R-3 School District looks at plans for downtown campus

The Steelville School District is considering options to update the downtown campus. Facilities needs have been a high priority for the school board, with discussions on the topic ongoing over the past several years, especially related to a new transportation department building and on what to do with the old middle school building.

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New treasurer says county didn’t prepare for her takeover

New Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes took office on January 1. Sikes approached the county commission at a meeting on January 8 with a list of problems she had encountered since moving into the courthouse, along with some issues she had noted while working with the previous treasurer in an attempt to learn about the office.

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Birthday trip to Michigan helped achieve ‘Steelhead Dreams’

If you are a fly fisherman, you probably have a short list of species you’d like to catch (other than rainbow and brown trout). I knocked redfish off my list last summer, but it was a steelhead trip to Michigan in December that was a highlight of 2018 for me.

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Council moves forward with allowing chickens in the city

The St. James City Council voted to move forward with an ordinance that would allow residents to own and house chickens within the city limits.

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Gibbs signs to run for Army West Point

Steelville High School senior Allie Gibbs has dreamed of attending the United States Military Academy at West Point for years. Her dream came true Friday when she officially signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the U.S. Army Black Knights.

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Cuba

Cuba School Board debates mobile app tailored for district’s needs

on 21 January 2019

With social media and smartphones becoming increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, the Crawford County R-2 Board of Education has looked at using a “one-stop shop” to handle the entire...

Man found asleep in woman’s home is arrested for stolen van

Man found asleep in woman’s home is arrested for stolen van

on 15 January 2019

A St. James man caught naked in a Cuba woman’s bed was later arrested after police discovered he was driving a stolen vehicle. He now faces charges in Crawford County...

Cuba man charged for two burglaries

Cuba man charged for two burglaries

on 15 January 2019

Burglary charges have been filed against a Cuba man for breaking into two local businesses on December 19, 2018. Cory Nathan Laney, 34, stands charged with two counts of class...

Steelville

SPD Chief asks to replace officer moved to SRO position

SPD Chief asks to replace officer moved to SRO position

on 21 January 2019

Steelville Police Chief Mike Sherman has asked again about filling the patrolman’s position vacated when the School Resource Officer position was created in the fall. The Steelville City Council and...

Candidates set for April election

on 18 January 2019

Voters at the polls in April will make decisions about whom they wish to serve on several local boards. Tuesday, January 15 was the last day to file, and several...

Resale shop thief found with meth

Resale shop thief found with meth

on 15 January 2019

After he was caught stealing from a Steelville thrift store, a local man was found with meth and charged with possession. Dalton Miles Quinton, 21, of Steelville, faces the charge...

St. James

Jan Adams is January's artist of the month at Senior Center

Jan Adams is January's artist of the month at Senior Center

on 18 January 2019

This month’s St. James Senior Center artist being spotlighted is Jan Adams. The retired teacher will have her tapestries hanging on the wall in the dining hall throughout the month...

Council sets rates for net metering program

on 18 January 2019

The St. James City Council met on Monday, January 14 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:• Approved an ordinance that set rates on...

St. James Tire and Auto makes December Book Buzz donation

on 18 January 2019

Lincoln Hale (left) shows off the November Book Buzz books and Jaxon Hale (right) shows off the December Book Buzz books that St. James Tire & Auto recently donated to...

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Crawford

Contract awarded to Capital Paving and Construction to resurface the outer road in Crawford County

Contract awarded to Capital Paving and Construction to resurface the outer road in Crawford County

on 17 January 2019

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a contract to resurface the Interstate 44 Outer Road in Crawford County. Capital Paving and Construction was awarded the contract after submitting...

Extension Council election begins

on 16 January 2019

The names of six persons are on the January ballot for election of University of Missouri County Extension Council members. Council Chair Dana Richter said six county residents will be...

Crawford County Commission Notes: December 2018

Crawford County Commission Notes: December 2018

on 14 January 2019

Crawford County Commissioners met each week in December to discuss business for the county.

Phelps

CASA volunteers make huge differences for foster kids

on 18 January 2019

There are few times in our lives when we, as individuals, can actually make significant differences in the lives of children. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of South Central Missouri...

Weather spotter class being offered

on 17 January 2019

A weather spotter class will be offered to the public on Wednesday, January 30 on the Missouri University of Technology (Missouri S&T) campus. The class is sponsored by Phelps County...

Rolla resident wins $2.9 million

on 17 January 2019

It was a family affair when Linda Ragland claimed a $2.9 million Lotto jackpot on Dec. 27 at Missouri Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City. After matching all six numbers drawn...

Bourbon

Search for new Bourbon Schools superintendent is over

Search for new Bourbon Schools superintendent is over

on 21 January 2019

Dr. Kyle Gibbs has been hired by the Bourbon School Board as the new superintendent of the Crawford County R-I School District. He will assume duties as superintendent of schools...

Rustic Acres residents ask for roadwork

Rustic Acres residents ask for roadwork

on 18 January 2019

Two residents of Rustic Acres questioned county road maintenance in their area at the Crawford County Commission meeting on January 15. Joan King and Carol Hofstetter asked why only certain...

Meeting being held January 18

on 15 January 2019

The next Onondaga Friends Association meeting is Friday January 18 at 6 p.m. at the State Park Visitor Center. This will be their Annual Meeting and get together.

State and Regional

Congressman Jason Smith announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

19 January 2019

Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) announced the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is now accepting entries from high school students across southeast and south central Missouri.

MDC, MoDOT invite schools to fight litter through trashcan decorating contest

18 January 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me...

Governor’s proposed budget funds education, bridge repairs, workforce development

18 January 2019

By Madison McVan, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — After several years in which lawmakers have targeted higher education spending, core funding for Missouri’s colleges and universities would hold steady under Gov....

Outdoors

MDC test results reveal more deer with deadly CWD

MDC test results reveal more deer with deadly CWD

17 January 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports 28 more deer from 11 Missouri counties have been found to have chronic wasting disease (CWD). This brings the number of cases of...

Deer was most likely a pet, not sick

Deer was most likely a pet, not sick

17 January 2019

Common sense isn’t used much anymore. I was recently involved in something of a comedy that could have used a little common sense. It happened just after the gun deer...

Apply online for MDC spring managed turkey hunts starting Feb. 1

16 January 2019

Missouri youth, archery, and firearms turkey hunters can apply online for 2019 spring turkey managed hunts Feb. 1 - 28 through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) website at mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts....

Entertainment

OAT announces new managing director

OAT announces new managing director

18 January 2019

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director A.S. Freeman are thrilled to announce that longtime Rolla resident Laura Light has joined the staff as the company’s managing director.

Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to the Fox Theatre

01 January 2019

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is proud to present the St. Louis engagement of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Fabulous Fox from January 29...

Meet a royal chef at the Working Women’s Show being held February 23 in St. Charles

11 December 2018

Darren McGrady, chef to Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Princes William and Harry for 15 years, will be the featured speaker on the Main Stage at the Working Women’s Show...

Letters to the Editor

Missouri could benefit from more food manufacturing

on 17 January 2019

A new study soon to be released by the University of Missouri and agriculture industry partners including Missouri Farm Bureau finds that Missouri has the capability to grow the impact...

Children are a gift

on 17 January 2019

January 19, 2019 is the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to make abortion legal in the United States of America.

Marketing misleads

on 09 January 2019

Food marketing claims have always stretched the truth. How many “miracle cures” or “superfoods” have been pitched to us over the years? But some recent trends are taking dishonest marketing...

Opinions

Pot will keep rolling through

on 17 January 2019

When Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol find 130 pounds of marijuana in a van they stopped on I-44, it’s hard not to think about our country’s ongoing debate...

The art of compromise

on 09 January 2019

By Phill Brooks Members of Congress and the U.S. president might want to look to Missouri for lessons about the consequences of holding a government budget hostage to achieve a...

Presidential attacks on Fed are nothing new

on 09 January 2019

By Rik W. Hafer and Howard J. Wall Chairman Jerome Powell delivered expected news following the Federal Reserve’s December, 2018 meeting: The benchmark policy rate—the Federal funds rate—would be raised...