Freedom Fest provides a great opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of July in Steelville. This annual Independence Day event is sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce at the community park.
Steelville’s City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month in the council chambers at City Hall. In June, the council met on June 3 and 17 and conducted business as follows for the city.
• Alderwoman Sharon Hubbard brought a request to hold Art in the Park at the community park on April 25, 2020. The council approved the request.
A World War II soldier from Cherryville will finally come home to be laid to rest. Army Pfc. Dewey W. Harris, 23, was reported missing and declared dead after a 1944 battle in Germany, but his body was not identified until earlier this year. Nearly 75 years after his death, he was accounted for on April 16, 2019. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
“I feel a little bit proud of the budget – not on my behalf, but for the city,” said Steelville City Comptroller Roben Griggs at the city council meeting held on Monday, June 17. “I’m proud of that. There’s a lot of good things happening. The guys are working hard. For the amount of money we get in, the city is going in a good direction.”
Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) announced 17 Steelville R-3 students were honored with first and second place awards and honorable mentions in the Annual Earth Day Poster, Trash and Graphic Art contest. This year’s contest theme was “Be Waste Wise.”