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Archive for August 2017

All in the family

All in the family It’s a family affair in the Wentzville School District as the Schulte family occupies both teaching and administrative posts By Brett Auten You have heard the expression, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. For the Schulte family, it is more like a whole bushel. It’s a family affair in…

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Canine connections

Canine connections The St. Charles County 4-H Dog Care Drill Team emphasizes learning on both ends of the leash. By Brett Auten The learning happens on both ends of the leash. For the four-legged members of the St. Charles County 4-H Dog Care Drill Team, tasks like “fetch,” “speak,” and “sit” are yawn worthy. This…

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Growing trailways

Growing trailways Great Rivers Greenway’s next project will aim to connect Forest Park to the Arch By Sara Hardin St. Louis is on its way to becoming more navigable than ever with Great Rivers Greenway’s next project, which will aim to connect the Forest Park and Washington University areas to downtown St. Louis and the…

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Standing up for justice

Standing up for justice and equality should be a continuous effort By Dr. Rance Thomas During this divisive and unsettled time in our history, it is time for all people of goodwill to stand up and be an advocate for peace, unity, justice and equality of all people.  This is especially true for churches, social…

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Better, safer roads in St. Charles County

Better, safer roads Projects across St. Charles County look to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents By Brett Auten The multiple warning signs, the orange cones alongside bubbling tar, year after year construction for our roadways has become commonplace during the summer and the last few months have been no different. To help local drivers…

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Florissant Valley Branch Library

Library turns the page Florissant Valley Branch Library gets a new look thanks to the Your Library Renewed campaign By Sara Hardin As part of the Your Library Renewed campaign, the Florissant Valley Branch Library, located at 195 New Florissant Rd, S, in Florissant, closed its doors in 2016 to have its interior completely revamped.…

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The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse St. Louis sits in the path of this once-in-a-lifetime event to take place on Aug. 21 By Sara Hardin An excited buzz has been stirring among those eager to witness an astronomical event that hasn’t graced St. Louis in over half a century. On Aug. 21, for the first time since…

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A growing mission

A growing mission Founder of Our Giving Hands Garden recognized by state for fighting community hunger By Brett Auten Debbra Arndt has never met a stranger. She doesn’t care about the color of your skin or which aisle of the political landscape you stand. Her motto is pretty simple; if you are hungry and in…

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Food pantry on the brink

Food pantry on the brink The Ritenour Co-Care Pantry will be forced to close its doors due to lack of funding By Charlotte Beard A recent announcement by an Overland food pantry to close its doors to 600 families has caught the attention of the community. The Ritenour Co-Care Pantry, which mostly resembles the inside…

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A way to always do the right thing

A way to always do the right thing By Larry Brown It can be very difficult to know if some of the decisions we make are really doing the right thing. Often we choose an action to exonerate ourselves in other folk’s eyes when we think they are harboring negative feelings about certain occurrences or…

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