Editorial: Sumptuous September

The feasting that started with Celebrate Wildwood continues in West County this weekend as the Manchester Homecoming takes over Paul A. Schroeder Park. Oh sure, there will be carnival rides and concerts and even a pool party for your pooch, but there will also be corn dogs and funnel cakes, ice cold lemonade and cotton candy – the holy grail ...

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The fire union versus us

To the Editor: In Rick Gans’ letter titled “Security Issues in Monarch” (West Newsmagazine, Aug. 20), he appropriately chastised a Monarch Fire District union captain for revealing confidential security measures to the press and even being disrespectful enough to make fun of the common sense enhancements to protect lives. Chances are if you had an employee who did that, he ...

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Responding to ‘Flipping Ferguson’

To the Editor: Mr. Alfred Waddell in his “Flipping Ferguson,” letter to the editor (West Newsmagazine, Aug. 27) has  obviously tried and convicted the police officer without benefit of knowledge of the actual evidence. That is unfortunate because I suspect that if this happened to him, he would be screaming about being denied due process; it is no different for ...

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Francis Howell to hold public hearing on district property tax rate

Residents of the Francis Howell School District could see a 19-cent decrease in the district property tax rate for the new academic year, according to the district’s top finance officer. During an Aug. 21 Board of Education meeting, district chief financial officer Kevin Supple attributed the projected decrease to expiration this year of a special purpose operating levy. The board ...

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Chaminade’s Tatum lists his top choices of colleges

Chaminade’s Jayson Tatum, who is ranked No. 1 junior class of 2106 by Scout.com., revealed his top 10 choices for a college to play at Monday (Sept. 1) on Twitter. Tatum listed his choices in alphabetical order. More importantly for local basketball fans, Missouri, Illinois and Saint Louis University are on the list. Here are the other schools: Arizona, Connecticut, ...

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High school girls tennis preview

It’s time to hit the courts for another high school girls tennis season. Always strong Lafayette has gotten stronger with the addition of Caroline Puzo. The sophomore finished second in Class 2 singles play at the state tournament last fall. She has transferred from St. Joseph’s Academy. Coach Donna Stauffer also has senior Abby Carpenter, a two-time state qualifier, back. ...

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Batt, Glass lead Hazelwood Central over Lafayette

  It was a good day for Cameron Scales and the Lafayette Lancer offense but an even better day for Hazelwood Central’s Kevin Batt and Mike Glass. Batt ran for two touchdowns and Glass threw for two scores as the highly-regarded Hawks downed the Lancers 35-21 Saturday at Hazelwood Central in a  non conference game. Lafayette (0-2) continues to search for ...

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