Local artists Rob and Willie Bowness spent a total of 60 years between the two of them teaching art in public schools – the vast majority in the Steelville School District. Both feel lucky that they were able to work in a field that they were passionate about, but they are definitely enjoying the opportunities afforded by retirement, especially having the time to pursue their own interests.
By Mary Young, STARCO member
When driving by Heartland Arts on Main Street Steelville lately, it doesn't look so pretty on the outside with all of the construction going on, but wait until you step inside! There is so much pretty to see in the many rooms of the Evans House.
Students in Steelville will not head back to school next week as originally planned. The first day of classes for the 2019-2020 school year has been moved back a week to Thursday, August 22.
The Board of Education for the Steelville School District met on July 18 to conduct business, as follows:
Steelville Alderman Bill Bennett has a number of items of city business that he believes should be addressed by city council members. At the July 15 regular council meeting, he presented a list of those items to be added to the agenda for the evening. Some were discussed during other business already on the docket, and the remainder, except for one, were shared at the end of the meeting. That one item led to the call for a special meeting the following week.