Commencement held for CHS Class of 2019 – PHOTO GALLERY

Commencement was held at Mike Voigt Gymnasium on Saturday, May 18 for the Senior Class of 2019 at Cuba High School. At that ceremony, 75 graduates of the school walked across the stage to take their diplomas, completing their secondary school careers and taking the next big step in their collective lives.

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St. James Class of 2019 celebrates graduation - PHOTO GALLERY

The John F. Hodge High School Class of 2019 celebrated the final days of their high school careers together during graduation ceremonies on Sunday. Meeting in the middle school gym, the senior class received their diplomas in front of a standing room only crowd of family and friends as they celebrated the end of their high school journey together.

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Marshall and Bair top SHS Class of 2019 - PHOTO GALLERY

A capacity crowd of family, friends, teachers, and fellow students bid farewell to 58 members of the Class of 2019 during graduation ceremonies held in Simmons Auditorium at Steelville High School Sunday afternoon.

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Sheriff’s Department upgrading its vehicle fleet

Eight new patrol vehicles will soon hit the roadways in Crawford County, providing an update to the aging fleet currently in use for the Sheriff’s Department. The new vehicles are black 2019 Chevrolet Tahoes and are part of a lease plan that Major Adam Carnal called a “good investment for the long run.”

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Tenants complain of crime at Steelville apartments

Several residents of the Wildwood Apartments in Steelville approached the city council at their meeting on May 6 to report continuing problems at the complex. After hearing of their concerns, the council recommended they talk with the site manager and the organization that manages the facility, and Police Chief Mike Sherman offered to talk with them further after the meeting about ways to address some of their issues.

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Cuba

Commencement held for CHS Class of 2019 – PHOTO GALLERY

Commencement held for CHS Class of 2019 – PHOTO GALLERY

on 21 May 2019

Commencement was held at Mike Voigt Gymnasium on Saturday, May 18 for the Senior Class of 2019 at Cuba High School. At that ceremony, 75 graduates of the school walked...

Shelter animal has gone from roaming the streets to selling dog treats

Shelter animal has gone from roaming the streets to selling dog treats

on 20 May 2019

Theo is a happy-go-lucky pit bull terrier mix that was adopted from the Cuba Animal Control shelter by a Bourbon family in May 2017. Two years later, and Theo can...

Woman charged in knifing at the Cuba Inn

on 20 May 2019

A Cuba woman has been charged with assault and armed criminal action in connection with a stabbing incident that took place at the Cuba Inn motel on May 5. According...

Steelville

Gazebo to be reconstructed at community building

on 23 May 2019

The former Crawford County courthouse gazebo will find new life in a new location in Steelville. City council members voted on Monday, May 21 to allow construction of a base...

Class of 2019 Scholarships total almost $130k

Class of 2019 Scholarships total almost $130k

on 23 May 2019

Steelville High School graduates of the Class of 2019 have been awarded a grand total of $129,640 in scholarships to be utilized to further their educations. Scholarship recipients and their...

Local resort celebrates 40 years on the Huzzah

on 22 May 2019

Huzzah Valley Resort is celebrating 40 years in business in 2019. Starting out with just a handful of canoes and a few campsites, the Cottrell family has grown the resort...

St. James

Harlan discusses fees for facilities rentals

on 24 May 2019

St. James Schools Athletic Director Greg Harlan spoke to the St. James Board of Education during a meeting on May 16, reviewing the numbers of students involved in sports this...

School board hears budget assumptions for upcoming year

on 23 May 2019

During a recent St. James School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson discussed his budget assumptions for the 2019-20 school year, based on the information being provided by the state....

Memorial Day ceremony will honor new names added to veterans memorial

Memorial Day ceremony will honor new names added to veterans memorial

on 23 May 2019

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Monday to recognize new names being added to the veterans memorial in front of the John F. Hodge High School. Organizer Bob...

Crawford

Troop I to conduct impaired driving enforcement project during Memorial Day weekend

on 21 May 2019

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that during the Memorial Day weekend, troopers assigned to Troop I will conduct an impaired driving enforcement project in Crawford...

Rehabilitation Through Innovation program receives national award 

Rehabilitation Through Innovation program receives national award 

on 20 May 2019

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) has recognized the Rehabilitation Through Innovation program conducted in the Crawford County Jail with its National Innovation Award. The program worked to bring...

Crawford County Commission Notes: April 2019

Crawford County Commission Notes: April 2019

on 16 May 2019

Crawford County commissioners meet on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse in Steelville. They did not convene a meeting on Tuesday, April 2 because of the Municipal Election,...

Phelps

PCRTA to meet

on 23 May 2019

On June 5, the Phelps County Retired Teachers and School Personnel will meet at noon at the Kensington Clubhouse in Rolla for lunch. It is a covered dish event.

Missouri S&T Students use driving simulator to test roadway design before construction

Missouri S&T Students use driving simulator to test roadway design before construction

on 23 May 2019

Two undergraduate students at Missouri University of Science and Technology used a driving simulator to help a civil engineering firm evaluate a new roadway design for the $18.6 million Route...

S&T GAANN program helps fund Ph.D students

S&T GAANN program helps fund Ph.D students

on 22 May 2019

Many of the nation’s future engineering and science researchers are preparing for their careers in the laboratories of Missouri University of Science and Technology, thanks to more than $3 million...

Bourbon

Bourbon School Board Notes: May 16, 2019

The Crawford County R-1 Board of Education met in open session on Thursday, May 16 to conduct the following items of business:

Awards night held by Boosters

Awards night held by Boosters

An awards night was held May 9 by the Bourbon Booster Club at the Bourbon community center.

Lewis crowned May Day Queen

Lewis crowned May Day Queen

2019 May Day Queen Ashlyn Lewis. She is the 83rd May Day Queen in Bourbon.

State and Regional

Governor praises first responder for efforts following deadline storm

23 May 2019

Governor Mike Parson is expressing his appreciation of the state’s first responders and Missourians who came to the aid of their neighbors during a night of widespread tornadoes and dangerous...

Congressman Smith announces Jackson High School student wins the 8th Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Smith announces Jackson High School student wins the 8th Congressional Art Competition

22 May 2019

Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) announced a Jackson High School student has won “Best of Show” in the annual 8th Congressional District Art Competition. Congressman Smith’s office accepted more than 120...

Meet the lobbying groups trying to make it harder to sue businesses

21 May 2019

By Sky Chadde and Yue Yu, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Republican lawmakers have recently prioritized making it harder to sue big businesses, but a triangle of corporate-backed lobbying groups...

Outdoors

Fleer has become a genuine crank-bait artist

Fleer has become a genuine crank-bait artist

23 May 2019

Artistry continues to play an increased role in the baits fishermen purchase for their fishing arsenals. Check any bass anglers tackle boxes and you will find lures that span the...

Enjoy the flowing waters, just not on the weekend

22 May 2019

As much as I love spending time on an Ozark river, I wouldn’t be caught on one this weekend. For those of us who like the solitude and peace of...

Onondaga Cave State Park offers off-trail cave trips of Cathedral Cave

21 May 2019

Take advantage of a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park. Join an experienced naturalist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday,...

Entertainment

Country Legend John Conlee returns to the Meramec Theatre

23 May 2019

Country legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, will be performing on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the...

Music students peform recital

Music students peform recital

23 May 2019

The students of Gina Gruhn Leeker presented an afternoon of Violin, Viola, Piano, and Choral music at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Union Missouri on May 5, 2019. Students from Franklin,...

Recklein Memorial Library holding author meet and greet on May 16

01 May 2019

Author Bill Shuey will be at the Cuba Recklein Memorial Library on May 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. for an author meet and greet.

Letters to the Editor

Women should control their own bodies

Missouri has no business legislating what a woman can and cannot do with her own body. It seems in most states, men are making the decisions about the female body,...

Abortion is a plague on our nation

A few weeks ago I wrote a challenge for a pro-choice person to write this paper to either deny the methods of abortion I listed or justify their use.

Meth is still a growing problem

As most already know, the opiate epidemic has been worsening, each year claiming more lives than the last. What is less known by the general public is the problem with...

Opinions

Rural Missouri celebrates a great legislative session

on 23 May 2019

By Eric Bohl This year’s legislative session was historic for Missouri agriculture. The General Assembly passed many bills supporting farming and addressing concerns in rural communities.

Some policy reforms are needed for better prosperity

on 16 May 2019

By Ric W. Hafer Missouri’s slow economic growth over the past twenty years is no secret. What may surprise you is that the length of this dismal track record actually...

The passage of a state legislative era

on 15 May 2019

By Phill Brooks Missouri has lost one of the most successful and charismatic House speakers I've covered in nearly one half century. Kenneth Rothman, who died late April, served as...