Steelville Alderwoman Tamra Cape packed up and left early from the city council meeting held on Monday, December 6, after her counterparts asked to postpone passage of her version of a parks ordinance until further research could be done on a new portion to cover the new Steelville Bike Park.
Beginning with the Class of 2025, Steelville High School graduates will no longer be ranked academically but instead will be recognized for academic achievement under the Cum Laude system. The change from ranking the top 10 students, including valedictorian and salutatorian, will mean more students have an opportunity for scholarships, and the focus during high school can return to learning, instead of attempting to earn extra points with weighted classes.
Cora Campbell is the 2021 Junior Miss Steelville, winning the crown at the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce pageant held at the Meramec Music Theatre on Tuesday, December 7. Mylia Alexander was named first runner-up and Delaney Edson was second runner-up. Campbell also won the Christmas Wear portion of the event.
“Believe in Christmas” is the theme for the Steelville Christmas Parade that will be held on Main Street on Saturday, December 18 at 5 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Steelville Tourism Committee and the Steelville Police Department.
There might be a new sport offered in the Steelville School District in the near future. The school board heard a presentation on the opportunity to add a wrestling program from teacher Garrett Hagerty at its November meeting and members liked the idea.