Voters turned out to the polls Tuesday, April 6, to decide between two full-term city council seats and one partial-term seat. Tracy Edwards, incumbent of Ward 2 beat challenger Keith Livingston and David Watkins, of Ward 3, defeated incumbent Shane Anselm. Michael Gray was also chosen to fill a one-year partial term in Ward 4.
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St. James Mayor Rick Krawiecki provided an update on electric costs due to the winter freeze in February, which caused the entire Midwest to see utility rates skyrocket due to increased demand. The city will be providing a flyer in municipal utility customers’ bill to help explain how these costs will impact the city.
The St. James School District has announced Tim Webster will be the new district’s superintendent beginning in July. He will be taking over for Dr. Merlyn Johnson, who last month announced his resignation as he takes over as superintendent of the Cassville School District.
The Lucy Wortham James Elementary School will offer free developmental screenings for five year olds entering kindergarten next year. Appointments are needed for the April 15 and 16 testing days and are being accepted now.
On April 6, Ward 4 voters will choose between Michael Gray and Sherry Coleman to serve a partial term left vacant on the St. James City Council. The seat is vacant after councilman Bob Smith announced he would resign from the council following the election. The winner will serve out the one year remaining on Smith’s term.