Steelville News

City, school discuss SRO contract

There are still questions about how to figure the costs involved in a School Resource Officer for Steelville, but the city says the current contract with the school district is not bringing in enough funds to cover the position. At the February 22 city council meeting, the council talked with Steelville School District Superintendent Mike Whittaker about the issue.

Council wants city workers to use timeclocks, some say it shows a lack of trust

At the February 22 Steelville City Council meeting, aldermen questioned why time clocks have not been used as intended for city employees. Some present at the meeting questioned why they were necessary as opposed to time cards, noting it could be perceived as a lack of trust from the council to the employees.

Empty Bowls is Thursday, March 7

Steelville’s annual Empty Bowls event to help feed the hungry in our community will be held on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 6 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $12 at the door, and that gets attendees a delicious soup dinner and dessert, in addition to a handmade bowl to take home.

Kindergarten and PreK Info Nights scheduled


Kindergarten Registration and Information Night for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Thursday, March 21, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., in the Steelville Elementary multipurpose room. Those who have a child who will be five years old on or before July 31, 2019 may register the child at this time. Please bring the following items:  official birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residency (for example, a utility bill, a mortgage or rental agreement – the documentation must show the name and physical address).