Steelville Mayor Terry Beckham questioned Alderwoman Tamra Cape about a delinquent business license at her place of business at the February 1 city council meeting. Although city records show she owns the Inn at Yadkin Creek, she maintained she does not, and that it has been closed for the time period in question.
After a contentious Steelville City Council meeting in January where three out of four aldermen voted to disband the park board in spite of the mayor’s opposition to the measure, Mayor Terry Beckham vetoed the decision at the February 1 council meeting.
There’s a new elementary gymnasium and a new entrance to the downtown campus of the Steelville School District—projects completed through funding from the most recent bond issue passed by local voters. The district has approximately $350,000 remaining in its capital projects fund budget and the school board is considering what to do with that money.
Nominations are needed for the 2020 Business of the Year. Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce members will be asked to propose potential recipients of the award, then vote to select the 2020 Business of the Year. The winner will be announced at the annual banquet scheduled for March 16.
A Steelville High School graduate was shot and killed in St. Louis on Sunday morning. James Cook graduated with the Class of 2008. He was a husband and father of two and had been working as a security guard for MetroLink.