Council talks about a new dog pound

Steelville City Council members have agreed to do further research into options for building a new facility to house unwanted dogs in the city. Although funding has always been cited as the reason why improvements haven’t been made in the past, a fundraising offer from a local rescue organization to assist with that problem has council members reconsidering the issue.

Old middle school restoration would be costly

It could cost an estimated $5.75 million to renovate the Steelville School District’s old middle school building, originally constructed in 1938. That figure was presented by engineer Jack Mentink at the school board meeting held on Monday, November 19, during a report he gave on his evaluation of the old structure. On the flip side, the cost to demolish the old building could be between $300,000 and $500,000.

STARCO Holiday Shoppe opening November 29

    Shop local and support local artisans at the Steelville Arts Councils Holiday Shoppe at Gallery Zeke.
    The Holiday Shoppe will be open from November 29 thru December 22, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All items are created by hand from local artisans and priced to fit all budgets.

Christmas is coming to Steelville

    ‘Tis the season for family and friends and lots of Christmas fun in the Steelville community. Lights and decorations are brightening the town, Santa will be visiting with local children, there will be pageants crowning the new Christmas Prince and Princess and Junior Miss Steelville, and a parade celebrating the holidays on Main Street.