Steelville News

STARCO Plein Air:  A View from the New

By Lynn Ricci
            Steelville Arts Council 2022 Plein Air event included among its artists a novice: Me! While I call myself a dabbling artist, for the pencil, acrylic, pen and ink works I have long originated in the comfort of my home, I had never really undertaken this creative process called plein air.

Steelville Arts Council hosts 12th annual Plein Air event - PHOTO GALLERY

By Mary Young, STARCO member
            Steelville Arts Council has held 12 Plein Air events thus far and it just keeps getting better and better. The artists continue to improve their outdoor painting skills, and it shows in their work. And the community of Steelville continues to show their support throughout the week.

Council approves changes to budget for expenditures

           Steelville City Council members approved several budget updates at their June 6 meeting as the city approaches the end of its fiscal year on June 30. Aldermen agreed to open a special account to deposit funds for the Steelville Bike Park, provide city employees with a one-time additional check for COVID premium pay, and reallocate funds in public works to utilize budgeted money for the current year.

City council approves duck crossing signs

            Drivers in Steelville will see some new signs roadside soon—ones intended to protect city wildlife.