A new type of physical challenge is coming to the area to help raise funds for the Steelville Community Park track. The first Riverat Challenge, which includes a two-mile run, two-mile kayak, and mud course, will be held in Steelville on September 13.
St. James voters approve library tax
St. James will retain its public library after a 30-cent per $100 of assessed valuation property tax passed on Tuesday. Voters approved the tax with 287 in favor and to 255 opposed. Revenue from the tax will provide a steady income stream for the continued operation of the James Memorial Public Library by the city of St. James.
Residents can now get rid of old medications at police department
The St. James Police Department and Kiwanis Club teamed up for a prescription drug disposal on Saturday. Approximately 50 pounds of unused, over-the-counter and prescription medications were taken for proper disposal. The program is designed to keep unused medications out of the hands of children.
Bahr and Uffmann reign over homecoming - PHOTO GALLERY
Zachary Bahr and Alexis Uffmann were crowned the 2014 homecoming king and queen on Friday night prior to the varsity football game between the St. James Tigers and the St. Clair Bulldogs.
Park board would like school district to help renovate fields
Park Board member Bob Diestelkamp spoke to the St. James Board of Education on September 18 to review need currently being addressed at the Nelson Hart Park. The Park Board is looking into improving the baseball and softball diamonds at the park and wants to keep the district informed of the progress due to the school’s use the facility.
Huffman wants back on school board
Former St. James Board of Education board member Gary Huffman, who signed a letter of resignation from the board just two weeks ago, is one of four people who have applied for his former position. Applications for the opening will be accepted through Thursday.