Steelville becomes Purple Heart City
Steelville was designated a Purple Heart City at the October 6 city council meeting. Mayor Terry Palmer read a proclamation, members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Missouri presented a plaque to the city and three local recipients of this combat decoration were recognized for their service.
SFPD assisted in search for missing woman
Steelville Fire Protection District personnel participated in the search for Mary Ellen Zehnle, who went missing on Wednesday, October 8, and whose body was recovered on Saturday, October 11.
Worker upset about comments made at city meeting
Steelville city employee Cindy Blevins is angry that her work was questioned at the last city council meeting in September. During a discussion on raising rental rates for the Community Building, she was mentioned several times since she is the full-time employee who works in the parks and recreation department, and had been responsible for cleaning the building.
SFPD visits with local students - PHOTO GALLERY
Steelville volunteers with the Steelville Fire Protection District and SFPD Auxiliary visited the elementary on Thursday, October 2 to talk to students about fire safety, hand out some goodies, and let kids see some of the fire equipment up close, all as part of Fire Prevention Week.
“Dream big! It’s fine,” Steelville native Rebecca Jaycox-Boutis told students in the middle school. And she has definitely followed her own advice. She has traveled extensively overseas, has been living in New York City for ten years, and will soon see her first book published. On a recent trip to her hometown, she visited former teacher Jennifer Whitson’s classroom to talk to students about pursuing their dreams and what that has meant in her life. She also spoke with Three Rivers Publishing.
Steelville School Board notes for September 18 meeting
• In school principal reports, SES Principal Lynne Reed discussed teacher evaluations as well as one her staff completed for her. SMS Principal John Bunch reported the middle school will be receiving a grant from the Walmart Distribution Center.