Whispers from Davisville: Unveiling a Town Haunted by History
Davisville, a town that once pulsated with the vitality of commerce and travel, now beats to a different rhythm—one of spectral whispers and eerie encounters. Local historian Tim Cranston and the Nor-CAPS investigators are among those who peel back the layers of time to reveal a treasury of chilling tales. From the mournful mother wandering Durand Eastman Park to the 'Lady of the Landmark' at the Syracuse Landmark Theatre, Davisville's ghost stories are as diverse as they are haunting.
Missouri Department of Corrections Continues to Fight Lawsuit
The Missouri Department of Corrections continues to fight a lawsuit filed in Cole County court by a Washington County woman. On June 23rd of 2021, a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed against the state’s prison system by 65-year-old Patricia Lawson of Potosi. Lawson is a former employee at the Potosi prison. She has claimed sexual harassment at her former work site, a hostile work environment and retaliation in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act. Lawson had worked at the prison in Potosi from mid-2007 to mid-2019.
The Battle of Pilot Knob: A Turning Point in the Civil War's Trans-Mississippi Theater
The Battle of Pilot Knob, also known as the Battle of Fort Davidson, marked a critical turning point in the Civil War's Trans-Mississippi Theater. Fought on September 27, 1864, at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site in Pilot Knob, Missouri, this engagement showcased the tenacity of a small Union garrison outnumbered by Confederate forces. Commanded by Brig. Gen. Thomas Ewing, 1,456 Union soldiers stood against an estimated 5,700 to 8,700 men under Major Generals James Fagan and John S. Marmaduke, part of Major General Sterling Price's Missouri Expedition.
Trials Scheduled For Two Charged With Murder
Trials are scheduled next year for two of the three men accused of gunning down a Union man in Cuba’s Hood Park. Maurice K. Williams, 22, and Malik Brandon, 24, could be headed to trial in 2024 for the Feb. 1 murder of Mister Zombie Halferty. Halferty was killed...
Cuba Christmas parade is Friday night
The Recklein Historic District will serve as the ending point for the annual Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade, which is schedule for Friday evening. This year’s parade theme is Holiday Movie Magic. The parade lineup will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel and the route will end at Recklein Auditorium. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Registration is now open for those who would like to participate. For registration info visit https://forms.gle/WAY9XKUg5uTQztHu8. Holy Cross Catholic Church will host its Holiday Palooza immediately after the parade at its school. There will be photos with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies, a movie and popcorn, coloring activities and more. All are welcome to attend.
The Bixby Country Store: A Century-Old Beacon of Community and Tradition
For over a hundred years, The Bixby Country Store has stood as a symbol of unity and tradition in southeast Missouri. At the crossroads of highways 49 and 32, this quaint shop isn't just a place of commerce; it's where history and modern-day allure blend seamlessly. Under the stewardship of Bridget Bohac, the store flourishes, offering a hearty welcome with every serving of its famed Triple 'B' Sandwich or the festive St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage.
Viburnum 4-H Club Receives Grant to Replace School Sign
The Missouri 4-H Foundation with funds from Crader Distributing Co. and Stihldealers.com awarded a $1000 grant to the Viburnum Blue Jays 4-H Club to help with a project to replace the Iron County C-4 School District Middle School sign. Along with financial support and design help from the Iron County C-4 School District, the Blue Jays 4-H club members helped to put up the sign and create a garden area around the sign.
Trail of Tears walk set for Saturday
The Steelville Trail of Tears Remembrance Committee will be holding its inaugural Remember the Removal Walk, Ride, and Bike fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Steelville Community Park. All proceeds from the event will go toward the establishment of a Trail of Tears monument in the park. The Remember...
Today the gas price is close to $2.85 in Pilot Knob as of 2023-11-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Commissioner Not Backing Down On Road Rally
Crawford County District 1 Commissioner Rob Cummings is not backing down on his opposition to the 100 Acre Rally in the Wood event returning to his area. The commission, which included former Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders, said two years ago that the county would no longer allow its roads to be used for the road rally after several complaints from the March 2021 race.
Licking wins 3 of 4 at Big Cat Classic
The annual Big Cat Classic between the Licking Wildcats and the Salem Tigers returned to Licking Tuesday evening, November 21. A 4 p.m. start time for the JV Girls team may have been too early for some to attend, but a sizable crowd was there early and only grew over time, until the gym was packed.
West County Choral Groups Busy
(Frankclay) This is a busy time for high school choral groups with Christmas programs taking place, along with some singing in their community’s Christmas parades or tree lighting events. Ryan Hassell is the West County High School and middle school choir teacher. He says not long after students return...
Potosi community supports the Vance family
Kinsley Vance is a sophomore here at Potosi High School. At the age of just four years old her dad was first diagnosed with cancer then went into remission after eight months. Then at the age of 14 years old he was diagnosed again. As you can imagine, Kinsley went through a lot at such a young age.
County To Seek Funding For Bridges
Crawford County will seek repairing and replacing bridges through a non-profit organization. During the Nov. 7 meeting, county commissioners agreed to adopt a letter of intent for funds from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Nature Conservative, a non-governmental, non-profit organization, will be applying for the funds on...
Bismarck, MO: Preserving the Legacy of a 19th Century Iron Mining Town
In the heart of Missouri, the town of Bismarck stands as a living testament to the 19th-century iron mining boom that once powered America's industrial ascent. Founded as Iron Mountain in the mid-19th century, Bismarck's prosperity was closely tied to the veins of hematite and magnetite that ran beneath its landscape. The Iron Mountain and Southern Railway was pivotal to the town's growth, allowing for the transport of iron ore that fueled industries far and wide.
Weekly Safety Report: Multiple Incidents in Crawford County, Missouri
Four Rolla children and a woman were injured in a single-vehicle crash in Crawford County, Missouri. Another incident involved a shooting where one person was injured in a vehicle. A man was charged with shooting a woman in the shoulder while she was driving away.
Glover's Legacy in Iron County: A Town Forged by Iron Mining
In the heart of Iron County, Missouri, the town of Glover stands as a living monument to the region's storied past in iron mining. Established in 1916 and named after legislator John Milton Glover, this unincorporated community was once a hub of activity, driven by the Doe Run Company's lead smelter and the iron veins that fueled America's industrial rise. The landmarks of Iron County, from the Ashebran Furnace to the Annapolis Lead Mines, bear witness to the era when iron reigned supreme.
Echoes of the Past: Uncovering the Haunted History of Frankclay, Missouri
Frankclay, Missouri, is a town with a tranquil facade that belies its eerie undercurrents. Known for its haunted history, it draws paranormal enthusiasts eager to explore its chilling past. The most harrowing legend is that of a miner whose life met a tragic end in the mines that were once the town's lifeline. His spirit, along with others, is said to haunt these abandoned tunnels, with their presence felt in the ghostly echoes that permeate the once-thriving passageways.
Steelville’s Blanche Halpert is Athlete of the Week
(STEELVILLE) Blanche Halpert of the Steelville Cardinals girls basketball team is this week’s Applebee’s of Farmington Athlete of the Week. Steelville head coach Doug Dunn details Blanche’s week for the Lady Cardinals. My MO Info · HN11282023B.WAV. According to Dunn, Blanche can contribute to the team...
Cuba, Missouri: A Route 66 Mural City's Journey Through Time
Nestled along the storied expanse of Route 66, the town of Cuba, Missouri, known as the 'Route 66 Mural City,' offers travelers a visual feast of history and artistry. These 12 outdoor murals, each a tapestry of the town's rich past, are more than decorations; they're a narrative journey. Depicting scenes from the Civil War, the golden age of motoring, and the 1928 emergency plane landing by Amelia Earhart, these artworks enliven the town's narrative. The visit of Hollywood icon Bette Davis in 1948 and the town's beloved mayor also grace the walls, celebrating local legends and everyday life.