Steelville News

Opioid awareness walk is August 21

    Walking to End the Stigma, a substance use disorder awareness walk, will take place in Steelville on Saturday, August 21. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Steelville School District Administration Building, located at 817 Main Street.

Council supports pool staff decisions

    In spite of concerns expressed by one alderwoman, the Steelville City Council as a whole agreed the pool manager was doing a good job overall and didn’t need to be micromanaged.

Harvest Festival Queen candidates are needed

    Young women interested in competing for the title of 2021 Harvest Festival Queen can register for the contest now. The annual pageant is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, at the Meramec Music Theatre in Steelville. The Harvest Festival Theme for this year is “Star Spangled Salute.”

Steelville’s animal shelter is finally under construction

    Construction is well under way on a new animal shelter for the city of Steelville. It has taken several years of planning and fundraising and a few misunderstandings between all the parties involved, but trusses on the new structure were set last week. The city estimates it will be completed by mid-October.

Free ice cream to celebrate state bicentennial

    Steelville will participate in a statewide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Missouri statehood. August 10 marks the anniversary and Missouri 2021 has asked communities across the state to commemorate the day with an ice cream social. An ice cream social is a most appropriate way to celebrate Missouri since the ice cream cone is the official state dessert.