Summer school attendance was down in Steelville this year, but not by enough to create financial concerns. School administrators plan to send a parent survey out to try to determine why fewer students enrolled this year, and then make adjustments for next year, if possible.
Spenser Farr, 25, was found guilty of molesting two boys at a jury trial in April. He was originally charged with five counts of statutory sodomy – four with a child under the age of 12, and one with a child under age 14. The jury found him not guilty on the first two counts, but guilty on the last three. Sentencing for his crimes took place in June.
Steelville alumni gathered in the front hall of the old school building on the downtown campus for one last time last week. Those present were ones who had fond memories of the place and wanted a chance to say goodbye to the historic structure before it is demolished.
Ken Richardson Knives on Main Street in Steelville offers the famous Richardson family knives and much more for shoppers. The business, now run by brothers Jeff and Jake and employing several family members, carries on the tradition of quality begun by their father 44 years ago.
Steelville has a newly renovated, beautiful home available for vacation rentals. The Saltsman House, originally built in 1923 and located at 202 South Spring Street, is owned by Patricia Gray and available for rental through AirBNB.com and at saltsmanhouse.com.