Sweet new business opens in Steelville
Steelville has a new store open for business, and it’s filled with all of the sweetest treats you’ve loved since you were a kid. Brandon and Ashley Thomlinson have opened The Sweet Tooth Shop, located at 106 South First Street in the building formerly known as Helen’s Beauty Shop.
Council still discussing water and sewer rate increases
No decision was made on whether to increase water and sewer rates in Steelville at the last council meeting, but one should be made at the next one to be held on Monday, June 16 when the budget for the next fiscal year has to be approved.
Local veteran recalls WWII service
Steelville area resident Ellis Evans served his country as an infantry machine gunner with the 11th Armored Division of the United States Army in World War II. And he agrees with the famous quote, “War is hell.” While Evans consented to the interview about his time in the armed forces, he answered many of the questions posed with the simple, yet revealing response, “You don’t want to know.”
Outdoor artists continue to showcase their work this week while participating in the Second Annual Plain Air Painting Festival, sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council. These artists will wrap up their masterpieces on Friday after a public gala on Thursday evening.
Steelville ‘giant’ could be History Channel feature
Steelville could once again be featured on the national stage after the History Channel came to town to film a segment for a potential series. Film crews were in the area over the weekend working on a show that is currently in development.
School leaves tax levy as is
The St. James Board of Education voted August 21 to hold the district’s tax levy at the current rate. A public hearing was held to allow for citizen input, but none was heard. Board members felt now is not the appropriate time to raise the levy, which it could do by law.