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Kimberlee Dunn – Service 7/2/2022 Noon

Kimberlee Dunn of Cuba has died at the age of 66. Her funeral service will be Saturday at noon at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Burial will be in the Sellers Cemetery in Dillard. Visitation is Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.
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Donations Needed For Property

(Potosi, MO) JKK Inheritance Haven Executives are still asking for donations to purchase property for a building where survivors of human trafficking can experience healing. The Executive Director of the Haven, Ronnie Dubois, says the 37 acres has water, septic, electric and a driveway already prepared, and they are looking for sponsors for each acre.
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William "Bill" Lee Mabe

William "Bill" Lee Mabe of Steelville was born on Saturday, September 14, 1957 in Cuba, to Richard L. "Step" Mabe, Sr. and Marie Jane Mabe (nee Lancaster). He passed away at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan on Friday, June 24, 2022 at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 10 days.

Bill was a lifelong resident of Steelville and graduated from Steelville High School in 1976. He was of the Catholic faith and later enjoyed listening to Jerry Beers on Wednesdays at Steelville Senior Living. Bill was a master carpenter and worked for Bob Berenzen Construction in St. Louis and later owned his own business.

Ben Pennock – Service 7/3/22 2 p.m.

Ben Pennock of Steelville died Wednesday at the age of 95. Visitation is Sunday at noon at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville with the service to start at 2 o’clock that day. Burial will be in the Keysville Cemetery in Keysville.


The 2022-23 Potosi Lions Club Officers group was installed during a dinner meeting on Monday, June 20th, 2022 at the Potosi Lions Den. The Potosi Lions are busy with preparations for the 74th Annual Washington County Fair that is set for Wednesday, Aug. 3rd through Saturday, Aug. 6th.

Fireworks at the Lake! Twin Eagle Hosts Fireworks Sat., July 2

Twin Eagle Lake will again host a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday, July 2nd over the lake. The public will be welcome to enjoy the show with the purchase of a $3 wristband for adults. Children ages 15 and under will be free to attend. The wristbands will be available...

Norma Jean Conaway – Service 07/01/22 at 1 p.m.

Norma Jean Conaway of Bixby died Saturday at the age of 88. The funeral service will be Friday afternoon at 1 at the Britton/Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery near Viburnum. Visitation for Norma Conaway is Thursday evening from 5 until 8 at...

Steelville’s Naomi Perkins Joins Another Dream Team

(Steelville) Steelville’s Naomi Perkins finds herself on another J98 Dream Team this spring. The senior was phenomenal at the dish with a .422 batting average, .581 on-base percentage, and .867 slugging percentage. Perkins has been a superstar for the Cardinals on the diamond and on the hardwood, but before she could shine, she had to overcome. At the age of 10, Perkins had to receive surgery that could have been detrimental to her playing career.

Lots of Events Coming to Ozark Regional Libraries in July

(Ironton) The four Ozark Regional Library locations will be busting at the seams with all kinds of interesting and fun events in the month of July. Suzy Spitzmiller with the library tells us about some of the activities they have coming up. But that’s not all. Spitzmiller says attend this...

Steelville elementary needs more room

“We are crunched,” Superintendent Christina Hess told the Steelville School Board at their meeting last week as she described the lack of necessary space at the elementary school. “We are out of space,” said Elementary Principal Candice Richter. “Not all of my Title people have a home. We’ve considered...

Joe Portell Named New Potosi High School Baseball Coach

(Potosi) Joe Portell was recently named the new head baseball coach at Potosi High School. He’ll take over for Steve McCoy who had been the coach for the last 9 seasons. Portell was a varsity assistant for the last three seasons. He says the idea of taking over the team was floated by him in the middle of the season.

Three Washington County Collector’s Office Employees Arrested

(Potosi) Two current employees and a former employee of the Washington County Collectors office are now facing multiple charges of stealing after their arrests last week. County Collector Carla Zettler has three counts of felony stealing, a felony count of forgery and a charge of official misconduct. Laura Laramore, a...

Log Yard Cleanup July 9

The Ozark Heritage Project (OHP) will be hosting its 14th Lower Current River Cleanup this coming Saturday, July 9. The event is sponsored by Blazer Boats of Ellington, Town & Country Bank of Salem, along with perennial sponsors Tom and Della Bedell of Van Buren, owners of The Landing. Numerous other businesses from around the area donated door prizes.

Jean Ansleman – Service 10am 6/30/22

Jean Ansleman of Cadet died Friday at the age of 88. The funeral service will be 10:00 Thursday at the St. Joachim Church in Old Mines. Visitation for Jean Ansleman will be 4 to 8 Wednesday and 8:30 to 9:30 Thursday at Moore Funeral Home in Potosi.

Freedom Fest is July 4

Freedom Fest 2022 will be held on Monday, July 4, at the Steelville City Park. The annual Independence Day celebration is sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce. Food and craft booths will open at 2 p.m. and booth space is still available, with a starting cost of $30.

Donna Sue Silvey

Donna Sue Silvey, nee Harrell, of Steelville was born on Thursday, September 13, 1956 in Little Rock, AR to Jack and Lorene D. Harrell (nee Downing). She passed away at her home on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the age of 65 years, 9 months and 13 days.

Donna graduated from Beebe High School in Arkansas and then attended Central Baptist College in Conway, AR where she earned her Associates degree. She married the love of her life, Roger Lynn Silvey on May 15, 1976 in Beebe, AR and to this union three children were born. Donna and Roger lived in Jefferson City; Little Rock, AR and lastly made Steelville their home thirty years ago.