Alderwoman Tamra Cape has concerns about the construction of a new dog pound in the city of Steelville, questioning the city’s involvement with a local animal rescue organization that has raised the majority of the funds needed for the project.
The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Citizen of the Year for 2020.
The Citizen of the Year award is presented to an individual or group of people that have shown exceptional service by volunteering and significantly contributing to the Steelville community.
In spite of an ordinance governing the establishment of a park board still on the books—one that’s been in place since 1988—and stiff opposition from the mayor, three of four Steelville City Council aldermen voted to dissolve the park board at the January 19 council meeting.
There are only three candidate races on the April ballot in Steelville at this time. Voters will select two school board members and will choose an alderman for Ward 2 in the city.
A Steelville man was killed in a single-car crash on January 19.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Online Traffic Crash Report stated James L. Vaughn, 78, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Deputy Coroner Nikki Bussell at 2:18 p.m.