Steelville News

City mandates safety precautions for nursing home’s water lines

    City of Steelville personnel are concerned with Steelville Senior Living’s (SSL) response to findings of Legionella bacteria in the residential care facility’s water system, but JMS Senior Living CEO Ben Scheulen says they are addressing the issue and questions the quality of the city’s water provided to the care facility.

Whittaker says goodbye to Steelville Schools

            Steelville Schools Superintendent Mike Whittaker finished his career in his hometown district at the school board meeting held on Monday night.

            Whittaker, a Steelville High School graduate, is retiring after 21 years of service to the district as an educator, principal and superintendent.

            School board members took a moment at the beginning of the June meeting to thank Whittaker for his dedication to students, staff and community members.

Freedom Fest has full schedule of fun for July 4

            Freedom Fest is back in full force in 2021 with a full slate of entertainment and activities scheduled for the annual Independence Day celebration in Steelville. The event is sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce and is held in the Steelville City Park.

Steelville community building grant approved

            The City of Steelville has been approved for nearly half a million dollars in grant funding to upgrade the community building, including improved ADA accessibility along with a kitchen remodel and a number of efficiency updates. The announcement came from the state capital on June 15.

Ribbon cutting held for Main Stree salon

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at BKT Sassy Sensation with the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce on June 5. The salon is owned by April and Thomas Verble and is named after their three children—Brice, Kayelee and Tomi.