St. Peters figure skater qualifies for U.S Figure Skating Association championships

Qualifying for the U.S Figure Skating Association championships was always a major goal for Angelina Huang, but one she figured would come much later in her figure skating career. That was until hard work and opportunity met in perfect convergence right before Thanksgiving when Huang, a 12-year-old individual figure skater with a tireless work ethic, competed and won the Gold Medal in the Juvenile Ladies Division of the 2015 Midwest Sectional meet in Geneva, Illinois. For Huang, it was a moment of both shock and overwhelming joy. After competing against the top skaters from 22 different states, her sacrifice propelled ...

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County feels effect of Ferguson costs

The cost of the civil disturbance in Ferguson has reached across the Missouri River into St. Charles County. That’s because officers from the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department and various county municipalities put in overtime to assist law enforcement efforts in Ferguson during August and November. The officers were deployed after St. Louis County police requested help, and those overtime pay costs are being compiled now. St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer said the cost of overtime for county sheriff’s deputies and local municipal police officers might be more than $30,000. Neer discussed the overtime during a County Council work ...

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Todd appointed county police chief 

Subject to confirmation by the St. Charles County Council this month, County Executive Steve Ehlmann has appointed David L. Todd as the first chief of the new St. Charles County Police Department.

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Business

PEOPLE Mike Myers was recently named fire chief for the St. Charles Fire Department by Mayor Sally Faith, and Craig Dodson was named deputy fire chief. They replace fire chief Rick Daly and deputy chief Rich Oney, who are retiring from their positions. Myers previously served as fire chief for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue; and Dodson has worked for the City of St. Charles since 1984, most recently as battalion chief. • • • Cedar Lake Cellars, a winery and event venue, recently hired Richard Sterck as its director of operations. In this position, he will focus on staff ...

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Lindenwood unveils Health Care Court

A more than decade-long partnership was recognized on Nov. 19 with the official dedication of “SSM Health Care Court” at the halftime of Lindenwood University’s season-opening men’s basketball game.

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Health Capsules: Infant and child safety warnings

The rate of toy-related injuries to children rose nearly 40 percent from 1990 through 2011, a study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found. Much of that increase occurred after a new type of foot-powered scooter became popular in 2000, researchers said.

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Candid Christmas

We asked and our readers answered with some of their favorite images of holidays past and present.

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Bulletin Board: Student earns ACT perfection

Student earns ACT perfection Elise Kaminski, a junior at Francis Howell High, has earned a perfect score on the ACT college placement test. Kaminski is the second Viking student to earn a perfect score this year. Her accomplishment was preceded by senior Gary Rudolph’s perfect 36 earlier this year. “I am so proud of what Gary and Elise have accomplished, as it recognizes Viking achievement at the highest level and serves as encouragement to us all – that we can reach our goals through hard work and dedication,” said Francis Howell High Principal Dr. Dave Wedlock. Kaminski is captain of ...

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