Members elect directors, make other decisions at sweltering Crawford Electric annual meeting

Despite sweltering temperatures, more than 700 Crawford Electric consumer-members and guests participated in the 79th annual meeting of the cooperative on Wednesday, September 11.

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Investigation into man's death following police altercation concludes

The St. James Police Department has concluded its investigation following the arrest of 84-year-old Eugene Bartle, who was injured in a confrontation with police and had to be taken to a local hospital for his injuries. Bartle later died from a pre-existing condition, according to police.

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‘Back the Blue’ Missouri license plate unveiled

Law enforcement officials and lawmakers came together last Tuesday to unveil a new license plate that will give Missourians an opportunity to show their support for the men and women who protect and serve.

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City seeing improvements made to Old Route 66

Cuba is getting new pavement work on Old Route 66 all the way through town.

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Program provides work experience opportunities for students

Ben Martin is the new Pre-ETS Specialist for Crawford, Phelps, Dent, Maries and Pulaski counties. This program, offered through the University of Missouri, provides Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to Missouri public school students with disabilities.

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Cuba

Unwanted bats to be evicted from Recklein Auditorium

on 20 September 2019

There are bats in the belfry at Recklein Auditorium – or above the ceiling, anyway. Cuba City Clerk Christine Nash informed city councilmen at a meeting this week that bats...

Council agrees to commit $1,000 for residential culvert work promised in 2005

on 20 September 2019

The Cuba City Council will contribute $1,000 toward a street project on Prospect Avenue, but that’s all that the city will do. Acting upon a Street Committee recommendation and honoring...

Couple finds themselves caught up in Amazon phone scam

on 20 September 2019

When you get a random phone call from someone you don’t know, talking about something you know nothing about and asking for your personal information, it’s almost sure to be...

Steelville

Steelville man charged with city, county thefts

Steelville man charged with city, county thefts

on 17 September 2019

It looks like social media helped nab a car thief in the area last week, with a post shared about a car stolen from Steelville generating responses that it had...

Steelville City Council Notes: August 2019

Steelville City Council Notes: August 2019

on 16 September 2019

City council members for the city of Steelville met three times in August. The first two were regularly scheduled meetings, and the third took the place of the first Monday...

Shutter Bugs III comes to Gallery Zeke

on 11 September 2019

The Steelville Arts Council is hosting “Shutter Bugs III,” a photography exhibit, at Gallery Zeke this month. The show is open from September 12 to 28. This exhibit features a...

St. James

Gardeners present donation to FFA

Gardeners present donation to FFA

on 20 September 2019

The Gardeners of the Forest City presented the St. James FFA a donation of $500 for their assistance in caring for the downtown planters. Taking part in the presentation were...

VFW Post awarded All American Post

VFW Post awarded All American Post

on 20 September 2019

The St. James VFW Post 5608 has been recognized as an All-American Post, having raised its membership by 125 percent and having members participate in VFW programs. Post Commander Nathan...

Council discusses limiting parking on St. Ann Street

on 20 September 2019

On Monday night, the St. James City Council heard a request from St. James Police Chief Ron Jones and Public Works Director Lyle Thomas for no parking signs to be...

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Crawford

Crawford County Fair receives grant from Grinnell Mutual

on 18 September 2019

Five fairground improvement projects will receive a total of $7,000 in grants through Grinnell Mutual’s Fairground Facelift initiative. The annual promotion gives county fairgrounds in Grinnell Mutual’s writing territory a...

England chosen to be permanent director at 911 CenCom

England chosen to be permanent director at 911 CenCom

on 13 September 2019

After serving seven months as the interim director for Crawford County 911 Emergency Services, Brad England can now scratch off the interim part of his title. England was made permanent...

Charges filed against Sullivan man for assaulting his mother

Charges filed against Sullivan man for assaulting his mother

on 12 September 2019

A Sullivan man has been charged with assaulting his mother and a police officer on August 11.

Phelps

Genealogical Society to meet on Sept. 22

on 18 September 2019

The Phelps County Genealogical Society will present “How DNA Reveals Your Genetic Heritage” with guest speaker David Westenberg, Associate Professor Biological Sciences at Missouri S&T, on Sunday, September 22 at...

Apply to speak at Missouri S&T’S fourth TEDx Talk in April

Apply to speak at Missouri S&T’S fourth TEDx Talk in April

on 17 September 2019

Speaker applications are open for the TEDx event on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus this spring. Missouri S&T will host TEDxMissouriS&T on Thursday, April 23, 2020, in...

Missouri Preservation Announces 2019 Places in Peril

on 16 September 2019

Missouri Preservation has announced its 2019 Places in Peril list. Places in Peril is an annual list of endangered historic places in the state of Missouri, and it includes the...

Bourbon

Bourbon mourns sudden death of Mayor Skaggs

on 17 September 2019

Bourbon Mayor Danny Skaggs passed away suddenly last Thursday, casting a sad and somber tone for last weekend’s annual downtown Fall Festival, BBQ Contest and Car Show. Mayor Skaggs passed...

Boosters make Book Buzz donation

on 18 September 2019

Alice Bremer and Mary Heywood of the Bourbon Boosters show off the September Book Buzz books recently donated by the organization to the Bourbon school library as part of Three...

Tennessee man steals Jeep to move to Missouri

Tennessee man steals Jeep to move to Missouri

on 12 September 2019

Vehicle theft charges have been filed against a Tennessee man who told police he’d stolen the Jeep to get away from a life of stealing and drugs in his home...

State and Regional

Ashcroft highlights National Voter Registration Month

19 September 2019

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is encouraging Missourians to register to vote or verify their registration during National Voter Registration Month this September.

‘Back the Blue’ Missouri license plate unveiled

‘Back the Blue’ Missouri license plate unveiled

19 September 2019

Law enforcement officials and lawmakers came together last Tuesday to unveil a new license plate that will give Missourians an opportunity to show their support for the men and women...

Mayfield appointed to Missouri Lottery Commission

19 September 2019

Governor Mike Parson recently announced appointments to various boards and commissions, including one that went to an area resident.Lance Mayfield, of Viburnum, was appointed to the State Lottery Commission.

Outdoors

MDC says quail and pheasant numbers steady despite rough start

MDC says quail and pheasant numbers steady despite rough start

20 September 2019

With quail and pheasant-hunting season starting Nov. 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises hunters that quail and pheasant production appears better than expected despite harsh conditions last winter...

MDC and East Central College offer class on cooking with venison Oct. 26

19 September 2019

Deer hunters go through many steps to prepare for a hunt, from checking tree stands, to sighting in firearms, to reviewing trail cam footage, to picking their favorite scent blocker....

Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park 
Oct. 6

18 September 2019

Are you an avid and artistic photographer looking for a new and unique subject? Then look no further than Onondaga Cave State Park. Join a member of the Onondaga Friends...

Entertainment

Doe Run opens mines for free tours during Old Miners Days

19 September 2019

On Oct. 4-6, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) and the Viburnum community will celebrate the region’s mining history at the 33rd Annual Old Miners Days festival. The event includes...

Hello, Dolly! at the Fox Theatre October 1-13

18 September 2019

Producer Scott Rudin announced the cast for the second year of the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Carolee Carmello in the iconic...

Give Cuba something to crow about!

17 September 2019

To help celebrate fall and add to the excitement of the 58th Cuba Fest, the Cuba Fest Committee would like to have scarecrows all around town, greeting travelers on Historic...

Letters to the Editor

MoFB must help fight climate change

on 12 September 2019

In a recent commentary by Eric Bohl, of the Missouri From Bureau, he describes the work of the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group. Their report is to include how to...

Outside residents shouldn’t be taxed

on 12 September 2019

Recently, the city of St. James proposed an amendment to be on the ballot for its residents to vote on an internet purchase sales tax. The city will use the...

Election collusion came from God

on 29 August 2019

Fellow US citizens, Every day, we hear about the big collusion concerning the 2016 Presidential Election.

Opinions

Local newspapers are still most trusted news source

on 19 September 2019

A new newspaper survey from the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is out and should not be surprising to you, a newspaper reader. People still love their community newspaper and they...

Things must change along Yadkin Creek

on 12 September 2019

It’s not uncommon for governments at all levels to be reactionary when it comes to a wide range of problems, rather than working to keep bad things from happening in...

Making the case against tariffs

on 05 September 2019

By Robert Singer and Maryann Townsend To the relief of business and the financial markets, President Trump delayed indefinitely the imposition of increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of imported...