Steelville News

Annual quilt show returns to Gallery Zeke

If you love quilts, you will not want to miss the upcoming Show-Me Quilt Show. This annual exhibit at the Steelville Arts Council’s Gallery Zeke starts on September 2 and will be on display through September 7. The gallery will be open daily Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gazebo project still causing arguments

The Steelville gazebo—formerly located at the Crawford County Courthouse—is still causing some uproar in the community. The latest argument about restoring the structure took place at a Steelville City Council meeting last week.

Despite continued demo work, school will start next week

Steelville students got an extra week of summer vacation after the start of school was postponed last week. Originally set to begin classes for the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, August 15, the decision was made to push that back by a week to Thursday, August 22.

City pool struggles with staffing

The Steelville City Pool was closed briefly last week, but has re-opened to finish out the 2019 summer season.

The decision to close the pool was made at the city council meeting held on Monday, August 5, after council members were informed that the pool manager and two other lifeguards would be leaving on Wednesday, and there wouldn’t be sufficient staff to run the pool.

Retired teachers pursue their interests

Local artists Rob and Willie Bowness spent a total of 60 years between the two of them teaching art in public schools – the vast majority in the Steelville School District. Both feel lucky that they were able to work in a field that they were passionate about, but they are definitely enjoying the opportunities afforded by retirement, especially having the time to pursue their own interests.