St. James News

City hears citizen’s concerns

The St. James City Council met on Monday, February 10 but did not have enough members for a quorum and could not vote on any matters on the agenda. They did, however, hear concerns expressed by two citizens, and received reports from department heads.

Registration for Race to End ALZ is now open

The Second Annual Race to End Alzheimer’s 5K will be held on Saturday, April 11, and registration is open to those wanting to participate in this year’s event. The event will raise money for the local Walk to End Alzheimer’s Association. Last year, the first event raised more than $1,000 and organizer Julie Felan hopes to build on that success.

City using technology to track cost of projects

    Municipal Utilities is expanding how it tracks materials, labor, and equipment usage, utilizing a work order system to get more accurate numbers of what projects cost in St. James. Public Works Director Lyle Thomas explained the new tracking method is slowly being rolled out, but will give the city a better idea of total costs involved.

Belko gives update on interpretive center

    Missouri Humanities Council Executive Director Dr. Steve Belko was the guest speaker during Friday night’s St. James Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner. Belko spoke about ongoing efforts to bring a Native American history museum to St. James.

Wilson receives Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, at Just a Taste in St. James, giving top honors to individuals, business, and organizations that helped shape 2019 in a successful year for the Chamber and St. James.