Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe visited the area on Thursday, August 13, making a stop at Chandler Sawmill near Bixby to talk about what good Internet connectivity means to rural America and how Steelville Telephone Exchange was bringing service to the area.
Steelville Alderman Duane DeRennaux wants pets controlled and registered in the city. The recently elected alderman has spoken to his counterparts at the two most recent city council meetings about his concerns, primarily with dogs running loose in the community.
The first day of school in Steelville has been postponed to Tuesday, September 8. School board members met briefly on the morning of Thursday, August 6, and voted to approve the recommendation from Superintendent Mike Whittaker to push the date back.
Steelville School Board members held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 28 to make some decisions on how to move forward with plans for the 2020-21 school year. The nearly two-hour meeting was primarily focused on two issues—learning options for beginning school and mask/face-covering requirements.
At the Steelville City Council meeting on Monday, July 22, Alderman Duane DeRennaux addressed the council about issues with dogs running loose in the city.