Board appoints new mayor in Lake Saint Louis

Lake Saint Louis has a new mayor. Alderman Kathy Schweikert (Ward 2) was appointed mayor by the LSL Board of Aldermen at a special board meeting on Sept. 22. There was no debate and her appointment was quickly approved by a 5-0 vote, with Alderman Toni Zito (Ward 1) was absent. Schweikert, 56, succeeds Mayor Ralph Sidebottom who died on ...

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LSL to participate in Drug Take Back Event on Sept. 27

On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lake Saint Louis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Residents are encouraged to bring unneeded medications to the ...

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Construction on solar energy facility expected to wrap up by year’s end

Construction on the O’Fallon Renewable Energy Center is 70 percent complete, according to an Ameren Missouri press release. The solar energy facility, located off Hwy. 79, is expected to be completed by the end of the year. It will span approximately 19 acres, contain over 19,000 solar panels and will provide 5.7 megawatts of energy, enough to power around 650 homes.

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Parkway, Rockwood high schools rank as ‘America’s Best’

All four traditional Parkway high schools – Central, North, South and West – and all four traditional Rockwood high schools – Eureka, Lafayette, Marquette and Rockwood Summit – made the Daily Beast 2014 list of “America’s Best High Schools.” This annual list highlights public high schools across the country that do the best job of providing college-ready graduates. To determine ...

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Suspect charged after ‘flashing’ busload of children

On Sept. 22, at approximately 3:51 p.m., the O’Fallon Police Department received a call to the area of the 900 block of Rolling Thunder in regards to a report of a subject flashing himself to adults and children. A subject wearing nothing but a jacket and holding an umbrella exposed his genitals to numerous children and adults. A school bus ...

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Abby Carpenter looks toward state in record-breaking fashion

Abby Carpenter is the third girl in her family to play tennis for the Lancers. Her older sister, Trish, and middle sister, Kelly, also played. But when the sisters talk about their accomplishments on the court, the youngest Carpenter has bragging rights. A senior, she recently became the winningest player in the history of the Lafayette girls program, surpassing the ...

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Parkway approves new policy for use of facilities

Parkway School District’s Board of Education approved a new policy Sept. 10 setting out an updated system for community use of school facilities. Paul Tandy, the district’s director of communications, said that, during the last school year, a committee was formed to study Parkway’s existing “use of premise” policy and guidelines. This policy outlines the procedures to be used by ...

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Girls in the Know speaker series

This September, The Fulton School welcomes mothers and daughters from the surrounding areas to the four-session “Girls in the Know Speaker Series.” This series is aimed at girls age 9 to 13. Led by a group of women professionals, this month-long, interactive program meets once a week to promote open communication between mothers/caregivers and daughters while encouraging positive behaviors and ...

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High school girls tennis

For the first time in school history, the Lafayette tennis team won the top flight of the rugged Parkway Doubles Tournament. “We were the top seed and lived up to that seed in a very tight race with Marquette, who was the No. 3 seed and ended up second in the tournament,” said Lafayette coach Donna Stauffer. Lafayette played in ...

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