The St. James City Council held discussion on Monday, January 13 about setting up a special perpetual care fund to help with maintenance costs of the city cemetery. The first reading of an ordinance was held which would set up a fund for care of the cemetery that could eventually offset the costs to the parks department of maintaining the property.
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Gavin Jewell and Tessa Meerts were crowned as this year’s courtwarming king and queen on Friday, January 10, at John F. Hodge High School. The king and queen were each one of five senior boys and girls up for the honors, with the winners selected by their peers. Crowning was held between the varsity and junior varsity games on the court.
Jadyn Chirico is a junior at John F. Hodge High School, and now an intern for the Saint James Press. She began her internship at the newspaper in January of 2020 with the intention to become educated on what it's like to work in the field of journalism, which she plans to study when she attends college in the fall of 2021, possibly at the University of Missouri.
Only two weeks remain for those wanting to file for seats on the St. James City Council, St. James Board of Education, Fire District Board of Directors, or the St. James Ambulance Board of Directors. Filing for local offices opened on December 17 for those interested in running for a seat in the April 7 election and will close on January 21.
Friends and family of Amanda Caudill, of St. James, are still seeking answers about her disappearance five years after she went missing without a trace.
Caudill disappeared from her home on December 15, 2014, leaving only a handwritten note and taking nothing but her cellphone. No new information about her has been discovered since the initial search.