Suspect shot by police while trying to escape custody

A suspect taken into police custody for drug possession on Monday morning was shot by officers after he escaped from the Cuba Police Department and attempted to steal a vehicle from a home nearby.

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Alderman wants to move forward with plans for new police station and city hall

Alderman Kevin Copling is all about moving Cuba forward, and he thinks building a new police station and city hall will be a huge step in the right direction.

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Prop S seeks votes to improve Steelville schools

Proposition S will ask Steelville voters to decide whether to approve a no-tax-increase bond issue for the Steelville School District. The question will be on the April 2 Municipal Election ballot, and it asks voters to approve issuing bonds for $3 million to make improvements to school facilities. The additional funds will not increase the tax burden on local property owners.

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Rally racers face rough roads - PHOTO GALLERY

Sunshine graced the weekend for the annual 100 Acre Wood Rally, held in the area on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16. But that sun followed rainy weather in the week leading up to the event and left the gravel road surfaces soaked in many places, but rough and dried out in others, and there were lots of puddles for big water splashes.

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Donkey basketball held to raise funds for FFA - PHOTO GALLERY

The St. James FFA held donkey basketball on Monday, March 18. FFA alumni, emergency responders, and teachers competed in a tournament on their donkeys, with the alumni winning. St. James emergency responders won the “Best Dressed” award during the event, which raised money for the FFA program.

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Cuba

Animal Shelter manager visits with kids at library

Animal Shelter manager visits with kids at library

on 21 March 2019

Missy Mullally, Cuba Animal Shelter Manager and her dog Teddy, who was adopted through the shelter, came to story time at the Cuba Recklein Memorial Library last Wednesday to teach...

Municipal Election Day approaches on April 2

on 20 March 2019

On Election Day on April 2, registered voters in Cuba will choose three aldermen to serve on the Cuba City Council for the next two years.

Black challenging Montgomery for Ward 2 seat on the city council

Black challenging Montgomery for Ward 2 seat on the city council

on 20 March 2019

Candidates for Cuba City Council were asked to submit election profile stories about themselves to better inform voters about who they are and what they stand for. The municipal election...

Steelville

Two seek Ward 2 seat as Alderman

on 22 March 2019

Three Rivers Publishing invited candidates involved in races for the municipal election on April 2 to submit a candidate profile for publication. Candidates were asked to present themselves, introduce their...

Upcycled art show comes to Gallery Zeke

on 22 March 2019

Steelville Arts Council will present “Upcycled! From Trash to Treasure III,” an exhibit at Gallery Zeke from April 4 to 20. Don’t miss this exhibit showcasing how artists successfully upcycle...

April 2 ballots include school’s Prop S, choices for E911 board and city council

on 22 March 2019

The April 2 election will ask Steelville voters to choose a city alderman and a board member for E911, and to decide whether to approve a no-tax-increase bond issue for...

St. James

White and Krawiecki running for mayor

on 21 March 2019

Current Mayor Jim White and current Ward 1 councilman Rick Krawiecki are running for the office of the Mayor of St. James. On April 2, voters will choose if White...

Gardeners of the Forest City announce new officers

on 21 March 2019

The Gardeners of the Forest City has kicked off a new season of work, service, and education. The club recently met to install new officers. Dee Welsh was installed as...

Community garden to change locations

on 20 March 2019

The community garden will be moving from its current location on Sydney Street to a location to be determined later this spring. Gardener Paul Forister, who oversaw the site last...

Crawford

Woman’s removal from care facility causes missing person scare

Woman’s removal from care facility causes missing person scare

on 19 March 2019

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release on Sunday, March 17, after an incident the previous day in which an older woman was reported as being missing or...

Rally racers face rough roads - PHOTO GALLERY

Rally racers face rough roads - PHOTO GALLERY

on 18 March 2019

Sunshine graced the weekend for the annual 100 Acre Wood Rally, held in the area on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16. But that sun followed rainy weather in the week...

Local teen meets, shadows state officials at 4-H Legislative Academy

on 13 March 2019

Bethany Donnell, age 16, a member of the Lone Star 4-H Club of Crawford County, participated in the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Legislative Academy, Feb. 18-20. Donnell was one...

Phelps

Missouri youth make moves in game of leadership

Missouri youth make moves in game of leadership

on 22 March 2019

Leadership and independence were the name of the game for 10 Phelps County youth who attended Missouri’s 4-H Teen Conference at MU last weekend. They joined 255 youth ages 11-13...

Rolla man wins second Show Me Cash Jackpot

on 21 March 2019

More than 500 Missouri Lottery players have won Show Me Cash jackpots since sales for the Draw Game began in 2008. Charles Brown of Rolla has now joined five other...

Speakers chosen for TEDxMissouriS&T

on 21 March 2019

Nine speakers will present on topics as diverse as entrepreneurship, ant colonies, self-sustaining gardening and workplace safety as part of TEDxMissouriS&T this spring. The event will be held at 6...

Bourbon

American Legion will celebrate centennial birthday on March 26

By Alice Bremer The American Legion Post 81 of Bourbon and Auxiliary Unit 81 will celebrate the 100th birthday of the American Legion on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m....

Agriculture Market Outlook to be held

A dinner meeting on the 2019 Agriculture Market Outlook will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Bourbon Community Center located in Bourbon...

Bourbon students tour Tacony Manufacturing

Bourbon students tour Tacony Manufacturing

on 27 February 2019

When you talk with students about working in manufacturing, many have the false impression of dirty, dangerous, dimly lit factories. In reality, factories have become some of the most safe,...

State and Regional

Auditor finds continued failure to adequately review child care providers during statewide review

25 March 2019

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit that detailed an ongoing failure by the state to address concerns with providers of the Child Care Subsidy Program that are at...

Governor kicks off Middle School STEAM Conference at University of Central Missouri

25 March 2019

Governor Mike Parson today kicked off a middle school conference at the University of Central Missouri celebrating science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). Hundreds of seventh and eighth...

Do big beer companies have a cooler advantage? Craft brewers fear they do

25 March 2019

By Caitlyn Rosen, Missouri News NetworkLogboat Brewing Company sells draft beer. This spring, they've also had a hand in drafting legislation.Craft breweries like Logboat worried that Missourians were going to...

Outdoors

MDC and rural fire departments are partners in fighting wildfires

MDC and rural fire departments are partners in fighting wildfires

21 March 2019

One of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) partners in fighting or preventing wildfires turns 75 this year, while the others are of greatly varying ages. All are valuable, as...

Celebrate Missouri trees with MDC through Arbor Days in April

21 March 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests during Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing proper tree...

Conservation Federation of Missouri offers $8,500 reward to help MDC with elk poaching conviction

20 March 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is still looking for leads on the two elk shot in Shannon County Feb. 8, near the Log Yard. The Conservation Federation of Missouri...

Entertainment

East Central College Theatre to present 26 Pebbles April 11-14

20 March 2019

Based on interviews with survivors of the Sandy Hook shooting, ECC Theatre is proud to present 26 PEBBLES by Eric Ulloa as the next offering in the 19/20 Season.

Vichy Fire Department to hold dessert auction and cake walk on March 23

19 March 2019

The Vichy Vol. Fire Department's Annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper, Dessert Auction and Cake Walk is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Vichy Firehouse and Community Hall. The...

Mean Girls’ star to host benefit concert in St. Louis for Ozark Actors Theatre

12 March 2019

Tony nominated actress Taylor Louderman, currently starring as Regina George in Tina Fey’s mega-hit Mean Girls The Musical on Broadway, is excited to announce a one night benefit concert titled...

Letters to the Editor

Our children need us on April 2

on 21 March 2019

Citizens of the Steelville School District have an opportunity to truly make a difference in the education of our youth by voting yes on Proposition S. In the past year,...

Answer is God

on 13 March 2019

This poem is in reply to Mr. Drone's last week.A nice poem, Mister DroneAnd is even quite cheery

Stop wild hogs

on 13 March 2019

The average feral hog weighs a little more than 100 pounds—the biggest, about 400. And every one of them is hitting above their weight class when it comes to damaging...

Opinions

Another weak year predicted for farm economy

on 21 March 2019

By Eric Bohl A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) analysis projects 2019 net farm income will again be well below normal. This broad measure of farm profitability has disappointed...

A return to order in Missouri's legislature

on 21 March 2019

By Phill Brooks A surprise has emerged from this year's session of Missouri's legislature. The General Assembly has returned to an era when the leadership exercised less power to control...

Even with limitations, our freedoms must be defended

on 13 March 2019

Although there is some debate about who said it, most of us have at least heard the famous quote: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to...