$1.5 million bid has been approved to improve sewers
Jeff Meadows, of Archer-Elgin, spoke with the St. James City Council Monday night about sewer improvements happening this year. Layne Inliner was awarded the bid for the project and will line old clay pipes to repair damages. The goal is to eliminate rainwater infiltration to the sewer system and repairs will be paid through bond revenue proceeds.
Condemned building will come down soon
The St. James City Council has awarded Maggi Construction a bid for demolition of the failing building on Washington Street. During the regular February meeting of the council on Monday night, Maggi was chosen as the low bidder and will begin removal of the building as early as next week.
Courtwarming set for Valentine’s Day
Students at John F. Hodge High School in St. James are preparing for courtwarming activities, which will be held next Friday. Coronation will be held between the varsity and junior varsity games on February 14 against St. Clair. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m.
Items are still be collected for a local family who lost house to fire
A fire on January 28 has left a St. James family without a home. The fire started at 10:06 a.m. at 201 Olga after the residents tried to heat frozen water pipes, with a fire breaking out in the attic. After several hours trying to manage the fire by St. James firefighters, the home was a total loss. The home belonged to Corey and Nell Fuhring.
Local library is offering eBooks
The James Memorial Library has added eBooks as an additional feature for patrons. Cardholders will be able to check out eBooks and audio books from an inventory of more than 100,000 works.
Kickoff return good for $300,000 in vehicles at local Ford dealership
Hutcheson Ford held a 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII last week that resulted in 12 customers getting a complete refund on their purchases, totaling more than $300,000.