On Wednesday, April 10, hundreds of St. Jams Municipal Utility customers were left without power after four utility poles were broken when a logging truck struck a line. The incident occurred at 3:20 p.m. and it took hours to fully restore the system. Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle.
Newly elected officials from the April 2 election were sworn into office on the St. James City Council during a meeting on April 9. Members were given their appointments and the council also voted to fill a vacancy on the council for Ward 1, left open when new Mayor Rick Krawiecki was elected.
Wrestling coach Beau Moreland addressed the St. James Board of Education about building wrestling space on school property Monday night. The wrestling team has not had a permanent home for wrestling practice for several years, with the district renting space offsite to hold practices.
Ten students from the Steelville High School Class of 2019 will go into the military after graduation. Two of those students are going to West Point, and they were recognized at a special assembly held at the high school on Friday, April 12. United States Congressman Jason Smith spoke at the gathering.
Despite a late plea to continue with the project to restore the gazebo to the front lawn of the courthouse, Crawford County Commissioners voted on Tuesday not to move forward with that proposal.
Are you thinking about creating your own native wildflower garden but not sure how or what flowers to incorporate? Join an experienced wildflower gardener, Master Naturalist and Onondaga Friends Association member for a guided wildflower hike on one of Onondaga Cave State Park’s beautiful trails at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 20.