A newly formed volunteer group called Route 66 Museum of Phelps County is looking at bringing a museum to St. James, offering a site along the Historic Route 66 for visitors to view. The group is currently seeking funds to acquire a site for the museum, with negotiations focusing on using the old Hutcheson Ford facility on James Boulevard.
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The St. James high school drama department have gotten creative in how they will perform this year’s fall play, providing the production to the public via Facebook and YouTube. This year’s performance is called “Graven Images” and will be made public the first week of November.
Mayor Rick Krawiecki has shared details on a deal between the Walmart Distribution Center and the city of St. James, which he confirmed the St. James City Council would approve via resolution this week. The agreement will see the city, school district, fire district, and county each receiving a portion of money in lieu of property taxes.
Due to rising COVID-19 cases in the area, St. James City Hall and the James Memorial Public Library are being closed to walk-in patrons. The drive through at city hall will remain open for those needing to pay their bills or for other city business and the library will resume curbside pickup by appointment.
A St. James man was arrested following a suspected DWI crash that occurred on Saturday. Serious injuries were reported in the two-vehicle wreck that occurred on Phelps County Road 7130, one mile west of Highway 63, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.