Canines take center stage at West County’s own Museum of The Dog

Each Thanksgiving, thousands leave the dinner table and head to the TV to watch champions compete – not on the gridiron but in the show ring. These champions are four-legged athletes vying for Best of Show honors at The National Dog Show. Locally, the event will be closely followed by Stephen George, executive director of the AKC Museum of The Dog. A unique facility located in the 1853 Jarville House within Queeny Park, the museum  houses the world’s largest collection of canine-related art and artifacts dedicated to man’s best friend. “There isn’t any other museum anywhere on the globe that’s ...

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Eureka’s Long set to run in Foot Locker’s Midwest Regional cross country race

Fresh off winning another state cross country championship and signing a college letter of intent with Stanford, Eureka senior Hannah Long will keep on running. Long will compete Saturday (Nov. 29) in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional. She will be running in the high school girls division on the Wayne Dannehl Cross Country Course at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis. As a junior, she finished fifth last year with a time of 17 minutes, 46 seconds. As a sophomore, Long came in seventh in 17:33. The high school division of the  regional is open to ...

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Girl Scout award project promotes healthy eating

Converting a patch of earth into a children’s vegetable garden at her church’s preschool is Elise Kammeyer’s way to encourage healthy eating, fight childhood obesity and achieve her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest national award that a Girl Scout can earn, with only about 1 percent of all Girl Scouts achieving this level. Kammeyer is a Parkway West senior and a Girl Scout Ambassador in Troop 472. “My project helped preschoolers learn about healthy food and their environment, along with some basic plant science,” Kammeyer said in a presentation at Lord of ...

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High school swimming

In the recent state swimming and diving championships at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Parkway North senior Jared Dachroeden finished fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 45.74 seconds. Vikings coach Bart Prosser said he was impressed with Dachroeden’s performance. “It was a school record and his personal best,” Prosser said. “He also holds the 100 back school record and it was his personal best at state.” Dachroeden finished 10th at state in the 100 back with a time of 53.62 seconds. Last year, Dachroeden reached the finals but did not medal. The top eight at ...

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High school girls cross country

The Lafayette Lancers finished a program-best second in the recent Class 4 state cross country meet held at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. The Lancers finished with 103 points. Nerinx Hall won state with 83 points. Coach Scott Brandon was pleased with how well his girls performed this season. “The Lafayette Lady Lancers had an exceptional year,” Brandon said. “This is a very special team. They know when to work hard and when to have fun. I feel very fortunate to be their coach. “Looking back at the season, we finished first or second in all of ...

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Local schools cancel evening activities in anticipation of grand jury decision

In anticipation of the announcement of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case, the following local schools have canceled activities for the evening of Nov. 24. Rockwood: All school-sponsored after-school activities. Adventure Club will follow its normal schedule. Parkway: All after-school activities are canceled. Parents with students enrolled in Adventure Club and Y-Club should pick up their child as soon as possible, according to an email sent to parents from Parkway schools. Westminster Christian Academy: All after-school activities have been canceled.

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Local schools seek solutions to America’s ‘trades deficit’

America is suffering a trades deficit. While the problem of fewer skilled workers entering the labor pool is not new, it is reaching a critical point. Data collected by staffing expert ManpowerGroup estimates that approximately 60 percent of all skilled laborers – defined as welders, electricians and machinists – are age 45 and older. In as little as five to 10 years, retirement and natural attrition could leave the country wanting unless local schools and others step in. Rockwood and Parkway are doing just that. Both local districts have expanded their technology and engineering course offerings at the high school ...

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‘Shark Tank’ for Colonial times

Dirty water? Waste in the streets? Uncomfortable beds? These were some of the problems facing American colonists and English citizens living in the 1600s. Recently, Chesterfield Day School fourth-graders were able to apply their understanding of life in the 1600s to the development of a new product that would have enhanced the quality of life in that era. After researching and identifying a specific need, students worked in small groups to compile information about the time period, better understand the materials that were available in the 1600s and craft a solution to a particular problem. Inventions varied from ways to ...

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Moten, late blocked kick pushes John Burroughs into state title game

  John Burroughs running back John Moten had another huge day for the Bombers on Saturday (Nov. 22) as Burroughs knocked off Monett 24-23 in a Class 3 semifinal game at Burl Fowler Stadium in Monett, Mo. It wasn’t just Moten that came up big as the Bombers also got a big hand from the their special teams late to ensure Burroughs got to make the trip to the state title game next weekend. Nathan Van Slyke blocked an extra point with 1 minute, 16 seconds left after the Cubs threatened to tie it off Zack Hammond’s 2-yard touchdown run. ...

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Business: New location in Chesterfield

New location in Chesterfield Owners Dan and Nancy McGee have opened a second location in Chesterfield of their downtown Kirkwood store Fun in the Sun, which offers a unique assortment of men’s and women’s apparel in a casual, beach-themed atmosphere. The new store is located at 1654 Clarkson Road, and can be reached at 778-1310. Store hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. PEOPLE Alexandra Ballet has named CiCi Houston as its co-artistic director. Houston has performed with professional ballet ...

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