Race developes for city marshal
Filing is under way for those interested in serving on local boards in the Steelville community or as officials within the city of Steelville. General Municipal Election Day will be on Tuesday, April 8, and voters will go to the polls to fill a number of positions on these governing bodies.
Autistic man's dream comes true thanks to SFPD
Steelville firefighters went all out on Saturday to help make a dream come true for a young man with autism. Christian Weakley, a 20-year-old from Scott City, has always been fascinated with anything to do with firefighting. And he has always wanted to have his very own fire helmet. Weakley’s family is friends with Bobby and Rita Ray from Steelville, and they helped get plans in motion to make a memorable day for him.
School changes, river shooting dominated 2013 news
Steelville and Crawford County saw some headlines for 2013 that our small community never wants to see—things like a shooting on the Meramec River, and crimes against some of our most vulnerable citizens—our children. But the community also saw some powerful testimonies of good being done, too—from people who work to improve the town by sharing art and encouraging new businesses, to teachers and administrators who have helped our district and our children grow. Here are some of the highlights from this past year.
Chamber announces decoration winners
Winners for the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas decorating contest and for the Christmas parade were announced at the chamber meeting held on December 17.
P&Z chair voices concerns to council
Concerns about several issues related to how the town looks were raised at the Steelville City Council meeting on Monday, December 16. The city’s Planning and Zoning Committee Chair, Harry Martin Jr. asked aldermen what could be done to address the problems, but there were no clear answers.
New council members sworn in
New aldermen to the St. James City Council were sworn in Monday night. The evening saw Danielle Verkamp and Mag Roberts leaving the council. Following the reformation of the council, discussion was held on bids for utility contractor boring on the north side of town.