St. James News

City comes to agreement with CenturyLink for pole usage

    The city of St. James has reached a contract agreement with CenturyLink for use of city-owned utility poles. The agreed to pay the city $9.04 per pole in compensation for attachment, and removal of their equipment, as per Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations.

School district faces winter illness

    Area COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state and the St. James School District has seen a rise in illness throughout December and following the return from winter break. The district has also seen a rise in other illnesses such as colds and flu.

City receives good audit opinion

    Tammy Alsop, Sikich LLP, provided an audit report to the St. James City Council on Monday night, noting the city received an unmodified opinion on its financial statement through April 30, 2021. Alsop went through the report, providing recommendations on how to clean up some reporting issues for next year.

City contracts with Archer for preliminary police station remodel plans

    The St. James City Council has approved an agreement with CM Archer Group to provide a preliminary design of an improvement to the St. James police station. The city has American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds which could aid in funding the project.

FFA to hold labor auction

    The St. James FFA will host a labor and dessert auction on Wednesday, January 19, to raise funds for the upcoming contest season and this year’s FFA state convention trip. Local FFA students will be auctioned off during the event and will provide work for the highest bidder.