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.
A free COVID-19 testing event will be held in Steelville after the state asked Your Community Health Center (YCHC) to provide testing because of the increase in the rate of positive cases in Crawford County.
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.
Students at Steelville Elementary show off the November Book Buddy Books donated by Steelville Drug to the school library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers in Education program.
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.