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.

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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.

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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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Edwards selected to serve vacancy on city council

Former city councilman Greg Edwards has been chosen by the St. James city council to fill a vacancy in Ward 2 left by Tracy Edwards who resigned last month.

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Rally supporters ask to allow the race to return in 2022

Supporters and organizers with the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood have presented a proposal to allow the return of the annual race in 2022 in Crawford County, but at least two commissioners are still not in favor of the event.

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Cuba

School board gives okay for preschool

on 30 November 2021

During its November 18 meeting, the Cuba School Board approved a motion to move forward with a new preschool program, which is scheduled to begin with the 2022-23 school year....

Council gets update on waterline projects

on 23 November 2021

During its meeting on November 16, the Cuba City Council received an update on a hydraulic study that has led to the planning of three major water line updates throughout...

Council puts street closure for Food Pantry on hold

on 22 November 2021

During its second meeting in September, the Cuba City Council approved a request from the Cuba Food Pantry to close Filmore Street one morning a month in order to unload...

Steelville

Steelville bike trails can be found on app

on 30 November 2021

With the grand opening of the Steelville Bike Park held at the beginning of November, many people are wanting to visit and check it out, but some are struggling a...

Council hears proposal for vet space at city pound

on 25 November 2021

Steelville City Council members revisited issues related to the City Pound at their November 15 meeting, with discussion becoming heated and accusatory at one point, and causing one participant to...

Chamber to host movie night

on 25 November 2021

The Steelville Area of Commerce will host a Kids Movie Night on Friday, December 10, at the Chamber Depot. This event will allow parents to do some kid-free shopping, or...

St. James

Flett family donates to Wreaths Across America

Flett family donates to Wreaths Across America

on 25 November 2021

Members of the Flett family donated $8,250 to the local chapter of Wreaths Across America on Wednesday, November 10. Funds were raised through the Second Annual Carol Flett for Veterans...

Chamber of Commerce has a new director

Chamber of Commerce has a new director

on 25 November 2021

Karen Hood has been named new Chamber of Commerce Director in St. James, taking over from Robin Ziegler who resigned to follow other passions. Simpson has experience in tourism and...

School district receives clean audit

on 24 November 2021

Auditor Ken Schultz, of Schultz, Wood, and Rapp Certified Public Accountants, spoke to the St. James Board of Education on Wednesday, November 17, reporting a clean audit for the school...

Crawford

County officials seek higher salaries

on 25 November 2021

Crawford County elected officials are still considering how to increase their salaries. A quorum of those who make up the Salary Commission met again on Wednesday, November 24, to talk...

County prosecutor announces several felony charges

on 23 November 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...

“Justice for Justin” sought by protestors in shooting death

“Justice for Justin” sought by protestors in shooting death

on 22 November 2021

A small group of organized protestors came to Steelville on Sunday afternoon to voice their concerns that no charges have been filed in the shooting death of Justin King. Initial...

Phelps

11th annual Thanksgiving food drive at Phelps Health helps GRACE families

11th annual Thanksgiving food drive at Phelps Health helps GRACE families

on 24 November 2021

Phelps Health is working with GRACE (Greater Rolla Area Charitable Enterprise) this fall to provide holiday meals to families in need.

Mid America Bank, First Community National Bank honored at 2020, 2021 Lenders of the Year at MRPC annual dinner

Mid America Bank, First Community National Bank honored at 2020, 2021 Lenders of the Year at MRPC annual dinner

on 24 November 2021

Mid America Bank and First Community National Bank were honored as the 2020 and 2021 Lenders of the Year by the Meramec Regional Development Corporation (MRDC) for their partnership efforts...

ECC Rolla Apprenticeship Program receives high praise during National Apprenticeship Week

ECC Rolla Apprenticeship Program receives high praise during National Apprenticeship Week

on 23 November 2021

The students enrolled in the Industrial Maintenance Specialization apprenticeship course at East Central College in Rolla have nothing but great things to say about their experience.

Bourbon

Bourbon School Board approves CSIP

on 30 November 2021

During its meeting on November 18, the Bourbon School Board approved a new Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) for the Crawford County R-1 School District. Superintendent Dr. Kyle Gibbs described...

Boosters donated Book Buddy books for November

Boosters donated Book Buddy books for November

on 24 November 2021

Alice Bremer of the Bourbon Booster Club shows off the November Book Buddy books recently donated by the organization to the Bourbon School Library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s...

BHS Beta Club and PAi team up for blood drive

BHS Beta Club and PAi team up for blood drive

on 18 November 2021

On Friday, November 5 the Bourbon High School Beta Club sponsored a Blood Drive in the high school gym. Bourbon High School has been hosting blood drives for over 19...

State and Regional

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...

Department of Natural Resources encourages mercury awareness and safety

23 November 2021

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is encouraging Missourians to be aware of what mercury is, as well as the contamination hazards and potential health risks from unsafe handling of...

Thanksgiving begins period of higher fire risk as more friends, relatives gather to celebrate the holidays this year

23 November 2021

More Missourians are expected to travel and gather together this year for larger Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations after a quieter holiday season in 2020 because of COVID-19. State Fire Marshal...

Outdoors

Missouri State Parks enthusiasts can share the love with a December gift card special

25 November 2021

Missouri State Parks enthusiasts can share their love for state parks and historic sites by taking advantage of the December gift card special. During the month of December, when purchasing...

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 187,967

25 November 2021

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 187,967 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 13-23. Of the...

Grouse are fun to hunt and great to eat

25 November 2021

By Larry Dablemont If you don’t see one close up, I don’t know that you would describe the male ruffed grouse as a beautiful bird. They are a little bit...

Entertainment

S&T choirs and symphony orchestra to perform new cantata December 5

22 November 2021

This December, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present the world premiere of “Da Vinci at the River,” a newly commissioned cantata for orchestra,...

‘Christmas in Killarney’ to offer holiday celebration the Irish way

17 November 2021

The national touring production of “Christmas in Killarney” will be performed at Missouri University of Science and Technology this December as part of S&T’s 2021-22 Campus Performing Arts Series.

Cedar Street Players announces the cast of ‘A Christmas Story’

09 November 2021

Area residents can celebrate Christmas with The Cedar Street Players’—Ozark Actors Theatre’s community theatre branch—production of “A Christmas Story” December 9-19.

Letters to the Editor

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...

Rural help coming

on 18 November 2021

The newly-passed infrastructure package approved by Congress last week promises to reach every corner of the country, and for rural America, funding for water and sewer, broadband internet, and electrical...

Ill-informed opinions

on 18 November 2021

U.S. Senator Hawley recently had an op-ed originally published in the “New York Times.” His criticism of past trade and financial policies is well founded. The Neo-liberals have created a...

Opinions

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...

Judicial correction of legislative gaffes

on 18 November 2021

By Phill Brooks A recent New York Times article about U.S. Supreme Court edits of wording mistakes reminded me about how Missouri's Supreme Court has dealt with legislative mistakes.