St. James News

Field named after Bruce Courtney

    A field at Nelson Hart Park has been named after long-time Sports Club member Bruce Courtney. A ceremony was held Monday afternoon to officially announce the name change.

Council discusses changes to the animal control agreement

    On Tuesday, November 10, the St. James City Council held a first reading on an ordinance which would raise the cost of dog registration and allow the impound fee for collected animals to go to Phelps County Animal Rescue. The change will amend the agreement with the Phelps County Animal Rescue, which is serving as animal control for the city, and would raise the cost of a dog tag from approximately $1 to $3.

City, health department see overwhelming COVID cases in the area

    The Phelps/Maries County Health Department reported there have been an overwhelming amount of COVID-19 cases in the area recently, with more than 500 active cases in Phelps County alone, including several from a non-school sponsored Rolla High School Homecoming event held at Matt’s Steakhouse on November 7. The city of St. James is encouraging residents to stay home whenever possible and to make plans or reevaluate Thanksgiving gatherings.

New state mask guidelines will benefit St. James schools

    On November 12, Governor Mike Parson, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced changes in the quarantine guidance for Missouri schools.

City hears need for new website

    Codes and permit enforcer Nathan Browne discussed the need for an updated city website on November 10. Browne informed the city council the current site is old and does not work well and aldermen approved moving forward with determining how to best address the issue.