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Great weather makes for great Freedom Fest (PHOTO GALLERY)

    Another year of the Steelville Freedom Festival is in the books and, thanks to cool weather and great entertainment, it was another successful story. The Steelville Community Park was packed with people of all ages coming together to celebrate another year of freedom and independence.

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SHS graduate interns for Jason Smith

    A dream became reality during the month of May for a Steelville High School graduate. Hannah Beers, a 2012 graduate of SHS and a junior at Evangel University in Springfield, fulfilled her dream of working on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. as an intern for Congressman Jason Smith.

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Birds taking over Gallery Zeke

The new art exhibition “For the Love of Birds” at Gallery Zeke will feature the work of two Missouri artists: David Plank and Jim Barksdale.

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School approves $9 million budget

Steelville School Board members approved a $9 million budget for the 2014-15 year at a special meeting held on Friday, June 27. Superintendent Mike Whittaker noted that he had used a conservative approach in developing the budget because of uncertainties with state funding.

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Merseal becomes new school board member

    Kurt Merseal will serve as the new Steelville School Board member chosen to fill the empty seat vacated by Nancy Adams, who had to resign her position on the board after more accurate GPS mapping showed her residence is actually located in Washington County, and therefore is not within the Steelville School District boundaries. The school board accepted her resignation in May.

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Steelville officer faces domestic assault charges

    A Steelville police officer is no longer employed with the department after a fight with his girlfriend allgedly escalated into physical violence. Jonathan Ross Bridges, 22, of Steelville, has been charged with class C felony domestic assault in the second degree as a result of the incident that took place in the early morning hours of June 26.

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