Mustangs bring home season’s first big win

The Marquette Mustangs girls golf team won the first major tournament of the season when they captured the Summit Invitational championship at the Falls Golf Club. Marquette’s team score was 319 to top the 17-team field. The other team scores were: Fort Zumwalt South, 330; Cor Jesu, 333; St. Joseph’s, 339; Nerinx Hall, 341; Kickapoo, 342; Francis Howell, 344; Visitation, 345; Cape Notre Dame, 346; Lafayette, 347;  Parkway West, 367; Ursuline, 374; Eureka, 379; Parkway South, 390; Howell Central, 419; Rockwood Summit, 442; and Farmington, 512. Mustangs junior Allison Tichenor led Marquette with a 73 on the par-71 course to ...

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College baseball

Kevin Moulder, the head coach of  Rebels St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball, has accepted the head coaching position at Murray State University. As a player, Moulder was a league-leading pitcher and a Metro Collegiate All Star. He started his coaching career with Metro Collegiate. “We are very proud that Kevin has been such a large part of our organization on and off for the last 10-plus years,” said Marty Stein, Metro League president. “He is an outstanding young man and an excellent baseball coach. There’s no doubt he’ll be successful as he moves to the head coaching role at his ...

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Rockwood schools win national nutrition awards

The Center for Creative Learning (CCL) and Woerther Elementary have earned the Healthy Schools Program Bronze National Recognition Award for meeting best practice criteria established by the Healthy Schools Program Expert Panel and outlined in the Healthy Schools Program Framework. “Our school wellness council helped in supporting many programs at Woerther,” said physical education teacher Carol Earley. “A few programs we held were the annual VIP/Turkey Trot, Project A.C.E.S., Girls on the Run, and Read, Right, and Run program.” Director of Child Nutrition Services Carmen Fischer said Rockwood is moving toward a healthier lifestyle districtwide. She said she sees real ...

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New members elected to Rossman School Board

Rossman is pleased to announce its newly elected Board of Trustees members for the 2014-15 school year. They include: • Eric Engler, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Ascension Health • Lucie Dempsey, community volunteer • Tony Garritano, electrical engineer at Telgaas, Inc. • Sam Sciortino, former Parkway administrator and former principal and head of school at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Board officers for the coming year are President Laura Padousis, vice president/secretary of Dierbergs Markets; Vice President David E. Kantrovitz Jr., chief executive officer/owner of Lexington Partners, Inc.; Treasurer Steven A. Busch, president of Krey ...

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Monarch Fire District to implement incentive-based safety program

The Monarch Fire Protection District has announced two efforts to emphasize safety and lower costs associated with workers’ compensation claims from on-duty accidents. Plans revealed at a recent Monarch Board of Directors meeting call for implementing an incentive-based program to reduce work-related injuries and completing a manual with safety-oriented practices and procedures covering substantially all work-related activities of on-duty personnel. Now nearing completion, the manual already has drawn accolades from Missouri Employers Mutual, the district’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. According to Monarch Directors Robin Harris and Jane Cunningham, the insurer has described the safety book as one of the best ...

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Unrandom Thoughts

To the Editor: • Flipping Ferguson (West Newsmagazine, Aug. 27) – How anyone could accuse Officer Wilson of executing that young man without all the evidence presented is unfathomable. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? What happened to standing beside those who are trained to protect citizens, and themselves, and who put their live on the line doing so? Apparently is is easy to do if you buy into what the media spoons feeds you, or if you are a race-baiter (like Rev. Sharpton or Attorney General Holder), or if you are the governor (and former MO Attorney General) ...

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Ferguson: An opportunity to learn from our mistakes

To the Editor: In his September 3rd opinion piece on the civil unrest in Ferguson, Mr. Sowell attempts to create a generalization that “heavily armed or aggressive police forces” are not what seed rioters, but rather suppress their tendency to riot. Unfortunately, what Mr. Sowell does not understand is that generalizations do not account for the unique dynamics of each situation that require a more calculated and proportional response. I am first to admit that I am not opposed to police forces of major metropolitan areas, such as St. Louis County, having bomb-resistent, armored vehicles, automatic weapons, etc. in their ...

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Speaking with respect

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the Letter to the Editor published in the September 3rd issue of West Newsmagazine from Monarch Fire Board member Jane Cunningham. While I am also in favor of fiscal responsibility with taxpayer dollars, as I am a taxpaying citizen residing within the Monarch Fire District area, I have observed what I feel was an immediate adversarial climate set up by this board against the firefighters of Monarch District and their representative union. I do not believe that much is ever accomplished in an adversarial climate and is likely actually counterproductive to ...

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Our Founding Fathers foresaw this event

To the Editor: With all of the local, national and international unrest, and visualizing what is happening, I started thinking about when our Nation was forming and what was going on. I “googled” the Declaration of Independence, and a small part of the second paragraph, recognizable to most, is worth printing here: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their ...

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St. Charles Police Department investigating two robberies

The St. Charles Police Department is investigating two robberies that occurred on Sept. 13. It is believed that the suspect is the same for both crimes. On Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Petro Mart located at 2240 N. Third Street for a report of robbery that had just occurred. Preliminary investigation revealed that a white male approached the clerk and indicated that he had a knife and demanded money. The suspect threatened to stab the clerk if she did not comply. The clerk was not harmed physically and the suspect got away with an ...

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