St. James News

City approves 2021-22 budget

    The city of St. James approved the 2021-22 budget during the March meeting of the city council on Monday, March 9. Included in the budget were raises for most city departments to remain competitive and money included for city projects for the upcoming fiscal year, with some concern being leveled on how the recent winter weather event will impact the utility budget.

New gymnasium named after Phil West

    The newly constructed gymnasium at John F. Hodge High School has been named after long-time educator and former district athletic director Phil West. A ceremony was held during basketball games on Wednesday, February 24, to recognize West for all he has done to serve students during his 29-year educational career and St. James athletics.

School district announces new administrators

    The St. James School District announced two teachers will be taking administrative roles next year and another will join an intern program designed to give administrative experience.

City receives recycling grant

    The city of St. James has received a grant to expand its recycling program and plans on having recycle bins available for citizens to use in the coming months. Grant money was awarded through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management will provide money for the city to purchase 1,000 new recycling bins to add to the current program.