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