Eagle Scout celebration

Connor Jenkins, of Boy Scout Troop 623, celebrated his Court of Honor on May 24 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Chesterfield. The Court of Honor celebrated Jenkins accomplishments, including the Eagle Scout Award he received in August of 2013. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest award in Boy Scouts, recognizing the knowledge and leadership skills of ...

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Beal does not make roster of U.S. men’s national basketball team

Chaminade graduate Bradley Beal did not make the roster for the U.S. men’s national basketball team. The Americans have 16 players left in their roster pool after cutting three players Tuesday (Aug. 5). In addition to Beal, who plays for Washington, the other two cut were Washington’s John Wall and Bradley Beal, and Atlanta’s Paul Millsap. The remaining players will ...

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Gabbert adjusting to new role with the San Francisco 49ers

Parkway West graduate Blaine Gabbert has had plenty of time to familiarize himself with the San Francisco 49ers’ playbook. The latest addition to the quarterback group comes with solid credentials, though without much NFL success despite starting 27 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars the past three years. “The biggest thing is a lot of talent on the offensive side of ...

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St. Charles County election recap

The Aug. 5 elections have concluded. Amendment No. 7, the three-quarter-cent sales tax meant for Missouri roadway and other transportation improvements, was voted against by 59 percent of Missouri voters. Amendment No. 8, which would have created a Veterans lottery ticket, failed to pass as well. Amendment No. 5, which deals with the right to bear arms, passed due to ...

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Route 364 traffic shifts to begin Aug. 7

Motorists traveling on westbound Route 364 should expect traffic shifts, starting Thursday, Aug. 7,  as part of the ongoing Route 364 construction in St. Charles county this week. The Missouri Department of Transportation crews will shift traffic to the left at Mid Rives Mall Drive. This traffic shift is necessary as crews work to make the connection from the current ...

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Celebrate St. Peters: City prepares for annual two-day community celebration

Celebrate St. Peters, the city’s annual two-day community festival, is expected to draw big crowds again this year. Lisa Bedian, the city’s communications director, told the city’s Board of Aldermen at their July 24 meeting that the weekend event may draw 12,000 to 14,000 people, particularly during major concerts scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event is held at the ...

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County Council rejects request for cell tower off Penny Royal Lane

The St. Charles County Commission turned down a conditional use permit request for a proposed 190-foot-tall communications tower in an unincorporated area near Wentzville. The project was strongly opposed by nearby residents. At its July 28 meeting, the council voted 6-0, with Councilman John White (District 7) absent, against granting the permit for the tower to be placed on a ...

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LSL aldermen ask legislators to vote against sales tax vetoes override

The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen approved a resolution at its July 21 meeting asking that state legislators vote against an override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s June veto of legislation that provides sale tax exemptions that may cut into city coffers. St. Peters Board of Aldermen is considering a similar resolution. Local municipal and county officials are worried that ...

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LSL lateral sewer insurance program could be on April 2015 ballot

Lake Saint Louis officials may ask their residents again to approve a sewer insurance program to help pay for repairing broken sewer lines. The city’s Board of Aldermen, at a July 21 work session, discussed placing a sewer insurance program on the April 2015 city ballot. The program would help homeowners pay for repairs, of up to $7,500 per household, ...

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