O’Fallon offers bulk item drop-off service for city trash service customers

City of O’Fallon trash service customers are invited to take advantage of the city’s free, bi-monthly drop-off for many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers. The drop-off will be held 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Acceptable items can be brought to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station at 1572 Progress West Lane. Additional drop-off dates ...

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Man found deceased in Montecito subdivision lake

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Aug. 5, the St. Peters Police Department responded to the area of Venice Circle and Florence Drive in the Montecito Subdivision, off Hwy. 94, for a report of a body floating in the subdivision lake. Upon arrival, officers found Clarence Cole, 29, of the Montecito subdivision, face down in the lake. Cole was deceased and ...

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Chesterfield Day School reports impressive testing results

This year the median Chesterfield Day School student in third through sixth grades outperformed the grade equivalent median student at independent schools nationwide in all 28 subtests as reported by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP-4) student assessments. Jeff Horwitz, director of Academics and Student Development at Chesterfield Day, said that for the last five years the ...

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High school rowing

The St. Louis Rowing Club recently competed in the 34th annual Chicago Sprints Regatta, one of the largest competitive regattas in the region. The club, which trains at Creve Coeur Lake, performed well in the competition. The Women’s Junior 8 – with members Paige Hibbard (Ladue), Sarah Suddarth (Cor Jesu), Lauren Vanek (Westminster), Lindsey Hibbard (Ladue), Sarah Burnham (Parkway West), ...

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Glotta, Steinberg, Barnes receive basketball offers

  The month of July was a busy and productive one for several West County and St. Charles County area prep basketball players. Several area players performed quite well during the July evaluation period and as a result gained new offers from different schools around the country. Zach Glotta from Fort Zumwalt North has been polishing his skills with the ...

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Westminster names assistant athletic director

Westminster Christian Academy has named Lindsay Carlile as assistant athletic director for the 2014-15 school year. Carlile will assist Athletic Director Todd Zell in supervising and evaluating the school’s six-year athletic program. She will focus particularly on directing the Center for Coaching Excellence – a program to effectively train, serve and support the school’s coaching staff. “My greatest passion is ...

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Villa Duchesne fires athletic director Smith

  There will be a new athletic director put in charge of running the atheltic department at Villa Duchesne. On the first day of fall practice, Villa Duchesne fired its athletic director. It was announced Dory Smith was relieved of her duties Monday afternoon. No reason was given for her dismissal. It is Villa Duchesne’s stated policy to not comment ...

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Thomas Sowell – Is Thinking Obsolete?

Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era. Many people in Europe and the Western Hemisphere are staging angry protests against Israel’s military action in Gaza. One of the talking points against Israel ...

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Alex Cusumano puts golf on hold – but only for a while

Alex Cusumano not only gets it done on the golf course, he got it done in the classroom as well. Cusumano, who graduated this spring from Loyola University of Chicago, recently was named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Earlier, he was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team. “It is a ...

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Handwriting excellence

Out of a national pool of more than 300,000 entries, nine students from across the country emerged for their handwriting excellence, representing both private and public schools. Local third-grader Anna Grace Likes, of Kirk Day School, won the prestigious Grand National honor for her grade and was awarded a trophy and a $1,000 check from Zaner-Bloser, the sponsor of the ...

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