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Service remembered

Service remembered A World War II veteran looks back at his time on Iwo Jima By Brett Auten Once you get Deward Terry talking, he can take you back to that vivid day in history. The gray clouds at dawn, the wet sand and fear of the unknown hanging in the air on that drab…

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EVENTS – ST. CHARLES COUNTY

Nov. 9: O’Fallon Kiwanis Pancake & Sausage Day The Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon is holding their 55th Annual Pancake & Sausage Day from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 8945 Veterans Memorial Parkway in O’Fallon. Tickets are $7 for adults (12-and-up), $6 for senior citizens, $5 for children ages six-12…

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EVENTS – ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Nov. 10: Country fried steak or meatloaf dinner Country fried steak or meatloaf dinner at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois, from 4 to 7 p.m. All profits go to support veterans. For more information call 314-831-6121. Nov. 11: Breakfast Breakfast Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, located at 410 St. Francois, from…

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Bridging divides with art

Bridging divides with art Students at Berkeley Middle School create artwork for new Berkeley Police Station in an attempt to heal fractured relationships in the community By Charlotte Beard At the beginning of the school year, Berkeley Middle School (BMS) students dedicated artwork they created to the new Berkeley Police Station at 5850 N Hanley…

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Battling drug abuse

Battling drug abuse Police departments across St. Charles County host drug take-back events to help fight prescription drug abuse By Brett Auten It’s all about having an impact on access. Over the past weekend, the Lake Saint Louis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gave the public its 14th opportunity in seven years…

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Community News New publisher

Mathew DeKinder has been named publisher and editor-in-chief of the Community News, effective Nov. 1. DeKinder, who has been the editor since 2014, takes over for Robert Huneke, Jr. who will remain involved in the day-to-day operation of the company as publisher emeritus and general manager. “It is a great honor and responsibility being publisher…

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Supporting mothers and fathers makes better families

Supporting mothers and fathers makes better families By Halbert Sullivan For 20 years, Fathers’ Support Center has worked on behalf of St. Louis children by addressing one of the core issues that many economically challenged families face – absentee fathers. As they become better parents, they also become contributing members of our community and, above…

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The business of learning

The business of learning Center for Advanced Professional Studies gives high school students business-world experience By Brett Auten Albert Einstein said, “The only source of knowledge is experience,” and area students are getting an upfront look at the real-world workforce thanks to a program that launched this semester.  Center for Advanced Professional Studies (or better…

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Investing in education

Investing in education Normandy schools to build a new early childhood and kindergarten center and change its elementary school model By Sara Hardin A new early childhood and kindergarten center is coming to Normandy schools, along with a brand new configuration for its elementary school model. The changes come after the unanimous approval of the…

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Have a safe Halloween

Help little ghosts and princesses have a safe and happy Halloween By Kyle Gains While many still cite Christmas or Thanksgiving as their favorite holiday, it’s undeniable that Halloween has grown steadily in popularity over the years. What was once a one-night event, homemade costumes has transformed into a month-long celebration of all things that…

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