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Fort Zumwalt South student kicks off soccer season

Fort Zumwalt South student Devin Livingstone continues to control the ball for the 2019 soccer season. So far this season, Livingstone has scored 12 goals for the Bulldogs and is on his way to beat his record 24 goals scored last season.

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Prime Real Estate: Home construction is on the rise

One of the custom kitchens offered by Griffey Homes

Don't look now, but the housing market is making a liar out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500, both of which began October foreshadowing an economic downturn. By comparison to their down numbers, the housing market has been trending up, with new home construction rising to its fastest pace since 2007 in August, and pending home sales trending up as interest rates fall, improving affordability.

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The Missouri Bluffs development project wins final approval

On Monday, Sept. 30, the St. Charles County Council, in a decidedly understated vote and in stark contrast to the highly contentious nature of the earlier meetings on the issue, gave final approval to the Missouri Bluffs development. The council voted 5-1 in favor of a 22-month-old proposal offered by Greg Whitaker of NT Builders LLC that would build as many as 221 residences near the Katy Trail.

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St. Charles County to host mobile voter registration events

St. Charles County residents will have opportunities to register to vote, update their voter records, and learn about paid election judge opportunities at several events in the community throughout October. The St. Charles County Election Authority is setting up mobile registration stations to reach more citizens and make these processes easier and more convenient.

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Lutheran High spirit squad hosts fundraiser

On Sept. 20, Lutheran High’s Sapphires Spirit Squad put on a fundraiser at the Future Cougar Night football game to raise money for the school’s upcoming state competition in Kansas City. They hope to put the funds toward new uniforms for the competition. The fundraiser offered the opportunity for future LHS students to dance with the Sapphires at the game and learn a fun halftime routine. Over 40 future Cougars attended, and the team was able to raise about $1,000.

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County Executive seeks transparency in taxing districts

St. Charles County logo

St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann has asked the St. Charles County Council to consider asking voters to approve an amendment to the County Charter to guarantee consumers are aware of additional sales taxes assessed by Community Improvement Districts [CIDs].

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