St. James News

American Legion post donates to the school lunch assistance program

    Members of the local American Legion Post 607 presented a check for $1,500 they raised and donated to the St. James School District to help fund a student lunch program. The district will use the money to help assist students in need purchase lunch throughout the year.

Bartle and Rinehart crowned courtwarming royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

    Micah Bartle and Ashlyn Rinehart were crowned courtwarming king and queen during Friday night’s coronation ceremony. The king and queen were each one of five senior boys and girls in the ceremony, with the winners selected by their peers. Crowning was held between the varsity and junior varsity boys basketball games.

Whitener, Gibson earn welding scholarships

On Thursday, January 24 Tate Whitener, Sage Gibson, Tanner Dixon, Dyllan Gibson and Justin Yamnitz competed against 156 other welders from eight states at the 2019 MWI welding competition. This competition requires students to read and interpret blueprints, assemble their project, and weld the specified welds as directed on their prints. Students are judged based on their quality of the welds and proper assembly of their project.

J-Cook Fly Rods now open

    J-Cook Fly Rods has opened in St. James, having moved from its previous location in Salem, and owner Jerry Cook hopes to offer his experience to get anglers the fishing supplies they need to be successful. A lifetime fisherman, Cook offers everything an angler needs to be successful and will continue to expand his inventory to meet the needs of the community.

Tacony receives grant from Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District

Tacony Manufacturing, located in St. James, Missouri, is the manufacturing facility for Simplicity and Riccar vacuum cleaners.  The factory opened in 1997 when Tacony Corporation moved production from Taiwan to the United States creating jobs in Missouri.