During its August 15 meeting, the Steelville School Board approved plans for a new elementary gym as part of a multi-phase $3.2 million building and improvement project at the elementary/middle school campus approved by voters earlier this year. The gym project is expected to cost between $1.7 and $2 million, with bids due on September 17.
The Steelville City Council approved hiring an additional lineman to work in the utility department during its meeting on Monday night, but the decision was not without some controversy. One council member felt there should be no new jobs created until the police department is fully staffed.
The 55th Annual Harvest Festival Parade in Steelville is Saturday, September 7, at 1:30 p.m. The parade theme this year is “Once Upon A Dream.” The parade is sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce and floats for organizations, businesses and community groups are encouraged to participate.
If you love quilts, you will not want to miss the upcoming Show-Me Quilt Show. This annual exhibit at the Steelville Arts Council’s Gallery Zeke starts on September 2 and will be on display through September 7. The gallery will be open daily Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Steelville gazebo—formerly located at the Crawford County Courthouse—is still causing some uproar in the community. The latest argument about restoring the structure took place at a Steelville City Council meeting last week.