St. James News
Meramec Vineyards owner retiring and winery for sale
If you have driven by the winery on Interstate 44 in St. James, you might have noticed the big “FOR SALE” sign in front of the Meramec Vineyards winery. Yes, Meramec Vineyards is for sale.
Students complete community service projects
Students of the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School participated in service learning projects this month, learning the importance of giving back to the community. Each grade completed different projects and students were recognized by the Board of Education on November 21.
School board updated on new evaluations
The St. James Board of Education heard an update on changes to curriculum and teacher evaluation on November 21. John Lewis, of the Regional Professional Development Center, spoke to the board about these changes and how it will affect the district beginning next year.
Sewer improvements are being made by city
The city of St. James is currently working to improve the sewer system, as required by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). New ultraviolet equipment is being installed at the wastewater treatment plant and construction should be completed prior to the April 1 deadline.
Work is well under way on school projects
Construction at John F. Hodge High School and at the football field and track is well under way. Brock Miller Construction is building new offices and a secure entryway at the rear of the high school and ATG Sports is also working on the field, bringing in fill dirt and leveling it in preparation for concrete and drainage work in the next week.