What you MUST know about the O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Festival

In celebration of America’s birthday the city of O’Fallon again hosts the Heritage & Freedom Fest, its biggest festival of the year, on July 2-4. The Ozzie Smith Sports Complex is transformed for the explosive event. Admission, parking and entertainment are free. The three-day holiday weekend opens with Family Day on Saturday, July 2. During Family Day, unlimited ride wristbands are available for purchase at booths on the grounds for $20 each. In addition to carnival rides, guests can enjoy midway games and concessions. Plus, for just $5 per session, kids can be kids with KnockerBall and the Krazy Kidz ...

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UPDATED: St. Peters Council rejects racetrack proposal

    UPDATE: At the June 23 meeting, St. Peters Aldermen voted 6-1 against the racetrack proposal. Read original story below. (Photo courtesy 370 Speedway LLC)   St. Peters officials may decide later this month whether to issue a special use permit for a multi-purpose racetrack off Spencer Road, amid concerns voiced by residents of nearby subdivisions worried about noisy engines and racing. The city’s Board of Aldermen agreed to table the bill that would allow the special use permit at their May 26 meeting and continue a public hearing. Consideration of the bill and the public hearing may continue ...

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Dardenne Prairie continues public hearings on Bopp tract, Walmart Neighborhood Market

Consideration of a development plan for a portion of a tract north of Feise Road near Bryan Road in Dardenne Prairie and a conditional use permit to allow a new Walmart Neighborhood Market there have been delayed again. The Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen voted June 15 to continue public hearings on a planned unit development (PUD) and conditional permit requests for the tract.  Mayor David Zucker said details of the sale of the property to Walmart from the Cora Bopp Partnership still are being worked out, prompting the delay. “We expect them to finalize presentations to the city’s planning ...

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