UPDATE COMING - ARREST HAS BEEN MADE
A man’s body was found lying next to Highway 19 near Steelville on Monday evening, and Steelville police are seeking any information related to his death.
Trout Unlimited group makes donation to high school
Several members of the Gateway Chapter of Trout Unlimited from the St. Louis area were in Steelville last Saturday to make a donation to Steelville High School and begin preliminary work with the Steelville Star Stream Team on making habitat improvements to the Yadkin and Whittenburg creeks.
City takes steps to increase water, sewer rates
Water and sewer bills will most likely increase for Steelville residents this year. Steelville aldermen passed the first reading of an ordinance that will raise the city’s water and sewer rates at the last council meeting held on August 4. Discussion on the proposed increase began in May as the city council looked at the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year beginning July 1. And, although concerns about the current system were raised, the consensus was that rates were simply too low to maintain it effectively.
A group of Steelville Presbyterian adults and youth traveled to Abiquiu, New Mexico in July to spend a week at Ghost Ranch, a naturally beautiful, historical, and spiritual retreat center located in the middle of the New Mexico desert. There they were exposed to a rural community much different from Steelville and were able to perform many tasks to help ensure the continuing efforts of several organizations that put others before themselves.
Council schedules tax levy hearing
Little action was taken during the August 4 Steelville City Council meeting, but several items were discussed. The following are notes from the meeting:
Howdeshell Jr. steps down as Gibbs administrator
The Board of Directors of Gibbs Care Center in Steelville has announced that Administrator Larry Howdeshell Jr. will be leaving the organization in September. Howdeshell has accepted an opportunity to join a regional healthcare organization that will allow him to further develop his extraordinary skills in managing healthcare facilities.