Steelville News

Public Works seeks to support trade school students

The Steelville Public Works Department wants to support young people who decide to seek work in a trade or public service career. Public Works Superintendent Jason Evans spoke to the city council at their August 20 meeting to gain support for the idea of offering a scholarship from that department, noting that the funds for it would be raised separately and would not include any tax monies received by the city.

Steelville men charged for burglary, theft

Two Steelville men stand charged with burglary and stealing after a Steelville woman caught during a traffic stop told police about their alleged crimes. A Rolla man was also charged with the same crimes in connection with the incident.

Rodeo includes riding, roping and more

Rodeo action returns to Steelville next week during Harvest Festival with the annual two-day Ozark Trailblazers Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, September 7-8. This year’s rodeo features the return of popular international rodeo entertainer Whistle-Nut and Ole, along with all the favorite rodeo events and trick riders, too.

School tax levy will decrease slightly

The Steelville School Board has reduced the real estate and personal property tax levy by a small amount for this year. The board held its annual public tax rate hearing on Thursday, August 16, and moved to approve the recommendations presented by Superintendent Mike Whittaker. The overall rate for this year will be 3.9225.

Board approves plan to pay teachers for extra time

The Steelville School Board has approved a Student Support Plan to provide an additional $1,500 to teachers for time spent going above and beyond their contracted duties, with hopes expressed by several present that those responsible for approving the plans will work with individual teachers to find plans that work for them in supporting students.