Country Mart Pharmacy sponsored and donated the February Book Buzz books to the Steelville Elementary School Library recently. Cole Adams, Lexi Tolly and Blake Mathes took time out to show them off. Book Buzz is part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.
Steelville firefighters responded to a house fire on Signal Hill Road on Sunday, March 17. Upon arrival, there was heavy fire in the basement where it had started.
The Steelville City Council met on February 4 and 22 to conduct business as follows.
• Alderman Terry Beckham presented information he had compiled on police department regular and overtime hours in response to Chief Mike Sherman’s request for another officer to replace the one allocated as a School Resource Officer. There were questions on the numbers provided, and Alderman Bill Bennett suggested the chief and personnel committee (Aldermen Beckett and Sharon Hubbard) get together to talk about the details.
Proposition S will ask Steelville voters to decide whether to approve a no-tax-increase bond issue for the Steelville School District. The question will be on the April 2 Municipal Election ballot, and it asks voters to approve issuing bonds for $3 million to make improvements to school facilities. The additional funds will not increase the tax burden on local property owners.
Screenings for preschool and kindergarten in Viburnum will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 3 to 5. Please call the Iron County C-4 Lower Elementary School at 573-244-5606 during school hours to make an appointment for a screening.