Decking poured on Jay Street bridge

            Bridges on Jay Street and St. John’s Avenue are having new decking poured this month to address safety concerns. Both bridges have been closed for several months due to being deemed unsafe and work has begun to make them drivable once again.

City working through recycling issues

            Due to manpower issues, St. James has struggled to maintain recycling pickups and City Administrator Jim Fleming said the city is working to better communicate with customers. When the Sanitation Department is not operating at full strength, he said, it sometimes causes delays and customers who participate in the program do not get their recycling picked up.

Cuba teen charged with assault involving AR-15

            A Cuba man stands charged with five felonies after reportedly assaulting another man at a Steelville river access area and threatening the victim with a firearm.

R-2 superintendent resigns

            Less than a year after settling into his new position as Cuba School District Superintendent, Dr. Curt Graves announced last week that the school board has accepted his resignation. The district is now seeking its third superintendent in as many years.

Calling Missouri employers for digital skill-building opportunity

Missouri businesses struggle to recruit and retain employees with the technology know-how that companies need. To address that challenge, University of Missouri Extension, in partnership with the MU College of Engineering, launched the Digital Transformation Consortium to provide employees with technology training.

MoDOT to pave 68/8 next year

            During the regular June meeting of the St. James City Council, Public Works Director Lyle Thomas informed the council the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will be paving highway 8/68 through St. James next year and the city could have some downtown paving done through the process.