Allyson Volmer was crowned Miss St. James during the annual Grape and Fall Festival Queen Pageant held on Saturday, August 28. There were three candidates vying for the crown and Volmer will now reign over festival events coming in September, as well as promoting St. James and local businesses for the next year.
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This year’s Grape and Fall Festival is quickly approaching, and volunteers are needed to help with the event. The St. James Chamber of Commerce is seeking assistance in several areas throughout the event, which will run September 8 through 11.
The St. James City Council met in special session on Monday afternoon to hold a public hearing on the proposed tax levy. No citizen input was heard and the council moved forward with accepting the new levy.
The city of St. James Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting teams for fall sports leagues. Adult softball, both men’s and coed, as well as Little Tigers Flag Football deadlines approaching and those interested in participated should register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot.
The St. James City Council has voted to approve a budget amendment which will allow for the hiring of an additional police officer for the St. James Police Department. The city has seen a rise in call volume and violent cases recently and is looking to protect officers on duty by having enough coverage to assist during calls.