Large claims plague school insurance consortium

The Steelville School Board heard a report from the district’s health insurance consortium manager at their September 20 meeting. He reported the overall financial health of the consortium is not meeting goals, but they are working to make improvements.

School board discusses facilities planning

Steelville School Board members are moving forward with considering future facilities options for the district. At a meeting on September 20, the group approved plans for the construction of a new bus shed, talked about purchasing additional real estate, and touched on what to do with the old middle school building. The board also agreed to schedule a special meeting focused specifically on future plans for district facilities.

City council divided over school resource officer

Tensions ran high in two Steelville City Council meetings during discussions about contracting for a School Resource Officer (SRO) with the Steelville School District. Both meetings included raised voices and emotional pleas, and the second meeting resulted in Police Chief Mike Sherman’s abrupt departure near the end. That meeting ended with the council deadlocked on how to proceed.

Harvest Festival 2018 celebrates “Home Sweet Home” - PHOTO GALLERY

Rain may have dampened the area at the end of Harvest Festival 2018, but not the spirits of those who came out to enjoy the festivities anyway. In spite of hard rain on Friday and drizzle through much of Saturday, many still attended the annual rodeo and parade. The festival’s theme for this year was “Home Sweet Home.”