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Wentzville School District teacher wins National Milken Educator Award

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:01 am

Jessica Karll, a 3rd grade teacher at Discovery Ridge Elementary in the Wentzville School District, was surprised this morning with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award during a school-wide assembly. In 2014 fewer than 40 of America’s most outstanding secondary school educators will receive this prestigious honor, and Mrs. Karll is the only teacher in Missouri to receive the award this year. “I’m literally in shock; I can’t believe this just

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Wentzville to flush fire hydrants week of October 27

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:42 am

The City of Wentzville’s Water Division will be flushing fire hydrants during the week of Oct. 27. By flushing our fire hydrants, we are able to remove most sedimentation from our water system and at the same time inspect the fire hydrants to ensure they are in proper operating condition. To view a map of the affected areas, visit Flush 2014.pdf. Brief descriptions of the affected areas are listed

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  • Discovery Ridge Elementary celebrates Fifth Annual Discovery Days

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Discovery Days

    Students at Discovery Ridge Elementary participated in the fifth annual “Discovery Days” during the week of October 6-10. The event, conceived by faculty members in 2010 before construction of the new elementary school was even completed, focuses on discovery in the physical world. “Discovery Days is week of hands-on learning about space and flight,” said Discovery Ridge Principal Laura Bates.  “The annual event has developed our school’s sense of community,

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  • Wentzville Chooses site for new City Hall

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

    City of Wentzville Sign

    The City of Wentzville has chosen a site for its new City Hall. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen have selected a site adjacent to the City’s Law Enforcement Complex on Wentzville Parkway. This decision followed an extensive analysis over the last four years of more than a dozen potential sites. Key factors that led to the site decision were: • No land acquisition costs—the site chosen is on City-owned

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Madisen Dattilo

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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Gold Award

Harris receives Girl Scouts highest honor

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

Holt High graduate Katherine Harris has been awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for her literacy project called “Read All You Can Read”. Harris wants to tackle child literacy in the area. She said the ability of children to succeed in school and reading at grade level, was her projects root cause. The Girls Scout Gold Award is the highest award a girl scout can receive. Harris held a social

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  • Wentzville elementary schools celebrate International Walk to School Day

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Walk to School 2014

    Heritage Primary, Green Tree and Discovery Ridge Elementary Schools in the Wentzville School District joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day. More than 300 students from Green Tree walked to school from Boulevard Park Wednesday morning along with parents, teachers, staff members, and Lake Saint Louis Police Officers. At Heritage Primary, students, parents and staff walked from Fireman’s Park to their school with an

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  • COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT… The Smedshammers

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Don and Reba Smedshammer

    COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT The Smedshammers The game of golf is one that teaches and guides our participants in a wonderful direction with potential. It is one that teaches respect, etiquette, patience, encouragement, and independence as well as building positive relationships. It is a lifelong sport where our young golfers learn there is no room for bullying, defacing property or swear words. There are rules to follow or simply leave. The Lake

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Members of the Holt Marching Band

Holt Marching Band takes First Place at Farmington Marching Band Festival

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:40 am

The Holt Marching Indians recently took First Place overall at the Farmington Marching Band Festival. This was the first competition of the marching season for the Indians and in addition to the top prize, the band brought home caption awards for Best Percussion Performance and Best Visual Performance. Well done Indians! The Holt Marching Band is 180 members strong and is directed by James Cunningham with assistance from Henry Kappler,

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  • Halloween Window Decorating Contest in Wentzville

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 10:20 am


    The Wentzville Downtown Business Association and Wentzville Parks & Recreation are sponsoring a Halloween Window Decorating Contest. Participants must be in 4th or 5th grade and applications must be returned to Wentzville Parks & Recreation by October 20 by mail or in person to 968 Meyer Rd., Wentzville, MO  63385. Paints will be available at Progress Park on Oct. 23-24, participants must supply the brushes. Window location will be assigned

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  • Lake Saint Louis Halloween Party in the Park is October 24

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Halloween Party

    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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