Archive for June 2019

Reaching out to veterans

New collaborative spearheaded by The Kaufman Fund will improve access to clinical services and mental health needs for veterans and their families By Charlotte Beard It’s been stated that every day 20 veterans die from suicide in the United States and 14 of them were not enrolled in the VA health care system. For two…

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Fourth of July festivities in St. Charles County

The Fourth must go on River flooding pushes back Riverfest in St. Charles to Labor Day Weekend, but other Fourth of July festivities in St. Charles County will continue as scheduled By Brett Auten A soaked and saturated Frontier Park has forced officials to wave the white flag. After much discussion and deliberation, organizers of…

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Fiesta in Florissant FREE event

Fiesta in Florissant, a free event to the public, will mark its 17th year of bringing Hispanic food, culture and music to St. Louis County  By Charlotte Beard According to July 2018 Census Bureau data, there is a population of 28,911 identified as Latino/Hispanic in St. Louis County with 1,589 of that population being in…

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Keeping watch in Lake St. Louis

Lake St. Louis Police Department joins growing trend of asking residents and businesses to register personal surveillance systems to help fight crime By Brett Auten In an effort to help streamline investigations and help detour burglaries, the Lake St. Louis Police Department is calling on its citizens to lend a simple, helping hand. There is…

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After the flood Mississippi River

The challenging process of cleaning up and assessing damage begins after near-record high flooding swamps the region By Brett Auten Now that the Mississippi River has ceased its hemorrhaging, the journey back to a smidgen of normalcy begins. Over the weekend, the Mississippi River crested in St. Charles at over 35-feet, almost 11-feet above flood…

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The ties that bind

The Dunn Road Manor Thread Heads consists of seniors volunteering their time to sew various items for youth in need By Charlotte Beard Many seniors demonstrate that reaching retirement age does not mean reaching an age of discontinuing their contribution to society. Some of those seniors can be found among the community at Dunn Road…

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True North County

North County Incorporated has launched its grassroots ‘True North’ campaign to utilize various platforms to feature authentic stories of the communities and people in North County By Charlotte Beard North County Incorporated (NCI), a regional development association, has announced the launch of its grassroots campaign to collaborate with the community in changing the narrative of…

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Reenergizing the grid

Ameren Missouri continues its massive infrastructure upgrade in St. Charles County with a new $12.6 million substation By Brett Auten Earlier this year Ameren Missouri announced its largest energy infrastructure upgrade plan in the company’s 100-year history. The Smart Energy Plan, which includes 2,000 infrastructure projects, is projected to improve reliability for customers and communities…

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