Archive for February 2019

Honoring a friend’s memory

St. Charles West High School senior launches a nonprofit that seeks advance the field of suicide awareness/prevention By Brett Auten Drew Ryherd was distraught, saddened. It was Feb. 13, 2015, and his best friend, Liam Michael Parker, a gifted composer and pianist, took his own life after struggling for several years with mental illness. Ryherd…

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Upgrading the grid

Ameren Missouri’s billion-dollar Smart Energy Plan will transform Missouri’s energy grid, including major projects in North County By Charlotte Beard On Feb. 15, Ameren Missouri announced its Smart Energy Plan that will transform Missouri’s energy grid and change how customers receive and use energy. Over the period of five years the  plan will include more…

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A helping hand at tax time

United Way of Greater St. Louis Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has been working to provide those in need with free tax preparation services  By Charlotte Beard For over 15 years, United Way of Greater St. Louis has been working with community partners to provide local families and individuals free tax preparation services through the…

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Major league memories

St. Charles County Heritage Museum to unveil new exhibit that features memorabilia from the 22 St. Charles County natives to play Major League Baseball  By Brett Auten With spring training starting to warm up, the mood in our baseball-crazed region is starting to lighten. To go along with the sound of a cracking bat, a…

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St. Charles marks 250 years

City is celebrating the big anniversary with statues and events honoring the Lewis and Clark Expedition By Brett Auten The city of St. Charles is celebrating its 250th anniversary and Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are front and center. In 1804, Lewis and Clark took part in the first American expedition to cross the western…

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Learning to fly

Boeing engineer brings mobile flight simulator to schools to give area children a chance to take the controls and learn what it takes to become a pilot By Charlotte Beard Some youth may never get the experience of flying on a commercial airplane until they are into their adult years. However, there is at least…

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