St. James News

Free educational seminar being held

    Attorney Michele Kelsaw of MK Legal Planning will be hosting a free educational seminar on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.  
    This event is free to the public and will be held at the James Memorial Public Library, 300 West Scioto, St. James, Missouri.

Close vote pushes chicken ordinance closer to adoption

    The St. James city council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow chickens within the city limits and would establish the guidelines necessary for residents to raise chickens. A close vote pushed the ordinance on to next month, where a final reading and vote will determine its fate.

Lortz selected as distinguished finalist for Spirit of Community award

    John F. Hodge High School Freshman Abilene Lortz was recently honored as a distinguished finalist for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Now in its 24th year, the Prudential Spirt of Community Awards recognizes the volunteer efforts of youth and judges them based on criteria including personal initiative, effort, impact, and personal growth.

Natural gas prices to increase

    The St. James Utility Board presented their decision on raising natural gas rates during Monday night’s meeting of the St. James City Council. The city, along with several others in the area, have been negotiating with the MoGas Pipeline to lock in the rate of transportation cost increases the pipeline has put into effect.

Man killed trying to cross I-44

    A man was struck by a vehicle and killed on Saturday, February 9, while attempting to cross Interstate 44 on foot at the St. James 195 mile marker. Stephen D. Goode, 65, of Union was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Jones Funeral Home in St. James following the accident.