Grant Will Create ‘Pollinators’ Paradise’ 
at Maramec Spring Park

Maramec Spring Park will soon become a haven for monarch butterflies, bees, and other pollinators in decline, as nearly 150 acres of park land are transformed into a massive pollinator habitat, thanks, in part, to a $20,000 grant announced on June 13.

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Crawford County Relay For Life raises $40,000 at annual event – PHOTO GALLERY

Superheroes from all walks of life came together on Friday, June 7, to fight for a cure for cancer at the 19th Annual Crawford County Relay for Life. The event was held at the Recklein Historical District, where a total of $40,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society to help fight cancer in all its forms.

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Plein Air brings artists 'home' to Steelville - PHOTO GALLERY

The annual Steelville Arts Council Plein Air event is like a family reunion for the 50 or so artists who travel to Steelville each June. Like a reunion, there are always a few new faces, but the familiarity of the group is like family.

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Redemption for Conway in form of state championship

About a year ago Grant Conway was at probably his lowest point as a high school athlete. In 2018 the St. James two-sport all-stater was “The Man” in the 110-meter hurdles. He had the fastest time in the state and was supposed to go on to claim the 110 hurdle crown in the form of a state championship medal.

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Special needs window stickers available

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office is now offering window stickers for local residents to help notify emergency responders of special circumstances within your home or vehicle.
 

Cuba

Viva Cuba amending plans for tree replacement grant

Viva Cuba amending plans for tree replacement grant

on 14 June 2019

Viva Cuba members Peggy Holland and Jill Barnett attended the June 4 meeting of the Cuba City Council regarding the city’s participation in the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Tree...

Cuba City Council Notes: June 4, 2019

on 10 June 2019

The Cuba City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 4, to discuss the following items of city-related business:• The meeting was called to order, with the full council...

CHS Key Club to hold lemonade stand fundraiser to help battle childhood cancer

on 06 June 2019

A lemonade stand to be held at Mace’s Supermarket this month will help raise money in the fight against childhood cancer.

Steelville

Steelville School Board Notes: May

Steelville School Board Notes: May

on 14 June 2019

The board of education for the Steelville School District held a regular monthly meeting on May 23 and a a special meeting on June 10. Business for the district was...

Plein Air brings artists 'home' to Steelville - PHOTO GALLERY

Plein Air brings artists 'home' to Steelville - PHOTO GALLERY

on 11 June 2019

The annual Steelville Arts Council Plein Air event is like a family reunion for the 50 or so artists who travel to Steelville each June. Like a reunion, there are...

Steelville first responders ask county for a cut of federal money

Steelville first responders ask county for a cut of federal money

on 10 June 2019

Steelville emergency responders are asking for a portion of federal monies currently received by Crawford County for national forest lands. Representatives from Steelville Ambulance, Steelville Fire, and Crawford County E911...

St. James

Tiger Shark Waterpark has strong start to the season

Tiger Shark Waterpark has strong start to the season

on 13 June 2019

Despite being having the swimming season delayed due to inclement weather, Tiger Shark Waterpark opened on May 27 to a huge turnout. Since then, the pool has been packed as...

Hamilton headed to National High School Rodeo Finals

Hamilton headed to National High School Rodeo Finals

on 13 June 2019

The Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals were held May 29 through June 2 at the Lucky J Arena in Carthage, Missouri where the top High School Rodeo athletes from...

Horses for Heroes will help a local veteran

on 12 June 2019

The St. James Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5608 will be hosting its first Horses for Heroes event Saturday, June 15 at the St. James City Park. Proceeds from...

Crawford

Crawford County Commission Notes: May 2019

Crawford County Commission Notes: May 2019

on 13 June 2019

The Crawford County Commission meets each Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the county courthouse, located on Main Street in Steelville. During the month of May, commissioners conducted the following business...

Crawford County Relay For Life raises $40,000 at annual event – PHOTO GALLERY

on 12 June 2019

Superheroes from all walks of life came together on Friday, June 7, to fight for a cure for cancer at the 19th Annual Crawford County Relay for Life. The event...

Firefighters called to Becker Road residence

on 11 June 2019

The Cuba Fire Department was dispatched for a first alarm residential fire call on Saturday evening. Firefighters were able to get to the blaze in time to save the structure,...

Phelps

Thinking about a construction or renovation project in Phelps County? You may need a floodplain development permit!

on 12 June 2019

Second of a three-part series Phelps County does not have a building codes program that requires a permit. However, you may need a floodplain development permit if you are planning...

Spring and summer rains can mean flooding in Missouri; flood insurance can cushion the blow

on 05 June 2019

First in a three-part series PHELPS COUNTY— Already this year, some areas of Missouri have seen some significant flooding. Missouri home and landowners should get ready for the rainy season...

Electronic, appliance, tire collection being held in Rolla on June 8

on 04 June 2019

A special waste collection for electronics, appliances and tires will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 8 in the parking lot of Brewer Science, 2401 Brewer Drive, Rolla....

Bourbon

Motorcycle wreck claims life of Leasburg man

Motorcycle wreck claims life of Leasburg man

A Leasburg man was killed in a motorcycle accident near Bourbon on Sunday morning. Shawn T. Lafferty, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Meramec State Park and Onondaga Cave State Park host public information meeting June 17

Meramec State Park and Onondaga Cave State Park invite the public to an informational meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, June 17, at Bourbon Community Center. The public is invited to...

BHS seniors take their diplomas at graduation ceremony – PHOTO GALLERY

Friends and family members gathered in the Bourbon High School gym on Friday with this year’s graduating class to celebrate the BHS Class of 2019’s accomplishments. Sixty-two seniors received their...

State and Regional

High school students explore technology careers at State Technical College of Missouri

13 June 2019

State Technical College of Missouri is proud to host the 2019 Computer Professions on Demand (CPoD) this month at the main campus in Linn, June 23-27.

Patrol releases 2019 school bus inspection results

12 June 2019

Colonel Eric T. Olsen, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Driver & Vehicle Safety Division's 2019 annual school bus inspection program. A total of...

Investing in child care today for a brighter future tomorrow

12 June 2019

On May 31, 2019, the Child Care Working Group, comprised of leadership from the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Social Services, Elementary and Secondary Education, Public Safety...

Outdoors

Grant Will Create ‘Pollinators’ Paradise’ 
at Maramec Spring Park

Grant Will Create ‘Pollinators’ Paradise’ 
at Maramec Spring Park

13 June 2019

• Investment will transform 150-acres of hayfields into a habitat for monarch butterflies, become model for pollinator conservation efforts in Missouri Maramec Spring Park will soon become a haven for...

Respect, not fear, is best when it comes to snake encounters

13 June 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) naturalists say snakes have a vital role in the wild and have tips to share on how to avoid negative snake encounters. Protective footwear, being...

Fishing between the high-water events

Fishing between the high-water events

12 June 2019

Continued rains over the course of spring and early summer have brought record high water levels across the nation. The Ozarks have seen their share of flood waters as well....

Entertainment

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 -...

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...

Letters to the Editor

Abnormal situation

on 13 June 2019

In last week’s paper Elizabeth Foster says some good things about dealing with differences of opinion, such as "Solutions are never easy, but careful, consideration, could move all humans to...

Women, stand up

on 13 June 2019

Women of Missouri: Stand up with Beverly McInnis (5/23/19) and all the educated, thinking women like her. Don’t let men legislate our bodies!

Seek an abortion solution for everyone

on 06 June 2019

Our nation has once again stepped into a morass. It continues to amaze me that thinking and rational minds of people remain polarized. Neither willing to take a step from...

Opinions

Ambulance and fire districts deserve a part of federal funds

on 13 June 2019

Emergency responders in the southern half of Crawford County have a legitimate complaint about the distribution of payments from the federal government, or lack thereof, the county receives each year....

Extreme rain and flooding will affect food prices

on 06 June 2019

By Blake Hurst Back in March, when the first round of flooding occurred in Nebraska, Iowa, and Northwest Missouri, a reporter asked me if consumers would see an increase in...

Midwest workers, farmers and ranchers need USMCA

on 06 June 2019

Submitted by the Missouri Director of Agriculture in partnership with the Nebraska Director of Agriculture and the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Disastrous flooding. Lower commodity prices. Limited access to global...