Cancer survival rates improving

Death rates from cancer are on the decline for men, women and children, and for all major racial and ethnic groups, according to the most recent Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

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Electrical safety: knowledge is power

To mark Electrical Safety Month in May, experts from the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, which powers more than 60,000 homes and businesses in St. Charles, Lincoln, Pike and Warren counties, recently shared some important information about electrical hazards in the home and how to avoid them.

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Area hospitals receive top marks for safety

Three hospitals in the St. Charles County area received “A” safety grades for spring 2017 from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit dedicated to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system. Progress West Hospital, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-Lake Saint Louis and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-St. Charles were awarded top marks

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10 books to ease preschool jitters

There are literally hundreds of children’s books that will help prepare your 3- and 4-year-olds for their first day of preschool. Through colorful illustrations, relatable characters and fun, the stories can teach them what a school day might look like, addressing common concerns your little ones might have.

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Vito’s in the Valley issues a call to St. Charles: Come join us at our table

Anchoring a quiet shopping center near Edison Avenue and Long Road, Vito’s in the Valley is conveniently close to home, but world’s away in terms of taste, authenticity, atmosphere and experience. And, according to Jessica LaFata, who co-owns the restaurant with her husband, Giovanni, it’s time for St. Charles County residents to get in on the action.

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