Steelville News

School sees results of pandemic in test scores

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about how public schools operate, including what state test scores mean for local school districts. Although schools gave the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests in the spring of 2021, the scores are not being used to determine Annual Performance Reports (APRs) as in the past.

YEAR IN REVIEW: Chamber got new officers, building in 2021

    The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce saw a change in leadership in 2021 when Tiffany Troutt was elected to replace Tamra Cape as president. Lillie Richards was selected as vice president, Hannah Vehrs as secretary, and Peggy Alexander as treasurer.

YEAR IN REVIEW: School district got new superintendent in 2021

    The Steelville School District saw a change in leadership in 2021, continued work to improve facilities, and recognized both students and staff for achievements.

YEAR IN REVIEW - City completes bike trail, starts new dog pound

    Governing officials for the city of Steelville were often at odds in 2021, with aldermen often opposed to the mayor and seeking to circumvent him in decision-making. In spite of a number of fairly contentious meetings, however, a new dog pound was constructed, and the beginnings of a mountain bike park added to the parks system in the city.

City issues alert for high winter energy prices

    The city of Steelville is predicting that utility costs will be higher for the upcoming winter season. The utility wholesale markets are based upon supply and demand—with limited supplies, prices go up.