Funeral home named Business of the Year
Britton-Bennett Funeral Home was awarded the 2013 Business of the Year at the annual Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet and meeting held on Tuesday, January 28 at Golden Echoes. Owners Bill and Liz Bennett were surprised and grateful for the honor. Bill expressed his appreciation for being part of a small town where there are so many small family businesses.
Rheas named Citizens of the Year
Hal and Connie Rhea were named the 2013 Citizens of the Year at the annual Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet and meeting held on Tuesday, January 28 at Golden Echoes.
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.