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Wentzville School District Board of Education approves Proposition E Tax Levy for November ballot

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:05 am

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has voted to place a proposition on the November 4th ballot for a proposed tax levy increase to accommodate the continued enrollment growth of the District and make payments on existing debt. “Proposition E” is a 35 cent tax levy increase, and 18 cents of the levy would generate approximately $40 million for the purpose of building a new elementary school, adding up

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Attendees at last year's Back To School Fair.

Fourth Annual Wentzville School District “Back to School Fair” to be held August 9 at Holt High School

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

The Wentzville School District will host the fourth annual “Back to School Fair” for Wentzville School District families on Saturday, August 9th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Holt High School. The event is free for District families and will feature dozens of vendors, free school supplies, games and fun activities for children. Last year’s event drew over 3,300 people, and thousands of dollars’ worth of school supplies were

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  • Wentzville man charged after shots fired in standoff with SWAT team

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Jason Marschuetz

    On July 15, at approximately 10:23 p.m., the Wentzville Police Department was called to the 1200 block of Peruque Ridge Dr. in Wentzville in reference to shots fired.  The caller stated that the occupant of the residence in question was shooting a shotgun inside of the house and that there were pellets falling onto his house. Officers arrived on scene, deployed, and set up a perimeter.  While doing so they

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  • Cuivre River Electric CYCLE delegates visit Missouri Capitol

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Pictured L to R: Sofia Ezeamii of Lake Saint Louis, Madison Jones of O’Fallon, Allison Foster of Weldon Spring, Adam Schmitz of Chesterfield, Alexa Jones of O’Fallon and Hannah Baalman of Dardenne Prairie participated in the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience in Jefferson City. The delegates were sponsored by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative.

    One hundred two high school students from across Missouri recently participated in the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) program held July 9-11, in Jefferson City. Local delegates sponsored by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) were Hannah Baalman, Dardenne Prairie; Sofia Ezeamii, Lake Saint Louis; Allison Foster, Weldon Spring; Alexa Jones, O’Fallon; Madison Jones, O’Fallon; and Adam Schmitz, Chesterfield. The CYCLE program is conducted by the Association of Missouri

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Sports

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

Holt linebacker James McMahon commits to Missouri Baptist University

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

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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  • Holt’s Brady Busateri commits to play basketball for Culver-Stockton College

    Posted on May 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Seated, L to R: Tammy, Brady and Joseph Busateri;  Standing, L to R: Culver-Stockton Coach Jack Schrader and Holt Coach Chuck Arnold.

    Holt High School senior shooting guard Thomas “Brady” Busateri has committed to play basketball for the Wildcats of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO. With his mother Tammy and father Joseph by his side, Busateri signed his National Letter of Intent at Holt High School. “This is an excellent academic institution,” said Busateri. “It’s a top notch program in the nation and I’m very excited to be a part of it.”

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Lifestyles

Chloe Layton

Layton crowned Miss Show Me State 2014

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Just crowned MISS SHOW ME STATE 2014, Chloe Layton, age 10, participated in the Miss American Coed Pageant, held July 11-13 in Lenexa, Kansas.  Girls aged 3-22, divided into six age divisions, competed in formal wear, interview, personal introduction and many optional contests.  Chloe Layton participated in the Sweetheart age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from across the states of Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. The pageant program is

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  • Two decades of patriotic spirit at Coldwell Banker Gundaker

    Posted on July 4, 2014 at 8:00 am

    CBG Flags

    Coldwell Banker Gundaker’s Lake St. Louis/Wentzville office distributed more than 3,000 American flags in the cities of Wentzville and Lake St. Louis on July 3 for the Independence Day holiday. The office has done this community service for more than two decades. Independent sales associates distribute flags along both the Wentzville Parkway and Lake St. Louis Blvd., showing their patriotic spirit. Agents pictured are Chuck Speck, John Cochran, Michele Rawlings,

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  • Flagpole dedication in Lake Saint Louis

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Pictured L to R: Steve Brown - Lake Saint Louis Community Association Board Member and VFW Post 10350 member; Paul Brauner, Jerry Flynn and Ralph Barrale - VFW Post 10350 members; Firefighter Mike Terranova, Firefighter Jason Hughes, Firefighter Justin Darnell, ENG Mike Carroll, Firefighter Kenton Rogers, and Fire Chief Chris Fay.

    The Lake Saint Louis Professional Firefighters, along with Steve Brown and members of the VFW and American Legion gathered on June 25 at the new flag pole at the Deloire entrance in Lake Saint Louis for a re-dedication ceremony. The flagpole was originally donated to the Lake St Louis Community Association through a joint effort of veterans from the VFW and American Legion and for many years stood at the

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Entertainment

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Paint Your County Parks Art Competition offers $1,000 purchase prize

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

Attention all Missouri and Illinois artists! The St. Charles County Parks Department and the Foundry Art Centre invite you to participate in the Paint Your County Parks competition. The art contest is free to enter and will begin on August 1, 2014. This competition will expose the area’s vibrant arts community and highlight the beauty and benefits of St. Charles County Parks. First place will receive a $1,000 purchase prize

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  • MOVIE REVIEW – “Deliver Us From Evil”

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

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    Deliver Us MORE Evil Deliver Us from Evil – R **/**** Scott Derrickson seems to be the type of filmmaker who wants to explore his talents and try everything. He attempted science fiction with his remake of the 1951 classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves, he is slated to direct an adaptation of the Marvel superhero comic book series Doctor Strange and of course, he has

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  • 4th Annual Mike Hansen Memorial Trivia Night

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Mike Hansen

    Tables are still available to participate in the 4th Annual Mike Hansen Memorial Trivia Night Auction, which honors paramedic, Mike Hansen who passed away in the line of duty, at the age of 38. The event will take place Sat., Aug. 2 at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, located at 2089 Hanley Road in Dardenne. Doors open at 6 p.m. with play beginning at 7 p.m. The evening features games, prizes,

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