St. James News

City reports nuisance violations are being addressed

    City Administrator Jim Fleming reported Monday night the first nuisance code enforcement actions have begun, and the city is seeing several property owners acting to fix their reported issues. The first code enforcement hearing was held last month, with property owners in violation meeting with the nuisance code officer to learn what they needed to fix to comply with city code.

Benton retiring from the James Foundation

    After more than 40 years of service to the James Foundation, Mark Benton, Regional Manager of Maramec Spring Park is ready to float off into the sunset.  Mark’s last official day at the helm will be December 31, 2019.  Future plans in retirement include spending more time with family, fishing and floating Missouri’s rivers.  

Man charged with vehicular assault against police officers

    A Sedalia man has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault-special victim and resisting arrest. Robert A. Durrett, 30, had a warrant issued on Friday, September 6 after allegedly using a vehicle to attack St. James Police Department officers, according to court documents.

Livestock sale brings in over $95,000

    The annual Grape and Fall Festival livestock sale provided an opportunity for local youth to sell their various animals, with more than $95,000 in sales. Along with animal sales, several were donated back to aid others in the community.