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FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Missouri to supplement the state, tribes and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan.  20, 2020, and continuing.Federal funding is avai…

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The St. Charles County Department of Public Health’s Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) will continue to provide services during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic; the program is only changing the way services are delivered.

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The St. Charles County Department of Public Health and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) are conducting an epidemiological investigation on three positive COVID-19 cases from the Frontier Health & Rehabilitation in St. Charles. Two residents are hospitalized, and o…

In the interest of public health and safety due to COVID-19, residents requesting a 2020 utility tax rebate should complete the process by mail or email between April 1 and June 30, 2020. Wentzville City Hall is currently closed to the public. As a result, residents wishing to apply for the …

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Late yesterday, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health learned that a resident who tested positive for COVID-19 is an employee of Circle K at 3700 Elm Street in St. Charles. The store closed voluntarily, and Public Health Department epidemiologists are investigating and screening…

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St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann today issued new guidance on all St. Charles County residents, requiring them to remain within their residence or on the property surrounding their residence, except to engage in activities they deem necessary to their physical, mental or spiritual …

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St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is open and will remain open through the latest regional health restrictions related to COVID-19. On Saturday, St. Louis City and St. Louis County announced a “Stay at Home” order to ensure the maximum number of people remain in their places of r…

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The St. Charles County Department of Public Health has been notified of a third positive test for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the county. The resident is a male in his 20s who traveled to Spain; he has been quarantined since his return.

Along with Mayor Gucionne of Wentzville, and Mayor Zucker of Dardenne Prarie, and the City of Flint Hill, I gave an update to our Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce on the City of Lake Saint Louis for our annual State of the Cities.  My update was for 2019, as well as what is ahe…

The St. Charles County Department of Public Health has been notified of the first positive test for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the county. The case is travel-related and the patient, a woman in her 20s, has been quarantined at home.

The health and well-being of our residents is a top priority for the City. We are closely monitoring information from the St. Charles County Public Health Department, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the CDC regarding COVID-19. As I write this on Monday, March 16, th…

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The nation’s health officials along with state and local officials are taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 into our communities.   Through collaboration and coordination with federal, state and local health departments and elected officials, Lake Saint Louis is taking steps to pro…

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To say that the last few weeks have been unprecedented is certainly an understatement.

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The City of Wentzville has been working closely with St. Charles County Health Department and other relevant agencies to assess the operations of our facilities related to the concerns of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and well-being of our patrons and facility staff is a top …

At its March 4 meeting, the City of Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen voted to move forward on renovation of the Dardenne Prairie Athletic Complex. The envisioned project, located adjacent to Dardenne Prairie City Hall on Hanley Road, would substantially upgrade the existing ballfields. 

As required by state law, the St. Charles County Assessor will mail approximately 52,400 personal property assessment forms for 2020 by March 13 to taxpayers who failed to respond to the initial January mailing. Forms were due by March 1. Late filing penalties will be applied on May 1.

An adult man was shot in the arm at a Walgreens in Wentzville on Friday, Feb. 28, at 11:56 a.m. at the 1000 Block of Meyer Road.

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of Dr. Jodi Oliver as principal of Heritage Intermediate for the 2020-2021 school year. Dr. Oliver, who is currently serving as principal at Crestwood Elementary in the Lindbergh School District, will replace Dr. Todd …

In the last issue, I brought you Part 1 of the 2019 State of the City. I addressed the 2019 City’s recognition and awards, including awards presented to our esteemed Police Department. I also shared information about transportation projects including an update on the Wentzville Parkway Turnl…

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Wentzville City Hall and the Law Enforcement Center were recently visited by a true hero – Sullivan “Sulley” Menne. Sulley is a recent Wentzville R-IV School District Holt High School graduate who is battling leukemia.

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Two suspects, identified as James C. Davis from East St. Louis IL and Mautaveus T. Ayers from Fairview Heights IL, have been arrested pursuant to the armed robbery which had occurred January 2nd in the City of Lake Saint Louis. The two suspects had approached a local couple who had recently …

We’ve built a community here in Wentzville that offers safety and security, exemplary schools, affordable and diverse housing, and expanding employment opportunities. We’ve built a community people want to call home. Here in Wentzville lots of great things are happening, and I want to tell y…

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Today, Lakeway Publishers, Inc. announced that Michael Short will be the new Publisher of The Lincoln County Journal, Newstime and the Troy Free Press. 

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At the Jan. 22 Board of Aldermen meeting, the City presented life-long Wentzville resident Gloria Ehll the 2019 Citizen of the Year award. This award recognizes outstanding residents and business owners whose actions and accomplishments make life better for others.

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The Board of Education has voted unanimously to place two propositions on the April 7, 2020 ballot to accommodate the continued growth of the District, as well as the need for additional staff and wage increases to close the growing gap between the WSD and neighboring districts. 

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Thanks to a bit of coincidence, Runge Chiropractic was closed Monday, Jan. 20 when a car lost control and collided with the front of the office.

12-12-19 Police responded for a report of a careless and imprudent driver in the area on WB I-64. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver, a 54 old male was arrested for driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended and leaving the scene of a  motor vehicle crash.

While we have experienced a pretty mild winter so far, chances are more cold is on the way. In addition to cold temperatures, winter can also mean dangerous driving conditions. As we saw with the out-of-nowhere ice storm a couple of years ago, it’s best to be prepared. I want to take this ti…

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Dates have been set for the Wentzville School District’s kindergarten registration/screening process. This event is for all children who will turn five BEFORE August 1, 2020. If your child has not been screened at the Parents as Teachers office or his/her preschool this year, appointments ar…

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On January 2 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Lake Saint Louis Police officers responded to a call of an armed robbery that had just taken place near the 2300 block of Gascony Drive.

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The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved new boundaries for all elementary, middle and high schools in the District to accommodate continued growth and a new elementary school and new high school under construction. The new schools were part of Proposition E, a $125 mil…

I was in Wal-Mart the other day. I know it’s very fashionable to denigrate the superstore these days, but where else can you go if you need duct tape, milk, shampoo and some CD’s. 

The holiday season is the perfect time to stop and think about the things we are thankful for. I for one am very thankful for the men and women of the Wentzville Police Department, the Wentzville Fire Protection District and St. Charles County Ambulance District who risk their lives on a dai…

Last week Youtube superstar Felix Kjellberg AKA PewDiePie’s house was broken into, and almost all of his and his wife’s belongings were stolen.

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A local six-year old girl with Cerebral Palsy and her family received an all expenses paid trip to Orlando, Florida, from the national non-profit Baking Memories 4 Kids. 

Timberland High School senior Emma Giltner has been selected as an alto for the Missouri Choral Directors Association (MCDA) All-State Honor Choir. Giltner was selected for the elite choir based on recorded auditions. The MCDA All-State Honor Choir will meet, rehearse, and perform at the Mis…

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Happy birthday to the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, aka PAC! The facility is celebrating its 20th year this month, and it has “grown up” to be a tremendous resource for sheltering and adopting animals, reuniting lost pets with families, and educating the public on animal welfare.

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The City of Wentzville was officially recognized as a POW-MIA CitySM during a Board of Aldermen meeting on Nov. 20. The POW-MIA CitySM designation is awarded by the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum in St. Louis. The designation is presented to cities that honor and recognize individuals who…