Wilson receives Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, at Just a Taste in St. James, giving top honors to individuals, business, and organizations that helped shape 2019 in a successful year for the Chamber and St. James.

Library receives grant for summer reading program

    Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the James Memorial Public Library has received a grant of $4,181 for its annual Summer Reading Program. This grant will help the library conduct its annual program, providing children in the area a chance to read and grow over the summer months.

City taking steps to secure Census surveys

    After sending out Census surveys to 450 random citizens, City Administrator Jim Fleming told the St. James City Council on Monday, February 10, there has been little interest in returning those forms. The city is making a push to get accurate numbers during the 2020 Census and Fleming said the city will be taking steps to secure those surveys.

City not following state law on financial reporting

    The city of Steelville is behind on financial reports, including at least one required by law. Missouri state law says that cities of Steelville’s size must publish a financial statement every six months, but the last one the city published was in 2018. The city is also behind on annual financial audits—the last one of those completed was for fiscal year 2016.