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Circle Of Concern scholarships awarded

Several students are college-bound with some help from Circle Of Concern. The local nonprofit awarded grants to a total of 13 seniors who graduated from local high schools this past spring, with 11 of them residing in West County. In addition, scholarships were awarded to seven of last year’s winners for their second year of college. This year’s scholarship awards totaled $25,000. First-year recipients include Phillip Sansone from Fulton School at St. Albans; Hannah Petry from Eureka; Lewis Werner from Lafayette; Jessica Phung from Marquette; Ben London from Rockwood Summit; An Hseih, Sarah Larara and Sarah Munir from Parkway West; ...

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LSL Aldermen to vote on sizable corporate addition at July 21 meeting

A major expansion of a business in Lake Saint Louis could add jobs to the area and additional tax revenue for the city. National Information Solutions Cooperative wants to add a 44,000-square-foot addition to their present facility. The addition will essentially add a two-story addition next to its present building. Jackie Rocha, manager of operations and facilities at NISC in Lake Saint Louis, said the addition will provide additional space for mail equipment, technology and employees. The cooperative’s Lake Saint Louis location, one of four NISC campuses in the United States, opened in 2005. NISC designs and supports software solutions ...

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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.   Email this page

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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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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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O’Fallon seeks to address problems with ‘false alarms’

Crying wolf in O’Fallon, even accidentally, may soon become a bad idea for business owners and residents. At a work session on June 26, the O’Fallon City Council listened to a presentation from Police Department Capt. John Neske regarding the fiscal and manpower impact on the city caused by responding to false security alarms in 2013. Neske said the police department responded to 1,583 alarms in 2013, 647 of which were residential and 936 were from businesses. Approximately 70 percent were deemed false alarms. Neske told the council that only .5 percent of calls were legitimate calls; the other 30 ...

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Lake Saint Louis community honors Marine wounded in Afghanistan

It was just another day in Marine Capt. Timothy “Matt” Cooper’s life of military service as he led his patrol on a mission in Afghanistan in November of 2009. That was until he stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device), exploding his world and so seriously injuring him that he would never be the same. In the years since, Cooper has undergone numerous operations and countless hours of physical rehabilitation to find his way back to a semi-normal life. Cooper says he is representative of the many wounded warriors who are still in need of help and should not be ...

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