St. James News

City contracts with Kiowa Line Builders for line relocation

    On Tuesday, October 9, the St. James City Council approved a resolution to contract Kiowa Line Builders, Inc. to conduct an electric line relocation. Four electric line construction companies were solicited, with only one bid being received.

Apple butter is being sold locally

    The Gardeners of the Forest City recently spent September 30 and October 1 making apple butter to sell at local St. James businesses.  The sale of the apple butter is used to fund some of the activities and projects that they do throughout the year, including a $1,000 scholarship to a St. James School District student attending college and studying horticulture or related field.

New Trunk or Treat route revealed

    Trunk or Treat will return on Halloween and the St. James Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTO) have revealed this year’s route. The annual event has been moved to the high school agriculture building and participants are encouraged to view the route so there is no confusion the night of the event.

Old Iron Works Days brings crowds to park

    Old Iron Works Days returned to Maramec Spring Park over the weekend, drawing a huge turnout to the park. This was the 40th annual event, and while numbers were down from last year, a great came to the park to celebrate the way of life in the mid-1880s.

St. James natural gas rates could skyrocket

    City Administrator Harold Selby updated the St. James City Council last week about possible natural gas cost increases the city could face by the end of the year. The council has been monitoring the issue, which stems from MoGas, which transports natural gas to several cities in the area, threatening a nearly 250 percent increase in the cost of gas transportation.