Breaking News: COVID-19 cancels Christmas at Daniel Boone Home

To ensure the safety of all during the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Christmas Candlelight Walks at The Historic Daniel Boone Home and holiday tours at The Daniel Boone Hays Home in Defiance. The events were scheduled for Dec. 4–5 and 11–12, respectively.

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Researchers test new way to deliver medicine … like a parasite


Extended-release drug formulations are valuable because they involve fewer pills, less side effects and a steady amount of medication for patients …but health experts say a common problem with these drugs is that they don’t stay in the intestine long enough for people to receive the full dose. Recently, scientists at Johns Hopkins University cooperated to address that problem. They designed and tested a completely new type of medicine delivery system inspired by a parasite. Similar to a hookworm – a parasitic worm that digs its sharp teeth into its host’s intestines to feed – Johns Hopkins bioengineers designed tiny, ...

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Assumption School students honor veterans

Assumption School essay writers

The St. Barnabas Holy Name Men’s Group sponsors a veteran’s essay contest each year at Assumption School in O’Fallon.Both seventh- and eighth-grade students participated in the 2020 contest, which posed the question “What do the American Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance mean to you?”

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Local officers awarded for acts of bravery

SCC Officers

On. Nov. 3, St. Charles County Police Sgt. Adam Caupp and Officer Eric Feagans were presented with the Medal of Valor and Preservation of Life Award for acts that helped save several lives on two separate occasions.

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