Steelville News

Steelville may require occupancy permits

    The city of Steelville is considering a requirement for inspections of residences prior to allowing people to live in them. At the February 3 city council meeting, City Superintendent Jason Evans presented a proposed “Application for Home Occupancy Inspection,” along with a proposed checklist for the inspection.

Meramec Adventure Ranch to host parent meetings

    Raising children can be a difficult job, one with challenges most have not been prepared to tackle. The staff at the Meramec Adventure Ranch near Steelville want to help, and will be hosting an evening gathering once a month for any area parents, grandparents, teachers and anyone else involved in raising children of any age.

Council discusses proposed flood plain map

    Floods in Steelville are an ongoing issue, but a proposed flood plain map that could drastically change flood zones in the town could create more problems for property owners. The maps currently being formulated were discussed at the most recent city council meeting held on February 3, with concerns about the changes addressed. The potential updates could affect a number of local businesses and property owners who could be required to pay increased costs for flood insurance, and would create further development problems for the city.

Rescheduled SHS homecoming is Friday

    Winter weather caused the postponement of Steelville High School’s Homecoming, originally scheduled for Friday, January 17. The new date is Friday, February 7, and the boys basketball teams will play Bourbon, with games beginning at 5:30 p.m., and coronation of the king and queen will take place between the JV and varsity games.

Wreck claims life of Steelville man

    Troy C. Kennedy, 28, of Steelville, was killed in a single-car accident on Friday, January 31, in St. Louis County.
    According to the online traffic crash report with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 6:51 p.m. while Kennedy was traveling eastbound on Interstate 44, west of Highway 141.