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.
Golf tournament raises $17,000 for Veterans Home
Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day as they played in support of the St. James Missouri Veterans Home. The 14th Annual St. James Assistance League Golf Tournament was held on August 11 and 26 teams competed at the St. James Golf Course to support the veteran residents at the facility.
Assault suspect captured
St. James Police assisted the Maries County Sheriff’s Office arrest a suspect who allegedly stabbed and cut a man’s throat. Police arrested Christopher M. Hagan, 36, of Vienna, at Finn’s Motel in St. James after a short investigation.
Festival starts Wednesday, Sept. 6
The 81st Annual Grape and Fall Festival returns next Wednesday and runs through September 6. Activities will have visitors filling the Nelson Hart Community Park throughout the weekend.