last week to be a media guest of Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC at their north Missouri hog farm where they are successfully producing renewable natural gas from hog mature.

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DECA’s first year is a good one at Cuba High

To say that Cuba High Schools DECA club had a successful first year would be a huge understatement. Students from the extracurricular organization more than exceeded their initial goals by sending members to the state and international competitions.

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City completes paving of hiking trail

The city of St. James has completed paving both entrances of the Forest City Trail, a hiking and biking path that travels from the Industrial Park entrance to Great Circle.

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Grant Will Create ‘Pollinators’ Paradise’ 
at Maramec Spring Park

Maramec Spring Park will soon become a haven for monarch butterflies, bees, and other pollinators in decline, as nearly 150 acres of park land are transformed into a massive pollinator habitat, thanks, in part, to a $20,000 grant announced on June 13.

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Crawford County Relay For Life raises $40,000 at annual event – PHOTO GALLERY

Superheroes from all walks of life came together on Friday, June 7, to fight for a cure for cancer at the 19th Annual Crawford County Relay for Life. The event was held at the Recklein Historical District, where a total of $40,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society to help fight cancer in all its forms.

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Cuba

DECA’s first year is a good one at Cuba High

DECA’s first year is a good one at Cuba High

on 18 June 2019

To say that Cuba High School’s DECA club had a successful first year would be a huge understatement. Students from the extracurricular organization more than exceeded their initial goals by...

Bouse ready for the new challenge at Public Works

Bouse ready for the new challenge at Public Works

on 18 June 2019

With just a few weeks under his belt serving as Cuba Public Works Director, Craig Bouse is already starting to get comfortable in his new job. In an interview with...

Classic hot rods cruising to the Wagon Wheel Motel this weekend

Classic hot rods cruising to the Wagon Wheel Motel this weekend

on 18 June 2019

Missouri Rods will be hosting their fifth annual Cruise-in at the Historic Wagon Wheel Motel on Route 66 on Saturday, June 22. The event will go from 4 to 8...

Steelville

Steelville School Board Notes: May

Steelville School Board Notes: May

on 14 June 2019

The board of education for the Steelville School District held a regular monthly meeting on May 23 and a a special meeting on June 10. Business for the district was...

Plein Air brings artists 'home' to Steelville - PHOTO GALLERY

Plein Air brings artists 'home' to Steelville - PHOTO GALLERY

on 11 June 2019

The annual Steelville Arts Council Plein Air event is like a family reunion for the 50 or so artists who travel to Steelville each June. Like a reunion, there are...

Steelville first responders ask county for a cut of federal money

Steelville first responders ask county for a cut of federal money

on 10 June 2019

Steelville emergency responders are asking for a portion of federal monies currently received by Crawford County for national forest lands. Representatives from Steelville Ambulance, Steelville Fire, and Crawford County E911...

St. James

Council approves rezoning request

on 19 June 2019

The St. James City Council met on June 10. During the meeting, the council: • Held a public hearing on the proposed Hopkins rezoning with no comments and approved an...

City completes paving of hiking trail

City completes paving of hiking trail

on 19 June 2019

The city of St. James has completed paving both entrances of the Forest City Trail, a hiking and biking path that travels from the Industrial Park entrance to Great Circle....

Police investigating library vandalism

on 18 June 2019

The St. James Police Department was called to investigate damage done to the James Memorial Public Library on Thursday, June 13. Police were notified early Friday morning by library staff...

Crawford

County fair books are available

on 19 June 2019

Crawford County residents are invited to pick up a fair book of the upcoming Crawford County Fair to be held July 9-13 at Hood Park in Cuba.

E911 questions county election invoice

E911 questions county election invoice

on 17 June 2019

The Crawford County E911 board is questioning the invoice received from the County Clerk’s Office for the April election. The emergency communications agency was charged over $16,000 for one ballot...

Crawford County Commission Notes: May 2019

Crawford County Commission Notes: May 2019

on 13 June 2019

The Crawford County Commission meets each Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the county courthouse, located on Main Street in Steelville. During the month of May, commissioners conducted the following business...

Phelps

Protect your home now from future flood damages

on 19 June 2019

Third in a series PHELPS COUNTY—Anyone who has experienced flooding may have also cleaned out basements filled with sewage and water, torn out wet drywall and carpeting, or replaced water...

MRCF receives $10,000 Rural Ozarks Health Initiative grant

MRCF receives $10,000 Rural Ozarks Health Initiative grant

on 19 June 2019

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Missouri Foundation for Health have awarded a $10,000 grant to Meramec Regional Community Foundation through the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative to address health...

Fly the Ford coming to Vichy Airport

on 19 June 2019

Ford Motor Company and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be offering rides in a Tri-Motor aircraft, nicknamed the “Tin Goose” June 27-30 at the Rolla National Airport in Vichy....

Bourbon

Motorcycle wreck claims life of Leasburg man

Motorcycle wreck claims life of Leasburg man

A Leasburg man was killed in a motorcycle accident near Bourbon on Sunday morning. Shawn T. Lafferty, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Meramec State Park and Onondaga Cave State Park host public information meeting June 17

Meramec State Park and Onondaga Cave State Park invite the public to an informational meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, June 17, at Bourbon Community Center. The public is invited to...

BHS seniors take their diplomas at graduation ceremony – PHOTO GALLERY

Friends and family members gathered in the Bourbon High School gym on Friday with this year’s graduating class to celebrate the BHS Class of 2019’s accomplishments. Sixty-two seniors received their...

State and Regional

Preventing heat deaths: 5 of Missouri’s 19 heat-related deaths last year were children left in vehicles

Preventing heat deaths: 5 of Missouri’s 19 heat-related deaths last year were children left in vehicles

19 June 2019

In 2018 in Missouri, five children died as a result of being left behind in hot vehicles, according to data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The...

Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in dhild well-being

19 June 2019

• U.S. Child Population Grows and Changes: 74 Million Kids to Shape Future of More Diverse AmericaJEFFERSON CITY, Mo/June 18, 2019 -- The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly...

Department of Social Services warns Missourians of EBT card fraud scheme

17 June 2019

The Department of Social Services warns Missourians to be alert of fraud activity involving requests for Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card numbers and personal identification numbers (PIN).

Outdoors

Using hog manure for an improving environment

Using hog manure for an improving environment

19 June 2019

Hog manure and an improving environment are seldom, if ever, used in the same sentence. I was honored last week to be a media guest of Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC...

Having a run-in with a cardinal from Hades

18 June 2019

I hate to do this, but I am going to have to go out there and shoot one of my prettiest male cardinals. He has gone mad! I haven’t killed...

Grant Will Create ‘Pollinators’ Paradise’ 
at Maramec Spring Park

Grant Will Create ‘Pollinators’ Paradise’ 
at Maramec Spring Park

13 June 2019

• Investment will transform 150-acres of hayfields into a habitat for monarch butterflies, become model for pollinator conservation efforts in Missouri Maramec Spring Park will soon become a haven for...

Entertainment

Louderman hosting area workshops

05 June 2019

Tony nominee and former Bourbon resident Taylor Louderman is hosting a Broadway Beginnings Workshop on Thursday, June 20.

Summer in Missouri is a feast for the senses

30 May 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The scent of barbecue and freshly baked bread, the sounds of bluegrass, jazz and blues, and the sight of fireworks lighting up the night sky -...

Country Legend John Conlee returns to the Meramec Theatre

23 May 2019

Country legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, will be performing on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the...

Letters to the Editor

Dehumanization

on 19 June 2019

Dehumanization has a natural progression. It starts by defining a whole race or ethnicity by its worst members, say Muslims or sex offenders. It moves on to enforce generally applicable...

Trump is making amazing progress

on 19 June 2019

A word in response to Mr. Hartley from Salem. Trump cheating? Huh! You/we all need to be truth seekers and fact checkers. Most of all, we have to stop electing...

Abnormal situation

on 13 June 2019

In last week’s paper Elizabeth Foster says some good things about dealing with differences of opinion, such as "Solutions are never easy, but careful, consideration, could move all humans to...

Opinions

Everyone should follow Maramec Spring’s lead

on 19 June 2019

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” When it comes to restoring our natural habitat, Maramec Spring Park is leading…and we should all be...

Ambulance and fire districts deserve a part of federal funds

on 13 June 2019

Emergency responders in the southern half of Crawford County have a legitimate complaint about the distribution of payments from the federal government, or lack thereof, the county receives each year....

Extreme rain and flooding will affect food prices

on 06 June 2019

By Blake Hurst Back in March, when the first round of flooding occurred in Nebraska, Iowa, and Northwest Missouri, a reporter asked me if consumers would see an increase in...