Steelville News

Prop S seeks votes to improve Steelville schools

Proposition S will ask Steelville voters to decide whether to approve a no-tax-increase bond issue for the Steelville School District. The question will be on the April 2 Municipal Election ballot, and it asks voters to approve issuing bonds for $3 million to make improvements to school facilities. The additional funds will not increase the tax burden on local property owners.

Empty Bowls 2019 brings in record funds

Steelville’s annual art and dinner event to raise funds for the food pantry was wildly successful this year, bringing in a record-breaking $4,774 to help feed the hungry in our community. The evening included a delicious soup dinner, a live auction, live music, and a full house of tremendously generous people. Empty Bowls was hosted this year by the Ozark Potters Guild and the Steelville Ministerial Alliance, and all proceeds from the evening were given to the Steelville Ministerial Alliance for the Steelville Food Pantry.

City talks water service issues

The City of Steelville is crisscrossed with old water lines, many failing and needing repairs or replacement. City Superintendent Jason Evans and Water Department employee Robert Hicks spoke to the council at their February 22 meeting about needs and proposed plans to upgrade the city’s water and sewer systems.

City, school discuss SRO contract

There are still questions about how to figure the costs involved in a School Resource Officer for Steelville, but the city says the current contract with the school district is not bringing in enough funds to cover the position. At the February 22 city council meeting, the council talked with Steelville School District Superintendent Mike Whittaker about the issue.