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Proclamation names St. Charles County stream for Archer Alexander

A little bit of local history received some recognition on a hot afternoon when Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft presented a proclamation to St. Charles County officials designating a small creek in O’Fallon in honor for a former slave. Ashcroft issued the proclamation designating the small stream as Archer Alexander Creek. The creek flows into Dardenne Creek. Archer Alexander was a slave who lived in St. Charles County during the Civil War, during which he warned Union soldiers about a sabotaged bridge and told authorities about ammunition hidden on a farm along the creek. After the war, Alexander’s likeness was ...

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Lake Saint Louis delays decision on zoning on Windsor Park subdivision until July

Lake Saint Louis

The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen delayed a final decision on a rezoning and a preliminary subdivision plat that would clear the way for an 86-lot subdivision to be known as Windsor Park after developer Bill Luetkenhaus said he was agreeable to lowering the proposed subdivision's density and to have more homes built by McKelvey Homes. The board agreed to consider the bill at its July 2 meeting.

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