City to halt yard waste collection in August

The city of St. James will halt collection of yard waste in August as it reassesses the cost effectiveness of the process. Currently, the city is down two workers and spending hundreds of man hours the first week of every month in collecting and disposing of residential yard waste, and the council agreed to stop collection for at least the next month to get caught up on other city projects ongoing this summer.

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Steelville residents complain about suspected illegal activity

Several frustrated neighbors have complained to the Steelville City Council twice about a residence on Keysville Road. The neighbors say the renters of the home have too many people living on the property, are selling drugs, have trash everywhere, and threaten them. Steelville police have responded that they are investigating the situation, but they have no proof of illegal activity there yet.

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Mayor concerned about new Facebook page’s controversial posts

A new Facebook page representing itself as the City of Cuba has the actual representatives of the City of Cuba fired up and considering legal action. The question remains, what can you do about an anonymous social media page intended as satire?
 

Medical marijuana operation looking at Cuba as potential grow site

Cuba could be a host city for growing, processing, or selling cannabis products. Investors are already looking at its location on the Interstate 44 corridor to see if it would make a good spot for financial investment.

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Mayor signs proclamation for 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

Mayor Rick Krawiecki signed his first proclamation as mayor when he proclaimed a celebration of Missouri ratifying the 19th Amendment on July 3. To celebrate, Krawiecki acknowledged the event on Monday, July 8 with current and former female members of the St. James City Council.

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Cuba

Marie Seely honored at Annual Skills USA Workforce Development event

on 16 July 2019

A career and technical student in Missouri won one of the nation's highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 26-27. More than 6,500 students...

City remembers Les Murdock, who served 13 years as alderman

City remembers Les Murdock, who served 13 years as alderman

on 15 July 2019

The City of Cuba mourns the passing of one of its former leaders in the community. Les Murdock, who served as both mayor and city councilman, passed away on July...

Leonard crowned 2019 Fair Queen – PHOTO GALLERY

on 12 July 2019

Charley Leonard was crowned the 2019 Crawford County Fair Queen at a coronation ceremony held at the Crawford County Fair's Main Stage on Wednesday night.

Steelville

Steelville School Board Notes

on 08 July 2019

The Board of Education for the Steelville School District met on Thursday, June 20 to conduct business as follows for the district. • Board members approved all consent agenda items...

Steelville residents complain about suspected illegal activity

Steelville residents complain about suspected illegal activity

on 08 July 2019

Several frustrated neighbors have complained to the Steelville City Council twice about a residence on Keysville Road. The neighbors say the renters of the home have too many people living...

School board approves $10 million budget

School board approves $10 million budget

on 03 July 2019

Steelville Schools Superintendent Mike Whittaker presented an annual budget to the school board for approval at a special meeting held on June 25. He told board members he anticipates “a...

St. James

Police investigating vandalism of youth football equipment

Police investigating vandalism of youth football equipment

on 16 July 2019

The St. James Police Department is investigating vandalism that took place at the youth football equipment storage room. Youth football players were preparing for the start of summer camp, when...

Two charged with child abuse and neglect

on 16 July 2019

Two St. James residents were arrested on July 9 by the Maries County Sheriff’s office and were charged with child abuse and neglect after the office received a report of...

Chamber accepting vendor applications for GFF

on 16 July 2019

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 86th annual Grape and Fall Festival in September and is now accepting applications for vendor space both downtown at the...

Crawford

Two county residents face drug charges

Two county residents face drug charges

on 16 July 2019

Felony drug charges were filed by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney against the following people in recent weeks.

County fair benefits from good weather week

on 16 July 2019

Fair Week went well in Crawford County this year, thanks in part to good weather. While it still felt like July in mid-Missouri, the humidity levels were down and the...

Buyers make a great fair auction for local youth

Buyers make a great fair auction for local youth

on 15 July 2019

Total livestock sales at the 2019 Crawford County Fair reached the highest level in several years, with buyers supporting local youth to the tune of $221,810.80 in gross sales. There...

Phelps

Edwards elected treasurer of MCEC

Edwards elected treasurer of MCEC

on 16 July 2019

Dr. Greg Edwards of St. James was elected treasurer of the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation (MCEC). MCEC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that works in partnership with Meramec Regional Planning...

Salem man facing charges after burglary

Salem man facing charges after burglary

on 11 July 2019

A Salem man is facing two felony charges after he was arrested Wednesday during an investigation into a possible burglary.

Senior Companion Recognition held

Senior Companion Recognition held

on 11 July 2019

The Phelps County Senior Companions celebrated their 43rd Senior Companion Recognition appreciation luncheon this year, Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Courthouse.

Bourbon

Celebrate National Baked Bean Month at Bourbon Library

The Bourbon Library is holding a baked bean cookoff to celebrate National Baked Bean Month.

Fatal wreck claims life of Leasburg man fleeing from deputy

Fatal wreck claims life of Leasburg man fleeing from deputy

A Leasburg man was killed on Friday, June 28, when he wrecked the car he was driving while fleeing from law enforcement. A passenger in the vehicle sustained serious injuries...

New minister at Bourbon church

First United Methodist Church of Bourbon is pleased to announce the appointment of new minister Rev. Alecia Fischer. Her first Sunday to preach will be July 7, with services beginning...

State and Regional

Call for nominations: Missouri’s historic places in peril

15 July 2019

The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri Preservation) has announced a call for nominations for its historic Places in Peril list for 2019. Missouri Preservation is a statewide non-profit historic...

DED awards $200,000 to assist St. Louis college prep non-profit

15 July 2019

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded $200,000 in Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) tax credits to College Bound St. Louis, a non-profit organization that enables low-income youth to prepare...

Governor fixes glitch, ensuring youth aged out of foster care retain health insurance

12 July 2019

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 397 and SB 514. Both bills fixed an oversight in the Affordable Care Act related to youth formerly in foster care. One of the...

Outdoors

Everyone enjoys watching a bobber on still water

16 July 2019

If I were ever asked to list the 10 things I have enjoyed the most in my life in the outdoors, not too far down the line I would list,...

MDC and Quail Forever invite landowners on quail walking tour near Gerald Aug. 3

MDC and Quail Forever invite landowners on quail walking tour near Gerald Aug. 3

16 July 2019

Are you a landowner or manager who would like to see more quail and other upland wildlife? Reading books and online research can help, but nothing beats seeing actual techniques...

MDC and State of Missouri increase penalties for poaching 

MDC and State of Missouri increase penalties for poaching 

15 July 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.

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

Crisis at the border

on 11 July 2019

We have a humanitarian crisis at the border and our country’s response to it is shameful. People who are seeking asylum from threats to their lives are being detained in...

Better laws for animals than unborn

on 02 July 2019

Re: Elizabeth Foster’s comments on Abortion. Abortion is murder. Most people of color keep their babies, and the family helps to raise the children. (It takes a village.) Many poor...

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...

Opinions

We can celebrate good food and stable prices

on 11 July 2019

By Diane Olson Parades, carnivals, fireworks, food, family and friends are part of traditional 4th of July festivities. As we commemorate the independence of our country, consumers can add stable...

Ernie Pyle - A long thin line of personal anguish

on 11 July 2019

THIRD OF A THREE-PART SERIES EDITOR’S NOTE: The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum features the famous journalist’s birthplace and a museum dedicated to Pyle’s life and writings as a...

Ernie Pyle - The horrible waste of war

on 02 July 2019

SECOND OF A THREE-PART SERIES EDITOR’S NOTE: The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum features the famous journalist’s birthplace and a museum dedicated to Pyle’s life and writings as a...