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Francis Howell School District Update

Nov 8, 2017

Francis Howell School District enjoying an eventful school year By Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris We have already had a very busy school year in Francis Howell, including the work on our new five-year strategic plan. These efforts will set the future direction of our school district, and our community has played a vital part in the…

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Ritenour School District Update

Nov 8, 2017

Ritenour School District off to best start in recent memory By Dr. Chris Kilbride This has been perhaps the best start to a school year in my 19-year tenure with the Ritenour School District.  What an amazing way to celebrate our 150th year!  The school year got rolling with a fleet of brand new buses…

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Service remembered

Nov 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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

Nov 1, 2017

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

Nov 1, 2017

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

Nov 1, 2017

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

Oct 25, 2017

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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