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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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Road crews across St. Charles County

Clearing the way Road crews across St. Charles County work long hours in tough conditions to keep city streets clear when snow and ice hit the area By Brett Auten From ice-covered country hills to city streets with knee-deep snow, the area’s road crews are prepped for whatever may happen during the winter season. Ken…

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Hazelwood-based KidSmart

Suppling the tools to learn Hazelwood-based KidSmart brings school supplies into over 3,000 underserved classrooms in need By Charlotte Beard KidSmart, currently based out of Hazelwood, is the only free educational supply store in Missouri and it was started back in 2002 by Jennifer Miller. Jill Laux, Director of Charitable Giving for the organization states…

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Hazelwood school resource officer recognized

A valuable resource Hazelwood school resource officer recognized as Police Officer of the Year for community involvement and reaching out to others with the Help Families in Need program By Charlotte Beard “If you ever lose your compassion for what you’re doing and the people you’re helping, you’re no longer doing yourself a service or…

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Grow Your Own Teacher program

Fort Zumwalt Education Foundation Grow Your Own Teacher program provides scholarships to Zumwalt students who will return as teachers in high-need areas By Brett Auten The Fort Zumwalt School District has been investing in its own and it is starting to see the dividends. The Fort Zumwalt Education Foundation has provided Fort Zumwalt seniors interested…

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Lindenwood ‘Titan’

Lindenwood University alumni takes fruitful athletic and academic experience to compete in new athletic competition television show ‘The Titan Games’ By Brett Auten Derik Scott described it best. “It’s like a cage fight on steroids mixed with Greek myth,” he said.  What Scott is referring to is the new NBC athletic competition show, “The Titan…

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