St. Charles County

Honoring a friend’s memory

St. Charles West High School senior launches a nonprofit that seeks advance the field of suicide awareness/prevention By Brett Auten Drew Ryherd was distraught, saddened. It was Feb. 13, 2015, and his best friend, Liam Michael Parker, a gifted composer and pianist, took his own life after struggling for several years with mental illness. Ryherd…

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Upgrading the grid

Ameren Missouri’s billion-dollar Smart Energy Plan will transform Missouri’s energy grid, including major projects in North County By Charlotte Beard On Feb. 15, Ameren Missouri announced its Smart Energy Plan that will transform Missouri’s energy grid and change how customers receive and use energy. Over the period of five years the  plan will include more…

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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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The Gallery-O’Fallon MO

The Gallery-O’Fallon MO O’Fallon residents, Michael Garman and Suzanne Schwab are excited to share their talents and passions in their new store, The Gallery. The Gallery is a Co-Op of artisans displaying  their unique art together to bring you the finest of mixed media art in one location. Suzanne has been doing dollhouses and miniatures…

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Safety on the move

Safety on the move The St. Charles County Ambulance District adds two major vehicles to their fleet to better respond to major incidents in the St. Louis region By Brett Auten The St. Charles County Paramedics have doubled down on disaster preparedness with two new valuable assets at their disposal. A 22-passenger AmbuBus and a multi-functional…

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School Based Health Care

Hazelwood and Riverview Gardens School Districts join growing trend of operating school-based health centers by partnering with Christian Hospital Foundation and Care STL Health By Charlotte Beard According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (www.hrsa.gov), “Nearly 2,000 school-based health centers operate nationwide, according to the most recent National Assembly on School-Based Health Care census.…

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St. Charles strong

Local competitors power up to showcase their strength at the North American Strongman Championships held at the St. Charles Convention Center By Brett Auten Power was paramount. Men and women from all 50 states and Canada descended into St. Charles recently as the North American Strongman Championships were held at the St. Charles Convention Center.…

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EVENTS – ST. CHARLES & ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Oct. 13: Fall harvest festival Enjoy a day of old-time music, outdoor festivities and usher in autumn with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at its Fall Harvest Festival at Broemmelsiek Park near the Wentzville/Defiance area. There will be plenty of activities for the entire family and admission and demonstrations are free. From…

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