Steelville Schools notified of Hep A case

Steelville School District personnel reported last week a student had been diagnosed with hepatitis A, but added there seemed to be a low possibility of transmission of the infection. Crawford County has reported 20 cases of infection in the last year, including at the county jail.

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G-P closes Cuba manufacturing plant

A door has closed at Cuba’s Georgia-Pacific plant—literally—but local officials are trying to open a window. On Monday, officials with Georgia-Pacific announced the permanent closing of the gypsum fire door core plant and local officials are already making plans for a career fair to help the 47 impacted workers.

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Jewell and Meerts crowned during courtwarming - PHOTO GALLERY

Gavin Jewell and Tessa Meerts were crowned as this year’s courtwarming king and queen on Friday, January 10, at John F. Hodge High School. 

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Patt retires after nearly three decades of serving Steelville

Bill Patt has retired after serving the Steelville Ambulance District for 27 years, nearly 20 of those as administrator.

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Tigers basketball courtwarming is January 10

St. James Tigers basketball courtwarming will be held Friday, January 10 as St. James takes on New Haven. King and queen candidates are preparing for a fun game and annual coronation ceremony between the junior varsity and varsity games.

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Cuba

Snow removal complaints raised by alderman

on 24 January 2020

Some Cuba residents were apparently not happy with the city’s latest snow-removal efforts, which led one alderman to propose changing how street department workers are called out during wintry weather....

Leathers files to run against Mortimeyer for Cuba mayor

on 24 January 2020

Filing for the April election officially ended on January 21 and a flurry of late filings created numerous races that will have to be decided by area voters. In the...

Facebook post draws attention to nine pups

Facebook post draws attention to nine pups

on 24 January 2020

A recent post about nine abandoned Aussie mix puppies on the Cuba Mo Animal Control Facebook page drew the attention of many people hoping to adopt a new family member....

Steelville

Steelville schools will make-up snow days

on 24 January 2020

Winter weather has caused several school cancellations in Steelville over the past couple of weeks. As a result, the school calendar has changed to reflect the necessary additions to dates...

April ballot will feature several Steelville races

on 24 January 2020

Four candidates are vying for the office of mayor in Steelville, and there are races for both seats that will open for aldermen on the city council, too. Voters will...

Country Mart Pharmacy makes January Book Buzz donation

on 23 January 2020

Clayton Earhart, RPh, of Country Mart Pharmacy, is joined by Lexi Cassidy (left) and Zayne Sanders (right) to show off the January Book Buzz books recently donated to the Steelville...

St. James

April election will see races for city and school boards

on 27 January 2020

Filing for the April election closed on Tuesday January 21 and St. James will see races for city council and school board. Other positions on the ambulance and fire board...

St. James, Rolla get medical marijuana dispensaries

St. James, Rolla get medical marijuana dispensaries

on 24 January 2020

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released the list of businesses that have been approved to receive licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in the state on Friday....

Resource Day will highlight local services

on 24 January 2020

A community resource day scheduled for February 7 at the St. James Senior Center will provide residents with a one-stop location to learn about services aimed at helping them. Fourteen...

Crawford

Commissioners address road complaints

on 27 January 2020

Following a flurry of Facebook complaints, Crawford County District #2 Commissioner Jared Boast spoke out about what is involved in maintaining local roadways. While noting that many county residents are...

Prosecuting attorney files numerous drug possession charges

on 20 January 2020

Felony drug charges have been filed against the following people by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office in recent weeks.

Emergency alert system could become countywide

on 17 January 2020

An emergency alert system that was recently rolled out in Cuba is just the first step of what area emergency providers hope will become a countywide program in the near...

Phelps

Missouri S&T begins 150th celebration at State Capitol

on 27 January 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding with a morning event Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Extension Banquet asks, ‘What Does Missouri Sound Like?’

on 27 January 2020

The Extension Council of Phelps County invites everyone to the February 20th, ‘Council to Community Banquet’ featuring sociolinguist, Matt Gordon. Missouri speech patterns have changed over generations due in part...

Troop I and Rolla PD taking plunge to benefit Special Olympics

on 23 January 2020

The MO State Highway Patrol – Troop I and Rolla PD are dispatching a call from hibernation for all Polar Bears! The 6th Annual Polar Plunge and 3rd Annual Polar...

Bourbon

Boosters make January Book Buzz donation

on 23 January 2020

Alice Bremer of the Bourbon Booster Club shows off the January Book Buzz books the organization recently donated to the Bourbon School library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers...

BHS celebrating homecoming on Friday

on 22 January 2020

Bourbon High School will celebrate homecoming on Friday, when the Warhawks will be hosting Stoutland.

Wreck claims life of Bourbon man

on 20 January 2020

A Bourbon man was killed in a wreck early on Saturday, January 18. Two other passengers in the vehicle sustained injuries, with one being airlifted to a St. Louis area...

State and Regional

Corrections, criminal justice highlight initial Senate budget discussions

27 January 2020

By Spencer Norris, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — State senators raised questions about several elements of Gov. Mike Parson’s proposed 2021 budget during the Senate Appropriations Committee’s first meeting to...

Proposal would reduce tax on feminine hygiene products

27 January 2020

By Jordan Meier, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — People who menstruate spend upward of $1,000 on their periods during their lifetime, according to the ACLU study “The Unequal Price of...

Educators seek tax deduction to help cover classroom supply costs

24 January 2020

By Madison Czopek, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would help teachers cover out-of-pocket classroom supply costs received strong support at a Missouri Senate hearing Tuesday.

Outdoors

MDC requires landowner registration for free and discounted permits

MDC requires landowner registration for free and discounted permits

23 January 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missouri resident and nonresident landowners who qualify to receive free or discounted deer and turkey hunting permits to register their properties in MDC’s...

New outdoor magazine appeals to modern outdoorsmen

22 January 2020

By Bill Cooper Hard copy outdoor media, i.e. outdoor publications, have fallen upon hard times as interest in hunting, fishing, and the traditional outdoor lifestyle have fallen steadily over the...

Big birds are making a big comeback

Big birds are making a big comeback

21 January 2020

By Larry Dablemont I am amazed at the great increase in the number of large-species birds. Back in the fall there were thousands of huge white pelicans in the Ozarks....

Entertainment

Louderman appointed executive consultant for Ozarks Actors Theatre

Louderman appointed executive consultant for Ozarks Actors Theatre

27 January 2020

Ozark Actors Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Taylor Louderman as their executive consultant. Taylor will be working alongside Managing Director, Laura Light, to produce the 2020 Season....

Father-son piano duo will play Leach Theatre on January 25

23 January 2020

Donald and Barron Ryan, touring father and son pianists, will share their classic and contemporary performance style at a concert on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus this...

Riverdance 25th anniversary show takes the stage of the Fox Theatre February 14-16

07 January 2020

Abhann Productions is proud to announce that Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will play a strictly limited engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from February 14-16.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t choose abortion

on 23 January 2020

Years ago a college professor gave his students a problem to solve. He told them about a pregnant woman who already had several children and some problems in her life....

Screw the homeless

on 23 January 2020

God seems to have a master plan to balance out the good people and the bad people in every family. As I am civilly committed for life to the Missouri...

Partisanship hypocrites

on 23 January 2020

President Trump and many of his supporters attack those who do not support Trump's policies, decisions or actions by calling them partisans. They imply that anyone who is partisan cannot...

Opinions

Major change is proposed for state highway funding

on 23 January 2020

By Phill Brooks For the second year, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has proposed an historic and controversial shift in how highways are funded. His idea, approved by the legislature last...

State must step up to protect local history

on 15 January 2020

History has been a hot topic in Cuba lately—specifically the city’s historic preservation ordinance, which will likely be repealed and replaced. It should get everyone thinking about preserving our history,...

Rural broadband getting state and federal push

on 15 January 2020

By Eric Bohl To be a part of the modern world, high-speed internet access is no longer optional. We’ve been saying this since at least the 1990s, yet Missouri continues...