School board hears reports

Directors discuss special ed, athletics, curriculum

Special program administrators presented reports to the board at the Steelville School Board meeting held on Thursday, August 18. Candice Richter, Special Education Director; Josh Booker, Athletic Director; and Matt Hammonds, Director of Learning, each reported on the status of their particular departments, as well as plans for the upcoming school year.   

Steelville City Council Notes - August

Steelville City Council met twice in August to conduct business for the municipality. Highlights from those meetings are as follows.

August 1

•    Comptroller Jennifer Basham reported the city will not receive any monies from FEMA for flood damage to the old city hall building in 2015. Council members agreed there was no need to pursue a claim with the federal organization, since that was the case. Although the previous council had voted to demolish the structure, that was with the hopes of receiving funding assistance to complete the project. Now the aldermen will need to revisit what to do with the building.

Steelville girl wins national title

Kelsie Booker, the 19 year old daughter of Rick and Teresa Booker of Cook Station, now holds the national title of Miss Princess of America. The Princess of America Pageant was held August 1-6 in Branson. Girls from all over the country competed for the national crown.

Steelville School District welcomes new teachers

Eight new teachers joined the staff of the Steelville School District for the 2016-2017 school year. There are five new teachers at the elementary, two at the high school, and one at the middle school. The following are brief bios about each one.

Two Steelville residents face drug charges

A Steelville woman who admitted to stealing on one day was accused of assault the next, arrested, and then found with drugs inside her purse. The drugs led to a felony charge from Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Kent Howald. The man she was with on the first day was also charged with drug possession.