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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SHS Class of 2019 sends ten to serve their country - PHOTO GALLERY

Ten students from the Steelville High School Class of 2019 will go into the military after graduation. Two of those students are going to West Point, and they were recognized at a special assembly held at the high school on Friday, April 12. United States Congressman Jason Smith spoke at the gathering.

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Electric lines damaged by truck caused power outage

On Wednesday, April 10, hundreds of St. Jams Municipal Utility customers were left without power after four utility poles were broken when a logging truck struck a line. The incident occurred at 3:20 p.m. and it took hours to fully restore the system. Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle.

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Arson suspected at Cherryville church fire

Fire severely damaged the Cherryville Church of God last week, and the blaze is currently under investigation as authorities suspect arson was the cause. Fire units were dispatched to the second alarm blaze at around 5:45 a.m. on Friday, April 12.

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Cuba

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...

Students show off April Book Buzz books

Students show off April Book Buzz books

on 17 April 2019

Students at Cuba Elementary School show off the April Book Buzz books recently donated to the school library by the Cuba Kiwanis Club as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers...

Steelville

Steelville Country Club Easter Egg Hunt - PHOTO GALLERY

Steelville Country Club Easter Egg Hunt - PHOTO GALLERY

on 22 April 2019

The Steelville Country Club hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt for local children on Saturday, April 13.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at Steelville Library - PHOTO GALLERY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at Steelville Library - PHOTO GALLERY

on 22 April 2019

Students from Steelville Middle School enjoyed a variety of presentations about the time period of Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Steelville branch of the Crawford County Library District on Friday,...

STARCO hosts Art in the Park - PHOTO GALLERY

STARCO hosts Art in the Park - PHOTO GALLERY

on 22 April 2019

The Steelville Arts Council’s 6th Annual Art in the Park lived up to it's promise of creative fun for all ages. The event, held on Saturday, April 13 at the...

St. James

City council holds flood plain ordinance hearing

City council holds flood plain ordinance hearing

on 18 April 2019

The St. James City Council met on Tuesday, April 9 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:• Held a public hearing on a floodplain...

Blood drive being held May 13 in St. James

on 18 April 2019

There will be a blood drive on May 13 from 2-6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in St. James sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of St. James. To make...

High and middle school choirs earn honors at state and district contests

High and middle school choirs earn honors at state and district contests

on 17 April 2019

St. James high and middle school choral students completed state contest, with several students earning honors for their efforts. Students competed in a variety of solos, ensembles, and larger choirs....

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

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...

Leuthauser named as new director

on 18 April 2019

Yvonne Leuthauser was named as the new director of the Phelps County Senior Companion Program on April 1, 2019. Leuthauser has been coordinator for the Senior Companion Program since March...

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

Watch for slow-moving striping crews on the road, says MoDOT

Watch for slow-moving striping crews on the road, says MoDOT

22 April 2019

Spring cleaning not only involves your house, but also Missouri’s roadways. Part of the annual maintenance is repainting the lines on the road that have faded or been worn down...

Senate budget chair proposes $10 million for MU medical complex

22 April 2019

By Yue Yu, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — The head of the Senate Appropriations Committee is recommending an additional several million dollars for the proposed budget for a major medical...

Proposal to teach Bible in schools causes more debate in Senate hearing

22 April 2019

By Natasha Vyhovsky, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would allow school districts in Missouri to offer electives that teach the Bible received robust opposition during a Senate...

Outdoors

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...

MDC offers Discover Nature Girls Camp July 8 at Busch Shooting Range

19 April 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be offering its ninth annual Discover Nature Girls Camp Monday, July 8 at the August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center...

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...