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.

New superintendent plans to listen, learn and lead

    Chris Hess took over duties as superintendent of the Steelville School District on July 1. At her first school board meeting on July 15, she thanked them. “I have been made to feel very welcome,” she said, noting everyone had been very helpful in providing needed information as she takes over the reins.

Dinos on display at Heartland Arts

    The dinosaurs have arrived at Heartland Arts. "Cryptic Creations" by Braeden Lamberth is on display until July 31. The gift shop and gallery is located on Main Street in Steelville and is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.