Steelville News

Steelville man faces criminal charge after dumping drugs

A Steelville man has been charged with a felony for allegedly dropping a container of cocaine into a deputy’s vehicle on September 14. Jared Lee Dodson, 35, stands charged with class D felony possession of a controlled substance as a result of the incident.

Performing arts meet visual arts at Wildwood Springs Lodge

By Mary Young, member STARCO
After a long day teaching a master class at Steelville High School and preparing to perform a concert the same evening, the world renown Arianna String Quartet showed no signs of exhaustion. After everyone enjoyed a delicious meal in the elegant dining room of Wildwood Springs Lodge, the quartet spent a few moments socializing with the concert guests.

Buy art to support STARCO: Silent auction in October will benefit local arts council

During the month of October, the Steelville Arts Council is having a fun and exciting Art Squared fundraiser at Gallery Zeke, located at 106 E. Main Street. Through the generosity of many of the visiting plein air artists and other artists from the area, STARCO will have 50 wonderfully painted, drawn, and crafted works all done on square watercolor and pastel paper, canvases, panels and more.  

Steelville School District Report

The following information was submitted by building principals to school board members at their regular meeting held on September 20. Candice Richter is Steelville Elementary School Principa, Stephanie Billingsley is Steelville Middle School Principal, and Steven Vetter is Steelville High School Principal.

City council agrees to move forward with SRO

After two recent, heated council meetings, the Steelville Board of Aldermen didn’t take long on Monday to agree on a proposal to offer a School Resource Officer position to the Steelville School District. At the regular council meeting held on September 24, all four aldermen voted in favor of moving forward with a contract with the local schools.