On Wednesday, April 10, hundreds of St. Jams Municipal Utility customers were left without power after four utility poles were broken when a logging truck struck a line. The incident occurred at 3:20 p.m. and it took hours to fully restore the system. Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle.
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Newly elected officials from the April 2 election were sworn into office on the St. James City Council during a meeting on April 9. Members were given their appointments and the council also voted to fill a vacancy on the council for Ward 1, left open when new Mayor Rick Krawiecki was elected.
Wrestling coach Beau Moreland addressed the St. James Board of Education about building wrestling space on school property Monday night. The wrestling team has not had a permanent home for wrestling practice for several years, with the district renting space offsite to hold practices.
The St. James School District received word Monday morning that the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School has been named a Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase School for the first time. Only a small number of schools across the country receive the honor and the elementary school joins the middle and high school recognized with the honor.
The St. James Race to End Alzheimer’s was held on Saturday, April 6, raising over $1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Over 40 participants came out for the inaugural fundraiser, and organizer Julie Felan hopes to take the success of this event and build on it for next year.