Council moves forward with transferring municipal court to county

            The St. James City Council took further action to transfer the municipal court to the Phelps County Circuit Court on Monday night, amending an ordinance to meet Missouri Supreme Court guidelines. This was the third time the ordinance was amended since the council agreed to transfer the court earlier this year.

St. James choir students named All-District

            District choir auditions were held on September 17 at Osage High School and St. James had 36 students named All-District. Three of those students have made the District Honor Choir all four years of high school.

Park board discusses playground sites

            Members of the St. James Park Board met with representatives from the Friends of the Park group on September 14 to discuss possible locations where an all-inclusive playground could be constructed in the St. James City Park. While there were not enough board members to form a quorum, the group did narrow it down to two possible locations.

Hartley offers considerations for downtown businesses with council

           Local business owner Jon Hartley spoke to the St. James City Council during a meeting on Monday evening, raising concerns about some issues facing downtown businesses. He asked the council to consider some minor changes which he feels would greatly aid business owners and patrons.