St. James News

Three weeks remain for small town showcase voting

            Three weeks remain for residents to vote for St. James in the 2023 Small Town Showcase. The top five communities will be featured by the Missouri Humanities Council and voting ends on Friday, July 1.

City continues to struggle with hiring

          The city of St. James has struggled with hiring personnel over the past year and is still seeking applications in several departments. City Administrator Jim Fleming said the city is looking at how to attract candidates and hopes to fill those opening soon.

City facing increasing cost of materials

           The city of St. James if facing increasing cost of materials and delays due to supply chain issues and is investigating alternatives for infrastructure. As costs everywhere continue to rise, Public Works Director Lyle Thomas said St. James is seeing the costs of everyday materials skyrocket over pre-pandemic levels.

Camp Brim Shire sees strong start to camping season

            Camp Brim Shire opened for the season on April 5 and has already seen a strong start to the camping year. According to co-founder Rich Hashagen, this season marks the 42nd year of the camp and is shaping up to be a busy one.

Chamber holding poker run Saturday

           The St. James Chamber of Commerce will hold its first annual UTV poker run this Saturday, July 11. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund the concert series, which brings musical entertainment to the community.