Last updateSat, 20 Dec 2014 5pm


SFPD warns of safety hazards with Christmas lights

    Christmas lights are a festive addition to the season, but should be lit with care to prevent the possibility of fire.
    Steelville Fire Protection District (SFPD) Chief Steven Lefler warned people about the safety hazards potentially involved in plugging in strings of lights, both indoors and outdoors.

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First Miss Steelville, Junior Miss crowned - PHOTO GALLERY

    Two local girls had the honor of being crowned the first ever Miss Steelville and Junior Miss Steelville in a new pageant held at the Meramec Music Theatre on Friday, December 12. The 2014 Miss Steelville was Lacey Haskell and the 2014 Junior Miss Steelville was Liberty Isles. The pageant was sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Prince and Princess crowned at Christmas pageant - PHOTO GALLERY

    Steelville’s 2014 Christmas Prince and Princess were crowned at the Meramec Music Theatre on Friday, December 12 during the 27th Annual Children’s Pageant. Adalei Perkins was named this year’s princess and Trentin Garrison was prince. First runner up to the princess was Kaylee-Ann Pitts and first runner up to the prince was Tucker Garrison.

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Chamber seeking award nominees

    The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for both the 2014 Citizen of the Year and the 2014 Business of the Year.

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Steelville area candidate filing begins Tuesday

    Candidate filing for people interested in serving on several local boards will begin December 16 for the April 7 election. There will be openings on the Steelville School Board, Steelville City Council, Steelville Ambulance District Board of Directors, Steelville Fire Protection District board, Crawford County E-911 Board and the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board.

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SFPD hosts donut-eating contest for first responders - PHOTO GALLERY

    Eight brave and hungry souls took the challenge to determine which first responder agency could eat the most donuts at the SFPD Auxiliary’s first annual Donut Responders Donut-Eating Contest. The contest was held on Friday, December 5 as a fundraiser for the auxiliary’s community outreach programs, and contestants raised over $2,000.

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