Meet your neighbor Jennie Firchau. Jenny is very active in the community. She has been a member of the school board for seven years, worked in the Chamber office since 2010 and also works as a manager at Pizza Hut in St. James.
Are you originally from St. James?
“I actually grew up in Ormsby, but I went to school at St. James.”
Did you go to college?
“I went to Winona State, then I transfered to Mankato after my first year.”
What’s your favorite aspect of St. James?
“Probably what keeps me here is the small town philosophy and closeness. I like raising my kids here.”
How many children do you have?
“I have four kids – Ryan (19), Brady (15), Mason (12) and Gavin (7).”
If you could change anything about St. James, what might that be?
“I’d like more community support of the schools – academic, athletics, everything. I really believe if you have a strong school you’ll have a strong community.”