Steelville’s celebration of our nation’s independence will be different this year because of COVID-19 concerns, but the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce will still host the annual fireworks display at the Community Park.
Harvest Festival 2020 will go on—but it will be different from previous years. The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 23, to discuss the annual event in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and decided to press on with plans for the festival, while recognizing changes would most likely have to be made for the activities.
Capital improvement projects continue at the downtown campus of the Steelville School District. At the school board meeting on June 18, Jack Mentink of Integrity Engineering provided an update on the work underway.
Steelville City Council members approved purchases of $33,400 in remaining park funds for the current fiscal year at their June 15 meeting. The funds will be used to make a number of upgrades at both of the city parks during the summer months. Following the governor’s determination to re-open the state, the city has also fully re-opened the parks to the public.
The Steelville High School Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday, June 21. The commencement ceremony was held just over a month after its originally planned date in May, postponed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.