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

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...

Students show off books donated by Kiwanis Club

on 20 March 2019

Students at Cuba Elementary School show off the February Book Buzz books recently donated to the Cuba School library by the Cuba Kiwanis Club through Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In...

Steelville

St. Patrick’s Day fire destroys home

on 20 March 2019

Steelville firefighters responded to a house fire on Signal Hill Road on Sunday, March 17. Upon arrival, there was heavy fire in the basement where it had started.

Steelville City Council Notes: February

on 20 March 2019

The Steelville City Council met on February 4 and 22 to conduct business as follows.February 4• Alderman Terry Beckham presented information he had compiled on police department regular and overtime...

Prop S seeks votes to improve Steelville schools

Prop S seeks votes to improve Steelville schools

on 15 March 2019

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...

St. James

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...

Sachs and Boulware hoping to represent Ward 1

on 20 March 2019

Incumbent Alan Sachs and Joseph Boulware will be running for the seat of Ward 1 councilman in the April 2 Municipal Election. Both were interviewed by the Saint James Press...

Donkey basketball held to raise funds for FFA - PHOTO GALLERY

Donkey basketball held to raise funds for FFA - PHOTO GALLERY

on 19 March 2019

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...

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

Money management class set for April 4

Money management class set for April 4

on 20 March 2019

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) and Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) Family Self-Sufficiency program will host a free “Your Money, Your Goals” class on April 4.

S&T to host Transportation Infrastructure Conference

S&T to host Transportation Infrastructure Conference

on 20 March 2019

Learn about advances in transportation infrastructure at the seventh annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference, hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) this April.

Nationally recognized summer STEM program coming to Rolla July 8-12

on 19 March 2019

Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Rolla Junior High School the week of July 8 - July 12, 2019.

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

Wild horse and burro event is being held in Carthage April 5-6 

20 March 2019

The Bureau of Land Management- Eastern States (BLM-ES) Northeastern States District will hold a wild horse and burro event providing wild horses and possibly a few yearling and burros, April...

Lawmakers allocate $200K for schools to use career exploration app

20 March 2019

By Kelsey Wu, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — A House budget committee has approved $200,000 in funding for high schools in the St. Louis school district to use a career exploration...

Schools could soon be teaching the Bible, but not other religions

20 March 2019

By Isabel Lohman, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Does teaching the Bible in school add historical context or promote religion?That question was at the core of a lengthy debate last Wednesday...

Outdoors

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...

Are there any black cats in the Ozarks?

20 March 2019

In Texas about eight or 10 years ago, an animal attacked a young girl, about 11 or 12 years old, and the fact that she survived is nothing but a...

Spring, ground hogs, and calling turkeys

Spring, ground hogs, and calling turkeys

19 March 2019

Spring has been slow to arrive. Punxsutawney Phil, the infamous groundhog from out East, has presumably been fired. He missed the weather mark...again. Not an unusual thing among modern day...

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

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...

Improve infrastructure

on 28 February 2019

Agriculture is a huge part of Missouri’s economy. In fact, a 2016 economic impact study found that Missouri agriculture, forestry and related industries account for over $88 billion in sales...

Opinions

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...

Missouri farmers should face consistent rules for raising livestock

on 13 March 2019

By Blake Hurst Bacon is popular, but living near a hog farm is not. Bacon isn’t possible without hogs, so if we want bacon, we’re going to have to raise...

Let's reimagine rural health in our state

on 28 February 2019

 By Ann Schlueter As the chief operating officer of a small rural hospital in Fairfax, Mo., I see the difficulty rural Missourians have in accessing health care daily. Our hospital,...