Ball field improvements delayed again

    Work to rehab the baseball diamonds in the Nelson Hart Park has been delayed again as the contractor awaits materials. The project is a joint effort between the City of St. James and the St. James School District and was supposed to begin in time to ready the fields for baseball season, but rainy weather delayed the project throughout the spring.

Donation presented to Caring Center

    St. James High School Principal Joe Stammers made a surprise visit to the St. James Caring Center last week with a check for $852.10, which was presented to Director of the St. James Caring Center Nancy Montgomery.

Marlatt is new Newburg girls’ basketball head coach

    Newburg High School was a great springboard for the head coaching career of St. James High School girls’ basketball coach Terry Wells. Now one of Wells’ former standout Lady Tigers is following in his footsteps to the school.

School building project moving forward despite high bids

    The St. James Board of Education met on June 10 to review bids received on the building projects currently ongoing, opting to move forward with the project despite higher than expected bids. The district has been working with Dake Wells Architecture and construction manager Branco to lower costs to within the budget the district had, but have been unsuccessful so far.

Storm water improvement project moving forward

    The city of St. James is moving forward with a major storm-water project that will completely rework how water flows from Meramec Street into the city park. Work has been ongoing throughout June and will completely alter how rain water travels to Lake Scioto.