Steelville Masons with the Lebanon Masonic Lodge No. 77 presented a check for $4,350 from the Masonic Home of Missouri to school personnel last week.
Local business owners and members of the Steelville Tourism Committee (from left) Alicia Rehmert, Lanin Thomasma, and Marilyn Lakaner participated with other downtown businesses for a special “Deer Widows Weekend” shopping event where shoppers received a “Shopping Passport” for discounts and other deals if they donated a canned good or gave a monetary donation for the Blessing Box on Main Street.
Steelville Alderman Bill Bennett has been wanting a lake on city property for some time. A couple of options have been investigated, but with recent development on the property for the new Steelville Bike Trail and construction of a dog pound in the same area, the proposed project has been pushed to the forefront, with city employees clearing trees in a spot that could be utilized for it.
With the grand opening of the Steelville Bike Park held at the beginning of November, many people are wanting to visit and check it out, but some are struggling a bit to find it. Volunteers with the Steelville Mountain Biking Collective are working with the city to get signage installed throughout town, but there is also an app that can help.
Steelville City Council members revisited issues related to the City Pound at their November 15 meeting, with discussion becoming heated and accusatory at one point, and causing one participant to walk out. The council also agreed to inform one local animal rescue group they could no longer use the city’s name in their fundraising efforts.