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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Turning Point Advocacy Services offers support services and emergency shelter to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence By Brett Auten Warrenton’s Turning Point Advocacy Services is wanting to make sure that its clients have the best holiday season possible. And with a little help from you, 2019 will end in celebration.   Turning Point…

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Chosen for Change is hosting a teen lock-in for New Year’s Eve to help keep kids safe over the holiday By Charlotte Beard Celebrating the ending of a year and beginning of a new one is not just a tradition for adults; youth enjoy being part of the festivities as well. However, some communities are…

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Special Spaces St. Louis creates dream bedroom makeovers for children with cancer By Charlotte Beard Most would agree that people are most charitable during the holiday season. However, there are members of the community that make being charitable a year-round mission. GreatNonprofits, the leading platform for community-sourced stories about nonprofits, reported Special Spaces, a national…

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Haitian adoptee graduates from St. Charles West and Lindenwood University and dedicates his life to helping others By Brett Auten Estevenson Coleman was given the opportunity of a lifetime.   Born in Haiti, he and his sister were put in an orphanage when his parents passed away. Coleman was just nine years old at the…

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