St. James News

School votes to stay in insurance consortium, plans for rate increase

    The St. James Board of Education approved staying in an insurance consortium for next year on Monday, April 15, after looking at other options and determining it was the best one available. Board members also are looking to add money to next year’s insurance budget to offset increases the district will face and capped the amount the district pays to employee insurance.

Prescription drug take back will be held Saturday

    The St. James Police Department and St. James Kiwanis Club are once again teaming up for a prescription drug disposal on Saturday, April 27. The program is used each year to help residents get rid of unused or expired prescription medications for proper disposal.

Sip n’ Savor returns May 4

    Sip n’ Savor returns to St. James on Saturday, May 4 and the St. James Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the event. There will be over 35 Missouri wineries and craft breweries on site giving samples of the best Missouri has to offer. Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes while enjoying a day of beer, wine, food, and retail vendors in the downtown plaza.

Mo Humanities outlines plans for Trail of Tears museum

    Dr. Steven Belko, Executive Director of the Missouri Humanities Council, spoke during a public meeting on Thursday, April 18 about plans to open a National Trail of Tears museum in St. James. While still in the preliminary stages of planning, work has already begun to find artifacts from the era to restore and preserve them for the future.