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Ribbon cutting held for new General Store - PHOTO GALLERY

    The Lange General Store is open in Steelville and continues a family tradition of general stores for the owners, Todd and Alicia Rehmert. Two sets of great-grandparents on both sides of their families owned and operated general stores in the early 1900s. The store is named after the oldest one that opened in 1908.

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Rodeo scheduled for September 5-6

    The 49th Annual Ozark Trail Blazers Rodeo will be held rain or shine on September 5 and 6 in Steelville. The rodeo will be held in conjunction with the town’s Harvest Festival celebration at the Ozark Trail Blazers arena, located four miles south of Steelville on Highway 19.

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Harvest Festival officially gets under way Tuesday

    Harvest Festival begins in less than a week with all kinds of fun activities on tap for all ages. Steelville’s 50th Annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held September 2-7. The theme for the year is “50 Magical Years” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event.

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Funding options discussed for sewer and street work

    Steelville City Council members discussed possible financing options for sewer and street work at the last council meeting held on August 18.

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Five basketball games planned for Shootout

    The St. James Lady Tigers will welcome nine basketball teams to town on Saturday as they play host to the 4th Annual Community Bank of St. James Girls Varsity Basketball Shootout. Action is scheduled to get under way at 11 a.m. at John F. Hodge High School.

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Late audit filing ‘not a major item’

    Courtney Wegman, of Larry Hart and Associates, spoke to members of the St. James Schools Board of Education November 20 about an audit mistake made and how the issue is being addressed. Wegman said filing of an audit in 2010 was mishandled by the school’s underwriting firm, but will not cause any repercussions to the district.

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