A Main Street icon in Steelville has closed after 42 years in business. Lovan’s Antiques and Jewelry is no longer open, after Ike and June Lovan decided to retire and sell their storefront.
A capacity crowd of family, friends, teachers, and fellow students bid farewell to 58 members of the Class of 2019 during graduation ceremonies held in Simmons Auditorium at Steelville High School Sunday afternoon.
Karen Weber and Joyce Hartzell of the Crawford County Optimist Club presented a check for $231 to Steelville Superintendent Mike Whittaker. Past donations from fundraisers have gone to helping with computer deposits for students at Bourbon Schools and to clubs from Cuba High School and 4-H groups who helped with the Christmas light display.
Arson charges have now been filed against Ryan Eugene Radel, 28, of Steelville, in the burning of the Cherryville Church of God on April 12. He had already been charged with burglarizing the church and stealing items from inside it. His wife, Rachel Elizabeth Radel, 30, has also now been charged for burglary and stealing after the investigation into the incident revealed that she helped her husband with that portion of the crime.
Several residents of the Wildwood Apartments in Steelville approached the city council at their meeting on May 6 to report continuing problems at the complex. After hearing of their concerns, the council recommended they talk with the site manager and the organization that manages the facility, and Police Chief Mike Sherman offered to talk with them further after the meeting about ways to address some of their issues.