Masons celebrating 175th anniversary

Steelville’s Lebanon Lodge will hold a community-wide open house on Sunday, October 10, to commemorate 175 years of freemasonry in the town. This organization is well-known for its charitable contributions to the local area.

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Fall Festival featured parade, crowning, car show and more - PHOTO GALLERY

The annual Bourbon Fall Festival, sponsored by the Bourbon Boosters, returned last Friday featuring a parade, a host of activities, a special dedication ceremony, and the crowning of the 2021 Junior Miss on Friday.

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Steelville MTB provides update to council

Aldermen heard an update from the Steelville Mountain Biking Trail Building Collective during the Steelville City Council meeting on Monday, September 20.

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Tutterrow’s art featured at museum

The Crawford County Historical Society Museum has a fall lineup of local artists and exhibits to celebrate Cuba’s art community. Now showing is a collection of wildlife themed work by Glen Tutterrow.

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Cuba

Cuba couple publishes children’s book, plans more

Cuba couple publishes children’s book, plans more

on 14 October 2021

K.J. and Rhonda Koppelmann are not only educators, but also students and they are happy to share what they learned during a trip to Africa through a children’s book they...

Council approves hiring of two new police officers

on 13 October 2021

During its meeting on October 5, the Cuba City Council unanimously approved hiring two new police officers to replace two that recently resigned after accepting other jobs. Aldermen also approved...

Gipson, Bristow crowned CHS homecoming royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

Gipson, Bristow crowned CHS homecoming royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

on 13 October 2021

Cuba High School seniors Conner Gipson and Debra Bristow reigned over Cuba High School Friday evening after being crowned the 2021 homecoming king and queen. They were crowned during a...

Steelville

City looks to address nuisance properties

on 13 October 2021

The city of Steelville is looking to crack down on nuisance violations and Police Chief Mike Sherman is working to update city ordinances to make the process more effective. At...

Spectrum lines still a safety concern in Steelville

on 12 October 2021

The city of Steelville plans to send a letter threatening to terminate its agreement to allow Spectrum Mid-America, LLC (formerly Charter Communications) to utilize city utility poles for their lines...

Large trash pick-up is October 27

on 08 October 2021

Steelville’s citywide fall large trash pick-up will be on Wednesday, October 27. Two bulk items are allowed per house.

St. James

Apple butter sales to benefit scholarship

on 15 October 2021

The Gardeners of the Forest City recently spent October 3 and October 4 making apple butter at Huffman’s Flowers of the Field to sell at local St. James businesses.

Band continues season with strong showing at Ozarko

Band continues season with strong showing at Ozarko

on 14 October 2021

The Red Regiment Marching Band had another strong showing at the Ozarko Marching Festival, held on Saturday, October 9, taking second place overall in combined class finals, as well as...

Portell to hold book signing at library

Portell to hold book signing at library

on 13 October 2021

Local author Carey Portell will be at the James Memorial Public Library on Thursday, October 21. She will speak about her new book “Facing Life Head On” as well as...

Crawford

County receives $2.3 million in ARPA funds

on 12 October 2021

Crawford County has received the first half of $4.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and applications to utilize that funding will be handled through the Meramec Regional...

Impact 100 give $35,000 to four local non-profits

on 07 October 2021

Impact 100 Crawford County held its annual awards banquet at Recklein Auditorium in Cuba on September 22 and presented a total of $35,000 to four Crawford County non-profit organizations. Since...

Numerous felony charges filed by PA

on 07 October 2021

The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has filed felony charges against the following people. Each person is presumed innocent of the charges until proven guilty in a court of competent...

Phelps

Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for October 23

on 14 October 2021

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, an annual event aimed at fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association, is set for next Saturday, October 23. Each year, the event is held in more...

Old Iron Works brings large crowd to park - PHOTO GALLERY

on 13 October 2021

Thousands came out to Maramec Spring Park to celebrate the 42nd annual Old Iron Works Festival on Saturday. Celebrating life in the 1800s, the event was a nostalgic look at...

New MRI system brings artificial intelligence to Phelps Health

New MRI system brings artificial intelligence to Phelps Health

on 13 October 2021

A larger opening. A shorter scan time. Less noise. Better image quality. These are some of the features of a new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system now available to patients...

Bourbon

DNR awards $50,000 wastewater grant to Bourbon 

on 12 October 2021

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Clean Water Engineering Report Grant to the city of Bourbon to evaluate its wastewater system. The grant offers funding to...

Bourbon coffee shop gets new owners

Bourbon coffee shop gets new owners

on 08 October 2021

A local couple has purchased Jo’s Coffee Shack and Shave & Flave in Bourbon. They hope to be able to expand the business into Cuba.

Warhawk Athletic Boosters hosting chili contest

on 07 October 2021

The Bourbon Warhawk Athletic Booster Club will be holding its Third Annual Chili Cook-Off from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 16.

State and Regional

Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill is October 21

15 October 2021

Registration is open for the 2021 Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Oct. 21. More than 320,000 people are already registered for this year’s ShakeOut drill, which is...

MSHP seeking applicants for recruit class

13 October 2021

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing...

MSHP says watch for deer

13 October 2021

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which...

Outdoors

Nothing beats a good, sharp knife in your pocket

15 October 2021

By Larry Dablemont I found an old pocket knife the other day, fairly rusty, and with part of the handle gone. It had three blades, but one was broken. If...

Writers group gathers for conference at Lebanon

15 October 2021

By Bill Cooper The Missouri Outdoor Communicators recently held their 2021 Annual Conference at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Missouri. Lebanon has three times been named to Outdoor Life’s...

No matter the storm, rejoice and be glad about the day

07 October 2021

By Larry Dablemont I awakened early on Saturday morning, two hours before first light, and fixed myself a cup of coffee… before going out on my screened porch in the...

Entertainment

Leach Theatre announces 2021-22 season

24 September 2021

Leach Theatre’s 30th season will open with a one-man show about former president Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency. The 2021-22 Campus Performing Arts Series will feature a mix of...

ECC Film and Lecture Series to present ‘Crip Camp’ and guest speaker on September 17

16 September 2021

The East Central College Film and Lecture Series will present the award-winning documentary “Crip Camp” Friday, Sept. 17, to kick off its 2021-2022 series.

Vichy Fire Department plans Eighth Annual Leroy Tipton Memorial Tractor Cruise on September 12

07 September 2021

The Vichy Fire Dept. will host the Eighth Annual Leroy Tipton Memorial Tractor Cruise on September 12, 2021, at the Vichy Community Park.

Letters to the Editor

Sound familiar?

on 15 October 2021

If anyone wishes to learn about Communism or Marxism, he would be well advised to read The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn who lived under the communist government of Joseph Stalin....

No laughing matter

on 07 October 2021

Often I find humor in Ray Plank’s letters...but not this time. And it’s not because it is aimed at me, but rather, because it makes light of what I believe...

Now flying the Union Jack

on 30 September 2021

Will my troubles never end? Now I found out that this great country of ours was founded on a sinful act.

Opinions

Farmers committed to caring for land, water

on 15 October 2021

By Garrett Hawkins My sons farm thousands of acres, or at least that is what they say when they have their farm toys set up in our basement. They love...

Four First Amendment cases to watch this Supreme Court term

on 15 October 2021

By David L. Hudson Jr. The Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, which officially began on the first Monday of the month, promises to be an eventful one for those concerned...

Mourning loss of a major state leader, Jim Mathewson

on 07 October 2021

By Phill Brooks Missouri has lost one of the most influential Senate leaders in at least the past half century. It would be difficult to exaggerate the accomplishments of Jim...