Steelville News

Pet portraits available at Gallery Zeke

Love your pet? Would you like to have a drawing or painting done of them? Well, now is your chance!  Steelville Arts Council will host a pet portraiture commission art show titled “Cats & Dogs; Horses & Cows! Oh! My!” this year at Gallery Zeke on Main Street. This exhibit will run from May 16 to 25 with an opening reception on Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. to meet and greet the artists. 

Steelville woman killed in head-on crash

A Steelville woman was killed in a vehicle accident when a Freightliner truck crossed over into her lane and struck her car. The crash took place a half-mile south of the Highway 19 and Highway 8 junction in Steelville on Thursday, April 25, at around 12:40 p.m.

Former Steelville lifeguard found guilty of child sex crimes

A former lifeguard at the Steelville City Pool was found guilty of sex crimes against children last week. On Wednesday, April 24, a Phelps County jury found Spenser Farr, 25, currently of Springfield, guilty of three felony counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree and not guilty on two other counts of the same crime.

City seeks to protect public from derelict houses

Steelville’s city council discussed plans for three houses that are in dangerous conditions at their meeting on Monday, April 15. Building Inspector Jason Evans told the council the process to condemn derelict structures is one that is long and can often be expensive for the city.