BHS ag students hoping bond issue will bring new building

Bourbon High School agriculture students could see some major improvements coming to the program, provided voters approve a no-tax increase bond issue in April. The $2.3 million measure will also include security improvements at the Elementary and a hallway renovation at the Middle School.

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CHS students get taste of ‘real world’ at Reality Fair

Parents everywhere love to tell their teens that one day they are going to have step out into the real world and take responsibility for their lives. For about 100 students at Cuba High School, Riverways Federal Credit Union provided a taste of that upcoming freedom during a Reality Fair hosted in the CHS Commons on November 20.

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Addiction recovery program implemented at county jail

Crawford County Jail inmates have a new opportunity to learn how to fight drug addiction in their lives. A support group program implemented in October gives incarcerated men and women a chance to talk about their problems, fears and addictive behaviors and learn about resources that can help them choose a new way of life.

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School board hears facilities projects update

Steelville School Board members heard an update on capital projects underway in the district at their November meeting. Demolition of the old school building is complete, ground has been broken on the new elementary gymnasium, and plans have been drawn for the new entry to be added onto the existing elementary building.

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Korte addresses council about Midway Motel demolition

The old Midway Motel, along with an apartment building next door, will be demolished in February, provided the city and owner Walter Korte can finalize an agreement to get the condemned structures torn down.

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Cuba

Annual school audit report looks good

Annual school audit report looks good

on 05 December 2019

During its meeting on November 25, the Cuba School Board accepted the district’s annual audit report as presented by Catlett and Associates, of St. Peters, Mo. The audit did not...

Cuba schools looking to improve math scores

on 04 December 2019

The Cuba School District recently received data from its latest round of state-required testing and Assistant Superintendent Curt Graves presented that information to the board during its regularly monthly meeting...

Cuba Christmas parade scheduled for Saturday

on 04 December 2019

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade with Reindeer Games will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m., with the parade starting at the Wagon Wheel and...

Steelville

Mayor pro tem responds to claims he acted wrongly

on 06 December 2019

Steelville Alderman and Mayor Pro Tem Terry Beckham struck back at allegations made against him by a counterpart at the November 18 city council meeting. At the December 1 council...

School board hears facilities projects update

School board hears facilities projects update

on 03 December 2019

Steelville School Board members heard an update on capital projects underway in the district at their November meeting. Demolition of the old school building is complete, ground has been broken...

Chamber hears ideas to grow

on 29 November 2019

Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce members heard from two guest speakers at their November meeting, both offering ideas for how to grow economically.

St. James

Wreaths to be laid at MVH cemetery

on 06 December 2019

Wreaths Across America will once again be held at the Missouri Veteran’s Home (MVH) in St. James on Saturday, December 14. The MVH, along with the Patriot Guard Riders, the...

Ag students making special metal work with plasma cutter

Ag students making special metal work with plasma cutter

on 05 December 2019

High school Agriculture and FFA students are getting hands-on experience working with a CNC plasma cutting table, creating custom metal works for the community. Projects began with creating and selling...

Voting for tree decorating contest underway

on 05 December 2019

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is again holding a tree decorating contest, with community members to select the winning tree. Ten businesses have entered a tree in this year’s...

Crawford

Road work to close lane on westbound I-44

on 05 December 2019

Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin concrete repair work on Interstate 44 in Crawford County next week. The work will close one westbound lane of I-44 between...

Addiction recovery program implemented at county jail

on 03 December 2019

Crawford County Jail inmates have a new opportunity to learn how to fight drug addiction in their lives. A support group program implemented in October gives incarcerated men and women...

County still seeking resolution to issues between assessor and collector

on 29 November 2019

Crawford County Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders recently reported that discussions were in progress between the county collector, assessor, and attorney to attempt to iron out the tax payment issues plaguing...

Phelps

Phelps Health’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive benefits more than 200 families

Phelps Health’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive benefits more than 200 families

on 06 December 2019

Phelps Health teamed up with GRACE (Greater Rolla Area Charitable Enterprise) and Good Samaritan of the Ozarks this fall to provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 200 families in need...

S&T alumnus R. Tim Bradley to speak at Missouri S&T commencement Dec. 14

on 06 December 2019

R. Tim Bradley of Austin, Texas, retired president of Kinder Morgan C02 Co., will speak at two commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month. Bradley earned...

Missouri S&T to host Blasters Training Seminar in January 2020

Missouri S&T to host Blasters Training Seminar in January 2020

on 05 December 2019

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host a Blasters Training Seminar Jan. 8-10, 2020 at its Experimental Mine. Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine location will provide access to activities and...

Bourbon

New addition completed at the Bourbon City Park

New addition completed at the Bourbon City Park

on 04 December 2019

The Bourbon Park Board Commission met at 5:30 p.m. on November 14, 2019. The Park Board Commission members were updated on the big ideas for the Bourbon City Park that...

BHS ag students hoping bond issue will bring new building

BHS ag students hoping bond issue will bring new building

on 03 December 2019

Bourbon High School agriculture students could see some major improvements coming to the program, provided voters approve a no-tax increase bond issue in April. The $2.3 million measure will also...

Senior Center will be closed Thursday and Friday

on 27 November 2019

October and November birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated at the Bourbon Senior Meals and Activities Program on November 21. 2019. October birthdays were Dorothy Benthal and Randy Tyree. November birthdays...

State and Regional

Veteran public safety leader Zim Schwartze named Missouri Capitol Police Chief

06 December 2019

Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten today announced that Zim Schwartze has been named Chief of Missouri Capitol Police. Schwartze, a 28-year public safety veteran who is currently Director...

Missouri DHSS launches new online reporting system for adult abuse, neglect

05 December 2019

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has integrated a new online reporting system for mandated reporters to ensure all concerns of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of...

Missouri AMBER Alert system receives upgrade to streamline notification process

04 December 2019

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol has launched an upgraded Missouri AMBER Alert system that streamlines the process to get alerts to...

Outdoors

Most of 2019 was spent in the Missouri Ozarks

Most of 2019 was spent in the Missouri Ozarks

05 December 2019

By Bill Cooper Another great year in the outdoors has come and gone. With its passing comes new opportunities in the world of outdoor media. One of the grandest things...

MDC encourages birders to help with Audubon Christmas Bird Count

MDC encourages birders to help with Audubon Christmas Bird Count

04 December 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages experienced birders to become citizen scientists by helping with the National Audubon Society’s 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) between Dec. 14 and...

Those ducks had to come from somewhere else

04 December 2019

By Larry Dablemont Bolt and I loaded up the boat and headed for Truman Lake the day before Thanksgiving. Bolt is my big brown Labrador, the third or fourth greatest...

Entertainment

MU School of Visual Studies show coming to Rolla

04 December 2019

The University of Missouri’s School of Visual Studies (SVS) Art on the Move (AOM) Outreach Program presents SVS student, Alex Sapaugh in Rolla, on Friday, December 6 for a reception...

Auditions for 9-5 The Musical planned

07 November 2019

East Central College theatre is proud to announce auditions for their spring show, 9-5 The Musical with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and the book by Patricia Resnick, the...

Mound Ridge hosting fundraiser at Steelville winery

29 October 2019

On Friday, Nov. 8, Mound Ridge Mission and Retreat Center will be holding a community fundraiser at Peaceful Bend Winery starting at 6:30 pm. This event is to support the...

Letters to the Editor

‘Prosperity Gospel’ is a plague on our country

on 05 December 2019

Christmas, of course, celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. But you know what? Jesus did not come down here to set up a luxury resort, as some seem to believe....

Many helped to brighten Christmas

on 05 December 2019

The numbers are in! A total of 12,567 shoeboxes were processed through the Central Drop-Off in Rolla compared to last year’s count of 11,093 for Operation Christmas Child.

Smith needs to quit spewing nonsense

on 05 December 2019

First, I appreciate you for allowing others to express their beliefs and thoughts. Jason Smith’s weekly comments are so one-sided yet are placed in an editorial section every week.

Opinions

Economic freedom strong in Missouri

on 05 December 2019

By R.W. Hafer Missouri is the 16th most economically-free state in the union according to the just released 2019 edition of the Economic Freedom of North America. The report is...

The (silent) one percent

on 20 November 2019

By Matthew Evans What does it take to be in the one percent? Well, in our four counties (Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, & Texas) it takes a lot. In fact, to...

Broadband still elusive 50 years after Internet’s birth

on 07 November 2019

By Eric Bohl On October 29, historians and computer scientists celebrated the 50th birthday of the internet. On that day in 1969, the very first login to the internet occurred....