St. James News

City using technology to track cost of projects

    Municipal Utilities is expanding how it tracks materials, labor, and equipment usage, utilizing a work order system to get more accurate numbers of what projects cost in St. James. Public Works Director Lyle Thomas explained the new tracking method is slowly being rolled out, but will give the city a better idea of total costs involved.

Belko gives update on interpretive center

    Missouri Humanities Council Executive Director Dr. Steve Belko was the guest speaker during Friday night’s St. James Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner. Belko spoke about ongoing efforts to bring a Native American history museum to St. James.

Wilson receives Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, at Just a Taste in St. James, giving top honors to individuals, business, and organizations that helped shape 2019 in a successful year for the Chamber and St. James.

Library receives grant for summer reading program

    Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the James Memorial Public Library has received a grant of $4,181 for its annual Summer Reading Program. This grant will help the library conduct its annual program, providing children in the area a chance to read and grow over the summer months.

City taking steps to secure Census surveys

    After sending out Census surveys to 450 random citizens, City Administrator Jim Fleming told the St. James City Council on Monday, February 10, there has been little interest in returning those forms. The city is making a push to get accurate numbers during the 2020 Census and Fleming said the city will be taking steps to secure those surveys.