Wee Care Daycare hosted its second fall festival fundraiser on Saturday, September 21 at The Rafting Company. The event featured all sorts of fun family activities, including hay rides to the pumpkin patch, bounce houses, face painting, carnival games, a petting zoo, a car show, cotton candy and popcorn booth, snow cone booth, kettle corn and pork rind booth, other vendor booths, a concession stand, and a silent auction.
Steelville has a new option for eating out: Coco’s Mexican Grill. The Mexican restaurant is located at 501 W. Main Street, and it opened for business on Monday, September 16.
From Sunday through Thursday, food is served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant stays open an hour later, until 10 p.m.
Local rescue organization Santana’s Hope 4 Paws continues to raise funds to build a new animal shelter and city pound for the city of Steelville. The project is one that volunteers with the organization are passionate about and that is needed for the city.
It looks like social media helped nab a car thief in the area last week, with a post shared about a car stolen from Steelville generating responses that it had been seen in Sullivan and putting police on scene within a few minutes to recover the vehicle. The man charged with the theft has also been implicated in the theft of a City of Steelville pickup truck and a variety of other tools and miscellaneous items from the utility department.
City council members for the city of Steelville met three times in August. The first two were regularly scheduled meetings, and the third took the place of the first Monday meeting for September, which was the Labor Day holiday. Notes from the business conducted at the meetings follow.