Steelville’s Sutton takes top awards in New Orleans races

Luke Sutton loves to run. “I enjoy running so much because it’s been something humans have done for thousands of years in order to survive, something we’ve adapted to do,” he said. “Although the times have changed since then, I still think it’s an important activity to continue. It’s good for the body and mind, and I just think there’s a lot we can benefit from (through) running.”

College student show opens at Gallery Zeke in March

To know the direction art is heading in the 21st century, just watch what college and university art students are creating. The Steelville Arts Council is presenting the sixth annual exhibition of the art of students attending colleges and universities held at Gallery Zeke throughout March.  

Masonic Lodge installs new officers

Lebanon Lodge Masonic Lodge Officers for 2019 are (front row, from left) Douglas Donal, Jr. Deacon;  Terry Jones, Sr. Warden;  Bruce Vestal, Worshipful Master;  Jerry Bryan, Jr. Warden; Ralph Souders, Chaplain; G. Norman Riebel, Secretary; (back row) Johnny Snodgrass, Sr. Deacon; Lance Hyde, Marshall; Art Cook, Sr. Steward; John Craig, Jr. Steward. Not pictured: Kem Schwieder, Treasurer; and Alan Grayson, Tiler.

Alderman argues against need to replace officer

The Steelville police chief and a city alderman are still at odds over staffing needs for the municipal law enforcement department. Following the decision last fall to contract one Steelville officer to the local school district as a School Resource Officer, the police department has been running one patrolman short. Alderman Terry Beckham maintains filling that position is not necessary, but Chief Mike Sherman disagrees.