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Questions about construction or stop lights? Ask the Road Crew, 1 p.m. Wednesday

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Ask the experts from the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis and St. Charles counties and St. Louis City your questions about highways and roads. The live chat starts at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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St. Charles County Emergency Communications Professional Selected for Public Safety Trainer of…

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Brian Garms, Training and Quality Assurance Officer for the St. Charles County Emergency Communications Department, was selected for the 2020 Trainer of the Year Award by NICE Public Safety.

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Virtual Online Job Search Using LinkedIn

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Event date: October 8, 2020
Event Time: 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Description:
This workshop is for those new to LinkedIn or wanting to know how to get started. You will learn how to set up your LinkedIn account, the basics of networking as well as searching for jobs online using LinkedIn.

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Virtual Resume Tips

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Event date: October 6, 2020
Event Time: 09:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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Learn the basics of putting together your professional resume. This virtual lecture-style workshop will teach you how to write your own winning resume. Bring a current resume if you have one.

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O’Fallon Police K9 “Talos” retires after a long career

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The O’Fallon Police Department is proud to announce the retirement of K9 Talos. K9 Talos has served the O’Fallon community for more than 7 years and now looks forward to his years as a family READ MORE

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 7,901 positive cases, 129 deaths as of Sept. 28

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St. Charles County Government and the Department of Public Health staff are working closely with local, regional, state and federal partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and READ MORE

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In Memoriam: St. Charles County Obituaries, September 13 – 19, 2020

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The following obituaries were posted by local funeral homes from September 13 – 19, 2020. Click or tap the link provided to access the obituary on the funeral home’s website. Baue Funeral Homes Shirley Dean READ MORE

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PD Launches Walk and Talk Program

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Meeting and getting to know the residents of the St. Charles Hills neighborhood – and having a little fun – was on the agenda for the St. Charles County Police Department’s first Walk and Talk in September.

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New Event, Wedding Venue to Open

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The wait is finally over! St. Charles County’s newest event venue, the Landhaus at The Park at New Melle Lakes, will be available to reserve beginning Monday, Oct. 5.

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Pet Foster Families Needed

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COVID-19 not only has had an effect on human lives, but on our four-legged friends as well. At the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center in St. Peters, making adjustments for the pandemic has resulted in some positive news.

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Howell Central’s volleyball and softball teams join football on COVID-19 quarantine

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Spartans athletics director Scott Harris said coronavirus exposure was unrelated between the programs.

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A Message from the County Executive: Comparing COVID-19 Data

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I  was a history teacher in a former life, and mathematics and statistics have never been my strong point. But I do know one thing about comparing data: you have to compare apples to apples. Most news outlets are not doing that when it comes to comparing the impact of COVID-19.

There are a lot of numbers to crunch – positive cases, deaths, ages, zip codes, and so on. One thing people seem to be leaving out of the equation when comparing COVID cases is the population of the jurisdiction within our region. A recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Sept. 14, 2020) reported a rise in COVID-19 cases by comparing the actual numbers of cases and indicated that total daily cases in St. Louis City were declining, while daily cases in outlying counties, including St. Charles County were increasing. It’s not that simple.

What we should all be looking at is the percentage of the population in any jurisdiction that has been infected: cases per capita. According to 2020 estimates based on United States Census data, St. Charles County has a population of 407,056; St. Louis City, 292,782; St. Louis County, 997,539; and St. Clair County, IL, 258,325. When the Post-Dispatch article ran, 1.64 percent of the St. Charles County population had been diagnosed with COVID-19; compared to 2.19 percent in St. Louis County; 2.30 percent in St. Louis City; and 2.56 percent in St. Clair County, Illinois. 

Because the number of people living in each jurisdiction isn’t the same, you aren’t comparing apples to apples if you compare number of cases across the board. St. Charles County has nearly 115,000 more residents than the City of St. Louis, and nearly 600,000 less than St. Louis County. We can also compare our percentages locally to state and national percentages. St. Charles County is doing far better than the nation as a whole, while St. Louis City and St. Louis County are higher. We are nearly identical to statewide percentages, while we are not doing as well as the more rural counties of Jefferson, Lincoln, Warren and Franklin counties. 

While every death is a tragedy, our county is fairing comparatively well with this pandemic. Our Department of Public Health employees have been working non-stop to keep up with the pace of investigating, contact tracing, testing, quarantining, isolating and educating. It’s a tremendous task and I am proud of their dedication and diligence. 

One of the ironies of the pandemic is that some in the media have been asking why the jurisdictions with the lowest percentage of cases – Franklin, Jefferson and St. Charles County – don’t adopt a mask mandate like the two jurisdictions – St. Louis City and St. Louis County – that have the highest. I have not questioned the need for such mandates where the cases are significantly higher than the state and national average.  

My other reason for reluctance to a mask mandate is the inability to enforce it. Our health department is overworked already with contact tracing. Our police have put in over 2,000 hours of overtime dealing with protests. We do not have the manpower to send someone down to the hardware store to cite someone for not wearing a mask. Secondly, when The New York Times published a map in July showing the percentage of people wearing a mask in our region, there was little correlation with whether a mandate was in place.  

Along with our Public Health Department experts, I continue to watch our data closely and continue to work hard to educate everyone on the benefits to others of wearing a mask. I appreciate and thank our residents, businesses and schools for encouraging the important, precautionary measures we have communicated: social distancing, avoiding crowds, washing hands, and wearing a mask. I continue to have faith that we will keep our numbers down if we exercise these precautions and care about each other. 

St. Charles County Economy Remains Strong Despite Pandemic

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I think we could all use some good news in a year of bad news, so this month I’d like to share the latest about St. Charles County’s continued growth. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges and changes it presents, our economy remains strong.

The U.S. Census estimated population for the county is now over 400,000. St. Charles County continues to be Missouri’s fastest growing county by population growth.

St. Charles County is setting a 3-year record for single family housing permits, with O’Fallon, St. Charles and Wentzville in the lead. Multi-family housing unit numbers continue to remain strong. Additionally, 31 commercial building permits were issued as of August 2020, a 35 percent increase over August 2019.

Although unemployment spiked during the height of the pandemic, St. Charles County continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area at 5.7 percent for August 2020. As you can see in the chart below, it is also below Missouri and the U.S. Amazon is officially the largest employer in St. Charles County, with 5,400 full-time employees at its St. Peters Fulfillment Center. FedEx recently opened its 491,000-square foot facility along the Highway 370 Logistics Corridor and plans to fill 1,200 jobs.

St. Charles County Parks have had record-breaking attendance in 2020, reaching 3 million visitors at the end of August, and in July topped the previous record high set last year at 2.5 million. Parks staff have continuously worked to provide safe, clean and open spaces to help residents feel relief from the pandemic.

St. Charles Community College opened its new agriculture and food science building in August after a $2.8 million renovation of the former gymnasium at their Dardenne Prairie campus. The building will house future programs in culinary arts, brewing science and nutrition, and will be used along with surrounding fields for crop research and development.

Several major mixed-use destination developments are underway around the community, including RiverPointe in St. Charles, Streets of Caledonia in O’Fallon, and Wentzville Bend in Wentzville.

For the fifth time, the City of St. Peters was named to Money Magazine’s 2020 List of Best Places to Live in America. It is ranked 13th in the nation and is the only Missouri city recognized this year.

And it looks like the good news is set to continue into next year: The EDC of St. Charles County is preparing for 2021 to be a major growth year with more residents moving here and continued business growth, especially in manufacturing and logistics.

I’d like to extend a special thank you to the EDC and the St. Charles County Community Development Department for providing the charts and information in this article.

White nationalist convicted of threatening St. Louis-area man

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Benjamin M. Lambert, who lived in St. Louis for years before moving to Lincoln County, was targeted by a former member of an online hate group.

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St. Louis set to again allow school sports competitions; Missouri tops 2,000 coronavirus deaths

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It wasn’t immediately clear how the change would affect high schools in the city, as many already have moved their fall sports to the spring.

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St. Charles County Food Inspection Scores: Carousel Chocolates, Syberg’s, Smashburger and more

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The St. Charles County Department of Public Health monitors more than 1,300 food service providers in St. Charles County. (The City of St. Peters conducts its own inspections.) Routine inspections are conducted by specialists with the department READ MORE

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Wentzville Flea Market to reopen September 27

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The Wentzville Flea Market, which has been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to reopen on Sunday, September 27. “Throughout the summer we have been working to improve our grounds. 40 READ MORE

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 7,620 positive cases, 128 deaths as of Sept. 25

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St. Charles County Government and the Department of Public Health staff are working closely with local, regional, state and federal partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and READ MORE

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 7,563 positive cases, 128 deaths as of Sept. 24

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O’Fallon Police Chief Tim Clothier announces resignation

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O’Fallon Police Chief Tim Clothier has tendered his resignation to the City Council, effective October 2, 2020. The Council accepted the resignation during an Executive Session on September 23. Chief Clothier currently is on sick READ MORE

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It’s not ‘Footloose,’ but St. Charles restricts dancing, music to limit crowds

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The changes take effect Friday in an effort to curtail rowdy, late-night behavior along a four-block stretch of downtown.

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It’s not ‘Footloose,’ but St. Charles restricts dancing, music to limit crowds

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The changes take effect Friday in an effort to curtail rowdy, late-night behavior along a four-block stretch of downtown.

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St. Charles County failed to stop years of sexual harassment by ex-police chief, lawsuits claim

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Two assistant county counselors filed separate suits claiming former chief made sexually explicit comments and exhibited other inappropriate behavior.

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O’Fallon, Mo., police chief resigns after a year and a half on the job

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The City Council accepted Tim Clothier’s resignation on Wednesday and his last day is Oct. 2. Clothier currently is on sick leave.

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Calling All Volunteers! St. Charles County Parks Seeks Trail Carvers

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Attention trail enthusiasts and anyone who wants to make a mark on a St. Charles County park! The Parks Department is looking for volunteers of all ages to assist with fall and winter Trail Work Days at three County parks. These volunteer events are

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Family Arena in St. Charles announces new ‘Lot of Lights’ drive-thru holiday experience

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Tickets go on sale Oct. 2. The Lot of Lights starts Nov. 27 and runs through Jan. 2.

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The Family Arena in St. Charles announces new ‘Lot of Lights’ drive-through holiday light experience

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Tickets go on sale Oct. 2. The Lot of Lights starts Nov. 27 and runs through Jan. 2.

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St. Charles County’s newest wedding/event venue opens for tours and reservations

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What is sure to be St. Charles County’s most sought after scenic venue, the Landhaus at The Park at New Melle Lakes, is opening in October and waiting for your reservation! Whether you are a newly engaged couple looking for READ MORE

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 7,494 positive cases, 128 deaths as of Sept. 23

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St. Charles County Government and the Department of Public Health staff are working closely with local, regional, state and federal partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and READ MORE

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St. Charles County lawmaker tells judge he still lives in district, seeks to stay on ballot

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Democrats sued state Rep. Nick Schroer in August, accusing him of moving out of his O’Fallon-based House district.

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Wondering about road work? Ask the Road Crew, live now

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Ask the experts from the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis and St. Charles counties and St. Louis City your questions about highways and roads. The live chat starts at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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‘Money’ ranks St. Peters as top place to live in Missouri

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According to the financial news site, the St. Charles County municipality of about 58,000 people also is ranked No. 13 in the nation.

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Schwede Road

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Road reconstruction and realignment with some minor drainage improvements.

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St. Louis-area man victim in federal extortion trial, linked to online hate group

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Benjamin M. Lambert, who lived in St. Louis before moving in Lincoln County, was outed by prosecutors this week as a former member of a hate group.

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Wentzville School District chooses name for new high school

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The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved naming the District’s fourth high school, currently under construction at the corner of North Point Prairie Road and West Meyer Road in Wentzville, North Point High READ MORE

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 7,441 positive cases, 128 deaths as of Sept. 22

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St. Charles County Government and the Department of Public Health staff are working closely with local, regional, state and federal partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and READ MORE

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Wentzville Board of Aldermen September 23 agenda: appointment of Ward 2 alderman, 2021 budget discussion

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The Wentzville Board of Aldermen will meet on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Wentzville City Hall. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public, but with occupancy limited to 40 people READ MORE

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Wondering about road work? Ask the Road Crew, 1 p.m. Wednesday

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Ask the experts from the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis and St. Charles counties and St. Louis City your questions about highways and roads. The live chat starts at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 7,375 positive cases, 127 deaths as of Sept. 21

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St. Charles County Government and the Department of Public Health staff are working closely with local, regional, state and federal partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and READ MORE

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In Memoriam: St. Charles County Obituaries, September 6 – 12, 2020

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The following obituaries were posted by local funeral homes from September 6 – 12, 2020. Click or tap the link provided to access the obituary on the funeral home’s website. Baue Funeral Homes Richard Brooks READ MORE

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Learn how to survive the wild at St. Charles County Parks’ Bushcraft Challenge

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If you have a passion for the outdoors, are 16 years of age or older, and want to acquire the skills and knowledge to thrive in the natural environment, “Survive the Wild: Practical Application of Bushcraft” READ MORE

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St. Charles County lawmaker listed out-of-district address as ‘primary residence’ in documents

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In election paperwork, Schroer lists a family friend’s address as his home, not his property in Defiance where his wife and daughters live.

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St. Charles County’s Newest Event and Wedding Venue Opens for Tours, Reservations

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What is sure to be
St. Charles County’s most sought after scenic venue, the Landhaus at The Park at New Melle Lakes, is opening in October and waiting for your reservation! Whether you are a newly engaged couple looking for a wedding or reception venue,

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Wentzville school board votes to return to in-person learning on October 19

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The Wentzville School District Board of Education voted during a meeting Thursday night to return to Level 1/in-person learning on Monday, October 19. The decision does not affect those participating in the Virtual Academy. On READ MORE

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 7,127 positive cases, 127 deaths as of Sept. 18

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St. Charles County Government and the Department of Public Health staff are working closely with local, regional, state and federal partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and READ MORE

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Learn How to Survive the Wild at St. Charles County Parks’ Bushcraft Challenge

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If you have a passion for the outdoors, are 16 years of age or older, and want to acquire the skills and knowledge to thrive in the natural environment, “Survive the Wild: Practical Application of Bushcraft” is the challenge for you! Join the St. Charles

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St. Charles County Highway Department Hosts Virtual Open House for Central School, St. Peters-…

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The St. Charles County Highway Department is hosting an Informational Virtual Open House on proposed intersection and traffic flow improvements at Central School and St. Peters-Howell roads.

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Photos: ExpectUs protests in St. Charles

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An ExpectUs protest in St. Charles stayed calm with no arrests on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The event, titled,“We see you St. Charles,” started at the AMC Theatre at 311 Lombard Street before traveling to the mayor’s house and finally…

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Lake Saint Louis Police Blotter: May 28 – June 10, 2020

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The following reports for May 28 – June 10, 2020  were supplied to 70 West Sentinel by the Lake Saint Louis Police Department. A report of an arrest or charges filed is not an assumption READ MORE

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St. Charles County Food Inspection Scores: Hotshots, Playoffs, Massas and more

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The St. Charles County Department of Public Health monitors more than 1,300 food service providers in St. Charles County. (The City of St. Peters conducts its own inspections.) Routine inspections are conducted by specialists with the department READ MORE

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 7,014 positive cases, 124 deaths as of Sept. 17

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St. Charles County Government and the Department of Public Health staff are working closely with local, regional, state and federal partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and READ MORE

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St. Louis entrepreneur gets 15 months in prison for scamming Dallas Cowboys player out of $250K

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Abayomi Jamil “Yomi” Martin defrauded Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr out of $250,000.

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St. Louis area entrepreneur gets 15 months in prison for scamming Dallas Cowboys player out of $250K

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Abayomi Jamil “Yomi” Martin defrauded Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr out of $250,000.

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 6,978 positive cases, 123 deaths as of Sept. 16

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Public Health Department, area organizations to provide free flu shots at drive-through clinic Oct. 7

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Avoiding a dual pandemic with two contagious respiratory illnesses — COVID-19 and influenza (the flu) — is top of mind for health care workers across the country. That’s why the St. Charles County Department of READ MORE

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St. Charles County parks offer chills and thrills this Halloween season

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Get spooked or enjoy some not-so-scary family-friendly fun with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department this Halloween season. All ages are welcome to participate in spooktacular weekend events in St. Charles County Parks READ MORE

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St. Charles County man freed from prison marries WNBA star who helped overturn his conviction

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Jonathan Irons said Wednesday that he asked Maya Moore to marry him while he was still in prison, but told her not to answer until he was free.

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Mask Up Pick-Up

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Event date: September 19, 2020
Event Time: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:
1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
Description:
The next “Mask Up Pick-Up” drive-through event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. Approximately 30,000 masks will be distributed at a drive-through station at Mid Rivers Mall, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters, in the parking lot that faces Suemandy Drive and is across from the St. Peters Justice Center. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles while picking up their masks. Each resident will receive 10 free disposable masks which have been placed in bags by workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

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‘Act surprised that you don’t have a face mask on,’ St. Charles County tells Election Day workers

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The email about 11 a.m. from the St. Charles County Elections Authority told poll workers they would not be required to wear a mask, but would have to keep one handy and put it on if a voter asks.

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Wondering about road work? Ask the Road Crew, live now

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Ask the experts from the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis and St. Charles counties and St. Louis City your questions about highways and roads. The live chat starts at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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Free Drive-Through Flu Vaccinations

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Event date: October 7, 2020
Event Time: 11:59 AM – 07:00 PM
Location:
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376
Description:
Vaccination is the most effective first step in building immunity against the influenza virus and in reducing the severity of illness in those who may become infected. Drive through our free flu vaccination clinic to protect children and adults from this highly contagious respiratory illness.

All who receive a vaccination and complete an event evaluation will be entered to win a Martian Car Wash prize package.

Appointments are not necessary, but groups of 6 or more who would like to attend should call 636-949-1857 for more information.

Assisting the Dept of Public Health with the event are BJC Health Care (Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital), SSM Health (St. Joseph Hospitals in St. Charles, Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville), Compass Health, Cottleville Fire and Rescue, Cottleville/Weldon Spring Rotary Club, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles County Ambulance District and St. Charles County Parks.

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 6,924 positive cases, 123 deaths as of Sept. 15

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St. Charles County Government and the Department of Public Health staff are working closely with local, regional, state and federal partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and READ MORE

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Free Flu Vaccination Clinic Oct. 7

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St. Charles County Public Health is joining with area organizations to distribute 800 flu vaccinations during a free, drive-through clinic at St. Charles Community College.

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County Parks Set Record Attendance While Maintaining Pandemic Safety

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Despite limiting program participants and postponing some events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Charles County Parks already has had a record year for attendance. The County’s 17 parks surpassed the 3 million mark at the end of August, and in July

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Wondering about road work? Ask the Road Crew, 1 p.m. Wednesday

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Ask the experts from the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis and St. Charles counties and St. Louis City your questions about highways and roads. The live chat starts at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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St. Charles County Parks Offers Chills and Thrills This Halloween Season

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Get spooked or enjoy some not-so-scary family-friendly fun with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department this Halloween season. All ages are welcome to participate in spooktacular weekend events in St. Charles County Parks during the month

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Department of Public Health, Area Organizations to Provide Free Flu Shots Oct. 7

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To protect residents against influenza, the St. Charles County Dept of Public Health is joining with area organizations to distribute free flu vaccinations at a drive-through clinic on Oct. 7 at St. Charles Community College.

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O’Fallon offering ‘Shred-It Day’ on September 26

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O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department is offering a free “Shred-It Day” where anyone can bring in boxes of paper to be shred in a secure environment. The event will take place on Saturday, September 26th, from READ MORE

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In Memoriam: St. Charles County Obituaries, August 30 – September 5, 2020

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The following obituaries were posted by local funeral homes from August 30 – September 5, 2020. Click or tap the link provided to access the obituary on the funeral home’s website. Baue Funeral Homes Lillie READ MORE

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