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Friends of Kids with Cancer co-founder Jill Turec looks toward retirement

Pictures of Jill Turec’s “kids” take up an entire wall of her office at the Cardinals Kids Cancer Center. As she looks at them, describing some of their heartbreaking and heroic journeys, it’s clear that each one of the hundreds of faces is precious to her – those who survived the cancer and blood diseases that brought them into her life and those who did not. “My relationships with the kids who come through here are never over …. It’s an ongoing passion and love,” she said. Turec has worked as a developmental specialist at the center, part of the ...

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What you MUST know about the O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Festival

In celebration of America’s birthday the city of O’Fallon again hosts the Heritage & Freedom Fest, its biggest festival of the year, on July 2-4. The Ozzie Smith Sports Complex is transformed for the explosive event. Admission, parking and entertainment are free. The three-day holiday weekend opens with Family Day on Saturday, July 2. During Family Day, unlimited ride wristbands are available for purchase at booths on the grounds for $20 each. In addition to carnival rides, guests can enjoy midway games and concessions. Plus, for just $5 per session, kids can be kids with KnockerBall and the Krazy Kidz ...

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UPDATED: St. Peters Council rejects racetrack proposal

    UPDATE: At the June 23 meeting, St. Peters Aldermen voted 6-1 against the racetrack proposal. Read original story below. (Photo courtesy 370 Speedway LLC)   St. Peters officials may decide later this month whether to issue a special use permit for a multi-purpose racetrack off Spencer Road, amid concerns voiced by residents of nearby subdivisions worried about noisy engines and racing. The city’s Board of Aldermen agreed to table the bill that would allow the special use permit at their May 26 meeting and continue a public hearing. Consideration of the bill and the public hearing may continue ...

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Paramedics bring home gold

Awarded by the American Heart Association, the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award recognizes EMS organizations for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

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Deadly days of summer

The summer driving season is underway, and if this summer is like the past five, there will be a significant spike in the number of people been killed in crashes involving teen drivers.

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