Firebirds will be on display at Cuba Fest

The I-55 Firebirds are thrilled to be a small part of the Cuba Fest event in Cuba that will be held October 15-16. Centered in Troy, Illinois, our car club does a lot of events and cruises to unite folks together.


Hometown deputy is now Steelville’s SRO

Steelville’s new School Resource Officer is a 13-year graduate of the school district he is now serving, having spent his entire public school career from kindergarten through 12th grade there.


Phelps Health offers the world’s smallest pacemakers

Phelps Health today announced that it is offering the world’s smallest pacemakers, the Micra™ VR and Micra™ AV Transcatheter Pacing Systems (TPS), to patients in south-central Missouri.


Pickleball court construction nearing completion

Gary and Linda Underwood, of the Underwood Foundation, met with Mayor Rick Krawiecki on Friday morning, providing an update on the construction of new pickleball courts in downtown St. James.


Commission hears complaints on board appointments

After a couple of months of turmoil over appointments to the Board of Trustees for Crawford County Library District (CCLD), county commissioners moved forward with reappointing the members whose terms had expired.


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Cuba school staff may soon have workout area

on 29 September 2022

The Cuba School Board accepted a wide range of reports from the district’s administrators during its monthly meeting on September 21. Among the items reported was a project that could...

City in good position on natural gas

on 28 September 2022

The city of Cuba is in a good position on gas pricing headed into the winter heating season, a gas consultant told the city council at its September 18 meeting....

Highley, Lewis crowned CHS homecoming royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

on 27 September 2022

Cuba High School seniors Evan Highley and Riley Lewis were crowned king and queen of homecoming during a ceremony held last Friday night before the Wildcats home football game against...


Superintendent reports on shorter week, behavioral health liaison

on 27 September 2022

In her report to the school board last week, Steelville Schools Superintendent Christina Hess shared updates on a behavioral health liaison program, capital improvement projects, software system changes, and added...

NHS blood drive is Oct. 25

on 27 September 2022

Steelville High School’s National Honor Society will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 25, from noon to 6 p.m.

Park plans discussed by panel and council

on 22 September 2022

The city of Steelville again has an active group of community residents working with council members to better the local parks. After a few years without one, following the disbanding...

St. James

School district looking to survey community on future planning

on 29 September 2022

The St. James Board of Education agreed to move forward with working with ExcellenceK12 to create a community survey to aid with future planning. Superintendent Tim Webster said this will...

Red Regiment begins competition season

on 29 September 2022

The Red Regiment Marching Band kicked off the marching season with a competition at the Sullivan Marching Festival on Saturday, September 17. The band finished in second place in its...

Grant check presented

Grant check presented

on 29 September 2022

The St. James Kiwanis Club President Cheryl Palmer (left) and Education Grant Chairperson Caryl Mussing (right) presented Cody Garver with the first half of his Education Grant.


Road District #2 starts customer service program

on 28 September 2022

Crawford County District #2 Commissioner Jared Boast has heard the concerns of those who’ve complained they couldn’t reach a person to report issues with roads or bridges and has initiated...

Commission directs boards on appointments

on 27 September 2022

Crawford County Commissioners have drafted, approved, and sent out letters to representatives of the three boards that govern the operation of tax-funded entities in the county. The commission is responsible...

Pedestrian killed on I-44

on 27 September 2022

An 18-year-old Sullivan pedestrian was killed in the early hours on Monday, September 26 when the woman entered the roadway on Interstate 44 and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.


Senior Companions honors retiring commissioner

Senior Companions honors retiring commissioner

on 29 September 2022

The Senior Companion Program recognized Randy Verkamp, Phelps County’s Presiding Commissioner, at their monthly in-service meeting September 20 at the Veteran’s Memorial Park Pavilion.

Phelps Health to hold groundbreaking for new Emergency Medical Services base

on 23 September 2022

Phelps Health will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) base and second helipad at 10:45 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. The public is invited...

Phelps County has higher poverty rates than neighboring counties

on 23 September 2022

On September 16, the Missouri Community Action Network (MCAN) released its 2022 Missouri Poverty report, which provides information across a variety of data showing aspects of poverty and how it...


Bourbon holding Heritage Day October 16

on 29 September 2022

By Alice Bremer The Bourbon Community Foundation will host another Heritage Day in Bourbon on October 16 from 1-4 p.m. at the Bourbon Community Center. This is the third year...

Bourbon council hears update on water usage

on 27 September 2022

During its regular monthly meeting last week, the Bourbon City Council heard an update on water usage from Monty Todd, who was tasked with performing a water study after it...

Zuzack family named Missouri Farm Family

Zuzack family named Missouri Farm Family

on 21 September 2022

Mike and Tammy Zuzack and family of Bourbon were among the families honored during the 64th annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair.

State and Regional

Financial aid workshops are being hosted by ECC

29 September 2022

East Central College’s financial aid department will hold a series of workshops to help students fill out the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the course of...

ECC to host Manufacturing Day at BIC

28 September 2022

East Central College is inviting local manufacturers and community members to its Business and Industry Center (BIC) to showcase the college’s career-ready programs and state-of-the-art equipment.

Area unemployment rates remained low in August

27 September 2022

While Missouri’s unemployment rate was unchanged from July to August, area rates were mixed while remaining low. Crawford County also reported the same unemployment rate from July to August but...


MDC reminds people not to feed deer in CWD management counties

28 September 2022

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking residents who live in Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management counties to help slow the spread and reduce the impact of CWD in...

Keep and eat spotted bass to help smallmouth

22 September 2022

By Larry Dablemont A couple of weeks ago a friend and I found a stretch of the Sac River we wanted to fish and a strange thing happened…we caught five...

Teen hunter enjoys teal opener

22 September 2022

By Bill Cooper Teal are on the move. They begin their migrations from breeding grounds in the prairie pothole regions of the U.S. and Canada in mid-August as the primordial...


Old Iron Works Festival planned for October 8

28 September 2022

With the onset of fall come the promise of cooler temperatures and colorful foliage displays in the Missouri Ozark. Events that take advantage of this natural backdrop are popular for...

Missouri Quilt Museum is voted best in the U.S.

22 September 2022

The Missouri Quilt Museum, Hamilton, along with the National Quilt Museum of Paducah, Kentucky and the International Quilt Museum of Lincoln, Nebraska, have been chosen as the top quilt museums...

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove to speak at Missouri S&T

21 September 2022

Rita Dove, whose many accomplishments include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a stint as United States Poet Laureate, will appear at Missouri University of Science and Technology as the...

Letters to the Editor

Smith is ineffective

on 22 September 2022

The 8th Congressional District is suffering from the lack of effective representation in Congress. Jason Smith ranks last in effectiveness of all our federal elected officials according to an analysis...

Restore lost freedom

on 22 September 2022

Is freedom important to you? The U.S. Supreme Court recently made the radical decision to overturn nearly 50 years of precedent and end the legal right to abortion opening the...

Scared and hateful

on 22 September 2022

In regards to “You should be scared” is that what your religious belief is about! Being scared, frightened, than progressing into hate, vengeance revenge.


There are so many benefits of spending time in greenspaces

on 16 September 2022

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center As wonderful as summertime can be, there’s also something really nice about the calendar—and the weather—turning toward fall. The light starts to...

Make a plan to pay for higher education

on 16 September 2022

By Scott Fitzpatrick According to a Georgetown University study, the cost of higher education has increased 169 percent over the last 40 years. And according to Sallie Mae’s annual How...

It’s wrong for the government to tell us ‘Shut up or else’

on 08 September 2022

By Gene Policinski There may be no worse assault on our freedom of speech than a law that would permit the government to tell us to “shut up” when it...