2019 Harvest Festival parade information released

    The 55th Annual Harvest Festival Parade in Steelville is Saturday, September 7, at 1:30 p.m. The parade theme this year is “Once Upon A Dream.” The parade is sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce and floats for organizations, businesses and community groups are encouraged to participate.

St. Louis man drowns while swimming in the Meramec

A 37-year-old St. Louis man fell victim to a drowning accident while swimming in the Meramec River on Saturday afternoon. While there remains some mystery as to what may have led to the man’s death, the county coroner’s office has ruled out foul play in the matter.

Extension specialist wins national conservation award

    University of Missouri Extension specialist Rachel Hopkins received the first Conservationist of the Year Award from Women in NRCS (WIN).
    Hopkins is a MU Extension county engagement specialist based in Potosi and a fourth-generation Crawford County cattle producer.

Council approves update to city code book

    The St. James City Council met on Monday, August 13 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
•    Heard citizen comment from Louis Lehmer, who asked the council about nuisances near his home and what progress the city has made to address them. The council informed Lehmer nuisance letters have been sent out and a nuisance hearing is set for August 22 to meet with property owners to begin addressing these issues.