County executive nominates former judge for council seat

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St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann has nominated former St. Charles County Circuit Judge Nancy Schneider to fill a seat on the County Council left vacant by council member Mike Klinghammer [District 6], who resigned on Aug. 22. A vote is expected on Schneider's nomination is expected at the Oct. 15 County Council meeting.

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Fort Zumwalt South student kicks off soccer season

Fort Zumwalt South student Devin Livingstone continues to control the ball for the 2019 soccer season. So far this season, Livingstone has scored 12 goals for the Bulldogs and is on his way to beat his record 24 goals scored last season.

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Salty’s Fresh Mex: Where fun and flavor meet

Salty’s Fresh Mex has earned a glowing reputation since its debut in 2016 – and that says a lot. Tasty Mexican food with an American flare isn’t easily attained in the Midwest, but Salty’s remedies that problem by serving up delicious “Fresh-Mex” in the Cottleville-O’Fallon area.

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Prime Real Estate: Home construction is on the rise

One of the custom kitchens offered by Griffey Homes

Don't look now, but the housing market is making a liar out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500, both of which began October foreshadowing an economic downturn. By comparison to their down numbers, the housing market has been trending up, with new home construction rising to its fastest pace since 2007 in August, and pending home sales trending up as interest rates fall, improving affordability.

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New peanut allergy drug on the horizon

N new medical treatment to help children with peanut allergy may be available soon. In late September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee voted in favor of approving a drug called Palforzia, a medicine designed to minimize both the incidence and severity of allergic reactions in kids between the ages of 4 and 17 with peanut allergies.

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The Missouri Bluffs development project wins final approval

On Monday, Sept. 30, the St. Charles County Council, in a decidedly understated vote and in stark contrast to the highly contentious nature of the earlier meetings on the issue, gave final approval to the Missouri Bluffs development. The council voted 5-1 in favor of a 22-month-old proposal offered by Greg Whitaker of NT Builders LLC that would build as many as 221 residences near the Katy Trail.

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