Youth livestock sales surpass $205,000

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic didn’t put much of a damper on Saturday’s Crawford County Youth in Ag Sale. Despite there being fewer animals offered than in 2019, and no bacon auctioned, the sale brought in $205,595.85 in gross sales, which was down just about $16,000 from last year’s sale at the Crawford County Fair.

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Authorities seeking information about cemetery vandalism

A historic cemetery in Bourbon was recently vandalized. Hill Cemetery located off Route 66 had 29 headstones knocked over or broken. In one instance, a plot had the bench seat removed and tossed at the headstone, shattering it.

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Crawford County up to 23 COVID-19 cases

There have now been 23 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Crawford County. According to numbers posted on the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) Facebook page on Monday, July 13, of those 23 cases, there are six active cases, 17 released from isolation, and two positive serology (antibody testing). There have been 1,789 negative results for COVID-19 tests.

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Aldermen raise concerns about park maintenance

At the July 7 Steelville City Council meeting, recently elected Alderman Duane DeRennaux provided an extensive report of issues found at the Community Park when he and counterpart Tamra Cape conducted a walk-through of the facility. The two were named by the mayor as the council members to sit on the parks committee.

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Class of 1950 reunites

Graduates from the class of 1950 celebrated the anniversary of their graduation 70 years later. Gathering at classmate Gail Underwood’s home in St. James on July 4, the group shared stories of their time together and the many years that have passed since their graduation.

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Cuba

Cuba teen crowned Miss Route 66 Summerfest

Cuba teen crowned Miss Route 66 Summerfest

on 15 July 2020

A Cuba teenager took one of two crowns that were awarded during the 26th Annual Route 66 Summerfest, which was held Friday and Saturday in Rolla. Kristin Leija was crowned...

Youth livestock sales surpass $205,000

Youth livestock sales surpass $205,000

on 14 July 2020

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic didn’t put much of a damper on Saturday’s Crawford County Youth in Ag Sale. Despite there being fewer animals offered than in 2019, and no bacon...

Sewers need $16 million in repairs

on 14 July 2020

The Cuba City Council received the final update on the sewer investigation done by MECO Engineering during the special meeting held July 8. Needed repairs could cost nearly $16 million.

Steelville

Aldermen raise concerns about park maintenance

Aldermen raise concerns about park maintenance

on 14 July 2020

At the July 7 Steelville City Council meeting, recently elected Alderman Duane DeRennaux provided an extensive report of issues found at the Community Park when he and counterpart Tamra Cape...

Public Works Supervisor provides report

on 13 July 2020

In his report on the utility department of the city of Steelville at the July 7 city council meeting, Public Works Supervisor Jason Evans talked about work underway, provided updates...

Council hears about potential paving projects

on 10 July 2020

Steelville Public Works Supervisor Jason Evans presented a proposed asphalt schedule for the current fiscal year at the city council meeting held on July 7. The schedule included groupings of...

St. James

City extends state of emergency order

on 15 July 2020

The St. James City Council has extended the local state of emergency order during Monday night’s meeting. The order gives the Mayor power to take measures to aid with the...

Council discuss budget amendment to fund SRO

on 15 July 2020

The St. James City Council is considering a budget amendment to help fund one School Resource Officer (SRO) to assist the St. James School District when it reopens in August....

Senior Center expanding always available menu and availability

on 15 July 2020

The St. James Senior Center is expanding its “always available” menu and time to eat at the facility. Now, meals will be served from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and...

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Crawford

Crawford County up to 23 COVID-19 cases

on 14 July 2020

There have now been 23 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Crawford County. According to numbers posted on the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) Facebook page on Monday, July 13, of...

CCSO conducts DWI enforcement

on 14 July 2020

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office participated in the statewide July 4 DWI enforcement campaign conducted July 2-6. During the enforcement effort, deputies made 64 traffic stops and issued a total...

Highway Patrol suspends driver’s license testing in Cuba, Steelville

on 14 July 2020

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced that it has suspended driver’s license testing at several area locations, including Cuba and Steelville, until fall.

Phelps

Public input is being accepted on Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan until July 31

on 15 July 2020

Public input is being accepted until July 31, 2020, on the Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The public survey is available on Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s website at http://www.meramecregion.org/surveys/.

Active cases of COVID-19 in Maries County down to zero

on 14 July 2020

COVID-19 cases experienced in Phelps and Maries counties leveled off this week, after a recent outbreak at Great Circle near St. James. The Phelps/Maries County Health Department announced after an...

COVID numbers continue to spike following Great Circle outbreak

on 08 July 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise after a recent outbreak in St. James. More than 40 cases in Phelps, Maries, Dent, Franklin, and Pulaski counties have been epidemiologically...

Bourbon

Authorities seeking information about cemetery vandalism

Authorities seeking information about cemetery vandalism

A historic cemetery in Bourbon was recently vandalized. Hill Cemetery located off Route 66 had 29 headstones knocked over or broken. In one instance, a plot had the bench seat...

Illinois man charged with burglary in Bourbon

An alleged thief was caught after a friend of the victim saw him carrying the stolen property to a car parked along Interstate 44. Anthony Dewayne Smith, 46, of Eldred,...

Woman arrested for alleged assault on deputies

A Bourbon woman faces three felony charges and two misdemeanor charges following an altercation with Crawford County deputies on Sunday, July 5.

State and Regional

Governor announces $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses

Governor announces $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses

15 July 2020

On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson announced $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses.

Missouri’s rate of opioid deaths decreasing

15 July 2020

Federal Opioid overdose deaths in 2019 decreased from 2018, marking the first year since 2015 that Missouri has experienced a decrease in opioid overdose deaths. The number of deaths due...

Heat wave could cause bumpy roads

Heat wave could cause bumpy roads

15 July 2020

Though not as dramatic as the name would imply, pavement “blow-ups” are the summer’s version of potholes, created by a combination of moisture, weakening pavement and temperatures consistently reaching 90...

Outdoors

Need hunter education? MDC offers options

14 July 2020

With hunting seasons coming up for deer, turkey, migratory birds, waterfowl, and other game, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missouri hunters who need hunter education to get it...

Missouri State Parks hosts Learn2 Aim archery and atlatl instruction

10 July 2020

Missouri State Parks invites the public to begin their archer journey by attending a hands-on instruction at Graham Cave and Knob Noster state parks. This program is for those who...

Staycations boosting the economy

Staycations boosting the economy

09 July 2020

By Bill Cooper The outdoor economy is not having the pandemic problems that are plaguing other industries. Airlines, car rentals, hotels and restaurants are hurting, while outdoor businesses such as...

Entertainment

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...

Vichy Fire Department to host whole hog sausage, chicken and dumpling dinner on Sunday, June 14

10 June 2020

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host a whole hog sausage and chicken and dumpling dinner on Sunday, June 14.

Letters to the Editor

Give your support to Medicaid expansion

on 09 July 2020

There is a very important vote for the August 4 primary election. There is a significant effort to defeat Medicaid expansion for the people of Missouri. The forces behind the...

We prayed to God and He gave us Trump

on 09 July 2020

I don’t know who Amanda (Mitchell) is but I know this about her. She is deluded by her political religion. Amanda, if you truly read the Bible with a discerning...

Do Democrats ever do anything wrong?

on 09 July 2020

Mr. Don Sellers wrote a wonderful letter to the editor last seek and how better could it be demonstrated then in the letter written by Amanda Mitchell. Ms. Mitchell talks...

Opinions

A simple question

on 09 July 2020

By Phill Brooks This column is prompted by a simple question asked of the governor at one of his news conferences. Missouri had reached a peak level of COVID-19 infections.

Wearing a mask is your patriotic duty

on 02 July 2020

Throughout the history of our country people have proudly stepped up when called into service during times of crisis. At no time was that more evident than during World War...

A tale of two states - rural and urban Missouri

on 28 June 2020

By Rik W. Hafer Missouri’s economy has lagged the national average for many years. Over the past two decades, only a handful of states have expanded at a slower rate....