St. James News

City completes electric line improvement

    The City of St. James last week completed a reworking of electric lines running from near the football field, behind the elementary school, and connecting to State Route DD. The project has been ongoing for the past month, with several new utility poles installed or reconductored, replacing several bad poles in the process.

Bank makes donation to school district

Maries County Bank presented the St. James School District with a donation of $1,570 for extra-curricular activities during Friday night’s football game. Maries County Bank donates $1 per month, per Tiger Checking account.  Pictured at the donation were (from left) Greg Harlan, Courtney Lindemann, Miya Goss, Tim Seams, Lazet Kent, Chelsey Bazinet, Cate Becklenberg and Dr. Merlyn Johnson.

Kiwanis Club installs officers, presents awards

    The St. James Kiwanis Club recently installed new officers for 2019-2021.  JoAnn Kimerle is the club president, Cheryl Palmer is vice president, Maretta Diestelkamp is secretary and Dennis White is treasurer. The installation banquet was held on October 7 and we were honored to have the Kiwanis Lt. Governor as the special guest.

School board gets update on gym floor replacement

    The St. James Board of Education met on Thursday, October 17 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
•    Heard the gym floor reconstruction is progressing quickly, with the new floor being installed and painting to begin shortly. The floor will be ready for the first home basketball game.

Senior Center holds groundbreaking ceremony

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Senior and Caring Center parking lot paving project was held on Monday, October 28, with a large crowd on hand to hear about improvements coming to the facility. Thanks to a grant, the parking area of both the Senior and Caring Center will be paved, along with an expansion of the Caring Center Thrift Store.