Steelville News

A street poet named Devaney

So, what do you think about poetry? Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so is the fudge at the shop on Main Street.
It’s okay to think of rhymes when you think of poetry, and it is more than okay not to. What comes to mind when you think of Steelville’s Art Council? Perhaps Paintings? STARCO stepped out of the box in this merry month of May with the artist in residence Kevin Devaney, or shall we call him the “Poet in Residence”?

SHS Class of 2018 awarded $210k for further education

Steelville High School seniors in the Class of 2018 received a total of $210,069 in scholarship monies to continue their education after graduation. Scholarships were announced at the Senior Award Night held at the high school on Thursday, May 10, and printed inside the graduation programs for the commencement ceremony held on Sunday, May 20.

Cook and Cottrell are top scholars of the SHS Class of 2018

The top two scholars of the Steelville High School Class of 2018 were Gwendolyn Cook and Hannah Cottrell. The valedictorian and salutatorian were recognized at the graduation ceremony that took place in the Paul E. Simmons Auditorium on Sunday, May 20.

Class of 2018 graduates from SHS - PHOTO GALLERY

Forty-seven graduates received their diplomas at Steelville High School on Sunday, May 20, during commencement ceremonies. Friends and family filled the Paul E. Simmons Auditorium to share the momentous occasion with the graduating seniors of the Class of 2018 and to celebrate this accomplishment.

City and school to explore resource officer option

Both the Steelville City Council and the Steelville School Board have agreed to discussions about the possibility of sharing a police officer whose primary role would be as a School Resource Officer. The idea was first presented by Police Chief Mike Sherman to the school district about a year ago, but it was not pursued at the time. However, Superintendent Mike Whittaker told board members at their May meeting that he felt it was an option that was definitely worth considering.