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New Wentzville program highlights the difference just a few cents can make

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

A new ordinance passed on Sept. 10, by Wentzville’s Board of Aldermen, gives Wentzville residents the option to support local senior citizens directly from their utility bill. By simply signing up to “round up” their monthly utility bills to the nearest dollar, Wentzville residents can easily give back to local seniors. So how does it work? When Wentzville residents sign up, their monthly bills will be rounded up to the

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Crider Health Center opens new facility in St. Charles

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 8:59 am

On Monday, September 22, 2014, Crider Health Center will open the doors to its newly constructed clinic located at 102 Compass Point Drive in St. Charles, MO. The new facility in St. Charles features six operatories with the capability for expansion and will offer high quality general dentistry services for children, youth, and pregnant women in an atmosphere that is caring, courteous, and compassionate. There are limited appointments to serve

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  • GM to add third shift to Wentzville plant

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

    General Motors announces Tuesday, September 16, 2014, it will add a third shift at its Wentzville Assembly plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs, to build the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans in Wentzville, Missouri. (Photo by Melissa Vaeth for General Motors)

    General Motors will add a third shift at its Wentzville Assembly plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs, to build the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans. Dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 Colorados, which is very high for early orders. With the midsize trucks, Chevrolet and GMC offer the broadest truck portfolio in the business. No other manufacturer is positioned to

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  • Lake Saint Louis Mayor Ralph Sidebottom passes away

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Ralph Sidebottom, Lake Saint Louis Mayor

    Lake Saint Louis Mayor Ralph Sidebottom passed away in his sleep on Monday, September 15 at the age of 71. Mr. Sidebottom was the Mayor of Lake St. Louis since April 2013 and was Mayor pro-tem for the last two years. He served on the Board of Alderman for seven years and the VFW Advisory Committee. Visitations for Sidebottom will be held Friday, September 19 from 2 p.m. to 8

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Madisen Dattilo places third in Div. II Nationals

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Lake Saint Louis Ski Club member, Madisen Dattilo performed recently at the Division II Nationals in Swivel Skiing and placed third. The competition was held in Warsaw, Indiana. Dattilo is a student at Holt High School and has been involved with the Ski Club for over 10 years. She also does Showgirls Ballet Line, Swivel and the All-Girls Pyramid. She is the daughter of Joe and Tricia Dattilo of Lake

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  • Holt linebacker James McMahon commits to Missouri Baptist University

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Sitting L to R: Tom, James and Dorothy McMahon; Standing: Holt Coach Ken Moore

    Holt High School senior linebacker James McMahon has committed to play football for the Spartans of Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. With his mother Dorothy and father Tom by his side, McMahon signed his National Letter of Intent at Holt High School. “It’s a new program, along with exceptional academics and a great atmosphere,” said McMahon. “I’m very excited about the opportunity.” McMahon was a 3rd Team All-State and

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  • Timberland baseball player Shane Strom commits to Quincy University

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Back row - Frank Masters, THS Varsity Baseball Coach; Front row, L to R - Don, Shane, and Chris Strom.

    Timberland High School senior Shane Strom has committed to play baseball for the Hawks of Quincy University in Quincy, IL. With his mother Chris and father Don by his side, Strom signed his National Letter of Intent at Timberland High School. “It’s a great environment as well as a fun baseball team to be around,” said the pitcher. “They have a great team as well as awesome coaches!” This season

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Students at Crossroads Elementary participating in Patriot Day.

Schools in Wentzville School District celebrate Patriot Day

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:21 am

Today students across the Wentzville School District participated in the annual Patriot Day Celebration to remember the lives lost on 9/11 and to honor first responders and community service providers. The largest event in the District every year is at Crossroads Elementary School, where the students visited stations that included presentations by the Wentzville Fire Protection District, St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department, and members of the military. The celebration at

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  • Carpenters Local 32 recognized in Wentzville

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:15 am


    During a Wentzville Board of Aldermen meeting on Aug. 27, 2014, Mayor Nick Guccione presented a certificate of recognition to the Carpenters Local 32. The recognition was presented for their fundraising efforts totaling $10,000 through a charity ride in June, which benefited the Crisis Nursery of Wentzville. Pictured (left to right): Mark Dalton, Ted Kaimann, Wes Nettles and Mayor Nick Guccione.

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  • Teen draws truckers to church

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Cassidy Bray

    Sixteen year old Cassidy Bray, daughter of Chris and Dawn Bray, of Lake Saint Louis, has a heart for art, and a heart for truckers. Cassidy created some very attractive signs to draw in the truckers when her dad and others go to the TA Truck Stop in Foristell on Sunday mornings to provide a nourishing “spiritual breakfast” to the truckers and travelers who stop in their for food, fuel

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Halloween Party

Lake Saint Louis Halloween Party in the Park is October 24

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:03 am

The Lake Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Dept. will hold their annual Halloween Party in the Park on Friday, October 24 at Founders Park, located at 7 Freymuth Road. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a free night of spooky hayrides, bounce houses, a flashlight egg hunt, free pictures, balloon art, and fun games and activities for the kids. For more information, call the

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  • MOVIE REVIEW – Let’s Be Cops

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 9:34 am


    A phony cop comedy, in both senses of the phrase Let’s Be Cops – R ZERO/**** By Jason Wiese Audiences usually take the time to watch comedy to have fun and laugh. To put it simply, as I watched the buddy (fake) cop comedy Let’s Be Cops, I never laughed, nor did I have any fun. I could not wait to leave. In Let’s Be Cops, from The Girl Next

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  • MOVIE REVIEW – Guardians of the Galaxy

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 8:15 am


    “A ‘Star-Lord’ is born” Guardians of the Galaxy – PG-13 ****/**** By Jason Wiese In May, I wrote in my review for X-Men: Days of Future Past that it may be the best superhero movie of the year unless Guardians of the Galaxy was to prove itself strong. Guardians, adapted from an until-now under the radar Marvel comic book series, follows the intergalactic adventures of planet-hopping thief from Earth Peter

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