Last updateThu, 31 Jul 2014 12pm


Despite wet weather, water park is open

    The Tigershark Water Park reopened for the 2014 swimming season on Monday, May 26.  Despite rain off and on throughout the day, the opening day drew a good crowd to start the season.

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La Russa buys Pujols guitar for $12,500

    As reported last week, Wolfert’s Tool and Machine Co. has created a special guitar to celebrate Albert Pujols’ 500th home run. The guitar was sold at auction last week for $12,500.

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Middle School work should be finished soon

    Work on the expansion at St. James Middle School is nearly complete. Last week, Lloyd Pooker, of Creative Construction Solutions, went through the punch list with Brockmiller Construction. Of the final things left on the list, most checked out fine, with only a few minor fixes left for completion. The building is expected to be ready for the start of summer school.

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Seniors earn nearly $250,000 in scholarships

    The John F. Hodge graduating class of 2014 was awarded $243,855 in institutional scholarships to pursue higher educations.
    Scholarships are as follows:

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Busche leads Class of 2014

    Members of the John F. Hodge High School Class of 2014 enjoyed their final moments spent together as a class on Saturday, May 24. The Middle School gym was filled to capacity as students held their last event as a class during graduation.

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Caring Center makes $20,000 donation to school for supplies

    The St. James Caring Center has donated $20,000 for the purchase of school supplies to the St. James School District. Last Friday, Caring Center Executive Director Ramona Rinehart presented Superintendent Joy Tucker with the check. It has been the goal for the past several years to provide every student with school supplies.

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