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Cottleville firefighters hold 7th annual ‘Haunted Trail’ fund raiser

Cottleville Fire Protection District firefighters may look a bit scary on Oct. 8. They will be in costume for their annual “Haunted Trail” fund raiser starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at the city’s Legacy Park, off Highway N and next to Dardenne Creek, next to city hall and the police station. This is the seventh year that firefighters have held the event, which raises the firefighters Outreach, which assists families in crisis. According to a news release, the outdoor “haunted trail” will feature a “Molly Crenshaw” grave, “Slender Man and Wolf Man,” zombies, a simulated hazardous waste spill, ...

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Celebrate St. Peters considered a success despite day of rain

Things were looking mostly soggy about noon on Friday, Sept. 16 at Lakeside 370 Park, the site of the sixth annual Celebrate St. Peters, which was slated to get underway that day.  The hard rain continued and the celebration didn’t start as planned. But while the rain washed out evening activities, including two concerts featuring national recording artists Firefall and Orleans, the last day of the two-day celebration didn’t go down the drain. Sunny skies on Saturday allowed for a full-day of celebration activities including concerts from Rogers and Nienhaus, and Randy Bachman. Despite the picture perfect weather on Saturday, ...

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St. Peters resolution backs county PDMP, calls on state to do more

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The St. Peters Board of Aldermen has passed a resolution supporting the St. Charles County’s efforts to set up a prescription drug monitoring program [PDMP] and urging the Missouri General Assembly to do the same statewide. The board voted 7-0 with Alderman Rocky Reitmeyer [Ward 1] was absent at its Sept. 22 meeting. The board also approved a motion by Alderman Patrick Barclay [Ward 4 ] urging the city to send a copy of the resolution to the county’s 16 municipalities for them “to follow suit” and consider adopting similar resolutions.  The resolution also will be sent to the county’s ...

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St. Peters police seek hit-and-run driver who struck 13-year-old bicyclist

St. Peters police are looking for the female driver of a red SUV who struck a teenager on a bicycle on Sunday, Sept. 18 along Mid-Rivers Mall Drive and left the scene. The 13-year-old boy was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening arm injury. Two other friends also on bicycles several feet behind the victim were able to stop immediately after the accident and were not injured. Police say they received a call about 11:58 a.m. that the teenager had been struck. The boy had been traveling south on the east side of Mid-Rivers Mall Drive, approaching a ...

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New president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital named

Chris Watts has been named president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital, effective in early November. Watts joined BJC HealthCare in 2005 and has served in a variety of leadership roles at the health care organization over the past decade. As president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West hospitals, Watts will provide oversight for the two facilities and guide the long-term strategic plan for both hospitals in serving the health care needs of residents of St. Charles County and surrounding communities. “We are pleased to have Chris serve as the next president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters ...

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Dardenne Prairie urges County Council to delay decision on CUP request near Canvas Cove subdivision

The Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen has asked the St. Charles County Council to delay a final decision on a controversial rehabilitation facility to allow nearby city residents more time to research its impact. The board voted unanimously on Sept. 21 to forward a resolution to the council asking them to table a decision on Sept. 26 on a conditional use permit that would allow a 38-bed facility on an unincorporated 5.68-acre tract along Highway N at Monet Drive. The tract is just south of the Canvas Cove subdivision in Dardenne Prairie and subdivision residents have been urging the council ...

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