Area unemployment remained high in June

Area unemployment rates remained historically high in June but continued on a mostly downward trend since peaking in April when the coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of nonessential businesses. Initial monthly jobless claims also dropped.

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Bourbon School District announces reopening guidelines

The Bourbon School District released its reopening plan to parents on Tuesday. The following information was released:

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Cuba Elementary School reports COVID-19 case

Cuba School District Superintendent Jon Earnhart has reported that a student at Cuba Elementary School attending summer school classes has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Pool restricting occupancy due to COVID-19

Tiger Shark Waterpark in St. James is reducing the number of people allowed in the facility as area COVID-19 cases rise. For the safety of patrons, the number allowed inside the pool has been reduced from 200 to 130 for now.

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Livestock auction also helped fund memorial scholarship

The Crawford County agriculture community rallied around Jason Martin’s family once again at this year’s Youth in Ag show, which was held at the Interstate Regional Stockyard on July 19.

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Cuba

School, businesses report possible COVID exposures

on 04 August 2020

As COVID-19 cases in Crawford County continue to climb, four notices of potential public exposures have been made in Cuba over the past week. Two of those came from the...

Livestock auction also helped fund memorial scholarship

Livestock auction also helped fund memorial scholarship

on 31 July 2020

The Crawford County agriculture community rallied around Jason Martin’s family once again at this year’s Youth in Ag show, which was held at the Interstate Regional Stockyard on July 19.

Cuba Elementary School reports COVID-19 case

on 30 July 2020

Cuba School District Superintendent Jon Earnhart has reported that a student at Cuba Elementary School attending summer school classes has tested positive for COVID-19.

Steelville

School board chooses to offer traditional classes and virtual option, recommend masks

on 31 July 2020

Steelville School Board members held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 28 to make some decisions on how to move forward with plans for the 2020-21 school year. The nearly...

Council hears concerns about roaming dogs, flooding

on 28 July 2020

At the Steelville City Council meeting on Monday, July 22, Alderman Duane DeRennaux addressed the council about issues with dogs running loose in the city.

UPDATED - Steelville schools announce positive COVID-19 test

on 24 July 2020

The Steelville School District announced today (July 24) that an individual who attended a recent practice has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Mike Whittaker released the following statement:

St. James

Student registering for fall classes will have two options

on 04 August 2020

Online registration for the fall semester at St. James schools is underway and students will have two options when registering, in-person or virtual courses. The district is asking students to...

City cracking down on nuisance violations

on 04 August 2020

The city has begun steps to address nuisances throughout St. James after spending the past few years developing an ordinance to go after properties not complying with nuisance laws. In...

Kiwanis club raffling kayak

on 29 July 2020

The St. James Kiwanis Club are raffling off a kayak and tickets are on sale now. This is the second year the kayak raffle has been held, with the club...

Crawford

Randazzo wins race for circuit judge

on 05 August 2020

Five Republican candidates sought the judge’s seat in Division 2 of the 42nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds, and Wayne counties, on Tuesday. Mike Randazzo won the...

Vestal, Dake, Cummings win county races

on 04 August 2020

Crawford County voters chose to keep two current county officials in place at the August 4 Primary Election. A new coroner was also elected. The majority of local races were...

County sees spike In COVID-19 cases

on 04 August 2020

COVID-19 cases in Crawford County jumped from 33 to 58 in one week. Numbers reported by the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) on Monday, August 3, show an increase of...

Phelps

Primary sees most local offices filled

on 04 August 2020

Phelps County voters headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in the August Primary election, which determined several local seats and set the ballot for the November general election. District...

County had no COVID-19 cases from volleyball camp, 33 total cases from Great Circle outbreak

on 04 August 2020

The Phelps/Maries Health Department has announced there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Phelps and Maries counties related to the Licking Volleyball Camp exposure in Rolla July 16-18. The...

Missouri S&T wins $1.5 million award to create cutting-edge spectrometer

on 31 July 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology has received a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a new, state-of-the-art, rotational microwave spectrometer on its campus in Rolla.

Bourbon

Bourbon School District announces reopening guidelines

The Bourbon School District released its reopening plan to parents on Tuesday. The following information was released:

Bourbon sees slight drop in summer school enrollment

Summer school in Bourbon kicked off last week and saw a slight decline in enrollment due to concerns of a potential coronavirus outbreak. The school was expecting around 210 kids,...

Bourbon School Board weighing options for return

The Bourbon School Board met in an open session on July 16 to discuss the school’s plan to reopen in August. Although the board didn’t land on a definite plan,...

State and Regional

MDHEWD to host Return Strong Virtual Job Fair

04 August 2020

As part of the state’s Return Strong efforts to help Missourians skill up and get back to work, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development is hosting a...

Governor meets with K-12 administrators, educators to discuss school reopening plans

04 August 2020

As school districts continue to prepare for the upcoming school year, Governor Mike Parson met with school administrators and teachers from across the state to discuss their plans for this...

Department of Natural Resources loans available for energy improvements

04 August 2020

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting low-interest energy improvement loan applications. Public K-12 schools, public colleges and universities, local governments including municipal, county, regional and international airports,...

Outdoors

Grandson catches trophy Gasconade River smallmouth

Grandson catches trophy Gasconade River smallmouth

30 July 2020

By Bill Cooper I’ll never forget taking my nine-year-old grandson, Ronnie Cooper Austin, on a recent fishing trip to the Gasconade River near Vienna. I suspect Ronnie will long remember...

You should always carry Finland’s finest lure

30 July 2020

By Larry Dablemont If I had to pick a half-dozen lures to take with me all the time no matter where I intended to fish, one of them would no...

Bears on the move in Missouri, MDC encourages Be Bear Aware

24 July 2020

The black bear is one of the largest and heaviest wild mammals in Missouri with some reaching up to 500 pounds. It is also a long-distance roamer constantly in search...

Entertainment

Vichy Fire Department to hold carry out dinner on Sunday, August 9

04 August 2020

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host a grilled pork steaks and chicken and dumpling dinner on Sunday, Aug. 9.

Summerfest is July 10-11

07 July 2020

An entire gamut of activities is being planned for the 26th Annual Route 66 Summerfest event set for Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 in the Rolla Downtown Festival...

David Phelps to perform at the Meramec Music Theatre

02 July 2020

The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps, will be featured in Steelville, Missouri on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the Meramec Music Theatre. This exciting...

Letters to the Editor

Why does Cuba Senior Center remain closed?

on 30 July 2020

Why is the Cuba Senior Center staying closed? It is shut down tighter than a quarantined politician. No one knows (or not telling).

Invest in family, friends and personal health

on 30 July 2020

Just sharing my heart…COVID and the political divisiveness in this country are wearing people down emotionally and destroying the economy.

Auxier has what it takes to be commissioner

on 30 July 2020

Joey Auxier is qualified to be the next great Phelps County Commissioner. Eastern Phelps County must have a commissioner who understands the needs of Rolla, St. James and rural Phelps...

Opinions

The responsibility of all journalists

on 30 July 2020

By Phill Brooks As an emeritus faculty member of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, I feel compelled to offer some thoughts about the recent controversy involving the tweets...

America needs more meat processing options

on 24 July 2020

By Eric Bohl “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” This saying goes at least as far back as Don Quixote, written in 1615, and is probably much...

Tale of two hospitals shows impact of Medicaid expansion

on 16 July 2020

By Paul Taylor Consider this a tale of two hospitals. Four years ago, our health system was forced to shut down Ozark Community Hospital in Springfield. Two hundred employees lost...