The Committee to Restore America 912 holds a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at St. Peters City Hall. Committee member George Nagel said that the meeting is in regards to putting a petition on the November ballot, which would let the St. Charles County Sherriff retain his powers of constitutional protection. Nagel said that a charter amendment that passed in 2012 will limit the authority and scope of the Sherriff’s powers, starting Jan. 1 2015. The petition discussed is available at area libraries on Saturday, Aug 2.  For more information, contact georgeRN@sbcglobal.net, or Gary.Feller@att.net.

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Ballwin pounds Jackson 15-9 in zone opener

There was hardly anything subtle about the Ballwin 611 Post senior legion baseball club’s approach at the plate in its zone 4 opener against Jackson Post 158. Ballwin came out hitting the ball hard and early against Jackson and when the dust settled, Post 611 began its zone tournament appearance with a convincing 15-9 win Friday night at West City Park in Festus. “It’s good to get out to a big lead early against a tough team like Jackson in a game like this,” Ballwin coach Sean Rogan said. “They (Jackson) did give a little trouble late but we held ...

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Eureka falls to Festus in Zone 4 opener

  If the Eureka Post 177 senior legion baseball club is going to make it back to the Missouri Legion State Tournament this summer, it will have the be the hard way. Eureka had a great chance to start the Zone 4 Tournament off on the right foot but after battling to a 1-1 deadlock after seven innings, a three-run eighth by host Festus did Post 177 in and Eureka fell 4-1 to Festus in the tournament opener Friday afternoon at West City Park. “It was 1-1 after seven innings and we committed a couple of errors and they (Festus) ...

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Students honored as future business leaders

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recognized several Fort Zumwalt School District students at its national conference in Nashville, Tennessee held in late June. Fort Zumwalt South High senior Cameron Leahy earned second-place honors in the Business Communications Event. Together Leahy and recent graduates Rosie Cook, Justin Park and David Boik earned the America Award, which is the top level of Business Achievement Awards. The Fort Zumwalt South FBLA chapter also earned a Gold Seal of Merit Award, and was recognized as an Outstanding Chapter. In addition, Alyssa Stuppy, an eighth-grader at Fort Zumwalt North Middle and statewide officer, was ...

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OakHaven names new Head of School

April Powell has been appointed Head of School at OakHaven Montessori School. She replaces co-founder Judy Henrichs, who will continue as administrator in a consulting role. Powell holds a degree in early childhood education and certification as a Montessori Directress. She founded OakHaven with Henrichs in 2008, and has since served as the school’s Director of Education. Through her leadership, the school has achieved official recognition by the Association Montessori International as a fully certified educational institution serving primary school students ages 2 ½ through kindergarten.  

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Outdoor classroom recognized

For the third consecutive year, St. Charles County’s Certified Nature Explore Classroom at Towne Park near Wentzville was nationally recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. “Towne Park’s Certified Nature Explore Classroom is a dynamic, nature-based play and learning space that supports skill development in children by reconnecting them to nature,” said St. Charles County Parks Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer. “Since it opened in May 2012, it has become a very popular place for children, their families and educators across the tri-county area to visit.” Designed for children ages 3-14, the Certified Nature Explore Classroom at ...

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Sales tax holiday coming soon

For the sixth year in a row Missouri residents can take advantage of Missouri’s sales tax holiday on August 1-3 for back-to-school purchases such as clothing, backpacks and school supplies. Cities in Missouri are given the option to participate in this holiday. Nearby cities that will be participating in Missouri sales tax holiday include Cottleville, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles, Troy, Warrenton and Wentzville. City tax will still apply to consumer purchases in cities that choose not to participate in the tax-free weekend. For more information about items that qualify for the sales tax holiday and a complete list ...

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Local youth tour nation’s capitol

Local youth tour nation’s capitol Ninety-one high school juniors from Missouri participated in the 50th anniversary of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., June 13-19. Local delegates included O’Fallon residents Alison Boehmer and Elizabeth Citrowske. The seven-day tour provided an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn first-hand what it is like to be involved in politics and community service and to address some of today’s pressing issues. “It was an incredible experience,” said Citrowske. “It was a great combination of food, friends and touring. I never really knew how much ...

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Local care center has resources available to help with home repairs

When squirrels started wreaking havoc in her attic this winter, Janet could not afford to solve the problem on her own. The 66-year-old St. Charles senior lives on a fixed income, and home repairs are not in her budget. “I live in double-wide mobile home, and it was windy earlier this year,” Janet explained. “Wind blew off part of my mobile home, and squirrels got inside the space between the roof and the top of my house.” Calling a pest company to take care of the squirrel problem was not feasible for her, she said. “I’m a senior and I ...

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Elections Preview: St. Charles County

In anticipation of the Aug. 5 primary election, St. Charles County candidates were invited to answer the following questions: Why are you running and what are your priorities if elected? What are your qualifications for holding public office?

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