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

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...

Douglas named new fire chief

Douglas named new fire chief

on 15 January 2019

The St. James Fire Protection District has a new fire chief after the board of directors selected John M. Douglas II to take over the duties of chief, following the...

Council approves agreement with PCESB

on 15 January 2019

The St. James City Council passed an ordinance Monday night that enters the city into a cooperation agreement with the Phelps County Emergency Service Board (PCESB). Under the agreement, the...

Crawford

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.

New treasurer says county didn’t prepare for her takeover

New treasurer says county didn’t prepare for her takeover

on 14 January 2019

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...

Phelps

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...

Phelps Health EMS crews deliver baby in ambulance near Jerome

Phelps Health EMS crews deliver baby in ambulance near Jerome

on 15 January 2019

Dixon resident Nikki Miller was to be induced on the morning of January 2, 2019, at Phelps Health, but her new baby decided to come into this world earlier than...

‘A Day ON, Not a Day Off’ for many S&T students Jan. 21

‘A Day ON, Not a Day Off’ for many S&T students Jan. 21

on 15 January 2019

A group of civic-minded students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by taking “A Day ON, Not a...

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

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...

Missourians to get February Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits a month early due to partial federal government shutdown

11 January 2019

Missourians who are eligible for Food Stamp benefits will receive their February Food Stamp benefit by January 20, 2019. The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS),...

Outdoors

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...

MDC and MoDOT invite schools to fight litter through trashcan decorating contest

MDC and MoDOT invite schools to fight litter through trashcan decorating contest

09 January 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me...

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

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...

New Farm Bill looks good for Missouri

on 01 January 2019

Just in time for the new year, Congressional Republicans and Democrats ironed out their differences and agreed upon a new farm bill. Unlike some farm bills in years past, the...

Smith is irresponsible

on 01 January 2019

In a recent missive from Representative Jason Smith entitled “The Wrong Way” he lists facts that are mostly wrong. It is correct that America is a nation of immigrants, ask...

Opinions

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...

State lawmakers must follow will of the people

on 01 January 2019

Associated Press writer David A. Lieb recently had an interesting interview with Missouri Governor Mike Parson. It was interesting in that is should alarm every Missourian because the governor appears...