Current Mayor Jim White and current Ward 1 councilman Rick Krawiecki are running for the office of the Mayor of St. James. On April 2, voters will choose if White will serve another term or if Krawiecki will be the new mayor of St. James. Both men were interviewed by the Saint James Press to let voters know more about their educational and work background, experience with city government, what issues they hope to address should they be voted into office, and other information they feel voters should know before heading into the polls.
The Gardeners of the Forest City has kicked off a new season of work, service, and education. The club recently met to install new officers. Dee Welsh was installed as second vice president, Debbie Schuetz as treasurer, and Helen Welsh as recording secretary.
The community garden will be moving from its current location on Sydney Street to a location to be determined later this spring. Gardener Paul Forister, who oversaw the site last year, is hoping to get permission on a new site in time for this year’s growing season.
Incumbent Alan Sachs and Joseph Boulware will be running for the seat of Ward 1 councilman in the April 2 Municipal Election. Both were interviewed by the Saint James Press to let voters know who they are, why they are running, what issues they would like to see addressed if elected, and to give voters background on who they are and why they are seeking election.
The St. James FFA held donkey basketball on Monday, March 18. FFA alumni, emergency responders, and teachers competed in a tournament on their donkeys, with the alumni winning. St. James emergency responders won the “Best Dressed” award during the event, which raised money for the FFA program.