Steelville News

Drunk woman at campground fights with local LEOs

A drunk woman who allegedly attacked law enforcement officers at a local campground stands charged with two counts of felony assault as a result of the July 21 incident. Autumn Grace Bonner, 39, of Florrissant, has been charged with two counts class D felony assault in the third degree (special victim) for her actions against a state trooper and a county deputy.

City workers and officials see pay raises

Steelville’s city council approved an amended ordinance governing personnel in June, one that included raises for city employees, two new supervisory positions, and increases in pay for the mayor and aldermen. One alderwoman was opposed to the pay increases for herself and her counterparts, but was unable to be at the meeting to voice that opinion.

Steelville to vote on tax to fund street improvements

Steelville voters will be asked to reapprove a sales tax on the primary ballot on August 7. The transportation tax was originally passed by voters in April of 2014, and if not reapproved, will expire in March of 2019. If the measure passes in August, the current tax rate in effect in the city will remain the same; if not, the rate would decrease.

Local woman charged for taking a joint to jail

Charges have been filed against a Cook Station woman who was arrested for allegedly being belligerent to officers investigating an incident, and having marijuana after her transport to the Crawford County Jail.

Steelville man charged with burglary, stealing

A Steelville man has been charged with burglary and stealing after an investigation by local law enforcement on July 6. Chad Andrew Brandt, 29, faces two felony charges and a misdemeanor charge as a result.