CHS ‘Odyssey’ team takes 20th during worldwide competition

A six-student team from Cuba High School finished 20th at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Iowa late last month. The group qualified for the competition after taking first in Missouri.

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Equipment for new SROs among $100,000 in funding approved for sheriff’s office

The Crawford County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund (LERF) Board met on Tuesday, June 7, and approved funding for nearly $100,000 in requests from Sheriff Darin Layman.

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SMTS could add loop from St. James to Rolla

Representatives from Southeast Missouri Transportation Service (SMTS) and Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) recently presented plans to the St. James city council on adding two new loops to the transportation service, one of which would provide service to and from St. James to Rolla.

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Steelville Arts Council hosts 12th annual Plein Air event - PHOTO GALLERY

Steelville Arts Council has held 12 Plein Air events thus far and it just keeps getting better and better. The artists continue to improve their outdoor painting skills, and it shows in their work. And the community of Steelville continues to show their support throughout the week.

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Life House opens youth center

Life House Youth Center (LHYC), which has been providing free activities for children ages 10 to 17 in Sullivan since 2017, has opened a new location in Cuba.

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Cuba

Cuba woman killed in head-on collision

on 22 June 2022

A local woman died Tuesday afternoon after being involved in a head-on collision on Highway 19 south of Cuba.

R-2 superintendent resigns

on 22 June 2022

Less than a year after settling into his new position as Cuba School District Superintendent, Dr. Curt Graves announced last week that the school board has accepted his resignation. The...

Interim comptroller is taking conservative budget approach

on 21 June 2022

The city of Cuba may be looking to rein in some spending as it heads into a new budget year on July 1. Interim Comptroller Tonya Farace told city council...

Steelville

Freedom Fest is July 4

on 24 June 2022

Freedom Fest 2022 will be held on Monday, July 4, at the Steelville City Park. The annual Independence Day celebration is sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Steelville schools earn perfect score on bus inspections

Steelville schools earn perfect score on bus inspections

on 22 June 2022

The Steelville School District has received a 100 percent score on bus inspections conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Plein Air works on display at Gallery Zeke

on 22 June 2022

“In the Open Air” is currently on display at Gallery Zeke.

St. James

Mayor proclaims CNA week

Mayor proclaims CNA week

on 24 June 2022

Mayor Rick Krawiecki signed a proclamation recognizing June 16-23 as National Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) week. On June 16 he also celebrated the contributions of CNAs working at the St....

Lift Station 2 work complete

on 23 June 2022

Work on Lift Station #2 has been completed, with the city finishing the last punch list items and installing new fencing at the facility. Public Works Director Lyle Thomas said...

Chatman raises donations for Russell House

Chatman raises donations for Russell House

on 23 June 2022

St. James resident Jennie Chatman spent April and May raising donations for the Rolla Russell House, delivering a truckload of items to the facility on June 9. Chatman held several...

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Crawford

New county park sign donated

New county park sign donated

on 23 June 2022

A long overdue replacement sign was recently installed at the county access area at Birds Nest Park.

Law enforcement, hospital earn state award

on 23 June 2022

Five law enforcement agencies and one medical facility in Crawford County have received a Community Partner Award for their help with the Missouri Attorney General’s SAFE Kits Initiative.

Cuba teen charged with assault involving AR-15

Cuba teen charged with assault involving AR-15

on 22 June 2022

A Cuba man stands charged with five felonies after reportedly assaulting another man at a Steelville river access area and threatening the victim with a firearm.

Phelps

Missouri S&T field laboratory continues to expand learning opportunities

on 23 June 2022

Staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s biological resource site, the Ozark Research Field Station, have already hosted several summer classes this semester, covering topics such as field biology,...

MRPC is offering lead-based paint hazard control program

on 23 June 2022

Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) recently received funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address childhood lead poisoning in the Meramec Region. During the...

Rolla Job Center partners with Emery Sapp to offer CDL apprenticeship program

on 22 June 2022

The Rolla Job Center has partnered with Emery Sapp to host a CDL apprenticeship registration event on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., providing paid training...

Bourbon

Bourbon Bread and Coffee Saloon opening new patio

Bourbon Bread and Coffee Saloon opening new patio

Bourbon Bread and Coffee Saloon celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month and announced the construction of a new outside patio and stage.

Birthdays, Father’s Day celebrated at Bourbon Senior Meals Program

Annabelle Bailey and Virgie Simmerman were honored for their birthdays at the Bourbon Senior Meals Program. All fathers attending the meals program on June 17 were honored with a small...

Summer Theatre Academy coming to Bourbon

Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT), which is headquartered in Rolla, has announced that it will bring its Summer Theatre Academy to Bourbon next month.

State and Regional

Request for Public Input: Community Revitalization Grant Program Draft Guidelines and Survey Now Available

28 June 2022

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is requesting public feedback on its proposed Community Revitalization Grant Program, funded via the State of Missouri’s share of the American Rescue Plan Act...

Missouri Chamber, Gov. Mike Parson reveal statewide, business-led focus on crime

28 June 2022

Missouri’s business community is calling for action on crime. During events in Kansas City and St. Louis, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed the groundbreaking Safer Missouri, Stronger...

Governor signs proclamation to end elective abortions in Missouri in response to U.S. Supreme Court decision 

24 June 2022

Today, in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation giving legal effect to Section 188.017 RSMo and activating the...

Outdoors

Want to become a conservation agent? MDC taking applications in July for next agent training academy

28 June 2022

Interested in a healthy, rewarding, outdoor career to help protect and manage wildlife resources for future generations? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is currently recruiting and accepting online applications...

Learn how to make a basic cane pole for fishing with MDC at virtual class June 28

23 June 2022

There’s no better way to get back to the basics of fishing than using an old-fashioned cane pole. No high-tech graphite rods, no fancy spin-casting reels, just the fundamentals of...

MDC reminds people to celebrate safely this summer

23 June 2022

As people celebrate this summer, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds everyone to be careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire.

Entertainment

OAT to present 'Mamma Mia!'

23 June 2022

Ozark Actors Theatre is proud to present MAMMA MIA! with Sarah Smith and Taylor Lewis as the charming mother-daughter duo leading this production.

‘Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play’ brings Christmas in July to ECC Theatre

15 June 2022

The East Central College Theatre Department will be celebrating “Christmas in July” with its summer production of “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play.”

BCBA to host 5th Annual Swap Meet & Car Show on Saturday

06 June 2022

The Belle Community Betterment Association is excited to be back for the 5th Annual Swap Meet & Extravaganza & Car Show on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 8 a.m.- 4...

Letters to the Editor

Here for our patients

on 16 June 2022

To Our Patients and Community: The partnership between physicians and their patients is one built on confidence, mutual respect and honesty. When patients find physicians they value, these relationships are...

Good question: Where is the money going

on 10 June 2022

When I started reading Gary Hoover’s letter to the editor last week, I thought he was talking about Beamer Lane. We have also asked the road district to work on...

Modern day fake news

on 10 June 2022

It should come as no surprise that history is replete with examples of fake news but the question is why would a person or group of people want to create...

Opinions

Road complainers still deserve good service

on 24 June 2022

Complaints about county roads are nothing new, but they’ve taken on a life of their own in Crawford County recently. The lead paragraph in a story published in this week’s...

Five big anniversaries in June that defined our First Amendment rights

on 24 June 2022

By the Freedom Forum Institute June, when the Supreme Court wraps up its term each year, is often a big month for rulings with significant impact. Here are five times...

A free GIS service should be provided

on 16 June 2022

A Crawford County citizen attended a recent meeting of the county commission and raised a good point about having public access to the GIS (geographic information system). Taxpayers fund it,...