Steelville News

Prayer service held on courthouse lawn - PHOTO GALLERY

    Local residents gathered on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn in Steelville on Thursday, May 6, to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. The service included prayers from several community members and pastors and a song to conclude the gathering.

Legendary Poco co-founder leaves legacy of music and kindness

By Melissa Dragich-Cordero and Kirk Pasich
    Rusty Young, a Davisville resident and co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, passed away on April 14, 2021, at the age of 75. Young is survived by his beloved wife Mary, with whom he shared a log home in the Mark Twain National Forest. He enjoyed fishing the Huzzah Creek. Young is also survived by his daughter Sara, son Will, and three young grandsons, Chandler, Ryan, and Graham, as well as Mary’s three children, Joe, Marci, and Hallie, and grandchildren Quentin and Emma. A memorial service will be held October 16 at Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville, where Rusty and Mary met 20 years ago.

NHS holds induction, awards ceremonies

Steelville High School’s National Honor Society held an induction ceremony for new members on Tuesday, April 20 and senior members honored educators with Golden Apple awards on Thursday, April 22.

Steelville school staff could see higher pay

    Salary increases are on the table for Steelville educators after discussion at the April school board meeting. Superintendent Mike Whittaker talked to the board about the need to become more competitive with area schools, and board members agreed it was an important issue to address.