Lindenwood bows to Missouri Western in Division II Game of the Week

Missouri Western scored 21 points from turnovers and parlayed that into a 26-9 victory over Lindenwood University Thursday night at Hunter Stadium in St. Charles, Mo. Lindenwood came out with a lot of energy and played well in the first half, but mistakes allowed the Griffons to lead 14-9 at halftime, Missouri Western scored on its first drive after a Lions turnover set the Griffons up at the Lindenwood 29. Six plays later, Missouri Western scored on a 15-yard pass from TJ LaFaver to Brandyyn Clark. The Lions cut the lead to 7-6 early in the second quarter. On a first down from ...

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Lake Saint Louis keeps tax rate flat

Tax rates for Lake Saint Louis residents aren’t going up this year. The city’s Board of Aldermen approved keeping the city’s property tax rate at 59.51 cents per $100 assessed valuation, which will provide funding for the city’s general fund that covers most city expenses. The city’s debt service rate will remain at 47 cents per $100 assessed valuation for this year. Those rates are the same as in 2013. The board is required to adopt tax rates by Oct. 1. Aldermen took the action at their Sept. 22 meeting after being told that – even though the city’s assessed ...

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Thomas Sowell – Who Wants War?

Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don’t want another war. In all my 84 years, I cannot recall a time when most Americans wanted war. That is something we should be proud of. But wars are not always optional. Even World War II — which some have called “the good war” — was not something that most Americans wanted. But the Japanese took that decision out of our hands when they bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. And Hitler removed any ...

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LSL alderman continues effort to ban texting while driving

A Lake Saint Louis alderman again plans to seek a ban on all texting while driving in the city. Alderman John Pellerito (Ward 3) said he plans to introduce the bill at the city’s Board of Aldermen meeting on Oct. 6. He filed a similar bill earlier this year, but the board voted in May to drop it from consideration. Pellerito’s bill is similar to ordinances adopted by Kirkwood, St. Charles, Manchester, Florissant and St. John and would go a step beyond current state law, which prohibits texting only for drivers age 21 and younger. His bill would ban texting ...

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Board appoints new mayor in Lake Saint Louis

Lake Saint Louis has a new mayor. Alderman Kathy Schweikert (Ward 2) was appointed mayor by the LSL Board of Aldermen at a special board meeting on Sept. 22. There was no debate and her appointment was quickly approved by a 5-0 vote, with Alderman Toni Zito (Ward 1) was absent. Schweikert, 56, succeeds Mayor Ralph Sidebottom who died on Sept. 15  after battling pancreatic cancer. An alderman since 2009, Schweikert most recently was the board’s president. She will serve as a mayor on a temporary basis or as “mayor pro temp” until the municipal election in April 2015. The ...

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LSL to participate in Drug Take Back Event on Sept. 27

On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lake Saint Louis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Residents are encouraged to bring unneeded medications to the Lake Saint Louis Civic Center, at 200 Civic Center Drive, for proper disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked; however, the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. Last April, Americans turned in ...

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Construction on solar energy facility expected to wrap up by year’s end

Construction on the O’Fallon Renewable Energy Center is 70 percent complete, according to an Ameren Missouri press release. The solar energy facility, located off Hwy. 79, is expected to be completed by the end of the year. It will span approximately 19 acres, contain over 19,000 solar panels and will provide 5.7 megawatts of energy, enough to power around 650 homes.

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Parkway, Rockwood high schools rank as ‘America’s Best’

All four traditional Parkway high schools – Central, North, South and West – and all four traditional Rockwood high schools – Eureka, Lafayette, Marquette and Rockwood Summit – made the Daily Beast 2014 list of “America’s Best High Schools.” This annual list highlights public high schools across the country that do the best job of providing college-ready graduates. To determine the Best High Schools, six indicators culled from school surveys were used to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily. Other criteria included: college-level courses and exams, percentage of students with ...

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Suspect charged after ‘flashing’ busload of children

On Sept. 22, at approximately 3:51 p.m., the O’Fallon Police Department received a call to the area of the 900 block of Rolling Thunder in regards to a report of a subject flashing himself to adults and children. A subject wearing nothing but a jacket and holding an umbrella exposed his genitals to numerous children and adults. A school bus filled with children was present during the incident. The subject approached a 3-year-old male and asked the child to touch the subject’s penis. The child ran away. The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Issued charges on Jeremiah Cruesoe, a ...

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