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Freedom Fest plans taking shape

Freedom Fest 2014 is just a few short weeks away, and the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce has finalized this year’s lineup. The annual event will take place on Friday, July 4 at the Steelville City Park.

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Recent SFPD calls include assisting at three wrecks

    The Steelville Fire Protection District responded to the following calls between June 3 and 16:
    • June 7—Still alarm transformer fire on Keysville Street.

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Summer school went well, made money

    Summer school sessions at Steelville schools have come to a close and administrators are expressing their overall satisfaction with the program.

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Water rates raised, salaries increased

    Steelville has a 2015 Fiscal Year Budget approved, although one alderman voted against it, and another only voted for it because he felt the mayor would break the tie in favor of the proposal. The major contention came from the fact that the document included projected revenue from a rate increase for water and sewer along with a wage increase for all city employees.

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Steelville summer school went well - PHOTO GALLERY

    Summer school sessions at Steelville schools have come to a close and administrators are expressing their overall satisfaction with the program.

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City projects increase engineering fees

    Engineering expenses for the city of Steelville are currently at $58,491 for the calendar year, an amount that is nearly $40,000 more than last year’s total annual cost of $19,258. Aldermen approved over $11,000 in bills at the last city council meeting held on June 2, bringing the total since January to nearly $60,000.

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