Alderman wants $400,000 dedicated to street projects

During the January 18 meeting of the Cuba City Council, Alderman Kevin Copling announced he would like to see the city dedicate $400,000 toward street projects and a possible overpass. The council also discussed a review of voting wards using new census information.

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Speaks, Hilse reign at BHS homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

Seniors Kristian Speaks and Emelia Hilse were crowned king and queen at Bourbon High School’s homecoming Friday night. The Warhawks hosted Stoutland for the annual homecoming basketball games.

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School staff express concerns about COVID protocols

Twenty-six Steelville School District staff members signed and submitted a letter of concern that was read aloud at the school board meeting on January 20 during the public comment portion of the meeting.

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County sees big COVID increase

COVID cases continue to rise in Crawford County and more deaths have been added to the toll in the first few weeks of 2022.

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Board approves 2022-23 calendar

The St. James Board of Education heard an update on the 2022-23 calendar by Superintendent Tim Webster during the January 19 meeting of the board.

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Cuba

Council discusses new hiring, salary upgrade

on 25 January 2022

The city of Cuba may soon have a new “Property Management Specialist,” which could be an existing employee. Aldermen approved posted the job opening during their January 18 meeting.

Alderman wants $400,000 dedicated to street projects

on 24 January 2022

During the January 18 meeting of the Cuba City Council, Alderman Kevin Copling announced he would like to see the city dedicate $400,000 toward street projects and a possible overpass....

California men arrested with drugs

on 18 January 2022

Three California men face felony charges in Crawford County after attempting to evade law enforcement on Interstate 44 on New Year’s Day. The three were traveling in two separate cars...

Steelville

Elementary students honored for high academics, good character

Elementary students honored for high academics, good character

on 27 January 2022

Four Steelville Elementary School students were recognized at the January school board meeting for their selection as Student of the Quarter for the second quarter. One student was unable to...

Ambulance district employees honored

Ambulance district employees honored

on 27 January 2022

Three employees with the Steelville Ambulance District have been recognized for their contributions over the past year. Staff members (from left) Jackson Ambrose and Colby Hemby were voted EMTs of...

School staff express concerns about COVID protocols

on 26 January 2022

Twenty-six Steelville School District staff members signed and submitted a letter of concern that was read aloud at the school board meeting on January 20 during the public comment portion...

St. James

St. James students make All-Conference Band

on 27 January 2022

St. James had 17 students make the 2022 Four Rivers All-Conference Band, which performed a concert last weekend at Union High School.

Spaces still available for Daddy Daughter Dance

on 27 January 2022

Spaces remain for those wanting to participate in the Daddy Daughter Dance scheduled for Saturday, February 5. The dance is being put on by the St. James Parks and Recreation...

Harlan updates board on A+ program

on 26 January 2022

During last week’s January school board meeting, John F. Hodge High School Assistant Principal Greg Harlan updated the St. James Board of Education on the A+ program, which helps qualified...

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Crawford

County sees big COVID increase

on 25 January 2022

COVID cases continue to rise in Crawford County and more deaths have been added to the toll in the first few weeks of 2022.

Burglary charges filed for New Year’s break-in

on 20 January 2022

A homeless couple with local ties face charges for burglary and property damage after allegedly attempting to enter a Crawford County residence without permission on January 1.

August primary filing dates announced

on 20 January 2022

Filing dates for those seeking county and state offices in the August 2 Primary Election have been announced. A wide range of positions will be up for reelection, including six...

Phelps

Quilt donated to Phelps Health recognizing National Quilt Day

Quilt donated to Phelps Health recognizing National Quilt Day

on 27 January 2022

The Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild (PPQG) revealed this year’s baby quilt being donated to Phelps Health Hospital for the first baby born at Phelps Health on National Quilt Day....

Phelps Health honored by Department of Defense

Phelps Health honored by Department of Defense

on 26 January 2022

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Karen Clover, BSN, CNML, Supervisor at Phelps Health, was honored with an ESGR...

DHSS investigating Legionnaires’ disease cases possibly linked to Phelps County hospital

on 25 January 2022

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is investigating four cases of Legionnaires’ disease among previously hospitalized patients at Phelps Health in Rolla. The first case occurred in...

Bourbon

School board honors BETA club members

School board honors BETA club members

on 27 January 2022

During its meeting on January 21, the Bourbon School District Board of Education honored several BETA club members for the outstanding work they did during the recent state convention.

Speaks, Hilse reign at BHS homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

Speaks, Hilse reign at BHS homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY

on 26 January 2022

Seniors Kristian Speaks and Emelia Hilse were crowned king and queen at Bourbon High School’s homecoming Friday night. The Warhawks hosted Stoutland for the annual homecoming basketball games. Hilse is...

Coldwell Banker-Reeves makes book donation

Coldwell Banker-Reeves makes book donation

on 19 January 2022

Corey Lawrence of Coldwell Banker-Reeves shows off the December Book Buddy books recently donated by the business to the Bourbon Elementary School Library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers...

State and Regional

Area unemployment rates remained low in December

25 January 2022

Unemployment rates throughout the region remained low in December, although several counties reported increases in joblessness. Locally, Crawford County’s rate increased last month, but the rate in Phelps County was...

Tax Form 1099-G available online for individuals who received unemployment benefits from Missouri in 2021

24 January 2022

Individuals who received unemployment benefits from Missouri in 2021 can now view, print and download their 1099-G tax form online at uinteract.labor.mo.gov.

Federal medical team headed to St. Louis to assist hospital staff following state request  

22 January 2022

On Friday, Governor Mike Parson announced a specialized medical team of U.S. military personnel, which includes doctors and nurses, is being deployed to the St. Louis region to support hospital...

Outdoors

A special place to remember a better time

27 January 2022

By Larry Dablemont What I would like to leave behind me when I am gone and forgotten, originated in a dream from 30 years ago. That is when I began...

Learn maple sugaring at MDC’s Rockwoods Reservation with multiple programs in February

27 January 2022

What makes winter so special for maple lovers? For about six weeks, from mid-January to the end of February, nature cooks up its own sweet delights within sugar maple trees...

Kansas City National Fishing Expo was a success

27 January 2022

By Bill Cooper There is no off season for fishing, but it does slow down for some folks during cold weather. Many like to learn more about their sport during...

Entertainment

‘Monsterbet’ exhibit coming to ECC Art Gallery

27 January 2022

The East Central College Art Gallery will present “Monsterbet: An Aberrant Abecedarius,” a solo exhibition of oil and mixed media paintings by California-based artist Heidi Brueckner.

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt exhibit on final tour

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt exhibit on final tour

26 January 2022

Quilt blocks representing St. Louis and communities across the state are featured in the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt, which will be on display for a final stop in the St. Louis...

Missouri 4-H Foundation accepting scholarship applications

24 January 2022

The Missouri 4-H Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from current or former Missouri 4-H members pursuing postsecondary study. Applications are due March 1, 2022.

Letters to the Editor

Proposed bill denies local control

on 27 January 2022

RE: HB 1474, Also known as the Parents Bill of Rights itemizes parents’ rights within their local public school districts. Section 161.814 itemizes what parents’ responsibility is to their students...

Transit concealed carry must be denied

on 20 January 2022

The Missouri 2022 Legislative Session is underway, and two bills have been introduced that would allow individuals with conceal/carry permits to have firearms on public transit buses, vans, trains and...

The faulty gospel of Don

on 20 January 2022

Don, just because people disagree with others does not make either side right or wrong, just different.

Opinions

The profound change in Missouri's Legislature

on 27 January 2022

By Phill Brooks This column is prompted by a question from a long-time statehouse observer as to why Missouri's legislature has become so divided. My answer involved the number of...

Building community wealth with social capital

on 27 January 2022

By Sarah Hultine MassengaleCounty Engagement Specialist in Community Economic Development It’s a bit past the holidays, but let’s talk a minute about the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. If we only...

Getting public records shouldn’t be expensive

on 20 January 2022

Should Missouri taxpayers have to pay exorbitant fees to get copies of records that are open to the public? Governor Mike Parson thinks so.