Route 364 traffic shifts to begin Aug. 7

Motorists traveling on westbound Route 364 should expect traffic shifts, starting Thursday, Aug. 7,  as part of the ongoing Route 364 construction in St. Charles county this week. The Missouri Department of Transportation crews will shift traffic to the left at Mid Rives Mall Drive. This traffic shift is necessary as crews work to make the connection from the current Route 364 to the new stretch. The speed limit will also be lowered to 45 mph. For additional work zone information, go to www.traveler.modot.org/map.  For real time traffic, visit www.gatewayguide.com.  All work is weather permitting and may be shifted due ...

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Celebrate St. Peters: City prepares for annual two-day community celebration

Celebrate St. Peters, the city’s annual two-day community festival, is expected to draw big crowds again this year. Lisa Bedian, the city’s communications director, told the city’s Board of Aldermen at their July 24 meeting that the weekend event may draw 12,000 to 14,000 people, particularly during major concerts scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event is held at the city’s 370 Lakeside Park just off Interstate 370, east of I-70. It will be open on Friday, Sept. 19 from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. The event features food, drinks, carnival rides, children’s ...

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County Council rejects request for cell tower off Penny Royal Lane

The St. Charles County Commission turned down a conditional use permit request for a proposed 190-foot-tall communications tower in an unincorporated area near Wentzville. The project was strongly opposed by nearby residents. At its July 28 meeting, the council voted 6-0, with Councilman John White (District 7) absent, against granting the permit for the tower to be placed on a 13-acre site at 1834 Penny Royal Lane, about 2,100 feet north of Hwy. N. “The fact is that these things are pollution to the environment in my view, especially in a rural area, and that is a pretty rural area,” ...

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LSL aldermen ask legislators to vote against sales tax vetoes override

The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen approved a resolution at its July 21 meeting asking that state legislators vote against an override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s June veto of legislation that provides sale tax exemptions that may cut into city coffers. St. Peters Board of Aldermen is considering a similar resolution. Local municipal and county officials are worried that the exemptions could take a significant bite out of their revenues and hinder services they can provide. Lake Saint Louis’ resolution singles out six of the 10 vetoed bills – Senate Bills 584,693, 662, 612 and House bills 1296 and ...

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LSL lateral sewer insurance program could be on April 2015 ballot

Lake Saint Louis officials may ask their residents again to approve a sewer insurance program to help pay for repairing broken sewer lines. The city’s Board of Aldermen, at a July 21 work session, discussed placing a sewer insurance program on the April 2015 city ballot. The program would help homeowners pay for repairs, of up to $7,500 per household, to lateral lines connecting their homes to a main sewer line. In April 2012, city voters rejected a similar sewer insurance program, casting 922 votes or 55.5 percent against to 791 in favor. City voters approved a separate proposal on ...

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News Briefs: Fire stations go solar

COTTLEVILLE Fire stations go solar Three Cottleville fire stations have new roof accessories that also will play a role in saving energy – and money. The Cottleville Fire District has joined a state renewable energy program that incentivizes the use of solar panels. Managed through the Missouri AmerenUE Solar Rebate and Incentive Program, the program aims to boost the use of photovoltaic energy and reduce the cost to residents and businesses by offering energy rebates to customers who participate in the program. While the panels adorn the roofs of three fire stations, the district does not own the photovoltaic equipment. ...

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O’Fallon offers bulk item drop-off service for city trash service customers

City of O’Fallon trash service customers are invited to take advantage of the city’s free, bi-monthly drop-off for many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers. The drop-off will be held 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Acceptable items can be brought to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station at 1572 Progress West Lane. Additional drop-off dates will be held from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Aug. 16, Oct. 18, and Dec. 13. To drop off items, O’Fallon trash customers must show a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address. Only one load per household will ...

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Man found deceased in Montecito subdivision lake

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Aug. 5, the St. Peters Police Department responded to the area of Venice Circle and Florence Drive in the Montecito Subdivision, off Hwy. 94, for a report of a body floating in the subdivision lake. Upon arrival, officers found Clarence Cole, 29, of the Montecito subdivision, face down in the lake. Cole was deceased and no life-saving efforts could be performed. Following a preliminary investigation, the Major Case Squad was activated to assist with the investigation due to the unknown circumstances surrounding the manner of death. The deceased subject was transported to the St. Charles ...

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Chesterfield Day School reports impressive testing results

This year the median Chesterfield Day School student in third through sixth grades outperformed the grade equivalent median student at independent schools nationwide in all 28 subtests as reported by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP-4) student assessments. Jeff Horwitz, director of Academics and Student Development at Chesterfield Day, said that for the last five years the sixth-grade median student at CDS has outperformed the median at independent schools nationwide. “We are very proud of our students, teachers and parents on the hard work they put forth to achieve these impressive results,” Horwitz said.

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High school rowing

The St. Louis Rowing Club recently competed in the 34th annual Chicago Sprints Regatta, one of the largest competitive regattas in the region. The club, which trains at Creve Coeur Lake, performed well in the competition. The Women’s Junior 8 – with members Paige Hibbard (Ladue), Sarah Suddarth (Cor Jesu), Lauren Vanek (Westminster), Lindsey Hibbard (Ladue), Sarah Burnham (Parkway West), Ginette Rhodes (Ladue), Hilary Hightower (Westminster), Charlotte Taylor (Ladue) and Elizabeth Natho (Incarnate Word) – took gold. The Women’s Novice 4 – with members Samantha Klein (St. Joseph’s), Charlotte Taylor (Ladue), Lily Brown (Clayton), Maddie Hartenstein (Nerinx) and Olivia Molloy ...

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