St. James News

Library receives grant for summer reading program

    Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the James Memorial Public Library has received a grant of $4,181 for its annual Summer Reading Program. This grant will help the library conduct its annual program, providing children in the area a chance to read and grow over the summer months.

City taking steps to secure Census surveys

    After sending out Census surveys to 450 random citizens, City Administrator Jim Fleming told the St. James City Council on Monday, February 10, there has been little interest in returning those forms. The city is making a push to get accurate numbers during the 2020 Census and Fleming said the city will be taking steps to secure those surveys.

Water main project nearly complete

    A water main installation project is nearly complete on Scioto Street. Gullet Contracting has been hired to complete the installation of a 10-inch water main connecting from the water tower near the football field to the new school additions being constructed.

Shaping Missouri coming to the library

    A special lecture will be held at the James Memorial Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 20, featuring St. James’ own Dick Elgin as guest speaker. The event, called “Shaping Missouri: Learn How Missouri Got Its Odd Shape,” will provide insight into the history of the state.