Mercy to begin requiring COVID-19 vaccine for co-workers as of Sept. 30

    Mercy co-workers will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, effective Sept. 30.

Missouri State Highway Patrol seeks commercial vehicle officer applicants

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of commercial vehicle officer. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing/interviews at General Headquarters in Jefferson City, Missouri.

City approves annual budget

    “I feel that this budget—I have looked it over, worked it through many, many times—and I feel confident in this budget that we can stay within our means,” said Steelville City Comptroller Roben Griggs, when she presented the annual budget for approval to the city council on June 21.

Council approves contract with MoGas Pipeline for natural gas

    On Monday, the St. James City Council approved a contract with MoGas Pipeline LLC, for pipeline reservation of natural gas for eight years. In the contract, both parties agreed to decrease the rate from $29.50 per dekatherm per month to $28.53 per dekatherm per month over the life of the contract.

Council amends food truck ordinance

    The St. James City Council has amended a food truck ordinance it held a first reading on in May, removing the need for a permit buyer to provide a menu and changing some of the ordinance language for clarity. After hearing concerns from one food truck owner earlier this year, the council agreed to change portions of the ordinance.

Cook Station woman charged with arson, assault

    “I’m going to sacrifice you” is what a Cook Station woman reportedly said to her victim after allegedly hitting him in the head with a ceramic dragon and setting their house on fire.