A dedicated few gathered on the Crawford County Courthouse steps to observe Memorial Day on Thursday, May 30. The short ceremony included prayers from Steelville Assembly of God Pastor Jerry Beers and reflections on the day from veterans Don Gummersheimer and Jim Cain. Cain reminded those present that May 30 is the date that was first established at the conclusion of the War between the States in 1868, as a day set aside to honor the nation’s Civil War dead by decorating their graves with flowers. “And today, as it was in 1868, we honor our fallen heroes,” Cain said. “The men and women who have upheld the principles of the United States of America, and have paid for it with their lives on battlefields here and all across the world, deserve our everlasting gratitude, and deserve every true American’s deepest respect.”
If there was a “Famous Steelville Athletes” category on Jeopardy and the answer was, “This runner is undoubtedly the best athlete in the history of Steelville High School,” would you know the question? If you’ve been paying attention for the past four years you would. Who is Allie Gibbs?
A Steelville resident will be featured on Wednesday’s episode of “Forged in Fire” on the History Channel.
The former Crawford County courthouse gazebo will find new life in a new location in Steelville. City council members voted on Monday, May 21 to allow construction of a base for the old roof to the structure in the grassy area located between the community building and the post office.
Steelville High School graduates of the Class of 2019 have been awarded a grand total of $129,640 in scholarships to be utilized to further their educations.
Scholarship recipients and their awards as known at the time of printing for the graduation programs are as follows: