Millennials get county officials, businesses thinking differently

Partners for Progress and the St. Charles County Economic Development Center held a conference on Wednesday, Nov. 19 with the goal of continuing a conversation centered on the demographic shifts in St. Charles County, and how businesses and the government can benefit from a younger perspective.

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Celebrated centenarian

Hazel Walkenhorst celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 9 at a huge party with her family, including most of her 37 grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with the staff of Garden Villas of O’Fallon.

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Alderman Tommie Roberts resigns

St. Peters Alderman Tommie Roberts bid the city goodbye at the city’s Board of Aldermen meeting on Nov. 13 after resigning the Ward 3 seat he has held since 2008. “I’m leaving here with a heavy heart,” Roberts said during an emotional plaque presentation from board president Judy Bateman. “You guys have made me part of the St. Peters family.”

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Lake Saint Louis lateral sewer insurance question to appear on April 7 ballot

Help may be on the way for Lake Saint Louis residents faced with the cost of a broken sewer line. But that help will require voter approval of the city imposing an annual fee to pay for a lateral sewer service line repair program. At their Nov. 17 meeting, the city’s Board of Aldermen approved putting that question on the April 7 ballot next year. Voters rejected a similar sewer insurance program in April 2012, casting 922 votes or 55.5 percent against and 791 in favor. However, city voters approved a separate proposal on the same ballot requiring them to ...

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Cities learn what new emergency response system will cost them

Lake Saint Louis’ and St. Peters’ share of the cost of St. Charles County’s new 911 emergency response system is expected to be over $200,000 each. That announcement follows a decision Oct. 27 by the County Council approving a $3.467 million bid from Emergency CallWorks, Inc., a Birmingham, Alabama firm, to build, deploy and operate the new 911 system for seven years.  County officials hope to have the system in place in 2015. Local and county officials say the present system needs upgrades because of aging equipment and to keep up with growth in the county. The improvements will create ...

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News Briefs: Stricter seat belt enforcement considered

COTTLEVILLE SCC spring registration now open Registration for spring 2015 credit classes at St. Charles Community College is currently underway. According to SCC officials, many students enroll in general education courses that transfer to a four-year institution, but career degrees and certificates that require only 12-32 credit hours to complete also are available for those wanting a quick entry into the workforce. Those degrees and certificates are in the areas of art, business administration, business technology, computer science, computer-aided drafting, criminal justice, education, global culture, human services and health care. SCC’s classes are $95 per credit hour for in-district students, ...

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CBC knocks off Borgia to claim Borgia Tournament Gold division crown

While many folks were enjoying Turkey and Thanksgiving weekend activities the CBC basketball team was getting some early action in on the hardwood. Early indications are that the Cadets look well set to defend their Class 4 championship this winter. CBC traveled to St. Francis Borgia early during Thanksgiving week and won three games in six days to claim the Gold Divison championship of the 62nd annual Borgia Turkey Tournament. The Cadets opened the tournament with a win over Washington on Monday (Nov. 24), Soldan on Thursday (Nov. 27) , and defeated host Borgia on Saturday night to win the ...

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Oak Grove, Graham run away from John Burroughs for Class 3 title

  Oak Grove’s high-octane offense was a major concern for John Burroughs coach John Merritt heading into Friday’s  Class 3 championship game at the Edward Jones Dome. Merritt figured his team would be hard-pressed to stop the Panthers powerful offense and Oak Grove more than lived up to its advance billing. Oak Grove kept the scoreboard operator busy and the Bombers were simply unable to keep pace as Burroughs fell to the Panthers 49-27. “I figurted they would probably score in the score in the 40’s, Merritt said. “I was hoping that we would get in the 50’s and we ...

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