Hidden Treasures: St. Charles County boasts a dozen unique parks

By KYLIE MCCOOL For St. Charles County Parks Ranger Jerry Smith, the promotion to Chief Park Ranger has been 16 years in the making. For Mid Rivers Newsmagazine, Smith’s promotion seemed like the perfect time to take a walk in some of the County’s exceptional parks. Smith, a lifelong outdoorsman, took hunting and camping trips with his father and was part of the Parks and Recreation club in college. In his 16 years with St. Charles County, Smith says the greatest change he has seen is in volume – the volume of attendants, of activities offered, of staff maintaining and ...

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Chief Todd goes to Washington

St. Charles County Police Chief David L. Todd has been invited to the White House to participate in an Aug. 16 briefing on an initiative to improve community policing and reduce crime.

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Retooled Francis Howell kickers eye another state title run

Francis Howell’s boys soccer team made history a season ago in winning the school’s first state championship. Gone are the Vikings top four scorers from a club that went 20-7-1 in claiming the Class 4 championship. Add to that having to replace standout goalkeeper Matt Hunt, who has graduated, and no one would fault the Vikings for setting their sights a bit lower this season. That is hardly the case, as the Vikings head into the 2016 campaign with plenty of confidence and belief they can make another strong postseason run. “I feel it’s a good group of guys and ...

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Lutheran St. Charles spikers focused on back to back state championships

2015 was a superb season for the Lutheran St. Charles girls volleyball team, as the Cougars brought home the Class 2 state championship. That was then. Now it is on to a new season in 2016, and the Cougars look primed, and ready not to merely defend their state crown, but also go back to state and win the big prize for the second straight year. The Cougars won their first title in 2004 and after winning the school’s second championship last fall, Cougars coach Sasa Vaslijevic believes the club has the personnel to repeat as back to back champions ...

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Crossings Storage Lot has been approved for a vacant tract of land along T.R. Hughes Boulevard near Hwy. 79.

Crossings Storage Lot has been approved for a vacant tract of land along T.R. Hughes Boulevard near ...