For just the second time in school history, and the second time in three years, the Steelville High School Lady Cardinals basketball team is heading to the Class 3 state tournament. The Lady Cards captured the Class 3 District 3 championship with a win over Grandview in Herculaneum on Friday night.
Teacher salaries in Steelville are some of the lowest in the area. At the February school board meeting, Superintendent Mike Whittaker presented an extensive salary study he had completed, comparing teacher salaries in Steelville to those in a number of area schools. In nearly all categories, Steelville ranks in the lower half of the schools.
The Steelville Fire Protection District (SFPD) is asking for help from those they serve. The volunteer fire department has been operating on the same tax rate since the mid-1980s, with income that makes it difficult to purchase the necessary equipment to provide the service they do for the community.
The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 2020 Annual Awards Banquet and meeting on Tuesday, March 17. The event will be held at Golden Echoes, with the social hour beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. Awards for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year will be presented. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased until March 11 at the Steelville branches of First Community National Bank or Peoples Bank, Shelter Insurance, and from Chamber President Tamra Cape. Business casual attire is appropriate for the evening.
Plan now to attend the Empty Bowls fundraiser in Steelville—the annual event that involves music, art, dinner, and of course, bowls—all for a good cause. The 2020 dinner will be held on Thursday, March 5, at Steelville High School from 6 to 8 p.m.