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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Glotta, Steinberg, Barnes receive basketball offers

  The month of July was a busy and productive one for several West County and St. Charles County area prep basketball players. Several area players performed quite well during the July evaluation period and as a result gained new offers from different schools around the country. Zach Glotta from Fort Zumwalt North has been polishing his skills with the Gateway club this summer and Glotta, a 5-foot-10 senior guard, recently picked up an offer from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. 6-foot-8  Zach Steinberg from Lafayette is busy playing with the Missouri Impact this summer. Steinberg offered a scholarship from ...

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Westminster names assistant athletic director

Westminster Christian Academy has named Lindsay Carlile as assistant athletic director for the 2014-15 school year. Carlile will assist Athletic Director Todd Zell in supervising and evaluating the school’s six-year athletic program. She will focus particularly on directing the Center for Coaching Excellence – a program to effectively train, serve and support the school’s coaching staff. “My greatest passion is seeing athletes and coaches use the platform of athletics to glorify the Lord, so I am incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to support our athletic department in that pursuit with this position,” Carlile said. “Having coached at Westminster these ...

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Villa Duchesne fires athletic director Smith

  There will be a new athletic director put in charge of running the atheltic department at Villa Duchesne. On the first day of fall practice, Villa Duchesne fired its athletic director. It was announced Dory Smith was relieved of her duties Monday afternoon. No reason was given for her dismissal. It is Villa Duchesne’s stated policy to not comment on personnel matters. There is no interim athletic director in place as the school commences its search for a replacement. Also, Smith’s abrupt dismissal has caused a bit of turmoil for Metro League programs. Smith, was the president of the ...

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