A small group of protestors gathered on the public parking lot next to the Dollar General Store in Steelville on Saturday. The group assembled quietly, spoke briefly, then walked to Main Street with their signs and American flags.
Newly elected Mayor Terry Beckham called a special meeting on Monday to swear in new office holders following the June 2 election, make his appointments, and set goals. Beckham shared a list of eight items he wants to address and resolve in the city. He said, “I’ve always been frustrated when we talk about things and it never happens.”
Steelville’s city swimming pool will remain closed for the summer of 2020.
At a special council meeting on Monday night, council members discussed the issue briefly and determined to leave the pool closed for this year.
Graduation plans for Steelville High School’s Class of 2020 were announced on Friday, June 5. The ceremony originally planned for Sunday, May 17 will now take place on Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Prom, however, has been canceled.
At the municipal election for 2020, held on Tuesday, June 2, Steelville voters selected a new mayor, aldermen, and school board members, in addition to approving a tax proposal from the Steelville Fire Protection District. Crawford County voters also selected a board member for the 911 board.