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Autistic man's dream comes true thanks to SFPD

    Steelville firefighters went all out on Saturday to help make a dream come true for a young man with autism. Christian Weakley, a 20-year-old from Scott City, has always been fascinated with anything to do with firefighting. And he has always wanted to have his very own fire helmet. Weakley’s family is friends with Bobby and Rita Ray from Steelville, and they helped get plans in motion to make a memorable day for him.

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School changes, river shooting dominated 2013 news

    Steelville and Crawford County saw some headlines for 2013 that our small community never wants to see—things like a shooting on the Meramec River, and crimes against some of our most vulnerable citizens—our children. But the community also saw some powerful testimonies of good being done, too—from people who work to improve the town by sharing art and encouraging new businesses, to teachers and administrators who have helped our district and our children grow. Here are some of the highlights from this past year.

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Chamber announces decoration winners

    Winners for the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas decorating contest and for the Christmas parade were announced at the chamber meeting held on December 17.

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P&Z chair voices concerns to council

    Concerns about several issues related to how the town looks were raised at the Steelville City Council meeting on Monday, December 16. The city’s Planning and Zoning Committee Chair, Harry Martin Jr. asked aldermen what could be done to address the problems, but there were no clear answers.

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SJMS Chess Club enjoys fine season

    The St. James Middle School Chess Club recently had their last meeting of the year and celebrated their accomplishments. Devon Brown and Jimmy Watson were the top eighth-grade players. Garren Gray was the top seventh-grade player.

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Harlem Wizards coming to town next Wednesday

    The St. James PTO will be hosting the Harlem Wizards for a fundraising basketball event on Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the St. James Middle School gym. The gates at both entrances to the Middle School will open at 6 p.m.