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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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...

Marijuana manufacturer meets with Cuba council

on 27 October 2020

The Cuba Board of Alderman met with a representative from Justice Grown, the company which will be opening up a medical marijuana manufacturing operation in Barnett Industrial Park, during its...

Who is the lady on the ladder?

Who is the lady on the ladder?

on 23 October 2020

By Lori Malcolm for Viva Cuba Cuba brings its history to life with art. The town's murals attract visitors from around the world. It all started with an idea and...


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...

Vote now for your favorite scarecrow

Vote now for your favorite scarecrow

on 22 October 2020

Vote now to select your favorite Steelville scarecrow! Local businesses, organizations and individuals were invited to participate in a scarecrow contest this month – decorating and creating a display so...

St. James

City receives $25,000 grant to add bathroom at Forest City Trail

on 27 October 2020

The city of St. James has been awarded a $25,000 grant to add a new outdoor restroom at the trailhead of the Forest City Trail. The restroom will be constructed...

City issues guidance on nuisance ordinances

on 27 October 2020

Fall has arrived in the area and the city of St. James is advising residents to be aware of several ordinances that may affect them. The biggest thing to be...

Board approves graduation plan, other business

on 23 October 2020

Graduation for the 2020-21 school year has set for May 21, 2021 at 7 p.m. The St. James Board of Education agreed to again hold graduation outdoors at the football...


County considers Cuba for coroner’s office

on 27 October 2020

Crawford County Commissioners are considering options for a new coroner’s office and morgue. With the retirement of current Coroner Paul Hutson, who has offered his funeral home business to provide...

Health Department no longer giving COVID updates

on 27 October 2020

COVID-19 cases in Crawford County are now well over 600, with the state’s COVID dashboard reporting a total of 629 as of October 25. The Crawford County Health Department reported...

Leasburg man charged with assaulting LEO

on 22 October 2020

A Leasburg man faces three felony charges after allegedly pointing a shotgun at a Crawford County deputy and fighting with the law enforcement officer during the subsequent arrest attempt.


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...

Health department sees spike in Maries County

on 27 October 2020

The Phelps/Maries Health Department reported last week there has been a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Maries County, particularly near Vienna. Overall active cases continue to rise in both...

MSHP hosting Tip-A-Cop fundraiser

on 22 October 2020

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I will be hosting their final Tip-A-Cop fundraiser event for the year at Colton’s Steakhouse located at 1675 N. Bishop Ave. in Rolla, Missouri on...


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

Two state constitutional amendments will be on Nov. 2 ballot

27 October 2020

Missouri voters will have a say on two proposed amendments to the Missouri Constitution when they head to the polls on November 3. Amendment 1 would add new term limits...

Governor announces special session on supplemental budget to begin November 5

22 October 2020

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced a special session on a supplemental budget bill beginning Thursday, November 5.

New training standards for Missouri law enforcement officers approved on emergency basis and take effect Jan. 1, 2021

21 October 2020

New training standards that require annual continuing education training in de-escalation techniques and recognizing implicit bias for law enforcement officers have been approved on an emergency basis by Missouri Secretary...


Meramec and Onondaga Cave state parks host public meeting Nov. 6

23 October 2020

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational meeting at Meramec State Park on Friday, Nov. 6. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the visitor center....

Safari Club International in the forefront for hunters

22 October 2020

By Bill Cooper Safari Club International, based out of Dallas, Texas has led the fight to defend hunting and wildlife conservation worldwide for over 50 years. Consisting of 180 membership...

No water, no turkeys

22 October 2020

 By Larry Dablemont It is amazing to me what a drought we have gone through for two months throughout the Ozarks, after the high water from heavy rains in the...


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.

Vichy Fire Department to hold fried chicken dinner on Oct. 18

16 October 2020

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host its last dinner of 2020 – a fried chicken dinner on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Letters to the Editor

Follow our ancestors

on 16 October 2020

In response to Ellen Bowles and James Vokac letters. Nothing in your letters were the truth!

Let’s lesson the risk

on 16 October 2020

In the October 8 issue of the Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror, page 7A, there were two short articles about risks of traffic deaths. In these articles the Missouri Coalition for Roadway...

Vote your values

on 16 October 2020

How many of your children would you be willing to have killed in order to have good economic times? I assume none. Well then, how many of your friends' children...


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...

Revamped biotechnology oversight good for Missouri

on 01 October 2020

By Eric Bohl In recent years, Missouri has become the worldwide epicenter of biotechnology and animal sciences research. No other place on earth has as dense a concentration of scientific...