Sophie Case crowned 2019 Harvest Festival queen - PHOTO GALLERY

Steelville High School sophomore Sophie Case reigned over the 2019 Harvest Festival Queen Pageant, which was held at the Meramec Music Theatre on Thursday, September 5. She was also named Miss Congeniality and won the talent portion of the contest.

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Townley crowned Miss St. James - PHOTO GALLERIES

Mackenzie Townley was crowned Miss St. James on Tuesday, September 3, at the St. James Middle School. Kicking off the 86th annual Grape and Fall Festival, a crowd watched as three contestants competed for the crown. Also that evening, Annabelle Morris was crowned Little Miss St. James and Jasper Fann Little Mr. St. James.

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Program provides work experience opportunities for students

Ben Martin is the new Pre-ETS Specialist for Crawford, Phelps, Dent, Maries and Pulaski counties. This program, offered through the University of Missouri, provides Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to Missouri public school students with disabilities.

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Administrative inquiry confirms allegations of CHS football locker room hazing

Cuba High School’s football program had a bad first week of the new season, and that’s before even a single game snap was taken on the playing field. Allegations came forward of locker room hazing incidents carried out by members of the football squad, and those allegations were later confirmed to be true, based upon interviews of current football athletes and the coaching staff.

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Route 66 Parrot Heads donate to local charities

At the April monthly meeting, it was noted the club had a surplus of cash in its bank account. The bank balance had continued to grow from membership dues, tee shirt sales and other miscellaneous cash generating activities. Donnie Kerksieck suggested the club give the money away to charity. At that time, a committee was formed. In early June, the committee selected five local charities to be the recipient of the funds.

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Cuba

City seeing improvements made to Old Route 66

City seeing improvements made to Old Route 66

on 17 September 2019

Cuba is getting new pavement work on Old Route 66 all the way through town. With the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) making road repairs to sections of the old...

The benevolence of William Recklein

The benevolence of William Recklein

on 16 September 2019

Crawford County and Cuba, Missouri have been blessed with the benevolence of people who have accomplished much and wish to give back to their community. One of these people was...

Fall Cleanup in Cuba goes Sept. 16 - 27 for city residents

on 13 September 2019

The city of Cuba will host its annual Fall Cleanup event through Friday, September 27 at the Cuba Animal Control shelter parking lot in the South Industrial Park. The city...

Steelville

Steelville man charged with city, county thefts

Steelville man charged with city, county thefts

on 17 September 2019

It looks like social media helped nab a car thief in the area last week, with a post shared about a car stolen from Steelville generating responses that it had...

Steelville City Council Notes: August 2019

Steelville City Council Notes: August 2019

on 16 September 2019

City council members for the city of Steelville met three times in August. The first two were regularly scheduled meetings, and the third took the place of the first Monday...

Shutter Bugs III comes to Gallery Zeke

on 11 September 2019

The Steelville Arts Council is hosting “Shutter Bugs III,” a photography exhibit, at Gallery Zeke this month. The show is open from September 12 to 28. This exhibit features a...

St. James

Investigation into man's death following police altercation concludes

on 17 September 2019

The St. James Police Department has concluded its investigation following the arrest of 84-year-old Eugene Bartle, who was injured in a confrontation with police and had to be taken to...

City reports nuisance violations are being addressed

City reports nuisance violations are being addressed

on 17 September 2019

City Administrator Jim Fleming reported Monday night the first nuisance code enforcement actions have begun, and the city is seeing several property owners acting to fix their reported issues. The...

Benton retiring from the James Foundation

on 17 September 2019

After more than 40 years of service to the James Foundation, Mark Benton, Regional Manager of Maramec Spring Park is ready to float off into the sunset. Mark’s last official...

Crawford

Crawford County Fair receives grant from Grinnell Mutual

on 18 September 2019

Five fairground improvement projects will receive a total of $7,000 in grants through Grinnell Mutual’s Fairground Facelift initiative. The annual promotion gives county fairgrounds in Grinnell Mutual’s writing territory a...

England chosen to be permanent director at 911 CenCom

England chosen to be permanent director at 911 CenCom

on 13 September 2019

After serving seven months as the interim director for Crawford County 911 Emergency Services, Brad England can now scratch off the interim part of his title. England was made permanent...

Charges filed against Sullivan man for assaulting his mother

Charges filed against Sullivan man for assaulting his mother

on 12 September 2019

A Sullivan man has been charged with assaulting his mother and a police officer on August 11.

Phelps

Genealogical Society to meet on Sept. 22

on 18 September 2019

The Phelps County Genealogical Society will present “How DNA Reveals Your Genetic Heritage” with guest speaker David Westenberg, Associate Professor Biological Sciences at Missouri S&T, on Sunday, September 22 at...

Apply to speak at Missouri S&T’S fourth TEDx Talk in April

Apply to speak at Missouri S&T’S fourth TEDx Talk in April

on 17 September 2019

Speaker applications are open for the TEDx event on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus this spring. Missouri S&T will host TEDxMissouriS&T on Thursday, April 23, 2020, in...

Missouri Preservation Announces 2019 Places in Peril

on 16 September 2019

Missouri Preservation has announced its 2019 Places in Peril list. Places in Peril is an annual list of endangered historic places in the state of Missouri, and it includes the...

Bourbon

Bourbon mourns sudden death of Mayor Skaggs

on 17 September 2019

Bourbon Mayor Danny Skaggs passed away suddenly last Thursday, casting a sad and somber tone for last weekend’s annual downtown Fall Festival, BBQ Contest and Car Show. Mayor Skaggs passed...

Boosters make Book Buzz donation

on 18 September 2019

Alice Bremer and Mary Heywood of the Bourbon Boosters show off the September Book Buzz books recently donated by the organization to the Bourbon school library as part of Three...

Tennessee man steals Jeep to move to Missouri

Tennessee man steals Jeep to move to Missouri

on 12 September 2019

Vehicle theft charges have been filed against a Tennessee man who told police he’d stolen the Jeep to get away from a life of stealing and drugs in his home...

State and Regional

Ashcroft highlights National Voter Registration Month

19 September 2019

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is encouraging Missourians to register to vote or verify their registration during National Voter Registration Month this September.

‘Back the Blue’ Missouri license plate unveiled

‘Back the Blue’ Missouri license plate unveiled

19 September 2019

Law enforcement officials and lawmakers came together last Tuesday to unveil a new license plate that will give Missourians an opportunity to show their support for the men and women...

Mayfield appointed to Missouri Lottery Commission

19 September 2019

Governor Mike Parson recently announced appointments to various boards and commissions, including one that went to an area resident.Lance Mayfield, of Viburnum, was appointed to the State Lottery Commission.

Outdoors

Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park 
Oct. 6

18 September 2019

Are you an avid and artistic photographer looking for a new and unique subject? Then look no further than Onondaga Cave State Park. Join a member of the Onondaga Friends...

Exploring the ecology, culture, and history of the Missouri River, from Hermann to the confluence

18 September 2019

Paddle MO 2019 will be held September 21-25. Paddle MO is an educational journey down the last 100 miles of the Missouri River, beginning at Hermann and ending at the...

Teal are the early birds of duck world

Teal are the early birds of duck world

18 September 2019

Teal are among the smallest of ducks. Too, they are the earliest of duck migrators, often heading south from Canada with the first cooling spells of fall.

Entertainment

Doe Run opens mines for free tours during Old Miners Days

19 September 2019

On Oct. 4-6, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) and the Viburnum community will celebrate the region’s mining history at the 33rd Annual Old Miners Days festival. The event includes...

Hello, Dolly! at the Fox Theatre October 1-13

18 September 2019

Producer Scott Rudin announced the cast for the second year of the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Carolee Carmello in the iconic...

Give Cuba something to crow about!

17 September 2019

To help celebrate fall and add to the excitement of the 58th Cuba Fest, the Cuba Fest Committee would like to have scarecrows all around town, greeting travelers on Historic...

Letters to the Editor

MoFB must help fight climate change

on 12 September 2019

In a recent commentary by Eric Bohl, of the Missouri From Bureau, he describes the work of the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group. Their report is to include how to...

Outside residents shouldn’t be taxed

on 12 September 2019

Recently, the city of St. James proposed an amendment to be on the ballot for its residents to vote on an internet purchase sales tax. The city will use the...

Election collusion came from God

on 29 August 2019

Fellow US citizens, Every day, we hear about the big collusion concerning the 2016 Presidential Election.

Opinions

Things must change along Yadkin Creek

on 12 September 2019

It’s not uncommon for governments at all levels to be reactionary when it comes to a wide range of problems, rather than working to keep bad things from happening in...

Making the case against tariffs

on 05 September 2019

By Robert Singer and Maryann Townsend To the relief of business and the financial markets, President Trump delayed indefinitely the imposition of increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of imported...

Cuba school leaders deserve credit for taking swift action to address hazing

on 05 September 2019

Despite what was a terrible situation, it was good to see the administration at the Cuba schools take swift action to correct a bullying/hazing situation involving the CHS football team...