County park and bike trail projects proposed

Steelville area resident Rob Viehman spoke to Crawford County Commissioners at their meeting on November 23, offering a couple of suggestions for improvements to local outdoor recreation opportunities.


Vienna special waste collection diverts six tons of recyclable material from landfill

Meramec Regional Planning Commission, with funding from the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD), gathered 6 tons of electronics and appliances at the Oct. 2 collection, held in Vienna.


CHS student honored for saving friend’s life

Cuba High School student Jaden Huggins still isn’t sure what happened when he wrecked his truck back in April. One thing he is sure about, however, is that if his friend and classmate Trenton Martin hadn’t acted quickly, things might have been much worse.


Veterans Day ceremony held at MMT

Steelville Middle School students presented a musical program directed by Shelley Beers on Friday, November 12 to show appreciation to local veterans, active military and spouses.


New bike store opens in Bourbon

Area biking enthusiasts has been patiently waiting for Bourbon Cyclery to open and their wishes came true on November 9.


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City buys land to address drainage problem

on 07 December 2021

The Cuba City Council, during a special closed session held on November 30, approved a motion to purchase approximately three acres of land on the southeast end of town in...

Museum offering free ornaments

Museum offering free ornaments

on 03 December 2021

As the year comes to an end, the Crawford County Historical Society Museum is celebrating with an exhibit of holiday trees. Each tree is meticulously decorated with vintage and antique...

2021 has been a good year for the Cuba Lions Club

2021 has been a good year for the Cuba Lions Club

on 03 December 2021

The Cuba Lions Club appreciates everyone in the community who has supported the Lions in 2021.


Steelville Schools could start wrestling program

on 07 December 2021

There might be a new sport offered in the Steelville School District in the near future. The school board heard a presentation on the opportunity to add a wrestling program...

Journey to Bethlehem will travel Main Street

on 07 December 2021

Everyone is welcome to participate in a special event to celebrate the Christmas season in Steelville. The Steelville Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring a “Las Posadas (The Inns)” or “Journey to...

Masons present $4,350 to help students in need

Masons present $4,350 to help students in need

on 03 December 2021

Steelville Masons with the Lebanon Masonic Lodge No. 77 presented a check for $4,350 from the Masonic Home of Missouri to school personnel last week.

St. James

Sign up for winter activities now open

on 07 December 2021

The St. James Parks and Recreation Department has several new and returning youth programs beginning in January and those interested can sign up now. The parks department is hoping to...

Boulware announces resignation from city council

on 06 December 2021

St. James Ward 1 City Councilman Joe Boulware has announced he will be resigning from his seat in April, finishing the remainder of the first year of a two-year term....

Tiger Trot raises money for students

on 03 December 2021

The first annual Tiger Trot, aimed at raising money to provide St. James R-1 students with gifts for the holidays, was held on Saturday. Pleasant weather brought out a large...


Commission says no to rally

on 07 December 2021

Crawford County Commissioners have denied pleas from rally racing supporters to reinstate the race in portions of the county for 2022. Organizers and proponents of the Rally in the 100...

Pavement repair to close one lane of Interstate 44

on 06 December 2021

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) maintenance crews will repair pavement along the shoulders of Interstate 44 in Crawford County this week.

Collector’s and Assessor’s office will be closed on December 24, 31

on 03 December 2021

• Taxpayers should plan ahead to make payments on time All Crawford County offices will be closed for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, including the Assessor’s and Collector’s offices....


County COVID-19 cases continue to rise quickly

on 07 December 2021

Active COVID-19 cases in Phelps County continue to rise quickly and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has announced the first case of COVID-19 caused by the...

Missouri S&T child care center open house is Dec. 14

on 07 December 2021

The local community is invited to attend an open house for Missouri University of Science and Technology’s new Child Development Center this December. The new center will offer child care...

Final Missouri S&T lecture in Missouri Bicentennial focuses on state’s most famous military leaders

on 03 December 2021

Missouri’s most famous military leaders – three generals who played prominent roles in the 20th century’s two world wars – are the subjects of the final talk of a Missouri...


Prior drug offender arrested with meth

on 03 December 2021

A man who tried to run from police and allegedly dropped some drugs along the way was caught and charged with two felonies as a result of the November 16...

Paramount hosting food/toy drive with Santa

on 02 December 2021

Paramount Apparel International will be hosting a visit with Santa and canned goods/toy drive on Saturday, December 11.

Dinner being held for senior citizens

on 01 December 2021

By Alice Bremer The Bourbon Booster Club Members will be dishing up Christmas Cheer on Sunday December 5 as they hold their annual dinner for senior citizens.

State and Regional

Governor recommends wage increases for all state employees to strengthen workforce recruitment and retention 

07 December 2021

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that he will recommend a 5.5 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and $15 per hour minimum base pay standard for all state employees across...

Governor's trade mission to Israel and Greece postponed 

30 November 2021

Governor Mike Parson's international trade mission to Israel and Greece has been postponed due to recent travel restrictions. Efforts to reschedule the trade mission are underway, additional details will be...

Governor to embark on trade mission

25 November 2021

From December 2 through December 11, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Israel and Greece for a third international Trade Mission. Israel and Greece are...


MDC and the World Bird Sanctuary present virtual All About Eagles school programs December 13 and 14

07 December 2021

Thousands of bald eagles are flocking to Missouri to join our resident eagles this time of year. That makes now the perfect time for teachers to help their students learn...

Join MDC for online venison burger and sausage making class on Dec. 7

02 December 2021

Locally-sourced foods have become more popular than ever. If you’re a successful deer hunter, you’ve already taken the first step in procuring healthy, naturally-sourced protein. After the shot is fired...

A gentlemanly sort of outdoorsman

02 December 2021

By Larry Dablemont Back about the end of October I spent a day and fishing with a lady. I recommend that very thing for all you grizzled old veteran outdoorsmen,...


OAT holding breakfast with Santa on Saturday

03 December 2021

Ozark Actor’s Theatre will be hosting a special Breakfast with Santa on Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at The Cedar Street Playhouse, which is located at 701 Cedar Street...

Missouri S&T choirs, wind symphony, jazz ensembles to perform holiday concert Dec. 12

02 December 2021

Missouri S&T’s arts, languages and philosophy department will present its annual holiday concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Tour returns to the Fox

01 December 2021

As audiences and families begin flocking back to theaters across the globe, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will fly...

Letters to the Editor

More misleading statements

on 02 December 2021

Jason Smith's recent missive again contains misleading statements supported by untruths. Whoever wrote the missive seems to be confusing Trump's tax plan with the Build Back Better plan.

Aughh, help!

on 02 December 2021

Still think the Dems and Biden were a good idea? We are being governed by a bunch of heathen (no sign of morality) narcissistic (everything about them) socialists, communists, freedom...

Faulty thinking

on 25 November 2021

One of the most influential thinkers of the 19th century was Friedrich Nietzsche. He is famous for his dictum, “If I think that God does not exist, then there is...


Why the least known freedom in the First Amendment could be the most important, and the threatened

on 02 December 2021

By Gene Policinski Many of the nation’s founders considered petition to be the most important First Amendment freedom, believing it would protect the rest of the Bill of Rights and...

Nation’s supply chain problems are impacting farmers across Missouri

on 25 November 2021

By Garrett Hawkins I’m a notoriously last-minute Christmas shopper, but I come by it honestly. Growing up, I remember riding to Clinton with my dad on Christmas Eve after doing...

WKRP lessons for Missouri

on 25 November 2021

By Phill Brooks The ten deaths at a packed Houston, Texas, concert crowd raised powerful and haunting memories for me from an episode of an old TV series more than...