Construction of the bus shed for the Steelville School District has again been postponed. The project that has been in the works for several years has continually hit snags along the way, the latest being higher-than-expected bids. After extended discussion at the October 18 board meeting, school board members voted to reject the bids and seek new ones.
Students from Steelville Elementary visited the Steelville firehouse last Thursday during Fire Prevention Week. Fire personnel talked with children about creating an evacuation plan for their home and other fire prevention tips. Kids were able to see firefighters in full gear, get inside a fire truck in the station, and meet Marshall.
“Move Over, Sir: Women Working on the Railroad”, on loan from the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, will open this week at the Steelville Library and will run through October 23 during regular library hours. Admission to the exhibit is free.
Despite one alderwoman’s objections, the remainder of the Steelville City Council approved a motion updating Chapter 21 of the city ordinances. Chapter 21 covers city organization, and Alderwoman Amanda Sherrill was opposed to the addition of an office supervisor position for City Hall.
Steelville school medical staff are reminding parents and other caregivers of the importance of monitoring their children’s health, especially with the start of cold and flu season now here.