Schaumburg blows out River City to take championship series lead

Game three of the Frontier League championship series looked promising early for the River City Rascals. By the time the night was done, the Rascals were left knowing that their backs were against the wall with their championship hopes hanging by a thread. The Schaumburg Boomers hammered River City 11-2 Tuesday night at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg (Il.) to take a 2-1 lead int he best-of-five championship series. Boomers hurler Eddie Cody tossed a complete game as Schaumburg ripped Rascals starter Tommy Mendoza and reliever Chandler Jagodzinski for 10 runs over the first five innings to give defending champions the ...

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Fulton School at St. Albans announces faculty changes

The Fulton School is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members for the 2014-15 school year. Kelly Scott is the new international program director for grades seven through 12 and will teach English as a Second Language courses. Previously, she taught English at Jiangxi Normal University in Nanchang, China. Cynthia Fuhrman is the new Upper School math teacher for grades seven through 12. Fuhrman previously taught math at Esther Miller Bais Yaakov High School in St. Louis. Mary Crites, a St. Louis Learning Disability Association (LDA) associate, is the new educational specialist. Prior to LDA, Crites was ...

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Port’s bid for third U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title ends with loss in Round of 32

The quest for a third consecutive U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title ended early for Ellen Port. Susan West, 50, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., won two matches, including a win over last year’s runner-up, to advance to the quarterfinals and stroke-play medalist and two-time defending champion Port, 52, of St. Louis, was ousted Tuesday (Sept. 16) at the 2014 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, held at the 6,109-yard, par-73 Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J. Port, who was attempting to become the first medalist to win the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur since 2002, was upended in the morning’s Round of 32 by ...

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Educator making a difference

Peabody Energy created the Leaders in Education program to honor education professionals – from teachers and coaches to librarians and counselors – who are making a profound impact by inspiring, guiding, teaching and leading their students. Honorees are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders and each earns a $1,000 award. Among the 30 regional educators to receive this award is Chesterfield resident Marci Fendelman, eighth-grade communication arts teacher at Hardin Middle in the St. Charles School District. Fendelman was nominated for the award by several of her peers, including Hardin Middle principal, ...

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Desir’s first season with Cleveland requires his trademark perseverance

His first season in a Cleveland Browns uniform hasn’t started well for former Lindenwood University and Francis Howell Central player Pierre Desir. Picked up as a fourth round draft pick, Desir became the first Lindenwood football player taken in the NFL Draft. Cleveland’s scouts liked Desir’s size at 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds. They also liked his athleticism. Desir won the 2013 Cliff Harris Award, given to the nation’s top small college defensive back. He had 33 tackles, eight pass breakups and four interceptions during his senior season. He was a four-time all-MIAA selection, including three first-team honors, and earned All-American ...

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Massa’s offers a trio of locations for good food and fun – of course!

Reputation. It’s central to a restaurant’s success, especially those restaurants that operate multiple locations. Massa’s, Of Course! is such an operation. Its stellar reputation has allowed the brand to flourish from Ballwin to its two St. Charles locations at Winghaven and New Town. “Good people, good food and atmosphere is what keeps brining people back, – no matter where they are,” said Jack Massa, who established Massa’s, Of Course! with his brother Bill. “Each Massa’s location is a little different – of course,” Jack said. “Each place has its own personality. While the menus may be a little different, the ...

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St. Peters postpones e-cigarette vote

St. Peters may pass its own bill banning the purchase and possession of electronic cigarettes by minors smoking, but consideration of that bill has been postponed to the Board of Aldermen’s meeting on Sept. 25. The draft bill was on the board’s work session and regular session on Sept. 11, but Barclay asked that action be delayed because the Missouri State Senate voted Sept. 10 to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of an earlier state bill banning their sale. Barclay said the city should wait for several weeks before passing its own bill. The state law becomes effective in coming ...

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County seeks space shortage solution

There are signs that some St. Charles County government offices may be running out of room for storing data and evidence in criminal cases, training employees and dealing with emergencies. Jennifer George, the county’s assistant director of administration, said those signs include using three semi-truck trailers for evidence storage behind the Sheriff’s Department’s offices off T.R. Hughes Drive in O’Fallon. Those signs also include not having enough meeting room space for the county’s emergency operations center in the basement of the county Justice Center in St. Charles. Parking is limited and space is at a premium for representatives from emergency ...

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Legislature overrides some vetoes, leaves majority of tax-cut bills in place

The Missouri State Legislature voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of several key bills and approximately 47 budget line items during the Wednesday, Sept. 10 annual veto session. Some of the bills included the special interest tax cut bills. The governor had vetoed more than 30 bills and more than 100 budget items, which according to Sen. Tom Dempsey (R-St. Charles, Senate Pro-Tem) would have provided numerous benefits to the Show-Me state. The 10 special interest tax-break bills overwhelmingly approved by the House and the Senate in June and vetoed by the governor also were up for potential override, ...

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News Briefs: DWI enforcement up in September

O’FALLON Development Block Grant hearing scheduled The city of O’Fallon will conduct a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, concerning the Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Plan for the O’Fallon Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The hearing will be held at the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board office, 1025 Country Club Road in St. Charles. For more information, contant Public Assistance Specialist Jessica Hawkins at 379-5411. ST. PETERS Applications now being accepted for forgivable loan Applications are being accepted through Oct. 20 at St. Peters City Hall for the St. Peters Urban County Home Improvement Loan Program, which ...

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