Steelville News

Candidates are filing for April election

    Filing is underway for candidates interested in serving on local boards in the community. Those who’d like to fill a seat on the governing boards for the local school district, 911, the ambulance district, and the Salem hospital or as an alderman on the city council have until January 19 to declare their intentions to run for a position. Voters will make their selections at the April 6 Municipal Election.

2020 in Review: Watching a community persevere

    While the COVID-19 pandemic created the majority of headlines in 2020, there were also stories of local government struggles and successes, people who have devoted their lives to serving the community, elections held, and students and school personnel continuing education in different settings.

School board talks about park upgrades

    Discussion has begun between the Steelville School District and the city of Steelville on potential upgrades to the city park. The school district currently leases the inner circle at the park, which includes ballfields and the track, and Steelville Schools Superintendent Mike Whittaker reported at the school board meeting on December 17 that he had met with aldermen Duane DeRennaux and Tamra Cape to talk about improvements to the park.