St. Louis 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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Bridgeton Landfill funds

Distributing Bridgeton Landfill funds The Bridgeton community is being invited to participate in the allocation of a $12.5 million Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund By Charlotte Beard In 2013, the state filed a lawsuit due to the subsurface smoldering reaction at the Bridgeton Landfill located in Bridgeton. On June 29, 2018, the lawsuit between the…

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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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Local public safety campaign

Safety first Law enforcement agencies from St. Charles County and Troy are working together on huge public safety campaign By Brett Auten Law enforcement agencies from St. Charles County and Troy are introducing an all-new, 12-month public safety campaign to the community this month. The campaign consists of social media and video public service announcements,…

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