Steelville News

Whittaker says goodbye to Steelville Schools

            Steelville Schools Superintendent Mike Whittaker finished his career in his hometown district at the school board meeting held on Monday night.

            Whittaker, a Steelville High School graduate, is retiring after 21 years of service to the district as an educator, principal and superintendent.

            School board members took a moment at the beginning of the June meeting to thank Whittaker for his dedication to students, staff and community members.

Freedom Fest has full schedule of fun for July 4

            Freedom Fest is back in full force in 2021 with a full slate of entertainment and activities scheduled for the annual Independence Day celebration in Steelville. The event is sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce and is held in the Steelville City Park.

Steelville community building grant approved

            The City of Steelville has been approved for nearly half a million dollars in grant funding to upgrade the community building, including improved ADA accessibility along with a kitchen remodel and a number of efficiency updates. The announcement came from the state capital on June 15.

Ribbon cutting held for Main Stree salon

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at BKT Sassy Sensation with the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce on June 5. The salon is owned by April and Thomas Verble and is named after their three children—Brice, Kayelee and Tomi.

Bargains for Missions opens new Main Street storefront

    The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 27 at the newly opened location for Bargains for Missions, the resale shop that provides funding to assist community members in need. The shop is located at 101 West Main Street, on the corner of Main and First streets. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.