Cuba schools feeding program under way - pickup time at CMS changed

The Cuba School district has released its plan for feeding students while they are away from school due to the coronavirus pandemic. The program began on Monday and is open to all children younger than 18.


Campus rallies to 3-D print protective medical gear

When representatives from Phelps Health, anticipating a shortage of protective masks due to the coronavirus outbreak, needed help, students, faculty and staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology answered by harnessing the power of technology and ingenuity.


Phelps Health screening station open daily 8 a.m. to midnight

Phelps Health's drive-through respiratory screening station will be open over the weekend from 8 a.m. to midnight. These hours will remain the same until further notice.


Clerk reverses course, April election postponed until June

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday, March 18 that the state’s April 7 Municipal Elections would be postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Crawford County Clerk John Martin’s first response to the Executive Order was, “I consider this an unlawful order, and so far, am continuing as stated. If I change my mind, I'll let you know.”


Cuba High School gets 16 on all-conference band

The 2019-20 school year has been a great one for the Cuba High School band, from doing well at marching festivals to placing numerous students in honor bands. Band Director Shannon Moore is pleased with what her students have accomplished and is looking for even bigger things in the future.


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School board hears budget, insurance updates

on 27 March 2020

The Cuba Board of Education received updates on the current school budget and health insurance during its latest meeting, which was held on March 17. The board also approved the...

Cuba schools feeding program under way - pickup time at CMS changed

Cuba schools feeding program under way - pickup time at CMS changed

on 23 March 2020

The Cuba School district has released its plan for feeding students while they are away from school due to the coronavirus pandemic. The program began on Monday and is open...

Cuba schools staff gets high marks for coronavirus response

Cuba schools staff gets high marks for coronavirus response

on 20 March 2020

Cuba Schools Superintendent Jon Earnhart had nothing but praise for his entire staff and all they accomplished leading up to last week’s closure of the R-2 campus due to the...


STARCO announces postponements, cancellations

on 20 March 2020

Steelville Arts Council President Scott Perkins announced closure of the organization’s theater and galleries on Wednesday, March 18, along with cancellations and postponements of upcoming events.

Steelville Schools offer free meals to all kids

on 18 March 2020

The Steelville School District is planning to continue to feed children during the school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Riding for a Reason postponed to 2021

on 18 March 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Riding for a Reason announced yesterday that they would be postponing their upcoming event to next year.

St. James

Mayor asks residents to voluntary shelter in place

on 30 March 2020

St. James Mayor Rick Krawiecki signed a proclamation on Saturday encouraging social distancing and ordering a voluntary shelter in place order until April 30. The city is encouraging citizens to...

Gardeners of the Forest City elect officers

Gardeners of the Forest City elect officers

on 27 March 2020

The Gardeners of the Forest City held their first meeting of the year on February 14 at the James Memorial Public Library.

Board approves change orders, hears construction update

Board approves change orders, hears construction update

on 24 March 2020

The St. James Board of Education approved the third and fourth change orders of the ongoing construction projects on Thursday, March 19. Architect Brandon Dake, of Dake Wells Architecture, and...


CCHD reports first case of COVID-19 in Crawford County

on 28 March 2020

Today, March 28, the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) released information on its first positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case is not travel related and the patient,...

Commissioners declare emergency in Crawford County

on 27 March 2020

Crawford County Commissioners officially announced on March 24 they had declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 crisis the previous week. The commission also adopted a set of...

WIC program adapted during COVID-19 outbreak

on 27 March 2020

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who...


PMCHD confirms COVID-19 case in Maries County

on 29 March 2020

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department (PMCHD) has confirmed its first positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) In Maries County. The case Is travel-related, and the individual is quarantined at home.

Missouri S&T continues response and recovery with launch of Miner Resilience Fund 

on 28 March 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology has launched a fund to help students build resiliency during the COVID-19 crisis through emergency assistance, online outreach and technological support.

Fundraiser underway to assist Phelps Health’s coronavirus response

on 27 March 2020

The Phelps Health Foundation has started a fundraiser to assist Phelps Health in its continuing efforts to serve the region in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.


Bourbon city hall closed to public

During its meeting this week, the Bourbon City Council voted to close city hall until further notice due to the ongoing pandemic. The city also took action to help residents...

Free Internet hot spot opens at Bourbon Community Center

Thanks to the generosity of Blue Bit Internet Service, the Community Center in Bourbon is making free Wi-Fi Internet service available to people in the parking lot outside of the...

New police chief hired in Bourbon

The city of Bourbon has a new police chief as of Monday. City Clerk Cathy Bremer announced Friday that Jeffrey “Scott” Zwetow has been appointed by the board of alderman...

State and Regional

Department activates economic development network to aid employers during COVID-19 disruptions

30 March 2020

The Missouri Department of Economic Development activated a statewide network of more than 400 local economic development groups to answer questions and offer assistance to employers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)....

30-day recap: Missouri’s COVID-19 response efforts

28 March 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis develops both in Missouri and across the nation, Governor Mike Parson and his administration continue taking steps each day to respond and adapt accordingly.

In response to increased demand for services, Family Support Division Call Center operating 7 day a week and suspending Food Stamp phone interviews

27 March 2020

Starting Saturday, March 28, 2020 the Family Support Division (FSD) Call Center will temporarily operate seven days a week and expand hours to handle the growing influx of calls from...


MDC offers free nature-focused online learning resources

26 March 2020

• Go online for free MDC nature-based curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school.With so many Missourians stuck at home, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering teachers, parents, students,...

Celebrate Missouri trees with MDC through April Arbor Days

Celebrate Missouri trees with MDC through April Arbor Days

26 March 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests during Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing proper tree...

CFM awards annual Risberg Grants

26 March 2020

The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) awarded the annual David Risberg Memorial Grants for the third year in a row at the affiliate luncheon during our annual convention. These grants...


Dent County Courthouse holding 150th birthday celebration Monday, March 30

12 March 2020

By Deloris Gray Wood A 150th birthday ceremony will be held on the exact date, when the contract was let to build the Dent County Courthouse at 4 p.m. on...

Vichy Fire Department to host dessert auction and cake walk on March 14

10 March 2020

The Vichy Vol. Fire Department's Annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper, Dessert Auction and Cake Walk is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Vichy Firehouse and Community Hall. The...

ECC screening ‘13TH’ documentary film

21 February 2020

The ECC Film and Lecture Series will screen the documentary "13TH" Thursday, Feb. 27.

Letters to the Editor

No toilet paper, no loan

on 25 March 2020

My wife and I had a totally unbelievable experience this week. We went to our bank to see about getting a loan and they wouldn’t even talk to us about...

God heals in various ways

on 25 March 2020

One of the differences between Bible-believing Christians is whether God is still doing miracles today like in the book of acts—especially physical healing. I had always wondered why He didn't...

If commissioner can’t fix roads, find another

on 12 March 2020

A question for Mr. Boast. Since you feel county roads cannot be fixed why are you running for commissioner of District #2 again?


A strong case for proactive policies

on 25 March 2020

By Rik W. Hafer Current estimates of the federal government’s aid package to offset the effects of the coronavirus epidemic exceed $1 trillion, significantly more than the $787 billion response...

Rural America needs help to weather COVID-19 crisis

on 25 March 2020

By Blake Hurst I can remember when President Nixon embargoed agriculture exports. I was hanging out at Kretchmer’s Corner Cafe with my dad, after doing chores on a Saturday morning,...

Do all you can to flatten the curve

on 18 March 2020

Nothing is more important right now for everyone in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic than working to “flatten the curve.” We must all do our best to keep from getting...