St. James News

Kiwanis members help fifth grade Jump Into Health

Members of the St. James Kiwanis Club met with the fifth-grade class on May 17 to donate more than 100 jump ropes to the kids. Part of the Jump Into Health program conducted by the club, students were each outfitted with a properly sized jump rope, which they get to keep.

St. James R-1 schools named National Beta District of Distinction

          National Beta is proud to announce St. James R-1 Schools as a 2021-2022 National District of Distinction. This award is given to those deserving districts who offer National Beta in all schools in their district, and who induct qualifying students in all eligible grades (4-12). St. James R-1 is one of only 36 districts to receive this award nationwide.

Portion of Highway B to be closed through August

          Those who use Highway B should be advised the road will be closed down for removal and replacement of a bridge beginning June 1 through August 24 in the 20500 block, located south of Royal.

Leatherwood to hold grand opening celebration

           Leatherwood Handmade Cigars will hold a grand opening celebration this Friday, May 2,0 with an all-day event downtown. Cosponsored by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, events will take place between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on West Springfield Street.

City to begin enforcing nuisance ordinances

           The city of St. James will begin getting tougher on nuisance violations moving into the summer months. City administrator Jim Fleming said there have been continued issues with yard debris being pushed out into city streets and yards that need mowing.