Steelville News

Steelville woman killed in head-on crash

A Steelville woman was killed in a vehicle accident when a Freightliner truck crossed over into her lane and struck her car. The crash took place a half-mile south of the Highway 19 and Highway 8 junction in Steelville on Thursday, April 25, at around 12:40 p.m.

Former Steelville lifeguard found guilty of child sex crimes

A former lifeguard at the Steelville City Pool was found guilty of sex crimes against children last week. On Wednesday, April 24, a Phelps County jury found Spenser Farr, 25, currently of Springfield, guilty of three felony counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree and not guilty on two other counts of the same crime.

City seeks to protect public from derelict houses

Steelville’s city council discussed plans for three houses that are in dangerous conditions at their meeting on Monday, April 15. Building Inspector Jason Evans told the council the process to condemn derelict structures is one that is long and can often be expensive for the city.

Steelville man faces drug and gun charges

Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman praised the work of area law enforcement officers for the arrest of a Steelville man made on April 17. The arrest was the result of a collaborative effort between the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and Crawford County deputies. Layman stated, “As with many cases, it can take time and information to develop before a solid case can be built and acted upon. This case has been in process for several months and resulted in significant interruption to controlled substances peddled within our county. Great work by all.”