Steelville News

Harvest Festival parade plans are underway

    The 56th Annual Harvest Festival Parade in Steelville will be held on Saturday, September 11 at 1:30 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce and floats for organizations, businesses and community groups are encouraged. The parade theme this year is “Star Spangled Salute.”

School board drops licensing for Pre-K

    During its August 19 meeting, the Steelville School Board voting to stop licensing the district’s Pre-K program but continue with state accreditation. Bids were also approved for the new elementary playground.

Steelville could drug test students

    During its August 19 meeting, Steelville School Board discussed a proposal to begin random drug screenings for all middle and high school students. The board also discussed COVID-19 protocols, and a proposal to do away with valedictorians and salutatorians.

Council considers cat control concerns

    During its August 16 meeting, the Steelville City Council considered a request to add a cat room to the new animal shelter that is currently under construction. No action was taken.

MRPC to host opioid use disorder awareness walk in Steelville Aug. 21

    The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Rural Opioid Initiatives, the Meramec Region’s Rural Opioid Program (MRROP) and Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI), in partnership with Mid-MO Addiction Awareness Group (MAAG) will host an opioid use disorder awareness walk in Steelville on August 21, beginning at 10 a.m.