Firefighters battle brush fires - PHOTO GALLERY
Firefighters from all over the region responded to assist the Steelville Fire Protection District on Monday. The SFPD was called out five times, with two of the pages involving brush fires that threatened area residences.
Military service is a big part of the Asher family
Many families can boast a number of members who have served in the U.S. military, but one local family has 23 at last count. The Bill (William) and Hazel Asher family of Cherryville has three generations of children, grandchildren and two great-grandsons, along with some of their spouses, who have given their time and talent to their country.
City absorbs $40,000 in increased health insurance costs
City of Steelville employees will continued to have 100 percent of their health insurance plan covered by the municipality, despite an increase in cost of nearly 40 percent. City council members debated whether to ask workers to pay for some of the additional cost, but decided to follow Comptroller Jennifer Basham’s recommendation to fully fund the benefit, at least for the next year.
Ghosts and goblins invade Steelville schools - PHOTO GALLERY
Elementary, Middle and High School students featured in 45 pictures
Students in the Steelville School District celebrated Halloween with costume parades, costume contests and trick or treating last week.
The Steelville Fire Protection District reminds everyone that the time change is a good time to remember to put new batteries in the detectors in buildings. Ensuring that batteries are working can save lives. It’s also important to have both a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide (CO) detector installed.
School district changing teacher evaluations
Steelville teachers will be evaluated differently this year. The new system utilizes the Missouri Teacher Standards and will be much more time consuming for administrators, but will focus on improvements that can be made for each teacher in order to help students continue to learn.