Forty-seven graduates received their diplomas at Steelville High School on Sunday, May 20, during commencement ceremonies. Friends and family filled the Paul E. Simmons Auditorium to share the momentous occasion with the graduating seniors of the Class of 2018 and to celebrate this accomplishment.
Both the Steelville City Council and the Steelville School Board have agreed to discussions about the possibility of sharing a police officer whose primary role would be as a School Resource Officer. The idea was first presented by Police Chief Mike Sherman to the school district about a year ago, but it was not pursued at the time. However, Superintendent Mike Whittaker told board members at their May meeting that he felt it was an option that was definitely worth considering.
Steelville’s City Pound should get some upgrades or perhaps even a new location. Volunteers with the Friends of the Steelville Pound were at the May 7 city council meeting to let officials know about a donation that could help with that work, and the council discussed the possibility of relocating the facility.
The purple lilac bushes and purple iris were growing in front of the house on May 3, 1918 when Tressie was born. And, on Saturday, May 6, 2018, while the lilacs bloomed and the iris began to open, her family and friends gathered amongst the flowers for a surprise birthday to celebrate her first 100 years on this earth.
Steelville Middle School students will hold a barbecue plate fundraiser to help pay for the middle school backpack program on Friday, May 25. This program provides easy-to-prepare meals and ready-to-eat snacks for the weekend for about 30 kids each week. The meal will be offered during the lunch hour, from 11 a.m. to