“Dream big! It’s fine,” Steelville native Rebecca Jaycox-Boutis told students in the middle school. And she has definitely followed her own advice. She has traveled extensively overseas, has been living in New York City for ten years, and will soon see her first book published. On a recent trip to her hometown, she visited former teacher Jennifer Whitson’s classroom to talk to students about pursuing their dreams and what that has meant in her life. She also spoke with Three Rivers Publishing.
Steelville School Board notes for September 18 meeting
• In school principal reports, SES Principal Lynne Reed discussed teacher evaluations as well as one her staff completed for her. SMS Principal John Bunch reported the middle school will be receiving a grant from the Walmart Distribution Center.
Fireman terminated after arrest
Steelville volunteer firefighter Daniel Jewell was terminated from the Steelville Fire Protection District on Friday, after the board discovered that he had been arrested for alleged child molestation. Jewell, 30, of Steelville, had just recently completed his probationary period with the SFPD, after serving six months with the department.
Domestic violence victims could get more support
Domestic violence continues to be a problem and the need for assistance to victims is growing in Crawford County. As a result, more funding is needed to provide for the programs that help.
Fire department investigates carbon monoxide alarm
The Steelville Fire Protection District responded to the following calls between September 23 and 29:
• September 24—Assisted at a landing zone set up for EMS.