Arson investigation leads to burglary and theft charges

A Steelville man was arrested on Friday, April 19, as a result of the criminal investigation into a suspicious church fire the previous week. Ryan Eugene Radel, 28, had been evading law enforcement for several days before his arrest.

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Mo Humanities outlines plans for Trail of Tears museum

Dr. Steven Belko, Executive Director of the Missouri Humanities Council, spoke during a public meeting on Thursday, April 18 about plans to open a National Trail of Tears museum in St. James.

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City seeks to protect public from derelict houses

Steelville’s city council discussed plans for three houses that are in dangerous conditions at their meeting on Monday, April 15. Building Inspector Jason Evans told the council the process to condemn derelict structures is one that is long and can often be expensive for the city.

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Bourbon Boosters receive $250 community grant for accessibility upgrades to park stage

Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) awarded the Bourbon Boosters a $250 grant for its project to upgrade the accessibility a stage in Bourbon park. The check was presented at MRCF’s invite-a-friend luncheon March 12 at MRPC in St. James.

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Commission votes not to reinstall gazebo at courthouse

Despite a late plea to continue with the project to restore the gazebo to the front lawn of the courthouse, Crawford County Commissioners voted on Tuesday not to move forward with that proposal.

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Cuba

Kindergarteners visit CHS greenhouse

Kindergarteners visit CHS greenhouse

on 23 April 2019

Mrs. Matousek's kindergarten class was invited to visit the Cuba ag department greenhouse last week. FFA member Abigail Tavenner showed students different plants in the greenhouse and talked about how...

Cuba City Council Notes: April 16, 2019

on 18 April 2019

The Cuba City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss the following items of city business:• The council approved the regular meeting minutes of April 4,...

CMS choir hoping to sing at Cardinals baseball game

CMS choir hoping to sing at Cardinals baseball game

on 18 April 2019

Choir members at Cuba Middle School are hoping to sell enough tickets to the June 26 St. Louis Cardinal baseball game to sing “God Bless America” at the game. Tickets...

Steelville

City seeks to protect public from derelict houses

City seeks to protect public from derelict houses

on 23 April 2019

Steelville’s city council discussed plans for three houses that are in dangerous conditions at their meeting on Monday, April 15. Building Inspector Jason Evans told the council the process to...

Steelville man faces drug and gun charges

Steelville man faces drug and gun charges

on 23 April 2019

Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman praised the work of area law enforcement officers for the arrest of a Steelville man made on April 17. The arrest was the result of...

Arson investigation leads to burglary and theft charges

Arson investigation leads to burglary and theft charges

on 23 April 2019

A Steelville man was arrested on Friday, April 19, as a result of the criminal investigation into a suspicious church fire the previous week. Ryan Eugene Radel, 28, had been...

St. James

Sip n’ Savor returns May 4

on 23 April 2019

Sip n’ Savor returns to St. James on Saturday, May 4 and the St. James Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the event. There will be...

Mo Humanities outlines plans for Trail of Tears museum

Mo Humanities outlines plans for Trail of Tears museum

on 23 April 2019

Dr. Steven Belko, Executive Director of the Missouri Humanities Council, spoke during a public meeting on Thursday, April 18 about plans to open a National Trail of Tears museum in...

Montgomery is named Executive Director of St. James Caring Center

on 23 April 2019

Nancy Montgomery has been named the Executive Director of the St. James Caring Center by the St. James Caring Center’s Governing Board.

Crawford

Extension councils connect to campus at “MU for You’ workshop

on 22 April 2019

University of Missouri Extension council members, representing 94 counties and the city of St. Louis, gathered on the MU campus March 28-29 for “MU for You: County Extension Council Workshop.”...

Series of drug charges filed in Crawford County

Series of drug charges filed in Crawford County

on 18 April 2019

Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney David Smith filed criminal charges on April 15 against several people for drug-related felonies. The series of cases, though unrelated, all date back to incidents that...

Steelville man arrested with meth and loaded guns

on 18 April 2019

Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman issued the following press release on Thursday afternoon, April 18: On April 17, members of LANEG and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office executed a drug...

Phelps

Phelps Health social worker is named CIT Champion of the Year

Phelps Health social worker is named CIT Champion of the Year

on 23 April 2019

Kim Woodson, a social worker with the Phelps Health Emergency Department, was named the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Champion of the Year for 2019 by the Missouri CIT Council.

Loan workshop being held in Potosi on May 2 by MRDC, SBA

on 22 April 2019

Meramec Regional Development Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are partnering to offer a small business loan workshop about local resources from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday,...

OAT receives $250 community grant for summer theatre academy

OAT receives $250 community grant for summer theatre academy

on 19 April 2019

Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) awarded Ozark Actors Theatre a $250 grant for its summer theatre academy. The check was presented at MRCF’s invite-a-friend luncheon March 12 at MRPC in...

Bourbon

Assault charges filed after man threatens LEOs

Assault charges filed after man threatens LEOs

A Leasburg man stands charged with resisting arrest, assault, and attempted assault on law enforcement, after an incident that took place at his home on April 13.

Bourbon Boosters make April Book Buzz donation

Bourbon Boosters make April Book Buzz donation

Alice Bremer of the Bourbon Boosters shows off the April Book Buzz books the Boosters recently donated to the Bourbon School library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In...

Missouri S&T to hold presentation

By Alice Bremer On Tuesday, April 23 the Bourbon Boosters, Bourbon Community Foundation and the City of Bourbon will host the group of students from Missouri S&T of Rolla to...

State and Regional

Caregivers for family members with Alzheimer's could receive compensation from state

23 April 2019

By Elizabeth Elkin, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — After Christa Roehl's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, her life, and the lives of those closest to her, would never be...

Blunt says he's making the case for Rocheport bridge repair money

23 April 2019

By Blythe Nebeker, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said Wednesday that he and Gov. Mike Parson have been meeting with top federal officials to make the...

'Express'-ly forbidden: House wants to stop Grain Belt Express from using eminent domain

23 April 2019

By Ian Nickens, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Shortly before House Bill 1062 came to the House floor, hundreds of farmers and landowners filled the Capitol rotunda.Several of the major...

Outdoors

It’s a bad time to make outdoor decisions

23 April 2019

I have trouble this time of year!! It drives me nuts trying to make a good decision about what to do tomorrow.

MDC urges public to "bee-friend" native pollinators

MDC urges public to "bee-friend" native pollinators

22 April 2019

Spring and summer months bring both the buzz of lawnmowers and bees. These fuzzy flyers are important pollinators, playing a crucial role in the production of many favorite fruits and...

Department of Natural Resources hosts 25th annual Earth Day celebration April 26

20 April 2019

More than 1,000 children from schools across Missouri will visit Jefferson City next week to join in the 2019 Earth Day celebration. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the...

Entertainment

Spring festival is May 4

22 April 2019

The Newburg Children's Museum Annual Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Take part in Missouri S&T’s 18th annual Earth Day celebration

18 April 2019

ROLLA, Mo. – Learn how different organizations throughout Rolla practice sustainability at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Earth Day celebration this month.

Come From Away playing at the Fox May 14-26

16 April 2019

St. Louis is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make...

Letters to the Editor

No to campus carry

on 18 April 2019

I remember…Uncle Frank and his .22 and terrier Mitzi with a mess of squirrels that they had hunted. My brothers’ excitement about deer season. I remember a deer hanging in...

Close our primaries

on 18 April 2019

Recently you printed a letter warning your readers about the closed primary legislation currently under consideration in our general assembly (“Beware of proposed voting change”, April 4, 2019 opinion page)....

Facts of the Bible

on 11 April 2019

This letter is about facts of the Bible. Whether or not a person believes them is their choice. Fact 1: the Jew Jesus of Nazareth said "I am the way...

Opinions

Be honest with Missourians about tax withholdings

on 18 April 2019

By Nicole Galloway, CPA, Missouri State Auditor When Missourians filed their taxes this year, they probably didn't spend a lot of time thinking about money that had been held back...

Let Parson be Parson

on 18 April 2019

By Phill Brooks As the Kansas City Star noted just before the legislature went on its spring break, it's been a rough beginning for Missouri's Republican governor. The Republican-controlled House...

Floodplains are just not suitable for development

on 11 April 2019

While some of our elected officials are calling for bigger and taller levees to hold back the annual spring flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, which would ultimately just...