The 2019 Steelville High School homecoming king and queen are Malachi Gray and Arielle Winkelmann. The two were crowned during ceremonies held between the boys basketball games held on Friday night, January 25.
Steelville Alderwoman Amanda Sherrill would like to see care given to two city-owned buildings. At the January 7 city council meeting, she noted that the old Big Bend Schoolhouse located in Hoppe Spring Park is in need of maintenance and the Steelville Community Building could also use some upgrades and improvements.
In spite of a last-minute plea to consider saving the old middle school building, the Steelville School Board voted on January 17 to demolish the old structure and move forward with plans to update the downtown campus of the school district. Part of that plan includes a no-tax-increase bond issue on the April ballot to help fund the upgrades.
Steelville Police Chief Mike Sherman has asked again about filling the patrolman’s position vacated when the School Resource Officer position was created in the fall. The Steelville City Council and Steelville School District made an agreement to share an officer who is primarily working in the schools. As a result of their agreement, the Steelville Police Department is operating with one less officer available on the streets.
Voters at the polls in April will make decisions about whom they wish to serve on several local boards. Tuesday, January 15 was the last day to file, and several people waited until the deadline to do so.