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

Flooding concerns, Georgia Pacific update heard by council

Flooding concerns, Georgia Pacific update heard by council

on 28 January 2020

Citizens participation dominated the discussion at the January 21 meeting of the Cuba City Council. People came forward to address the mayor and aldermen about flooding issues, medical marijuana, a...

CHS courtwarming activities planned for next week

on 28 January 2020

Cuba High School’s annual courtwarming basketball games and coronation ceremony are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, when the Wildcats host the Newburg Wolves. Activities at the high school are planned...

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....

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

Missouri Author’s Circle is holding writing workshop

on 28 January 2020

The Missouri Author’s Circle will be holding a writing workshop on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the James Memorial Public Library. Presenter Karen Smith, an author whose pen name is Karen...

Census surveys sent to citizens

on 28 January 2020

The city of St. James has sent out census surveys to a random group of citizens and requests they be filled out and returned as soon as possible. City Administrator...

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...

Crawford

New preliminary county flood map has Steelville stakeholders concerned

New preliminary county flood map has Steelville stakeholders concerned

on 28 January 2020

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...

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.

Phelps

Trial date set for former Rolla lawyer

on 28 January 2020

A trial date has been set for a former Rolla-based lawyer facing 22 counts of sexual assault. A Phelps County judge has set a March 1 jury trial for Brant...

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...

Bourbon

Cunningham and Wheeler reign over BHS homecoming

Cunningham and Wheeler reign over BHS homecoming

on 28 January 2020

Bourbon High School seniors Timmy Cunningham and Abigail Wheeler were crowned 2019-20 homecoming king and queen during a ceremony held in the BHS gym Saturday night between the Warhawks varsity...

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.

State and Regional

Call the right play: Plan ahead for Super Bowl weekend

28 January 2020

For the first time in 50 years, Missouri’s very own Kansas City Chiefs are Miami bound for Super Bowl LIV. As you cheer on your home team next weekend, the...

State house bill could reform criminal sentencing for minors

28 January 2020

By Skylar Webb, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Bobby Bostic wasn’t supposed to see freedom after his prison conviction at age 16 — his sentence was for more than two...

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...

Outdoors

Outdoor Vigilantes on Living the Dream Outdoors Radio

28 January 2020

By Bill Cooper Outdoor Vigilantes team member, Kody Lucas, of Edgar Springs, joined Living the Dream Outdoor Radio hosts Darrell Hindman and Bill Cooper on the show recently to discuss...

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...

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...