Museum to dedicate KIA Wall

While observing National Purple Heart Day to salute our nation’s combat wounded on Wednesday, Aug. 7, the St. Charles County Veterans Museum, 410 East Elm Street in O’Fallon, will dedicate its Killed in Action Wall.

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Dardenne Prairie files resolution opposing county rezoning request

At its July 17 meeting, the Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen approved filing with the St. Charles County registrar a certified copy of a resolution protesting and opposing an application now on file with St. Charles County that would rezone a property at 2676 Technology Drive from R-lE/Single-Family Residential District to C-2/General Commercial District.

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St. Jude, Payne Family Homes team up for annual Dream Home Giveaway

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has teamed up with Payne Family Homes to give away a spectacular dream home to one lucky winner – and in the process raise funds for children and families fighting cancer. This year’s St. Jude Dream Home is located in the Villages at Sandfort Farm subdivision in St. Charles. The 4,718-square-foot, three bedroom home boasts hidden doorways that lead to a speakeasy, a lower level Irish Pub and an indoor hockey rink. Open house weekends for the St. Jude Dream Home take place through Aug. 18.

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Students compete at national conference

Local students Jimmy Johnson from Francis Howell High, Mason Aguilar from Francis Howell Central and Amanda Hasenbeck from Francis Howell North traveled to Louisville in June for the SkillsUSA’s 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference. More than 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders and representatives from 600 national corporations and labor unions participated in the event, which is also the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades and skill competitions.

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Kelleher takes over Fort Zumwalt North boys soccer team this fall

A new, yet familiar face will be roaming the sidelines and calling out instructions when the Fort Zumwalt North boys soccer team takes the field in just over a month for the 2019 season. Brian Kelleher takes over the Panthers program this fall from previous head coach Chris Stockmann, who resigned after last season to spend more time with his family. Kelleher had been an assistant coach with the Fort Zumwalt West boys from 2009 to 2014. For the past five years, he has been an assistant with Stockmann at  Zumwalt North. His previous experience, with stops since 1992 at ...

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Erio’s Ristorante: Built on a tradition of great food, friendly service, fresh ingredients

Erio’s Ristorante has witnessed a change – but customers probably haven’t noticed. Joe and Andrew Creech have taken over the family business.  While they actually aren’t family to Erio’s’ patriarch Pete Pulizzi, they feel like they are. Both began working for Pulizzi as teenagers, learning the ins and outs of the business Pulizzi started in 1970 in Old Town Florissant before making the move to St. Peters in 1991.

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Scout honored with day in her name

High school student Madison Stumpf has earned the Girl Scouts of America Gold Award and in so doing had a day named in her honor. Because she demonstrated a strong sense of duty, compassion and community service, Mayor David Zucker proclaimed July 17, 2019, as “Madison Stumpf Day” in the city of Dardenne Prairie.

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Middle school students create apps

To close the summer school camp schedule, middle school-aged students from the Francis Howell School District explored coding and app development at App Camp. The students completed a variety of tasks throughout the camp to learn how to code. By the end of the week, they had the opportunity to create their own app that could be published on the Google Play Store.

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