Creekside mowing stirs controversy

Yadkin Creek was again a topic of discussion at the Steelville City Council meeting on Monday, July 18. Luci Martin, who owns property along the creek in the city, voiced a complaint about the lack of maintenance along the stream, disagreeing emphatically with a previous proposal from Rob Viehman to allow natural growth in order to prevent erosion. Viehman presented an extensive plan to improve the creek earlier this year, representing the Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition in cooperation with Gateway Trout Unlimited and Forest ReLeaf of Missouri.

Storm strikes Steelville

• High winds cause damage and power outages

Severe storms swept through the area last Wednesday, resulting in power outages and damage throughout Crawford County. Some in the county were without power for several days, as electric crews from around the state worked continuously to make repairs.

Steelville utility crews worked tirelessly as well to restore power to those who were out within the city limits. High winds broke branches and uprooted trees all over the area, dropping lines and creating road blockages.