The St. James Marketplace in St. James, NE, opened for the summer season Saturday, May 5.
Vendors and history grace the old parochial school building still standing in the village, which was the first county seat in Cedar County. Anything from crafts to homemade jellies is available at this country market. It has been open for travelers and tourists since 2003 when the St. James Five signed the contract to purchase the old school building from the Archdiocese of Omaha.
The St. James Five are five area women: Louise Guy, Mary Rose Pinkelman, Violet Pinkelman, Vickie Koch and Jeanette Pinkelman. These ladies saw the need to pull their community together after they lost their parish.