Officer shot, suspect killed during domestic disturbance

A Cuba police officer was shot in the line of duty on Saturday, Feb. 8. The suspect who reportedly fired at the officer was killed when the officer returned fire.

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Palmer and Williams are crowned at CHS courtwarming games - PHOTO GALLERY

Cuba High School seniors Al Palmer and Audrey Williams were crowned king and queen during the 2019-20 Wildcats Basketball Courtwarming, which was held Friday evening in Mike Voigt Gymnasium at the high school.

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Freshmen take SHS homecoming crowns

The 2020 Steelville High School Homecoming king is Kyle Killeen and the queen is Courtney Diaz. The two freshmen were crowned at the ceremony held between the JV and varsity boys basketball games against Bourbon on Friday, Feb 7.

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Wilson receives Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The St. James Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, at Just a Taste in St. James, giving top honors to individuals, business, and organizations that helped shape 2019 in a successful year for the Chamber and St. James.

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New preliminary county flood map has Steelville stakeholders concerned

A Crawford County Flood Study Review Meeting was held at Cuba City Hall on Thursday, January 23, but it was a new proposed flood plain map for Steelville that garnered all the attention. If the map is ultimately approved as it was presented, it will create even further development problems for the city.

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Cuba

Steak night planned by Cuba FFA Chapter

on 20 February 2020

A steak night and auction will be held starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 22 at the Cuba High School commons area.

CHS to hold blood drive on March 5

on 18 February 2020

The Cuba High School will host a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at #1 Wildcat Pride Dr., inside Gymnasium. To donate, please...

Council told AlertCuba signup going well

on 12 February 2020

Enrollment in the city of Cuba’s new mass notification system has been going well, Emergency Preparedness Director Rodney Neff told the city council on February 4. More than 750 people...

Steelville

City Superintendent reports on utility department

on 18 February 2020

Steelville City Superintendent Jason Evans provides reports to the city council at each meeting—giving information on work underway and completed, requesting approval for needed purchases, and discussing other utility related...

Mayor makes appointments

on 14 February 2020

Steelville Mayor Michael Keen made his annual appointments for various positions within the city at the January 21 council meeting, although there was a question on the timing, and one...

City not following state law on financial reporting

on 11 February 2020

The city of Steelville is behind on financial reports, including at least one required by law. Missouri state law says that cities of Steelville’s size must publish a financial statement...

St. James

Kaufman celebrated for 65 years with Ford

Kaufman celebrated for 65 years with Ford

on 20 February 2020

Harold Kaufman has been recognized by the Ford Motor Company for his dedicated work for the company for 65 years. Kaufman has worked for over six decades as a Certified...

Youth Empowerment Project attends annual conference

Youth Empowerment Project attends annual conference

on 19 February 2020

Members of the St. James Youth Empowerment Project at St. James High School recently attended the annual YEP Conference held in Springfield.

Cedar Ridge Gun Club opens

on 19 February 2020

Cedar Ridge Gun Club, located just outside of St. James, is now offering monthly meets, shoots, and competitions. The club opened this month and is looking to offer shooting opportunities...

Crawford

County Clerk reports on financial goals met

on 18 February 2020

Crawford County Clerk John Martin’s 2020 Budget Message concluded, “For the first time in nearly a decade, Crawford County begins 2020 with a positive balance in the General Revenue Fund,...

Candidates for county offices may file on February 25

on 14 February 2020

Candidate filing for Crawford County offices will begin on Tuesday, February 25, for the August 4 Primary Election. Positions that will open at the end of this year are District...

Sheriff’s department receives grant funds for equipment

on 11 February 2020

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a total of $9,890.70 in public safety grant money from the state of Missouri. This money has been used already to purchase...

Phelps

Fine Linen to receive NAP grant to purchase house

on 20 February 2020

The Department of Economic Development announced Wednesday that it would award $7.3 million through its Neighborhood Assistance Program to nonprofits across Missouri, including one in Rolla, for community development projects.

Filing for county and state candidates begins February 25

on 19 February 2020

Candidate filing for Phelps County offices, along with state offices, will open on Tuesday, February 25. Those interested in filing for the August 4 Primary election will have until March...

Commission approves budget for 2020

on 19 February 2020

The Phelps County Commission unanimously approved a $32.1 million budget for 2020 on January 30. The full budget is now available to view on the Phelps County Clerk’s website.

Bourbon

Local grant will bring misting stations to Bourbon park

on 20 February 2020

Thanks to a $5,000 grant from Impact 100 Crawford County, residents in Bourbon will be enjoying a pair of new misting stations in the city park this summer. The project...

Local veteran will be honored by Belgium

Local veteran will be honored by Belgium

on 19 February 2020

World War II veteran Reid Stephens, of Bourbon, will be honored in a special ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bourbon High School when he will receive the Order...

Police chief’s hearing Is moved to March 2

on 18 February 2020

• City currently operating with just three officers Suspended Police Chief Paul Satterfield will appear before the Bourbon City Council on March 2 to determine his future with the city....

State and Regional

Department of Economic Development seeks public feedback on plan for spending $41 million in disaster mitigation funds

19 February 2020

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is seeking public comment on a draft Action Plan outlining how the state will spend $41 million in Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation...

Missouri 2020 Census Complete Count Committee launches statewide media campaign

18 February 2020

This week, the Missouri 2020 Census Complete Count Committee will launch a statewide media campaign to educate Missourians on the importance of being counted in this year’s census. The campaign...

Bill would lower licensing barriers for former criminals

17 February 2020

By MARIA BENEVENTOPeggy Albers introduced herself to a Senate committee as "one of the worst of the worst that you guys would probably ever meet.""I’ve been in more prisons in...

Outdoors

Preparations being made for upcoming trout season

20 February 2020

By Bill Cooper Excitement is in the air as opening day of the 2020 Missouri trout season approaches for the four trout parks in the state. Montuak State Park, Bennett...

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a secret place in the woods

20 February 2020

By Larry Dablemont As much as I love to hunt and fish, I was born a naturalist first and foremost, and I have made much of my living actually working...

MDC offering timber harvest workshop March 7 in Gasconade County

20 February 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a workshop on the basics of timber harvesting in Gasconade County on March 7. This training will help landowners learn how to...

Entertainment

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ to be at Leach Theatre

20 February 2020

The Neil Simon Festival Production Co. will present an off-Broadway performance of Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” at Missouri University of Science and Technology this February. Television veterans Clarence Gilyard,...

‘Sip &  Sample’ being held in Sullivan

18 February 2020

The Sullivan Fraternal Order of Eagles will be hosting a “Sip & Sample” event on Saturday, March 7, to benefit the Life House Youth Center. The event, which will be...

Film features Snelson-Brinker cabin

18 February 2020

Missouri Humanities will present a free film screening and panel discussion of the documentary film “Digadohi: Lands, Cherokee, and the Trail of Tears” on February 20 at Missouri S&T. The...

Letters to the Editor

In response to “Commissioners address road complaints”

on 20 February 2020

I happen to be from St. Louis, however, that does not make me uninformed about gravel roads. I grew up in a rural area and have experienced many hundreds of...

Abortion still wrong

on 13 February 2020

Sorry to write again so soon, but I want to comment on something said by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, of Michigan, in her Democratic response to Pres. Trump's State of the...

How can you follow Jesus and Trump?

on 13 February 2020

Like many, I’m perplexed by the divide in the Christian community over President Trump—but I’m not surprised. The media is fueling lies, and the world is listening. This was demonstrated...

Opinions

Privacy rights vs. the public’s right to know

on 20 February 2020

By Phill Brooks A recent lawsuit filed against the Missouri House has highlighted a growing conflict between demands for openness in government versus the expectation of Missouri citizens for personal...

For 150 years, innovation has run through Mo. S&T

on 13 February 2020

By Mohammad Dehghani Doppler radar. Mobile payment systems. A GPS in the palm of your hand. We take these types of everyday technologies for granted. But behind each of them...

Dark money in the 2020 campaigns

on 06 February 2020

By Phill Brooks The Missouri Ethics Commission has struck another blow against "dark money." The term describes money spent on behalf of candidates and ballot issues using a legal loophole...