Watershed group developing rain garden near Country Mart

The Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition (YCWC) is moving forward with plans to do additional habitat improvements along the creek this fall. Work is also continuing to formulate a plan to reduce flooding.   

YCWC member Rob Viehman attended the September 19 meeting of the Steelville City Council to provide an update to council members on two ongoing projects. He also invited the mayor to attend a meeting at the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) to discuss flood-control ideas and possible funding.  

School board approves incentive program for staff

All Steelville School staff members have the opportunity to participate in an incentive plan to earn an extra $500 this year. School board members approved a proposed plan that allows anyone who works for the district to complete a number of tasks to earn the points needed to get the cash. Tasks range from 10 to 100 points and involve everything from tutoring to riding a bus to working out to participating in the city’s annual Pumpkin Village event.

City to investigate partial demo of old city hall

Steelville City Council members once again discussed what to do with the former city hall building in the downtown area, but still weren’t able come up with a specific decision on final disposition of the structure. At the council meeting held on Monday, September 19, the group bandied about several options, and concluded, for the time being, to look into tearing off the garage portion of the building in order to prevent further problems when Yadkin Creek floods.

Family loses home to fire

Fire destroyed a mobile home on Highway 19 South, near Steelville, last Monday. Although fire personnel from both Steelville and Cuba responded, the residence was fully involved when the first unit arrived, and it was deemed a total loss.

Tennessee man arrested for gun threat

A Tennessee man was arrested after allegedly threatening a Steelville man with a handgun on September 10. Jonathan C. Walker, 36, of Medon, Tenn., is a convicted felon in the state of Tennesee, and police found evidence of drug use in his belongings, as well. As a result, Walker has been charged with class C felony unlawful possession of a firearm, class C felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and class D felony unlawful use of a weapon.