Will Beaner is one of many who will be showing at this year’s annual Grape and Fall Festival livestock show and auction in early September. He recently showed animals at the Phelps County Fair and is looking forward to selling his first hog next month.
City Administrator Jim Fleming presented a proposal to the St. James Board of Education on August 15 to create a tree nursery at the middle school. His idea would provide space for the city to grow their own replacement trees to use when city trees die or become damaged and need to be replaced.
The James Memorial Public Library is partnering with the city of St. James, the St. James School District, local student Abram Schisler, and the Boys Scouts to create three outdoor Little Free Libraries. The program will allow residents to take a book or leave a book for others to share.
The St. James Board of Education held discussion on August 15 about plans for a bus lane that runs behind the elementary school. It is being expanded during construction of the early childhood center and Building and Grounds Supervisor Wes DeLuca gave the board an update on a possible way get it paved prior to the winter months.
Branco Enterprises Project Manager Harold Painter gave the St. James Board of Education an update on ongoing construction at the elementary and high school on Thursday night. Along with discussing the progress, he also detailed a flooding incident that occurred at the high school when a storm passed through the area, leading to water infiltrating the construction site and flooding the gym and some classrooms.