St. James News

MVH to restrict access due to COVID-19

    The Missouri Veterans Home-St. James announced on March 8 it will be restricting access to its facility due to positive cases of COVID-19 being reported in Missouri. Steps are being taken to protect veterans and staff from the virus and the situation will be monitored until the time it is deemed safe to reopen the facility.

Council approves budget, makes cuts to school funding

    The St. James City Council voted on Monday night to pass the budget for the 2020-21 calendar year, but will be making changes to the amount of money the school district receives as part of a Walmart grant paid each year in the lease agreement with the city. The council may amend the approved budget next month, before it goes into effect on May 1.

Council votes down new rules for the cemetery

    An ordinance establishing new rules for the St. James Cemetery failed on Monday night, despite receiving a vote of four to one by the St. James City Council. The motion needed five votes in favor to pass, but councilman Alan Sachs cast a nay vote and councilmen Joe Boulware, Shane Anselm, and councilwoman Stephanie Swanson were not at the meeting to cast a vote.

Kiwanis Pancake Day is Saturday

    The St. James Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual Pancake Day this Saturday, March 14 and tickets are on sale now. The annual event will be held at the St. James middle school from 6:30 a.m. until noon and tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanian. Pancake Day is one of the largest fundraisers the club holds annually.