Snow cancels BHS homecoming

    Bourbon High School was scheduled to host Viburnum last Friday for its annual homecoming games and coronation but the event had to be canceled due to winter weather. Homecoming has been rescheduled for February 5.

One dead, one injured after shooting near Doolittle

    One person is dead after a fatal shooting took place outside Doolittle on Saturday, according to the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.

Phelps County Extension Council election is next week

    Six residents are running for five open positions on the University of Missouri Phelps County Extension Council and the election will run from January 25-29. Anyone citizen of voting age in Phelps County will be able to vote and elect members of the council during that time.

Police Chief warns of scams

    St. James Police Chief Ron Jones warned of scams being encountered in the area during Mayor Rick Krawiecki’s weekly Facebook update last week. Jones provided information about these scams, such as IRS and Social Security scams, and how to avoid them.

Water test report shows drinking water well below limits

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently completed a two-year study of St. James drinking water, testing for lead and copper. Results showed water to be well below required limits, free from bacteria, and deemed safe to drink.