Cuba teachers and students celebrate end of school year - PHOTO GALLERY

Cuba teachers gathered at Hood Park on May 19 to celebrate the end of the 2019-20 school year with students after not having seen each other in person for two months after in-person classes were suspended due to the ongoing pandemic. School staff lined the old racetrack at the park, while students and their parents drove through and waived at each other.

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Memorial Day observed in St. James

Members of the VFW Post 5608 held a short Memorial Day service in front of the Veterans Memorial at the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James. Members fired shots and played Taps in honor of passed veterans.

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Courts reopen but under social distancing and disinfection requirements

With courts slowly reopening after the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crawford County commissioners heard from Circuit Clerk Karen Harlan last week on plans being put into place to hear cases while still following requirements for social distancing.

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Cuba High School virtually awards local scholarships

Cuba High School awarded over $36,000 in local scholarships to the graduating class of 2020. The scholarship celebration was scheduled to take place on Friday, May 15 but was canceled due to social distancing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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School board hears about work plans, questions costs

Plans will move forward with the bidding process for the traffic flow and parking area in the front of the downtown campus of the Steelville Schools, but school board members expressed their discontent with costs that have been well over the estimates for the capital improvement projects funded through a no-tax-increase bond issue approved by voters in 2019.

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Cuba

Cuba teachers and students celebrate end of school year - PHOTO GALLERY

on 27 May 2020

Cuba teachers gathered at Hood Park on May 19 to celebrate the end of the 2019-20 school year with students after not having seen each other in person for two...

Council approves nuisance warrant, other ordinances

on 27 May 2020

After a several month delay due to the coronavirus, the Cuba City Council has finally passed an “administrative warrant” ordinance. Also during its meeting on May 19, the council made...

Cuba High School virtually awards local scholarships

Cuba High School virtually awards local scholarships

on 26 May 2020

Cuba High School awarded over $36,000 in local scholarships to the graduating class of 2020. The scholarship celebration was scheduled to take place on Friday, May 15 but was canceled...

Steelville

Four seek mayor’s seat in Steelville

Four seek mayor’s seat in Steelville

on 27 May 2020

Current Steelville Mayor Michael “Tiny” Keen faces three challengers in his bid for re-election. Voters will select the mayor for the next two years at the June 2 election, rescheduled...

School board hears about work plans, questions costs

School board hears about work plans, questions costs

on 27 May 2020

Plans will move forward with the bidding process for the traffic flow and parking area in the front of the downtown campus of the Steelville Schools, but school board members...

Chamber will host fireworks display for July 4

on 26 May 2020

There will be fireworks in Steelville for the Fourth of July, but the annual Freedom Fest will not take place as it has in the past. Steelville Area Chamber of...

St. James

Memorial Day observed in St. James

Memorial Day observed in St. James

on 27 May 2020

St. James American Legion Post 607 Commander Richard Doyle presented a wreath on behalf of the American Legion to the Veterans Park in Rolla on Monday. The wreath commemorated fallen...

St. James School District approves general obligation bond refunding

on 27 May 2020

During the month of May, the Board of Education of the St. James R-1 School District took advantage of the favorable municipal bond market to establish interest rates on two...

Board hears update on budget assumptions

on 26 May 2020

The St. James Board of Education heard from Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson, who gave an update on budget assumptions for the next school year during a meeting on Thursday, May...

Crawford

Courts reopen but under social distancing and disinfection requirements

Courts reopen but under social distancing and disinfection requirements

on 27 May 2020

With courts slowly reopening after the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crawford County commissioners heard from Circuit Clerk Karen Harlan last week on plans being put into place to...

First CCSO scholarship recipient graduates with honors

First CCSO scholarship recipient graduates with honors

on 22 May 2020

Crawford County Sheriff's Office employee Michael Moore has graduated from the Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Deputy Williams retires after almost 20 years of service

Deputy Williams retires after almost 20 years of service

on 22 May 2020

On May 13, Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman announced “with respect and gratitude” the retirement of Deputy Frank Williams from the Crawford County Sheriff's Office.

Phelps

Phelps Health patients, doctors share benefits of telehealth visits

Phelps Health patients, doctors share benefits of telehealth visits

on 27 May 2020

St. James resident John “Keith” Livingstone wanted to discuss a medication adjustment with his doctor, Rachelle Gorrell, DO, a family medicine physician and division chief of primary care with Phelps...

Missouri S&T alumnus named chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering

Missouri S&T alumnus named chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering

on 27 May 2020

Dr. David Bayless returns to Missouri University of Science and Technology on Jan. 1, 2021, as the new chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering. A 1987 Missouri S&T mechanical engineering...

Missouri S&T researchers work to develop simple test for breast cancer

on 23 May 2020

The American Cancer Society notes that detecting breast cancer early can lead to better outcomes, but current methods to detect cancer at its earliest stages can be invasive, uncomfortable and...

Bourbon

Bourbon School District voters to decide on $2.3 million bond issue

Voters in the Bourbon School District will decide on a $2.3 million no-tax-increase bond issue during the municipal election on Tuesday, June 2. The measure will require approval from four-sevenths...

BHS seniors cheered on during parade - PHOTO GALLERY

A parade for Bourbon High Schools seniors was held on Sunday. Seniors gathered in their vehicles at the Elementary School and drove throughout town and were greeted by a large...

Improvements being made on Pine Street

Improvements being made on Pine Street

The city of Bourbon has been busy for the past several months making improvements along Pine Street, installing new curb and gutter and replacing water lines, as part of a...

State and Regional

MSHP expands upgraded notification system to now include Blue Alerts

27 May 2020

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol has expanded its recently upgraded Missouri AMBER Alert System to include Blue Alerts.

Preliminary reports indicate six traffic fatalities, zero boating fatalities, two drownings over Memorial Day weekend

Preliminary reports indicate six traffic fatalities, zero boating fatalities, two drownings over Memorial Day weekend

27 May 2020

Six people died in traffic crashes over the 2020 Memorial Day weekend counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 22, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2020.

HHS announces  $165,385,000 distribution to nursing facilities impacted by COVID-19 in Missouri

23 May 2020

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it has begun distributing 502 payments totaling $165,385,000 to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in Missouri to help them...

Outdoors

Why can’t we keep the outdoors clean?

27 May 2020

By Larry Dablemont I believe that we all should give maximum effort to leaving the outdoors and the world around us as natural and as clean as possible. Why are...

Bedding bluegill offer fishing fun

Bedding bluegill offer fishing fun

27 May 2020

By Bill Cooper It’s happening now. The annual bluegill spawn has begun and offers one of the best opportunities of fishing fun for the calendar year. Bluegills spawn from mid-May...

Get hooked on fishing with MDC Free Fishing Days June 6 and 7

Get hooked on fishing with MDC Free Fishing Days June 6 and 7

20 May 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days June 6 and 7. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish...

Entertainment

ECC Theatre modifies plans for summer shows

27 May 2020

The East Central College Theatre Department is moving forward with tentative plans to present two summer productions — GRITS, and Church and State. A final decision regarding the shows will...

Leach Theatre delays start of 2020-21 CPAS season

23 May 2020

In the interest of public health and safety, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Leach Theatre has announced that its Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS) will be delayed until winter...

St. John’s UCC-Bem cancels spring picnic

20 May 2020

After 122 years the spring picnic at St. John’s UCC-Bem is canceled due to COVID-19. We regret that this must happen. We are looking forward to seeing you August 29.

Letters to the Editor

Become a CASA

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused abrupt changes in the lives of most everyone. The inability to see our friends and family, a strong desire to return to what we knew...

Panic or peace?

This article is not meant to scare you, but as the United States, and the world, are fighting a very serious pandemic, here is some food for thought. I first...

Fill out the census

As we navigate the current crisis let's not forget that the census opened on April 1. Missouri has a response rate of only 54.2 percent. Crawford County has a response...

Opinions

Remember our heroes

on 21 May 2020

Submitted by The American Legion National Headquarters Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran...

It’s time to move Missouri forward

on 21 May 2020

By Harold Selby Despite concerns over a Coronavirus-induced recession, the Show-Me state has plenty to look forward to. Thanks to the diligent work of 39 communities, local leaders, and our...

Wearing a mask is the best way to get back to ‘normal’

on 14 May 2020

With key state and federal elections looming in November, one would think our elected officials might want to take steps to make sure their economic reopening plans are not derailed...