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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Firemen will be collecting food Saturday

    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.

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Local student receives response from favorite author

    A local student recently received a special Christmas present from Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Reece Kinnaird had written the author three years ago and never received a response. On December 18 she received a letter directly from the author.

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