Steelville News

Elementary students honored for high academics, good character

    Four Steelville Elementary School students were recognized at the January school board meeting for their selection as Student of the Quarter for the second quarter. One student was unable to make this meeting and will be recognized next month.

Ambulance district employees honored

Three employees with the Steelville Ambulance District have been recognized for their contributions over the past year. Staff members (from left) Jackson Ambrose and Colby Hemby were voted EMTs of the Year and Tony Blue was honored as Paramedic of the Year. Hemby was also selected as Employee of the Year.

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.