Campos, Hancock are crowned CHS royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

Cuba High School seniors Adal Campos and Maddie Hancock were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday before the Wildcats football team took the field against Father Tolton Catholic High School. Cuba won the game 43-14.

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School board hears COVID updates

The October meeting of the Steelville School Board, held on Thursday, October 15, included discussion on several topics that were connected to COVID-19 concerns. School personnel talked about restrictions to sporting events, current quarantine numbers, parent-teacher conferences, a Halloween event and more—all with the ongoing pandemic dictating changes in how situations are handled.

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Eastern Star donates $2,000 to school ‘Needs’ program

Several members of the local Order of the Eastern Star and Cuba Masonic Lodge visited the Cuba schools on October 15 to make a donation to the Cuba High Needs program. The group presented a $2,000 check in support of the program.

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City discusses MoDOT speed limit request

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) made a request to the city of St. James to adjust speed limits coming into town. During the October 13 meeting of the St. James City Council, the council voiced their concerns about the proposal, which was designed to stagger the speeds coming into the city limits.

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NHS holds induction ceremony

On Thursday evening, October 15, Steelville High School inducted 18 new members of the National Honor Society, utilizing Zoom for those who were not physically present. Current President Abigale Ireland officiated the ceremony. 

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Cuba

Running the Rails on Route 66 draws about 175 participants - PHOTO GALLERY

on 30 October 2020

After being canceled in the spring due to the pandemic, the annual Running the Rails on Route 66 fun run was held this past Saturday in Cuba.

Peoples Bank makes donation to All Aboard Learning Center

Peoples Bank makes donation to All Aboard Learning Center

on 29 October 2020

Jim Barnett III, of Peoples Bank, presents a $10,000 donation to Teresa Switzer, director of All Aboard Learning Center, to help fund the Center’s ongoing operations.

School district rejects DESE antigen test plan

on 27 October 2020

The Cuba Board of Education met on October 22 and Superintendent Jon Earnhart informed the board of an opportunity to receive rapid COVID-19 antigen tests through the Missouri Department of...

Steelville

Award winning artists enjoy an autumn stay in Steelville

Award winning artists enjoy an autumn stay in Steelville

on 29 October 2020

By Mary Young, member STARCO Plein Air committee Through the Artists in Residence program, the Steelville Arts Council provides an opportunity for artists to have a lovely place to stay...

SMS has 26 quarantined for COVID exposure

on 27 October 2020

Steelville Middle School has three staff members and 23 students quarantined after another staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 ends SHS volleyball season

on 22 October 2020

After someone of the Steelville High School volleyball team tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week, the entire Lady Cardinals squad was put into quarantine and forced cancel the...

St. James

2020 Marks Centennial of Maramec Spring Park land purchase

2020 Marks Centennial of Maramec Spring Park land purchase

on 29 October 2020

Lucy Wortham James purchased the property that Maramec Spring Park sits on November 1, 1920, meaning the 100th anniversary of that event will be Monday.

Council discusses several items of business

on 28 October 2020

On Tuesday, October 13, the St. James City Council held discussion on a variety of items of business, including changes to the city’s annexation ordinance, and entering a contract with...

Chamber raffle calendars on sale now

on 28 October 2020

The St. James Chamber of Commerce will again be selling raffle calendars to raise money for next year’s Grape and Fall Festival Concert. This year, the Chamber will be drawing...

Crawford

Impact 100 decides on $30,000 in local grants

Impact 100 decides on $30,000 in local grants

on 30 October 2020

Although Impact 100 Crawford County wasn’t able to host its annual event this year due to the ongoing pandemic, the group met virtually and awarded six $5,000 grants to non-profit...

General Election is Tuesday

on 29 October 2020

Voters will select a president and vice president at the polls next Tuesday. In Missouri, we will also choose a governor. And, in Crawford County, a District #2 commissioner.

Boast facing Tarnowski for District #2 Commissioner

on 29 October 2020

Two men are seeking the seat for District #2 Commissioner in Crawford County, with voters to make the choice of who will sit at the commissioner’s table during the November...

Phelps

Phelps Health launches new online gift shop

on 30 October 2020

Sending a gift to a family member, friend or loved one at Phelps Health Hospital has become even more convenient.The Phelps Health Auxiliary and Volunteer Services recently launched a new...

November general election in next Tuesday

on 29 October 2020

Phelps County voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to select a president and vice president, along with a governor for Missouri. In Phelps County, voters will also choose...

Ballard named 2020 Engineering Manager of the Year

Ballard named 2020 Engineering Manager of the Year

on 27 October 2020

The American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) has named retired Army Lt. Gen. Joe Ballard, an alumnus of Missouri University of Science and Technology, its 2020 Engineering Manager of the...

Bourbon

Shots fired lead to felony charges for Bourbon man

on 27 October 2020

The man who allegedly fired shots at another person outside of Bourbon last week is in jail. The 21-year-old has been charged with three felonies and is being held on...

St. Louis man charged with attempted rape in Bourbon

on 22 October 2020

A St. Louis man stands charged with attempted rape in Crawford County after an incident that took place on October 7 in Bourbon.

Bus driver’s COVID case leads to changes in Bourbon routes

on 20 October 2020

The Bourbon School District announced Monday that is was making numerous changes to its bus routes after six of its transportation department staff members have been forced into quarantine due...

State and Regional

End of daylight saving time is chance to test smoke alarms, change batteries or install new smoke alarms in your home 

End of daylight saving time is chance to test smoke alarms, change batteries or install new smoke alarms in your home 

29 October 2020

In a year during which Missourians have focusing on health and safety, State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging Missourians to take some simple steps to make their homes and...

Supreme Court of Missouri recognizes Judge Megan Seay for contributions to Administration of Justice

29 October 2020

Missouri Chief Justice George W. Draper III recognized Judge Megan Seay from the 42nd Circuit for participating in the judicial transfer program in the last fiscal year during a ceremony...

Public gives MSHP 93.9 percent approval rating

Public gives MSHP 93.9 percent approval rating

28 October 2020

According to the recent public opinion survey the Missouri State Highway Patrol is fulfilling its mission of service and protection. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway...

Outdoors

MDC shares important information for deer hunting

30 October 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that deer numbers are increasing in much of the state and that trend should contribute to an increase in the number of deer...

Learning from a great bushy-tailed teacher

30 October 2020

By Larry Dablemont Years ago when I was younger and a limit of squirrels seemed much more important than it does today, I was quietly sneaking along a creek bottom...

Small food plats can be big dividends

30 October 2020

By Bill Cooper Food plots have become a mania among deer hunters. It seems that everyone who deer hunts and has access to land, owned or leased, is into planting...

Entertainment

ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

28 October 2020

Join the East Central College Theatre Department on campus for a chilling theatrical experience featuring storytelling and surprises. Tales from the Shadows is a unique outdoor event that includes a...

OAT Radio Show planned for October 29-30, November 6-7

21 October 2020

The Cedar Street Players, the Community Theatre branch of Ozark Actors Theatre’s, are pleased to present the ​OAT Radio Show,​ October 29, and 30, and November 6 and 7. This...

Missouri S&T theatre to host virtual ‘choose your own adventure’ play

16 October 2020

Students of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present a two-part interactive Zoom play this October that allows attendees to create their own stories.

Letters to the Editor

Be civil before, during and after the election

on 30 October 2020

Discussion and debate has always been a part of rural America.

Vote yes on 3

on 30 October 2020

Missouri voters should vote yes on Amendment 3. A yes vote is a chance to correct a mistake made two years ago, but more importantly, a yes vote is necessary...

Democrats upset at alteration of time

on 30 October 2020

(Satire – 2020) Prominent Democrats have joined in their condemnation of the White House, over its projected plan to alter the nation’s timekeeping just two days before the presidential election...

Opinions

Better angels of our nature

on 30 October 2020

By Phill Brooks Before proceeding with this column, I want you to think about what you've read, seen or heard from the candidates running for state office during this campaign...

Like it or not, it is time for action

on 16 October 2020

By Rik Hafer Whoever wins the upcoming presidential election, whichever party takes control of the House and Senate, our elected officials will face a formidable task. Obviously they will face...

Getting flu shot more important than ever

on 09 October 2020

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center “It’s September, and I’ve already had my flu shot.” If you want to know how important it is to get the flu...