St. James News

St. James scores well on state Report Card

    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released school district Report Cards for the 2020-21 school year, with St. James scoring above state averages in most areas.

Return to Learn plan adjusted again

    The St. James Board of Education held a special session on Sunday morning to adjust the district’s Return to Learn Plan following a letter sent out by the Missouri attorney general. The letter, which was sent to school districts across the state, threatened litigation against school districts for certain COVID-19 related practices.

Council discusses restricting installation of water wells

    The St. James City Council held discussion on the restriction and use of water wells inside the city limits during the December 13 regular meeting. An ordinance was brought to the council on the recommendation of the city’s Utility Board, but the council voted it down, requesting further reasoning of why action should be taken.

Council approves lease on backhoe

    The St. James City Council approved a three-year lease on a new backhoe for the Street Department on Monday night. The current backhoe used by the department is under-powered and has had significant maintenance issues.

Wreath laying ceremony to be held at MVH Saturday

    Wreaths Across America will once again be held at the Missouri Veteran’s Home-St. James (MVH) on Saturday, December 18. Members of the local Wreaths Chapter, along with other organizations, will lay a wreath at every headstone in the MVH cemetery following a short ceremony at noon.