Steelville News

Knife shop continues tradition of quality

Ken Richardson Knives on Main Street in Steelville offers the famous Richardson family knives and much more for shoppers. The business, now run by brothers Jeff and Jake and employing several family members, carries on the tradition of quality begun by their father 44 years ago.

1920s home finds new life as AirBNB

Steelville has a newly renovated, beautiful home available for vacation rentals. The Saltsman House, originally built in 1923 and located at 202 South Spring Street, is owned by Patricia Gray and available for rental through and at

Plein Air brings artists 'home' to Steelville - PHOTO GALLERY

The annual Steelville Arts Council Plein Air event is like a family reunion for the 50 or so artists who travel to Steelville each June. Like a reunion, there are always a few new faces, but the familiarity of the group is like family. The artists will tell you over and over again that Steelville is their favorite plein air event. It means a lot to STARCO because most of the artist’s paint at plein air events throughout the year, traveling all across the country and even abroad. It feels like family in Steelville because we treat them like family.