School board discusses improvement projects
Steelville’s school board began long-range planning for the district at a facilities capital improvement study session before the last regular board meeting on January 16. Superintendent Mike Whittaker said the idea is to make the board aware of short- and long-term needs for improvements on the district buildings and grounds, and make plans for addressing those needs.
City moving to get industry into old San Val plant
The city of Steelville now owns the San Val building on Frisco Street, but there is a possibility for another manufacturing corporation to open for business in the facility, a possibility city council members decided to look into after discussion at Monday night’s meeting.
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.