Steelville News

Steelville mourns loss of public servant

    The Steelville community lost a kindhearted man at the end of November—one who had dedicated his life to public service, both in the emergency sector and for his town. Michael “Tiny” Keen had served as a paramedic, a firefighter, a police officer, and a board member for 911. He was also an alderman and the mayor of the city of Steelville.

Candidate filing opens next week

    During the 2020 April election, voters will choose aldermen for the city of Steelville, along with board members for the local school district, 911, the ambulance district, and the Salem hospital board. Those interested in serving in any of these roles may declare their candidacy beginning on Tuesday, December 15.

Former Steelville police officer faces felony charges

    A former Steelville police officer who was working in the same role for Viburnum faces two felony charges for allegedly tampering with evidence in a case involving an emergency operator for Quad County Dispatch and the dispatcher’s son. The dispatcher and his son also face felony charges as a result of the investigation.

Christmas comes to Steelville

    In spite of cancelations of Christmas events including the annual parade on Main Street due to the ongoing pandemic, there are still several holiday activities on tap in the community this week and next.