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O’Fallon offers bulk item drop-off service for city trash service customers

City of O’Fallon trash service customers are invited to take advantage of the city’s free, bi-monthly drop-off for many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers. The drop-off will be held 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Acceptable items can be brought to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station at 1572 Progress West Lane. Additional drop-off dates will be held from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Aug. 16, Oct. 18, and Dec. 13. To drop off items, O’Fallon trash customers must show a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address. Only one load per household will ...

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Man found deceased in Montecito subdivision lake

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Aug. 5, the St. Peters Police Department responded to the area of Venice Circle and Florence Drive in the Montecito Subdivision, off Hwy. 94, for a report of a body floating in the subdivision lake. Upon arrival, officers found Clarence Cole, 29, of the Montecito subdivision, face down in the lake. Cole was deceased and no life-saving efforts could be performed. Following a preliminary investigation, the Major Case Squad was activated to assist with the investigation due to the unknown circumstances surrounding the manner of death. The deceased subject was transported to the St. Charles ...

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Chesterfield Day School reports impressive testing results

This year the median Chesterfield Day School student in third through sixth grades outperformed the grade equivalent median student at independent schools nationwide in all 28 subtests as reported by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP-4) student assessments. Jeff Horwitz, director of Academics and Student Development at Chesterfield Day, said that for the last five years the sixth-grade median student at CDS has outperformed the median at independent schools nationwide. “We are very proud of our students, teachers and parents on the hard work they put forth to achieve these impressive results,” Horwitz said.

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High school rowing

The St. Louis Rowing Club recently competed in the 34th annual Chicago Sprints Regatta, one of the largest competitive regattas in the region. The club, which trains at Creve Coeur Lake, performed well in the competition. The Women’s Junior 8 – with members Paige Hibbard (Ladue), Sarah Suddarth (Cor Jesu), Lauren Vanek (Westminster), Lindsey Hibbard (Ladue), Sarah Burnham (Parkway West), Ginette Rhodes (Ladue), Hilary Hightower (Westminster), Charlotte Taylor (Ladue) and Elizabeth Natho (Incarnate Word) – took gold. The Women’s Novice 4 – with members Samantha Klein (St. Joseph’s), Charlotte Taylor (Ladue), Lily Brown (Clayton), Maddie Hartenstein (Nerinx) and Olivia Molloy ...

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Westminster names assistant athletic director

Westminster Christian Academy has named Lindsay Carlile as assistant athletic director for the 2014-15 school year. Carlile will assist Athletic Director Todd Zell in supervising and evaluating the school’s six-year athletic program. She will focus particularly on directing the Center for Coaching Excellence – a program to effectively train, serve and support the school’s coaching staff. “My greatest passion is seeing athletes and coaches use the platform of athletics to glorify the Lord, so I am incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to support our athletic department in that pursuit with this position,” Carlile said. “Having coached at Westminster these ...

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Alex Cusumano puts golf on hold – but only for a while

Alex Cusumano not only gets it done on the golf course, he got it done in the classroom as well. Cusumano, who graduated this spring from Loyola University of Chicago, recently was named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Earlier, he was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team. “It is a tremendous honor to receive because it reflects the time and effort put into both academics and athletics,” Cusumano said. “I am very proud to be one of the few, if any, to have three teammates on the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All ...

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Handwriting excellence

Out of a national pool of more than 300,000 entries, nine students from across the country emerged for their handwriting excellence, representing both private and public schools. Local third-grader Anna Grace Likes, of Kirk Day School, won the prestigious Grand National honor for her grade and was awarded a trophy and a $1,000 check from Zaner-Bloser, the sponsor of the annual handwriting competition. Winners are selected according to the Zaner-Bloser Keys to Legibility, which analyze size, shape, spacing and slant. “We feel it is very important that our students are taught handwriting and are able do it well, so we ...

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