St. James News

Hybrid learning model added to COVID-19 plan

    A hybrid learning plan has been added to the St. James School District’s COVID-19 plan as an alternative way to teach students should it be needed.
    The plan was outlined last month by the board of education, but was deemed to be a bad fit for the district. A month later, the board decided the district is facing new challenges due to coronavirus and wanted to have the hybrid style plan ready to roll out if necessary.

Smoke testing continues on water system

    Smoke testing on the St. James wastewater system continues with Walden Associated Technologies providing services to the city. Work is approximately half way completed and will give the city a better idea of where holes in the system occur.

Senior Center hosting estate planning seminar

The St. James Senior Center is hosting a free seminar regarding “Investing and Estate Planning” with guest speakers from Phelps County Bank.  Attorney Kim Guthrie and Financial Advisor Verna Brand, experts in investment counseling, will be at the St. James Senior Center on October 29 at 10 a.m. to explain avoiding probate, building and preserving your next egg, incapacity planning, leveraging your income, maximizing the return on your money, and the difference between a trust and a will.

White receives Presidential Leadership Award for 2020

    Dr. Betty Jo White, formerly of St. James, received the Presidential Leadership Award for 2020, offered by Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.

Route 66 group hope to make museum in St. James

    A newly formed volunteer group called Route 66 Museum of Phelps County is looking at bringing a museum to St. James, offering a site along the Historic Route 66 for visitors to view. The group is currently seeking funds to acquire a site for the museum, with negotiations focusing on using the old Hutcheson Ford facility on James Boulevard.