Trade schools, like Ranken Technical College which has a campus in Wentzville, are providing valuable alternatives to traditional, four-year colleges By Brett Auten For some, college doesn’t make sense. With the amount of debt many young Americans take on to chase coveted and parent-pleasing bachelor’s degrees, some feel that the juice isn’t worth the squeeze.…

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Bringing the wild to North County Saint Louis Zoo North County will take 425 acres in Spanish Lake and turn it into a world-class animal conservation facility  By Charlotte Beard Since the Saint Louis Zoo Association’s purchase of the 425-acre property previously owned by the Plumbers’ and Pipefitters’ Welfare Educational Fund in 2018, the association…

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Bringing ice to life The Fete de Glace St. Charles Ice Festival marks its 22nd year in historic downtown St. Charles By Brett Auten It is considered the crown jewel, albeit one that can soon dissipate. The Fete de Glace St. Charles Ice Festival will mark its 22nd year in historic downtown St. Charles on…

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Starting off swimmingly Over 61,000 people visited the St. Louis Aquarium in its first seven days as the new Union Station attraction launches with few hiccups By Charlotte Beard Developers and staff for the new attractions at St. Louis Union Station not only delivered on their word at the July 2019 media event to have…

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A look back at 2019 The Community News reviews the year that was for St. Charles County Looking back, 2019 was an eventful year here in St. Charles County. As we flip the calendar to 2020, we at the Community News thought it would be a good time to look back at what transpired over…

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A look back at 2019 The Community News reviews the year that was for St. Louis County Looking back, 2019 was an eventful year here in St. Louis County. As we flip the calendar to 2020, we at the Community News thought it would be a good time to look back at what transpired over…

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