Kiwanis present scholarships, grants
The St. James Kiwanis Club recently presented scholarship and non-profit grants to a variety of local individuals and charities. High school graduating seniors received a second installment of scholarships for the spring semester and money was given to local non-profits for 2014.
Purple Heart City signs going up
During its regular monthly meeting on Monday night, the St. James City Council approved an ordinance to place Purple Heart signage at two entrances into the city. St. James became a Purple Heart City last year and will join other communities on Interstate 44 in recognizing those who received the Purple Heart.
Tigers getting ready for courtwarming
Courtwarming is this Friday at John F. Hodge High School. 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.
$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.