St. James News

Courtwarming is Friday

The annual St. James basketball courtwarming will be held Friday, February 5, when the Tigers take on Pacific. This year’s event is sponsored by Hartley’s Climate Control and will be presented by the high school student council.

St. James man charged with assaulting officers

    A St. James man faces two felonies after an alleged January 25 altercation with St. James Police officers. Anthony W. Lackey, 30, faces charges of first-degree and third-degree assault and was incarcerated in Phelps County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Tree nursery coming in March

    The city of St. James is moving forward with establishing a new tree nursery, although the proposed site could be changed. Originally, the plan was to create the nursery, which will allow the city to have a way to easily replace dead or dying trees, at the middle school. That location has changed, however, to the head of the Iron Works Bike Trail.

Ten selected to All-District Bands

    John F. Hodge High School had 10 students selected to the All-District Band this year after auditions were held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.

School construction nearing the end

    Sean Thouvenot, of Branco Enterprises, and Brandon Dake, of Dake Wells Architecture, spoke to the St. James Board of Education on Thursday, outlining how close construction at the high school is to completion. While there are still some safety issues which must be addressed prior to the district taking over newly renovated classrooms, the board heard work could be completed by the end of January.