Harvest Festival week went well
Harvest Festival 2014 is in the books and the 50th anniversary of the yearly event sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce was one filled with fun for the Steelville community. Activities started on Tuesday after Labor Day and continued throughout the week to conclude on Sunday. The weather was cooperative, and many people contributed their time and talents to make the festival a success.
1925 bank robbery reenacted during Harvest Festival - PHOTO GALLERY
Shots rang out from the windows and rooftops of downtown Steelville businesses on Saturday as part of the reenactment of the infamous Steelville bank robbery of 1925. The gunfight on Main Street was all part of the true story of bank robbers confronted by a sheriff’s posse when they attempted to make off with $3,095 from the Farmers Bank.
SPD reponded to 313 calls in August
The Steelville Police Department responded to a total of 313 calls logged through the Crawford County E-911 office for the month of August. The following is a breakdown of those calls by category:
Korte crowned Harvest Festival queen - PHOTO GALLERY
Maryanne Korte is the 2014 Harvest Festival Queen. She was crowned at the conclusion of the pageant held Thursday night at the Meramec Music Theatre, after also winning the talent portion of the contest. Hannah English was first runner-up, along with interview winner, and Miss Congeniality. Kaytlin Rivera was second runner-up.
Harvest Festival activities continue through Sunday
Harvest Festival is under way! Tuesday kicked off the events for the week of fun to be had at Steelville’s 50th Annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce. Activities for all ages will continue through Sunday, so plan now to come out and enjoy all our community has to offer in this celebration, whose theme is “50 Magical Years” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event.
School gets lower grade, still ranks high
Steelville Schools has received its annual grade card from the state of Missouri—and has ended up with a solid B+ for the last school year. The district received an 87.5 percent average for the areas reviewed by the state, down from the 2013 score of 94.3 percent.