Steelville News

Harvest Festival Queen candidates are needed

    Young women interested in competing for the title of 2021 Harvest Festival Queen can register for the contest now. The annual pageant is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, at the Meramec Music Theatre in Steelville. The Harvest Festival Theme for this year is “Star Spangled Salute.”

Steelville’s animal shelter is finally under construction

    Construction is well under way on a new animal shelter for the city of Steelville. It has taken several years of planning and fundraising and a few misunderstandings between all the parties involved, but trusses on the new structure were set last week. The city estimates it will be completed by mid-October.

Free ice cream to celebrate state bicentennial

    Steelville will participate in a statewide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Missouri statehood. August 10 marks the anniversary and Missouri 2021 has asked communities across the state to commemorate the day with an ice cream social. An ice cream social is a most appropriate way to celebrate Missouri since the ice cream cone is the official state dessert.

STARCO presents painting to city council

Steelville Arts Council volunteer Phyllis Perkins (left) presented a painting created at the 9th Annual Plein Air event to the Steelville City Council at its meeting on July 19.

Council continues to debate salaries

    After Steelville aldermen voted to give additional raises to three out of four City Hall employees at the first July city council meeting, Mayor Terry Beckham questioned the decision and how it came about at the July 19 meeting. The mayor had voiced concerns about the proposal at the first meeting but was ignored by the rest of the council members, who made a motion and approved it without the mayor’s agreement.