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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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Sirens of spring

St. Charles County Regional Emergency Management keeps the public notified of severe weather and other emergencies with the help of a system of warning sirens By Brett Auten Come spring, beauty abounds. The bright green grass, the multitude of flowers, even the sun and sky have more of a pop to them. But spring also…

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Pooling community resources

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County has opened its doors in North County for service of low-income people in need By Charlotte Beard Many people may be unaware of some of the community resources that have served St. Louis for more than 50 years in providing programs and services for low-income people in need.…

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The Baby Kid Expo Returns

The 13th Annual Baby Kid Expo is a family-friendly event, held June 1 at the St. Charles Convention Center, designed to connect families with the business community  Are you looking for a pediatrician, camp ideas for your kids, or preschool options?  How about a new fitness program, family photographer, or a new birthday party place? …

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Coffee with a cop

The Hazelwood Police Department holds events designed to engage with the community and to build relationships between officers and citizens  By Charlotte Beard “We, the members of the Hazelwood Police Department, are committed to being responsible to our community in the delivery of quality services. Recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and…

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Braille battlers Francis Howell School District

Braille battlers Visually challenged students from the Francis Howell School District were victorious in the regional Braille Challenge  By Brett Auten Four students from Francis Howell School District refused to be hamstrung by their limitations. The students, who are blind or visually impaired, put together a masterful performance in the Braille Challenge regional competition held…

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Art and the city

Downtown STL Public Arts Initiative launches a project to commission public art from artists who possess a connection to St. Louis By Charlotte Beard In March, the Downtown STL Public Arts Initiative announced its InSITE 2020 project to commission public art from artists who possess a connection to St. Louis. The art will be displayed…

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