While the COVID-19 pandemic created the majority of headlines in 2020, there were also stories of local government struggles and successes, people who have devoted their lives to serving the community, elections held, and students and school personnel continuing education in different settings.
Students at Steelville Elementary show off the November Book Buddy Books donated by Steelville Drug to the school library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers in Education program.
Discussion has begun between the Steelville School District and the city of Steelville on potential upgrades to the city park. The school district currently leases the inner circle at the park, which includes ballfields and the track, and Steelville Schools Superintendent Mike Whittaker reported at the school board meeting on December 17 that he had met with aldermen Duane DeRennaux and Tamra Cape to talk about improvements to the park.
Filing opened on December 15 for those interested in serving on local boards in the community, but only three people have filed as candidates so far.
On Saturday, December 12, volunteers with the Steelville Fire Protection District opened the Steelville fire station to offer free, gently-used cold weather boots and winter gloves to the public, along with smoke detectors.