Steelville News

Missing WWII soldier accounted for after 75 years

A World War II soldier from Cherryville will finally come home to be laid to rest. Army Pfc. Dewey W. Harris, 23, was reported missing and declared dead after a 1944 battle in Germany, but his body was not identified until earlier this year. Nearly 75 years after his death, he was accounted for on April 16, 2019. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

City council approves $3.8 million budget for FY 2020

“I feel a little bit proud of the budget – not on my behalf, but for the city,” said Steelville City Comptroller Roben Griggs at the city council meeting held on Monday, June 17. “I’m proud of that. There’s a lot of good things happening. The guys are working hard. For the amount of money we get in, the city is going in a good direction.”

Ozark Rivers Earth Day Contest Steelville winners announced

    Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) announced 17 Steelville R-3 students were honored with first and second place awards and honorable mentions in the Annual Earth Day Poster, Trash and Graphic Art contest. This year’s contest theme was “Be Waste Wise.”

Enrollment down for summer school

Summer school attendance was down in Steelville this year, but not by enough to create financial concerns. School administrators plan to send a parent survey out to try to determine why fewer students enrolled this year, and then make adjustments for next year, if possible.

Former Steelville lifeguard gets 15 years for child sex crimes

Spenser Farr, 25, was found guilty of molesting two boys at a jury trial in April. He was originally charged with five counts of statutory sodomy – four with a child under the age of 12, and one with a child under age 14. The jury found him not guilty on the first two counts, but guilty on the last three. Sentencing for his crimes took place in June.