R-3 School District looks at plans for downtown campus

The Steelville School District is considering options to update the downtown campus. Facilities needs have been a high priority for the school board, with discussions on the topic ongoing over the past several years, especially related to a new transportation department building and on what to do with the old middle school building.

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New treasurer says county didn’t prepare for her takeover

New Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes took office on January 1. Sikes approached the county commission at a meeting on January 8 with a list of problems she had encountered since moving into the courthouse, along with some issues she had noted while working with the previous treasurer in an attempt to learn about the office.

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Birthday trip to Michigan helped achieve ‘Steelhead Dreams’

If you are a fly fisherman, you probably have a short list of species you’d like to catch (other than rainbow and brown trout). I knocked redfish off my list last summer, but it was a steelhead trip to Michigan in December that was a highlight of 2018 for me.

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Council moves forward with allowing chickens in the city

The St. James City Council voted to move forward with an ordinance that would allow residents to own and house chickens within the city limits.

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Gibbs signs to run for Army West Point

Steelville High School senior Allie Gibbs has dreamed of attending the United States Military Academy at West Point for years. Her dream came true Friday when she officially signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the U.S. Army Black Knights.

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Cuba

Man found asleep in woman’s home is arrested for stolen van

Man found asleep in woman’s home is arrested for stolen van

on 15 January 2019

A St. James man caught naked in a Cuba woman’s bed was later arrested after police discovered he was driving a stolen vehicle. He now faces charges in Crawford County...

Cuba man charged for two burglaries

Cuba man charged for two burglaries

on 15 January 2019

Burglary charges have been filed against a Cuba man for breaking into two local businesses on December 19, 2018. Cory Nathan Laney, 34, stands charged with two counts of class...

Furnace smoke complaint dropped after homeowners present their case

on 11 January 2019

A citizen’s complaint about smoke coming from a neighbor’s outdoor furnace was heard and then dismissed by the Cuba City Council, after the couple accused of the violation presented their...

Steelville

Resale shop thief found with meth

Resale shop thief found with meth

on 15 January 2019

After he was caught stealing from a Steelville thrift store, a local man was found with meth and charged with possession. Dalton Miles Quinton, 21, of Steelville, faces the charge...

First Street is now one-way from Main to Yadkin

on 15 January 2019

A portion of First Street in Steelville is now designated for one-way traffic only. Aldermen voted to approve the ordinance putting that into effect at their January 7 city council...

R-3 School District looks at plans for downtown campus

R-3 School District looks at plans for downtown campus

on 13 January 2019

The Steelville School District is considering options to update the downtown campus. Facilities needs have been a high priority for the school board, with discussions on the topic ongoing over...

St. James

City discusses updating professional codes

on 17 January 2019

Discussion was held on Monday night regarding updating the professional codes in the city code book, many of which are outdated or no longer relevant, and of reviewing the process...

DAR to meet January 19 in St. James

on 17 January 2019

Noah Coleman Chapter will resume its usual meeting schedule after the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, on the third Saturday of the month. The January 19 meeting will begin at 11:30...

Council moves forward with allowing chickens in the city

Council moves forward with allowing chickens in the city

on 16 January 2019

The St. James City Council voted to move forward with an ordinance that would allow residents to own and house chickens within the city limits. Two ordinances were presented to...

Crawford

Contract awarded to Capital Paving and Construction to resurface the outer road in Crawford County

Contract awarded to Capital Paving and Construction to resurface the outer road in Crawford County

on 17 January 2019

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a contract to resurface the Interstate 44 Outer Road in Crawford County. Capital Paving and Construction was awarded the contract after submitting...

Extension Council election begins

on 16 January 2019

The names of six persons are on the January ballot for election of University of Missouri County Extension Council members. Council Chair Dana Richter said six county residents will be...

Crawford County Commission Notes: December 2018

Crawford County Commission Notes: December 2018

on 14 January 2019

Crawford County Commissioners met each week in December to discuss business for the county.

Phelps

Rolla resident wins $2.9 million

on 17 January 2019

It was a family affair when Linda Ragland claimed a $2.9 million Lotto jackpot on Dec. 27 at Missouri Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City. After matching all six numbers drawn...

Donation presented to Russell House

Donation presented to Russell House

on 17 January 2019

Nancy Hall, director and founder of Women Helping Others (W.H.O.), presented Randi Turntine, Development & Volunteer Coordinator at the Russell House in Rolla, with over 5,000 diapers and baby wipes...

Troop I to conduct ‘Click It or Ticket’ operation in February

on 16 January 2019

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, Rolla, Missouri, announces that during the month of February, Troop I officers will conduct a seat belt enforcement operation in Troop...

Bourbon

Meeting being held January 18

on 15 January 2019

The next Onondaga Friends Association meeting is Friday January 18 at 6 p.m. at the State Park Visitor Center. This will be their Annual Meeting and get together.

School Board Recognition Week is February 10-16

School Board Recognition Week is February 10-16

on 15 January 2019

Missourians benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,600 men and women in every community across the state. These public...

Tree lighting held in Bourbon

on 18 December 2018

By Alice Bremer The Bourbon Booster Club presented the annual “Christmas Tree Lighting” in Bourbon on Thursday evening, December 6 at the Town and Country Plaza.

State and Regional

Fitzpatrick named new State Treasurer

Fitzpatrick named new State Treasurer

17 January 2019

Governor Mike Parson announced Scott Fitzpatrick as the next State Treasurer of Missouri. Governor Parson said, "I am honored to appoint Scott Fitzpatrick as the next State Treasurer. Scott has...

DED releases December 2018 jobs report

16 January 2019

Missouri’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in December, retreating slightly from the record low of 3.0 percent reached in November. Even with this uptick, the current rate is...

Sen. Scott Sifton takes action to protect voters’ decisions

15 January 2019

State Senator Scott Sifton (D – Affton) today put forward a measure to protect the will of the voters by making it harder for the Legislature to weaken, reverse or...

Outdoors

Deer was most likely a pet, not sick

Deer was most likely a pet, not sick

17 January 2019

Common sense isn’t used much anymore. I was recently involved in something of a comedy that could have used a little common sense. It happened just after the gun deer...

Apply online for MDC spring managed turkey hunts starting Feb. 1

16 January 2019

Missouri youth, archery, and firearms turkey hunters can apply online for 2019 spring turkey managed hunts Feb. 1 - 28 through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) website at mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts....

Birthday trip to Michigan helped achieve ‘Steelhead Dreams’

Birthday trip to Michigan helped achieve ‘Steelhead Dreams’

15 January 2019

If you are a fly fisherman, you probably have a short list of species you’d like to catch (other than rainbow and brown trout). On many of those lists have...

Entertainment

Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to the Fox Theatre

01 January 2019

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is proud to present the St. Louis engagement of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Fabulous Fox from January 29...

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...

Letters to the Editor

Missouri could benefit from more food manufacturing

on 17 January 2019

A new study soon to be released by the University of Missouri and agriculture industry partners including Missouri Farm Bureau finds that Missouri has the capability to grow the impact...

Children are a gift

on 17 January 2019

January 19, 2019 is the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to make abortion legal in the United States of America.

Marketing misleads

on 09 January 2019

Food marketing claims have always stretched the truth. How many “miracle cures” or “superfoods” have been pitched to us over the years? But some recent trends are taking dishonest marketing...

Opinions

Pot will keep rolling through

on 17 January 2019

When Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol find 130 pounds of marijuana in a van they stopped on I-44, it’s hard not to think about our country’s ongoing debate...

The art of compromise

on 09 January 2019

By Phill Brooks Members of Congress and the U.S. president might want to look to Missouri for lessons about the consequences of holding a government budget hostage to achieve a...

Presidential attacks on Fed are nothing new

on 09 January 2019

By Rik W. Hafer and Howard J. Wall Chairman Jerome Powell delivered expected news following the Federal Reserve’s December, 2018 meeting: The benchmark policy rate—the Federal funds rate—would be raised...