Local veteran recalls WWII service
Steelville area resident Ellis Evans served his country as an infantry machine gunner with the 11th Armored Division of the United States Army in World War II. And he agrees with the famous quote, “War is hell.” While Evans consented to the interview about his time in the armed forces, he answered many of the questions posed with the simple, yet revealing response, “You don’t want to know.”
Outdoor artists continue to showcase their work this week while participating in the Second Annual Plain Air Painting Festival, sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council. These artists will wrap up their masterpieces on Friday after a public gala on Thursday evening.
Steelville ‘giant’ could be History Channel feature
Steelville could once again be featured on the national stage after the History Channel came to town to film a segment for a potential series. Film crews were in the area over the weekend working on a show that is currently in development.
Huffman resigns from school board
The St. James Board of Education accepted Gary Huffman’s resignation from the board during a special session on Friday. Huffman signed a letter of resignation due to health concerns and the board will look to find a replacement until the next local election.
Nice crowd attends library forum
Library board members and city officials held a public forum Tuesday at the James Memorial Public Library to discuss the upcoming vote on a library tax. A large group of residents attended the event to get their questions answered in regards to the proposed 30-cent per $100 assessed valuation issue to be voted on September 30.
City has refinanced pool bonds
The city of St. James has completed refunding pool bonds, saving a final value of approximately $232,000 over the next 15 years. After working for more than a year to capitalize on low interest rates, city officials have completed the process, issuing $1,675,000 of bonds to refund bonds that were associated with the construction of the pool complex.