Steelville to vote on tax to fund street improvements

Steelville voters will be asked to reapprove a sales tax on the primary ballot on August 7. The transportation tax was originally passed by voters in April of 2014, and if not reapproved, will expire in March of 2019. If the measure passes in August, the current tax rate in effect in the city will remain the same; if not, the rate would decrease.

Local woman charged for taking a joint to jail

Charges have been filed against a Cook Station woman who was arrested for allegedly being belligerent to officers investigating an incident, and having marijuana after her transport to the Crawford County Jail.

Steelville man charged with burglary, stealing

A Steelville man has been charged with burglary and stealing after an investigation by local law enforcement on July 6. Chad Andrew Brandt, 29, faces two felony charges and a misdemeanor charge as a result.

Dix wins Beauty is Ageless pageant

Patsy Dix was crowned queen at the Beauty is Ageless pageant, held on Friday, June 29 in Maryland Heights. Dix represented Steelville Senior Living at the pageant sponsored by the Missouri Health Care Association, District 3. As the winner for this district, she will go on to compete at the state conference in Branson in August.

Osage artist to lecture at Gallery Zeke

One of the Steelville Arts Council’s current Artists in Residence is Norman Akers. He painted the Osage mural in Cuba last year. Outreach to the community is part of a residency and Norman plans to offer a lecture on Osage Art and Culture and how they intertwine. The lecture will be held on Thursday, July 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gallery Zeke in Steelville.