Settlement soon?

Attorneys are negotiating a possible settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit against St. Charles County Elections Director Rich Chrismer and a former female employee. But Chrismer said he had not seen any settlement agreement of the suit.

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That’s big!

St. Peters officials say a developer plans to build a 500,000-square foot “spec” building – equal to nine football fields under roof – in Premier 370 Business Park on the Mississippi River flood plain.

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High school math tournament

St. Charles Community College will host the 18th annual High School Math Tournament in cooperation with Great Plains Math League starting at 8 a.m. on March 7.

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Business: Best in Show

BEST IN SHOW Tiger Docks, of O’Fallon, received a “Best Dock & Lifts Display” award at the National Marine Manufacturers Association/Progressive Boat & Sportshow held at Bartle Hall in Kansas City in late January. It was the third time Tiger Docks has earned the  coveted recognition in the past four years. PEOPLE BJC Medical Group expanded to include 59 new providers in 2014 including four new providers in St. Charles County. Dr. Milton Ochieng (gastroenterology), Laura Benack, RN (radiation oncology), Lisa Scott, FNP (family medicine), Dr. Jennifer Nguyen (internal medicine/pediatrics) are now on staff at Progress West Hospital or Barnes-Jewish ...

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Show-Me winners

Three schools in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) were honored by EducationPlus as winners of separate categories in the Show-Me a Movie Contest.

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University chosen for flagship project

Lindenwood University is among a select group of higher education institutions in the United States and United Kingdom to participate in Panamá Bilingüe, a flagship project of Juan Carlos Varela, the recently elected president of the Republic of Panama, and his administration.

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Health Capsules

Almond joy Snacking on almonds seems to lessen the risk of heart disease and reduce belly and leg fat, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. In a 12-week study at Penn State University, 52 overweight, middle-aged adults who were basically healthy but had high cholesterol levels followed nearly identical cholesterol-lowering diets. The only difference in the diets was that some participants ate a daily snack of 1.5 ounces of almonds while others ate a banana muffin containing the same number of calories as the almonds. Those who ate the almonds experienced a decrease ...

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