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

Councilwoman opposed to mayor granting additional paid days off

Councilwoman opposed to mayor granting additional paid days off

on 25 June 2019

Ward 1 Alderwoman Debbie Martin thinks the mayor has too much leeway in granting city employees paid days off. She wants to curb what she referred to as “Mayor’s Days,”...

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...

Steelville

Ozark Rivers Earth Day Contest Steelville winners announced

Ozark Rivers Earth Day Contest Steelville winners announced

on 25 June 2019

Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) announced 17 Steelville R-3 students were honored with first and second place awards and honorable mentions in the Annual Earth Day Poster, Trash...

Enrollment down for summer school

Enrollment down for summer school

on 24 June 2019

Summer school attendance was down in Steelville this year, but not by enough to create financial concerns. School administrators plan to send a parent survey out to try to determine...

Former Steelville lifeguard gets 15 years for child sex crimes

Former Steelville lifeguard gets 15 years for child sex crimes

on 24 June 2019

Spenser Farr, 25, was found guilty of molesting two boys at a jury trial in April. He was originally charged with five counts of statutory sodomy – four with a...

St. James

Marlatt is new Newburg girls’ basketball head coach

Marlatt is new Newburg girls’ basketball head coach

on 25 June 2019

Newburg High School was a great springboard for the head coaching career of St. James High School girls’ basketball coach Terry Wells. Now one of Wells’ former standout Lady Tigers...

School building project moving forward despite high bids

on 25 June 2019

The St. James Board of Education met on June 10 to review bids received on the building projects currently ongoing, opting to move forward with the project despite higher than...

Storm water improvement project moving forward

on 20 June 2019

The city of St. James is moving forward with a major storm-water project that will completely rework how water flows from Meramec Street into the city park. Work has been...

Crawford

Old news articles answer county road questions

Old news articles answer county road questions

on 21 June 2019

Pending a legal opinion from the county attorney, it appears that Jinney Lane will be restored to the inventory list of roads maintained by Crawford County. After months of back-and-forth...

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...

Phelps

Phelps County PHA accepting applications for Owensville

on 25 June 2019

The Phelps County Public Housing Authority (PHA) will be accepting applications for the HUD Choice Voucher Program in Owensville at Heartland Independent Living Center, 1010 Hwy. 28, on the second...

Meeting being held

on 20 June 2019

The Phelps County Genealogical Society will present “Impressions of the Civil War in the West” by Dan Woodward at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Wellington Club...

Farmers Market to host Kids Cook

Farmers Market to host Kids Cook

on 20 June 2019

The Rolla Downtown Farmers Market will host Kids Cook, a series of classes to teach children about the benefits of healthy eating and choices of fresh, locally grown produce, in...

Bourbon

Bourbon Senior Center News

June birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated at the Bourbon Senior Meals and Activities Program with Lester and Carolyn Isgriggs celebrated their birthdays.

Bourbon R-1 School Board Notes: June 20, 2019

The Crawford County (Bourbon) R-1 Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, June 20 to discuss the following items of district business:

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.

State and Regional

Governor concludes first trade mission

25 June 2019

Governor Mike Parson has concluded his first European Trade Mission. Aligning with the administration’s focus on workforce and economic development, the overall goal of the mission was to thank our...

Celebrate safely during the Fourth of July weekend

Celebrate safely during the Fourth of July weekend

25 June 2019

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is encouraging Missouri’s travelers to make smart choices for a safe July Fourth holiday. Many people will travel somewhere...

State Fire Marshal urges Missourians to think of safety first as July 4th fireworks sales begin

21 June 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Across the nation, July 4th is not only the busiest day of the year for fireworks, it’s the busiest day of the year for fires. It’s no...

Outdoors

MDC reduces CWD Management Zone starting in July

25 June 2019

• Crawford County still one of 29 counties will management restrictions will remain in place The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it has reduced the number of counties in...

MSHP  joins Operation Dry Water

25 June 2019

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol's participation in Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is in its 11th year and Missouri has...

Onondaga Cave State Park offers hosts hummingbird banding event July 6

20 June 2019

Join researcher Lanny Chambers at Onondaga State Park as he captures, bands and studies ruby-throated hummingbirds during at a banding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 6...

Entertainment

Leach Theatre announces 2019-20 season

Leach Theatre announces 2019-20 season

25 June 2019

Leach Theatre will open its 28th season with a performance by the swing and jazz big band The Cab Calloway Orchestra. The 2019-20 Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS) will feature...

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 -...

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...