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.
Students are using the new Steelville elementary gymnasium, but school board members and the superintendent are displeased with the execution of the contract. During a facilities update at the November 19 school board meeting, Superintendent Mike Whittaker pointed out concerns with the structure, and board president Tim Mullen argued the completion date of the work.
Fire burned through part of the Steelville Cemetery last week, leaving patches of black ground among the stones and trees. Crawford County 911 Emergency Services reported the fire was first called in at around 10 p.m. on November 18.
Clayton Earhart, PharmD of Country Mart Pharmacy, is joined by Steelville Elementary students (from left) Baylee Stringer, Clara Garrison and Tristian Damo to show off the October Book Buddy books recently donated to the school library by Country Mart Pharmacy as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.
Although the Steelville School Board voted to implement a mask mandate for students and staff in order to keep more students in school during the COVID-19 pandemic, the board did not decide to designate school staff members as essential workers at this time.