Steelville News

Local artist has work on display in Jefferson City

Well-known Steelville carver Jim Barksdale, whose work is best known by local residents who see him during Old Iron Works Days at Maramec Spring Park every year, currently has a display of some of his work and collection at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City.

Council approves take-home cars for officers

            Steelville police officers will now be able to take their patrol vehicles home, even if they live outside the city limits, as long as that is within 10 miles.

School board approves $11 million annual budget

           The Steelville School District “is in good shape” financially, according to Superintendent Christina Hess. School board members approved an annual budget she presented in June and heard updates on federal funding through the ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) programs in July.

City Council approves park panel, new trail

            After disbanding and operating without a park board for several years, the Steelville City Council has now approved the appointment of six people to serve on the Parks and Recreation Panel created by ordinance.