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Photographer Ray Rockwell

May 16, 2018

Longtime Community News photographer passes away Longtime Community News photographer Ray Rockwell, of O’Fallon, passed away on May 5 at the age of 75. Rockwell began working for the Community News in 1999. “Ray Rockwell was a longtime employee and friend. We will miss him,” said Robert Huneke, publisher-emeritus of the Community News. Rockwell proudly…

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St. Charles native Gold medal

May 16, 2018

Going for gold 20-year-old St. Charles native beats the odd and brings home a gold medal from the 2018 Paralympics in South Korea By Brett Auten Inspiring is the tip of the iceberg when you get to know Noah Elliott. The 20-year-old St. Charles native packed a lifetime of emotions, complications, accomplishments, and jubilation’s in…

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Ferguson Twilight Run

May 16, 2018

The nighttime is the right time Ferguson Twilight Run marks ninth year of celebrating health and community with an evening jog By Charlotte Beard Five-time winner of Big River Running’s Best Neighborhood Support Award, The Ferguson Twilight Run, will have its ninth annual event on Saturday, May 19 starting at 4:30 p.m. Big Papa G…

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Little chef big dreams

May 9, 2018

Little chef, big dreams Eight-year-old Little Chef DJ uses his passion for preparing food to contribute to healthy eating initiatives among children By Charlotte Beard “Never doubt that one person can make a difference.” That is a quote from Ingrid Newkirk the President for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This quote may…

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Staying safe behind the wheel

May 9, 2018

Staying safe behind the wheel A group of Liberty High School students create an event to inform the community on the dangers of distracted driving By Brett Auten A group of Liberty High School students quickly put together a community assembly where the focus was on the perils of distracted driving. The evening, tabbed “Take…

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Florissant’s Valley of Flowers Festival

May 2, 2018

In the Valley of Flowers Florissant’s Valley of Flowers Festival Celebrates the Muny’s 100th anniversary Since 1963, the Valley of Flowers Festival celebration has been the “first festival of spring” featuring a variety of events, including a superb parade.  This three-day celebration taking place May 4, 5 and 6, has activities for everyone.  It includes…

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