Steelville teen publishes novel
Caeley Campbell has published her first novel “Shadows of Darkness” at the age of 16. Caeley lives in Steelville with her family, including parents Bryan and Cynthia Campbell, and is home-schooled. She wrote the juvenile fiction book, which she described as a fantasy-action-adventure piece in just a few months time, after beginning the story as a creative writing exercise, and sharing it with her friends.
SFPD busy with brush fires
The Steelville Fire Protection District has responded to a total of 13 natural cover (brush) fire calls in the past two weeks, along with several other calls for assistance.
April ballot in Steelville is set
Filing closed at the end of the day on January 21 for those wishing to declare their candidacy for an elected position within the city of Steelville or on the Steelville School Board. General Municipal Election Day will be on Tuesday, April 8, and voters will go to the polls to fill several positions on these governing bodies. As of mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the following people had filed to run for office.
Steelville fire calls down in 2013
Steelville firefighters responded to a total of 311 calls in 2013, working to protect local residents and their property in a variety of situations. The Steelville Fire Protection District covers 400 square miles and includes fire stations in Steelville, Cherryville, and Berryman.
San Val building donated to city
The San Val Incorporated building now belongs to the city of Steelville. Owner Sandy Jaffe donated the 27,000 square foot structure to the city at the end of December, after closing the bookbinding business that he had operated here since 1984 earlier this year.
Rally dates announced
The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood is coming back to the area next month, with the race scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22. Steelville will once again play host to the national event on Friday.