Graduation for the St. James senior class of 2020 will be held on Friday, June 26 at the Multi-Sports Complex, the district announced on Friday. Guests will be limited and social distancing measures will take place to ensure public safety.
The city of St. James has started a Delta Regional Authority (DRA) funded expansion of water services in the intersection of Hardy and Wishon streets, near Prock Operations. The city has already completed a DRA project to expand sidewalks near the facility and will use the remainder of funding to expand water services and install a new fire hydrant and manholes.
The St. James Street Department has used their downtime during rainy weather to begin constructing a new bridge to replace a failing one at the Tourist Information Center (TIC). The old one sits on a walking trail at the facility, but it has been closed.
There will be new faces on the St. James City Council and Board of Education after the general election, held Tuesday, June 2. There were races in three wards of the city and three seats up for election on the Board of Education.
The Phelps/Maries County Health Department (PMCHD) has been notified of its fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Phelps County. The individual is currently isolated at home.