Steelville News

2019 Homecoming royalty crowned at SHS - PHOTO GALLERY

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.

Community building, schoolhouse need work

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.

School board votes to demolish old school and make upgrades to downtown campus

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.

SPD Chief asks to replace officer moved to SRO position

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.