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

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...

Duffel bags, hygiene supplies delivered

Duffel bags, hygiene supplies delivered

on 12 February 2020

Totes for Tots and Teens delivered 30 duffel bags and hygiene supply kits to the Cuba CASA office, which shares them with four other offices in their District. Ann Mullen...

Officer shot, suspect killed during domestic disturbance

on 11 February 2020

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.

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

Senior Beta Club makes 15 blankets for senior citizens

Senior Beta Club makes 15 blankets for senior citizens

on 13 February 2020

By Jadyn Chirico The Saint James Beta Club, a group of students at the high school that focus on leadership and community service, recently held a blanket drive. Senior Beta’s...

City hears citizen’s concerns

on 13 February 2020

The St. James City Council met on Monday, February 10 but did not have enough members for a quorum and could not vote on any matters on the agenda. They...

Registration for Race to End ALZ is now open

on 13 February 2020

The Second Annual Race to End Alzheimer’s 5K will be held on Saturday, April 11, and registration is open to those wanting to participate in this year’s event. The event...

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

Missouri S&T to host Graduate Student Recruitment Day 

on 13 February 2020

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host its first Graduate Student Recruitment Day on Saturday, March 7. The informational event...

Mobile Vet Center coming to Rolla Thursday

on 12 February 2020

The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and the Columbia Vet Center are teaming up to provide area Veterans with services such as Veterans Health Administration enrollment, and counseling for...

Phelps County PHA receives clean audit

on 11 February 2020

The Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) received an unmodified audit report from Hochschild, Bloom and Company, LLP for the period ending June 30, 2019. An unmodified audit report occurs...

Bourbon

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....

Meet the candidate night being held

on 11 February 2020

By Alice Bremer The Bourbon Boosters met at the Community Center on February 4 for the first meeting of 2020. Election of officers was held and all were re-elected to...

Eikermann among ATSU students who give back to community with ‘Warm Up Kirksville’ event

Eikermann among ATSU students who give back to community with ‘Warm Up Kirksville’ event

on 07 February 2020

By Jason Hunsicker, social media & public relations manager at ATSU On a cold, blustery Saturday morning, A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) student Nathan Boys, OMS II,...

State and Regional

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...

Women and children might soon be eligible for fresh produce voucher program

17 February 2020

By MADISON CZOPEKWomen, infants and children in low-income families could soon have access to vouchers that can be exchanged for fresh produce at select farmers markets. Rep. Martha Stevens' bill,...

Lawmakers consider easing access to mental health care for teens who are on their own

17 February 2020

By MADISON CZOPEKA bill that would make it possible for minors aged 16 and 17 who live on their own to sign up for mental health care received support in...

Outdoors

MDC encourages public to Be Bear Aware this spring

18 February 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) estimates that Missouri is home to about 540 - 840 black bears with most being in the southern part of the state. As spring...

Expert warns of feral hog 'explosion' in Missouri

17 February 2020

By Seth Bodine, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Michael Bodenchuk believes Missouri should be bracing for a “pig bomb.”

Anglers getting ready for March 1 trout opener

14 February 2020

March 1 marks the annual opening of catch-and-keep trout fishing in Missouri at the state’s four trout parks: Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Licking, Roaring...

Entertainment

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...

Acclaimed pianist to perform at ECC

12 February 2020

Pianist Lindsay Garritson will perform Friday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. at East Central College Hanson Hall 105.

399th Army Band to join S&T band for free concert on Sunday, February 16

11 February 2020

Members from the 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will join the Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for a free concert this...

Letters to the Editor

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...

Oaths require a guilty verdict

on 06 February 2020

We have just witnessed the complete capitulation of the Senate Republican leadership to the Trump lawlessness. I do remember when the Republican Party was a party of strong conservatism, coupled...

Opinions

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...

Don’t let special interests control our local libraries

on 05 February 2020

An area library official recently expressed concern about Missouri House Bill 2044, otherwise known as the “Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act.” The bill should concern everyone, especially parents, as...