St. James News

Memorial Day ceremony will honor new names added to veterans memorial

    A Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Monday to recognize new names being added to the veterans memorial in front of the John F. Hodge High School. Organizer Bob Smith has spent the past two months selling new bricks and promoting the addition of names of local veterans to the monument, with over 40 being added.

Tiger Shark Waterpark opening Friday

    The Tiger Shark Waterpark will open for the summer this Friday. The pool is filled, the concession stand is stocked, and park staff is ready for another fun year of swimming. Season passes are on sale now for families wanting a deal on using the pool all summer long.

Seniors earn $673,802 in scholarships

    The class of 2019 was recognized during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 15 with awards, honors, and the presentation of local scholarships. This year, the class earned $248,865 in private, military, A+, and other scholarships, with $679,302 possible over the next four years.

St. James Class of 2019 celebrates graduation - PHOTO GALLERY

    The John F. Hodge High School Class of 2019 celebrated the final days of their high school careers together during graduation ceremonies on Sunday. Meeting in the middle school gym, the senior class received their diplomas in front of a standing room only crowd of family and friends as they celebrated the end of their high school journey together.

Two facing charges after drug raid

On May 14, the South Central Drug Task Force, Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, and the Rolla Police Department concluded a short term narcotics investigation in Phelps County.  Officers obtained and executed a search warrant in the 14000 block of Dillon Outer Road in St. James.