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Wentzville School District demographic report predicts continued enrollment growth

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:13 am

The Wentzville School District could add more that 5,000 new students over the next decade according to projections in a new demographic study released by Business Information Services, LLC. The report’s key findings include calculations that indicate one third of the District’s schools are currently over capacity, and an estimate that the District could need an additional 2.5 million square feet of building space to handle the increasing enrollment over

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Household hazardous waste collection begins May 1 for St. Charles County residents

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:55 am

From cleaning supplies and paints to lawn and automobile care products, the average home stores almost 100 pounds of potentially harmful threats to public health and the environment. Should St. Charles County residents uncover any of these toxic materials during spring cleaning, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection can help dispose of them in a safe and convenient manner. From May 1 through Sept. 30 this year, St. Charles

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  • Ronald McDonald brings anti-bullying message to Peine Ridge Elementary

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Ronald McDonald at Peine Ridge Elementary

    Students at Peine Ridge Elementary were visited recently by Ronald McDonald, who brought along his anti-bullying message for a school assembly. The kids learned a lot, but they have already learned some other really important lessons as well. You see the visit was also a “Thank You” from the Ronald McDonald House charities for a very successful fundraiser that Peine Ridge had done earlier in the year. Every year in

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  • St. Charles County Adult Drug Court named national model

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Back Row: Probation Officers Trish Hahn and Mary Howard, Judge Phil Ohlms, Probation Officer Sandy Farrow, Clerk Mary Sammelmann; Front Row: Treatment Coordinator Jim Whiteley, Defense Attorney Scott Pollard, Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Runyan, Probation Officer Clay Danuser, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John Bauer. (Photo by Treatment Court Administrator Julie Seymore)

    On April 16, the St. Charles County Adult Drug Court was named one of only ten National Mentor Drug Courts by the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services. As a Mentor Court, the St. Charles County Adult Drug Court will help develop, identify and test national best

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Seated - Lawton and Tammy Benna; Standing - Jeff Benna and Holt Wrestling Coach Jason Moore.

Holt’s Lawton Benna commits to Grand View University

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

Holt High School senior Lawton Benna has committed to wrestle for the Vikings of Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. With his mother Tammy and father Jeff by his side, Benna signed his National Letter of Intent at Holt High School. “The wrestling program combined with the well-structured academic program is why I chose Grand View,” said Benna. “They are defending three-time National Champions and it’s just an all-around

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  • Lake Saint Louis Junior Anglers Club forming

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

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    In an effort to get more kids interested in fishing, the Lake Saint Louis Anglers Club is expanding and starting a junior division.  There is no additional fee.  Kids of members in good standing are eligible. Kids under the age of 10 must be supervised by an adult. During the winter months, the kids would meet before the monthly meetings for instruction on different techniques, equipment maintenance, knot typing, etc.

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  • Breanne Pollard Czerniewski named to Team USAWorld Water Ski Team

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Breanne Pollard Czerniewski

    Breanne Pollard Czerniewski has been selected to represent the United States in the 2014 World Water Ski Tournament. Breanne grew up skiing with the Lake Saint Louis Show Me Skiers & Arch Rivals in National competitions. She was the National Individual Swivel Champion in 2011 and has finished second five times. She also credits her success to the self discipline that she learned from the LSL Ski Team and her

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Left to right: Leon Tow/President, Jessica Brannan/Vice President, Terri Harrell/Treasurer, Carol Rabbitt/ Registration, Judy Hinkle/Events, John Zepaltas/Communications-Public Relation.

Wentzville Area Senior Services, Inc. elect Board of Directors

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:30 am

On Tuesday, April 8 WASSI-Wentzville Area Senior Services, Inc. held a General Membership meeting, election of 2014 Board of Directors and social tea. The meeting started with introduction by President Leon Tow.  Tow then  introduced all of the board members who gave a brief history of their background, what they bring to the organization and a description of their current activities. Retired Board Member and City Alderman Cheryl Kross gave

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  • Caring & Sharing distributes 105 Easter dinner baskets

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:48 am

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    Caring and Sharing, with the help of many volunteers and special guests, Coach John Matsko, NFL Offensive Line Coach with the Carolina Panthers, and his wife, Kim Matsko, were very busy with the distribution of Easter Dinner Baskets for the community in need. Caring and Sharing continues to support individuals and families of the community and surrounding areas when the need arises. Caring and Sharing has been involved in providing

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  • Cuivre River Electric announces Youth Tour winners

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Cuivre River’s 2014 Youth Tour delegates are (L-R) Brandelyn Martin of Silex HS, Gabriel Holtmeyer of Warrenton HS, Alison Boehmer of St. Dominic HS, Marissa Burch of Winfield HS, Grant Cordell of Warrenton HS and Elizabeth Citrowske of Our Lady Homeschool. The delegates will travel to Washington, D.C. June 13-19 to attend the National Youth Tour Conference.

    “Concern for Community” is the cooperative principle that won the hearts of most finalists in Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s 46th Annual Youth Tour Final Competition on April 16. Twelve local students presented their essays touting “The Power of Cooperative Principles” with judges and guests attending the event. Students’ speeches and cooperative quiz scores determined the most important contest of the evening, the selection of Cuivre River’s delegates to attend the

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Arbor Day Celebration planned on May 16 in Lake Saint Louis

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:31 am

Join the Lake Saint Louis Tree Board for the annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, May 16 in Boulevard Park, located at 2550 Lake Saint Louis Blvd. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. A tree will be planted in honor of Arbor Day. There will be an arborist on site to answer your tree questions. Sign-ups begin for the new children’s community garden located in Boulevard Park. At dark,

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  • Holt STUCO to hold annual Senior Citizens Prom

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

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    The Wentzville Holt High School Student Council (STUCO) is holding their 14th annual Senior Citizens Prom on Friday, May 2nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Holt High School cafeteria. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Gatsby’ and attendees can have their pictures taken as a souvenir to take home. This free event will feature great music, lively dancing, and a delicious buffet-style dinner. Formal dress is suggested but not required.

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  • “The Music Man” coming to Wentzville!

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm

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    Wentzville Christian Church will present a community theater production of “The Music Man” on Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend.  Seating is first come, first served.  Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. Last year’s production of “Oklahoma” drew more than 1300 people for the three performances.  Tammy Rodenbaugh, director,

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