The Steelville City Pool is open and ready for kids and adults to enjoy during the warm summer months. Despite a delayed opening due to mechanical issues and some questions about new pricing and rules that needed to be hashed out by the city council, the city hopes for a successful summer season of fun in the sun at the pool.
The Crawford County Libraries kicked off their Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” on Friday, June 1 with the book, “Everybody Needs a Rock” by Byrd Baylor and rock painting. There will be programs every week at Cuba, Bourbon and Steelville, along with special Friday programming every other week until the closing party on August 1. Schedules and start-up packets are available at any of the Crawford County libraries.
The 6th Annual Plein Air Event, sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council, is underway. Artists began painting on Monday, creating their pieces at Maramec Spring Park. They will paint each day this week in a different location, concluding on Friday, June 9 with a morning “Quick Paint of Main Street” in Steelville.
After a preliminary hearing held on May 16, Judge Brandi Baird found probable cause to believe a felony had been committed for each of the four counts of sodomy charged against former Steelville City Pool lifeguard Spenser Farr. The special associate court judge bound the case over to the circuit court for further legal proceedings.
Each year, leaders in the Steelville community are questioned about why there are no American flags flying over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The answer has come from local veterans and was summed up in the following speech written and presented by Jim Cain at the May 30 Memorial Day observance held on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn.