Steelville News

New flood zone won’t change school plans

            In spite of a new flood plain study that could raise the base elevation at the downtown campus of the Steelville School District by two- to three-and-a-half feet, putting the entirety of it below flood plain elevation, the school board voted to continue with the current construction projects as they have been designed.

STARCO Artist in Residence art sale underway

    Paintings created by Artists in Residence sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council (STARCO) are currently on display at Golden Echoes Senior Center and are available for purchase. All proceeds from the artwork sales will be used to help continue to grow STARCO.

Candidate filing ends Tuesday

            Those interested in serving on the Steelville City Council or as a member of several local governing boards have only a few more days—until Tuesday, January 21—to file as a candidate. Voters will decide who will take on the roles at the April 7 election.

            Currently, the only contested race is for mayor of Steelville. Curtis Crouch and Terry Beckham have filed for that office. All other positions in the city and on the other boards either have not had anyone file, or only one person for each role.

Steelville shooting lands father and son in jail

    Steelville police responded to a shooting in the trailer park located on Cedar Street on Tuesday night, January 14. Although the victim wouldn’t tell the responding officer who had shot him, citing his “G Code” (Gangster Code), other witnesses identified a father and son duo who had allegedly committed the crime.