John F. Hodge High School Freshman Abilene Lortz was recently honored as a distinguished finalist for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Now in its 24th year, the Prudential Spirt of Community Awards recognizes the volunteer efforts of youth and judges them based on criteria including personal initiative, effort, impact, and personal growth.
St. James News
The St. James Utility Board presented their decision on raising natural gas rates during Monday night’s meeting of the St. James City Council. The city, along with several others in the area, have been negotiating with the MoGas Pipeline to lock in the rate of transportation cost increases the pipeline has put into effect.
A man was struck by a vehicle and killed on Saturday, February 9, while attempting to cross Interstate 44 on foot at the St. James 195 mile marker. Stephen D. Goode, 65, of Union was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Jones Funeral Home in St. James following the accident.
The St. James Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTO) is selling St. James Tiger apparel as a spring fundraiser. Those interested in purchasing items have until Sunday at midnight to submit an order, with all proceeds generated being used by to PTO to support school programs.
Extreme cold caused school to be cancelled on Wednesday, January 30, when temperatures registered in the single digits. Due the amount of school days missed so far, the district has amended the calendar and will now be making up several days to account for the dismissals.