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St. Peters youth found, reunited with family

The St. Peters Police Department has located Tiy Salazar (a.k.a. Tiy Robinson) who went missing on July 8. TIy has been reunited with his family. St. Peters Police thank the public for their assistance with this case.  

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Smoothie King offers nutrition on the go for ‘everyone who loves a delicious drink’

Getting a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables is as easy as ordering a delicious, refreshing drink  at Smoothie King. “We are smoothies with a purpose,” said Cherry Villegas, co-owner of the Cottleville and O’Fallon Smoothie King locations. “We have a variety of smoothies to meet your needs. Whether you need to get toned, recover faster from a workout or get enough energy to keep up with your kids, we have a smoothie for you.” Smoothie King also offers smoothies to help customers build muscle or slim down. Customers can add a muscle builder, which contains 100 percent pure Creatine ...

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Hard-nosed, gritty Perkins was driving force in Howell’s success

As recent Francis Howell graduate Nic Perkins looks back, there are two things that come strongly to mind when he recalls his time as a high school student-athlete – it boils down to classwork and sports. The catcher and soon to be University of Mississippi Rebel sums it up this way: “It pretty much was classes, studying and preparing for classes and working hard in sports and trying to be the best in three sports (football, basketball and baseball) for four years.” Nic’s hard-driving work ethic paid dividends on his personal player development and paid even bigger dividends for the ...

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St. Peters golfer wins 55th Junior Girls Championship

For Logan Otter, the summer golf season is going great. Otter, who lives in St. Peters, will be a senior this fall at John Burroughs, the defending Class 1 state champion girls golf team. Last fall, she finished third at the state tournament – and her resume has gotten brighter since winning the Missouri Women’s Golf Association 55th annual Junior Girls Championship at WingHaven Country Club in O’Fallon. She followed that win with a victory in the qualifier to represent Missouri in the Big “I” National Championship set for Aug. 5-8 at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West ...

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Sports Briefs: Metropolitan Open tees off July 10

Men’s Golf The ninth Metropolitan Open for professionals and amateurs begins July 10 and concludes July 12 at The Country Club of St. Albans. The tournament will feature the richest first-place prize yet. With a full field of 72 professionals, first place will be $15,000 this year, up from $13,500 last year. Marthasville native Shawn Jasper, the 2010 and 2011 champion, said the event has developed into one of the top tournaments in the area. “In just a few short years, the Metropolitan Open has become one of the premiere events in the Midwest,” said Jasper, a University of Missouri ...

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City benefits from Eagle Scout project

On June 20, Zach Nauman brought his Eagle Scout project to completion when he presented two log benches to the city of Weldon Spring. Nauman, a member of Boy Scout Troop 353, built the benches over a two-month period with the help of several other Scouts and adults. The project took approximately 70 hours to complete. Today, the benches are located near the historic smoke house log cabin, which was a part of the Triesch Family German Homestead purchased  from the Francis Howell School District in 2009. “The wooden benches have been a great addition to our park,” said Weldon ...

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Bulletin Board: Local students earn scholarships

Local students earn scholarships Fifty-seven students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties received a total of $28,500 in scholarship awards from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust. Scholarship funds are donated by Cuivre River Electric members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. Since the program began in 1997, more than $840,000 has been awarded to help over 1,770 area students achieve their academic goals. Local students receiving scholarships are: Kenady Bickel, Nicole Blackburn, Alexandra Boyer, Lauren Brannon, Tanner Bross, Abby Diederich, Annie Drummond, Daniel ...

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County emergency communication system expected to come online by fall

St. Charles County officials now hope to have an improved radio communications system for emergency providers up and running in several months. Jennifer George, the county’s director of policy, said the county expects to phase in the operations of the system with individual police departments and providers starting in September.  The county has not yet announced a date when the process will begin, she said. The county and its designer, Motorola Solutions, have designed a system that requires 12 radio towers, ranging in height from 250 feet to 450 feet. The system requires that the county enter into agreements with ...

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Top-level positions change hands in county emergency services

Christopher Fay, Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District Christopher Fay, the new fire chief for Lake Saint Louis, started his 22-year firefighting career as a volunteer for the fire service. Fay had been studying to be a graphic designer and only worked for the department on a summer break. In 1997, he was hired on as a full-time firefighter for Lake Saint Louis. “I learned later on in life that this was something I enjoyed, something that I thought was pretty fulfilling,” Fay said. “It was a complete career change, but I’m glad I made the decision to change.” Before ...

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Blunt promises support for Boehner in plan to sue president

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) says he will support House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) plans to sue President Barack Obama. The basis of the lawsuit would address the issue of compelling the president to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of the country. Speaker Boehner announced his plans for a lawsuit in a memo to his House colleagues on Wednesday, June 25. In the memo, Boehner said he will take legal action against the president, claiming that the president has exceeded his executive authority by implementing policies without congressional approval. The House will vote in July ...

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