School staff express concerns about COVID protocols

    Twenty-six Steelville School District staff members signed and submitted a letter of concern that was read aloud at the school board meeting on January 20 during the public comment portion of the meeting. The letter asked the school board to reconsider its decisions to discontinue contact tracing for COVID-19 cases and not to follow current CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation.

Chamber will host Medicare seminar

    The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Medicare seminar at the Chamber Depot at 101 Cedar Street (the old VFW building) on Thursday, February 3, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Council approves recreation grant application

    A recreation grant request was approved at the January 18 meeting of the Steelville City Council, but the alderman who had expressed some negative comments about it previously was not present.

Woodward confronts police chief about dog pound

    Rosemary Woodward, founder of the local animal rescue organization Santana’s Hope 4 Paws, has accused Steelville Police Chief Mike Sherman, who is in charge of the city’s dog pound, of not caring about the facility. She called him a “mean man,” and denied sending hateful text messages to him but also told him he had deserved them.

SFPD responds to house fires

    The Steelville Fire Protection District has responded to two calls for structure fires to date in the month of January.