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Build Your Own Rain Garden

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A rain garden is a shallow depression in your yard that is planted with native wetland or wet prairie wildflowers and grasses. It is designed to naturally collect water that runs off your roof or is discharged from your sump pump.

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Lake Saint Louis Police Blotter: March 4 – 10, 2021

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St. Charles County Ranks Among Missouri's Healthiest Counties

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For the 12th consecutive year, St. Charles County ranks among the top of Missouri’s “Healthiest Counties” according to a report issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.

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March 31, 2021 | An Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

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As of 3/31/21, the State of Missouri reports that St. Charles County residents have received 146,879 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Public Health has administered 32,917 doses to eligible, registered individuals.

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Jarred by potholes? Curious about construction? Read what the Road Crew had to say

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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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College Meadows Park

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In partnership with and located at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, College Meadows Park features a disc golf course and an outdoor fitness trail for all abilities.

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Towne Park

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Rich in history, Towne Park in Foristell features a reconstructed 1800s historical homestead, paved and natural surface trails, large fishing pond, forest-themed playground, rain gardens, and the only certified nature explore classroom in St. Charles County.

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Veterans Tribute Park

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This 120-acre park includes a destination playground for children of all abilities, a walking and biking trail system, fishing lakes, a dog park, play fields and more.

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Hideaway Harbor Park

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Nestled along the Mississippi River in Portage des Sioux, this scenic riverside park is a popular site for boaters, fishermen and eagle-watchers.

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March 30, 2021 | Missouri Opens Phase 2 Vaccination Eligibility

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On March 29, Missouri authorized those in Phase 2 of the state’s vaccine distribution plan to become eligible for vaccination. Now, those in Phase 1A, Phase 1B (Tiers 1-3) and Phase 2 are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

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Michael Gerow of Lake Saint Louis leaves 'American Idol' grateful for the opportunity

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High school junior Michael Gerow just released his first video for “Nice Boy,” the song he performed for his “Idol” audition.

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Lawsuit seeks earnings tax refunds for those who worked outside St. Louis during pandemic

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In past years, St. Louis has allowed refunds to employees for days they traveled and worked outside the city limits. That changed during the pandemic.

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Fire crews rescue two people from residential care facility in St. Charles County

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One person was taken to a hospital after suffering smoke inhalation following the fire early Tuesday at the Harvester Residential Care Facility.

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Authorities identify Arnold man fatally shot by police outside St. Charles County school

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Daniel Nolan, 32, had called 911 and told a dispatcher he was suicidal and had a gun, authorities said.

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Mass vaccination events in St. Louis area distribute some 18,000 doses in three days

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Meanwhile, officials across the river in St. Clair and Madison counties expanded eligibility for a vaccine to any Illinois resident who’s at least 16.

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Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, hail possible in St. Louis

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A cold front headed to the region should subdue the storms by 8 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service says.

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Despite pandemic, St. Louis area assessors project higher home values. Property taxes could rise with them

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Estimates from St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County indicate broad increases driven by a hot housing market.

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St. Charles County police shoot, kill man who pointed weapon at officer

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The confrontation occurred early Friday outside an elementary school. The officer was not hurt and authorities haven’t identified the man who died.

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March 23, 2021 | An Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Events

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The Department of Public Health, community partners and dedicated volunteers administered more than 4,500 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to registered, eligible individuals at events last week around St. Charles County.

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Changes for Notice of Election Postcards

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Approximately one week before each election, the St. Charles County Election Authority mails Notice of Election postcards to registered voters. Changes are being made to the cards beginning with the April 6, 2021, General Municipal Election.

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March 24, 2021 | An Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

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As of 3/24/21, the State of Missouri reports that St. Charles County residents have received 126,398 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Public Health has administered 24,010 doses to eligible, registered individuals.

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Former St. Charles County worker gets 25-year term for molesting two girls

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A jury earlier found Martin Reddick guilty of statutory sodomy, child endangerment and child molestation. He was sentenced this week.

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'American Idol' journey ends for Michael Gerow of Lake Saint Louis

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Michael Gerow’s “American Idol” journey came to an end Monday night in the ABC competition’s Duets round.

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St. Charles County lawmaker wants to impose tough ethics rules — on St. Louis city elected officials

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House Speaker Pro Tem John Wiemann, a Republican, wants to impose term limits on city officials and ban gifts from lobbyists.

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Trash Service

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Trash is collected once per week from the provided trash car, day depending upon your address.

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Recycling

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Recyclables are collected once per week from the provided recycling cart.

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Man wounded in shooting at Lake Saint Louis intersection

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The man had been shot multiple times in what appeared to be an incident of road rage, according to Lake St. Louis Police Chris DiGuiseppi.

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St. Charles County Assessor Reminds Citizens to Declare Personal Property

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As required by state law, the St. Charles County Assessor will mail approximately 42,500 personal property assessment forms for 2021 by March 26 to taxpayers who failed to respond to the initial January mailing.

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Recorder of Deeds Offers Online Marriage License Application

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One of the most important to-do’s before saying “I do!” is to apply for a marriage license within 30 days before your ceremony. To make this process easier for couples, the Recorder of Deeds offers an online marriage license application.

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St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds Offers Online Marriage License Application

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One of the most important to-do’s before saying “I do!” is to apply for a marriage license within 30 days before your ceremony. To make this process easier for couples, the St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds offers an online marriage license application

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March 17, 2021 | An Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

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As of 3/17/21, the State of Missouri reports that St. Charles County residents have received 108,101 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Public Health has administered 20,061 doses to eligible, registered individuals.

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March 16, 2021 | Drive-Through Vaccination Event at Family Arena

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On March 18, Public Health will partner with the Missouri National Guard to host a mass vaccination drive-through event at the Family Arena. Staff is scheduling appointments to administer 4,000 first doses of vaccine to eligible individuals.

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Ask the Experts-for High School and College Students (Virtual)

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Event date: April 9, 2021
Event Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location:
St. Charles, MO 63301
Description:
Looking for a new job? Find out what works – and what doesn’t – on your job search! Ask employers questions to help land your next job.

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Virtual Resume Tips

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Event date: April 7, 2021
Event Time: 09:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Location:
212 Turner Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Description:
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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Career Exploration Inventory

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Event date: April 20, 2021
Event Time: 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:
212 Turner Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Description:
The Career Exploration Inventory (CEI) helps you identify your interests in work, leisure activities, & learning, and then helps you begin the process to develop a plan that will lead to career success and satisfaction.

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Virtual Basic Microsoft Excel

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Event date: April 19, 2021
Event Time: 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Description:
Basic Microsoft Excel – virtual training
Learn how to create a spreadsheet using basic formula calculations, how to copy, move and format cells, insert/delete rows & columns
learn about the AutoCalculate feature, how to display formula/value versions of a spreadsheet, and how to copy formulas using the fill handle.
Workshops will be held through Zoom teleconferencing software. Registration closes the day prior to each workshop. An email address is required to register; participants will receive a link to attend each workshop.

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Virtual Microsoft Excel Part 2

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Event date: April 20, 2021
Event Time: 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Description:
Microsoft Excel Part 2 – Virtual training
*Prior Excel experience required. Learn to calculate across spreadsheets, calculate using name ranges in your formula, use the IF statement/Logical Functions, apply conditional formatting, work with comments, and how to create/edit hyperlinks.
Workshops will be held through Zoom teleconferencing software. Registration closes the day prior to each workshop. An email address is required to register; participants will receive a link to attend each workshop.

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Virtual Basic Microsoft Word

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Event date: April 27, 2021
Event Time: 09:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Description:
*Must be able to type! This hands-on computer training session covers the basics of the Microsoft Word program. Learn how to use Word to create and edit a document, bolding, setting margins and tabs, underlining, centering, saving, and printing a document. *Please log in on time.

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Fine or Ticket

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Court will accept the following methods of payment:
Cash, Money order, Cashier Check, online, and phone payments.

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Have construction questions and commute complaints? 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.

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Break Free from Boredom; Discover Unique Summer Camp Adventures in St. Charles County Parks

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Make this summer the best one yet! Children ages 6–17 can discover new and exciting summer camp adventures with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department. Whether it’s a day-long adventure or week-long camp for exploring nature, fishing,

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Have construction questions and commute complaints? 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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Construction Begins on Route 364 Ramps Near Heritage Crossing in St. Charles County

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A much anticipated addition to Route 364, also known as the Page Extension, in St. Charles County is one step closer to reality: Construction has started on eastbound and westbound slip ramps near Heritage Crossing in St. Charles.

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Construction Begins on Route 364 Ramps Near Heritage Crossing in St. Charles County

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A much anticipated addition to Route 364, also known as the Page Extension, in St. Charles County is one step closer to reality today: Construction has started on eastbound and westbound slip ramps near Heritage Crossing in St. Charles.

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Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall March 12

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St. Charles County Government is hosting a virtual town hall at 12 p.m., Friday, March 12, to answer YOUR questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts in the county.

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Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall

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Event date: March 12, 2021
Event Time: 12:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Location:
St. Charles, MO 63301
Description:
St. Charles County Government is hosting a virtual town hall at 12 p.m., Friday, March 12, to answer YOUR questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts in the county. The discussion will feature County Executive Steve Ehlmann, Director of Public Health Demetrius Cianci-Chapman, and Director of Administration Joann Leykam, with moderator Vic Faust, FOX 2 anchor. The public is invited to submit questions to publicinfo@sccmo.org through Friday, March 5.

The town hall will air live on the County and Public Health Facebook Pages, the SCCMO-TV YouTube channel, and the County website. A recording will be available, as well as a summary of the questions and answers from the discussion online.

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Lake Saint Louis singer faces 'American Idol' judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan

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Viewers will see March 7 whether 16-year-old Michael Gerow advances to Hollywood.

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Financial Workshop

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Event date: March 16, 2021
Event Time: 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location:
St. Charles, MO 63301
Description:
Attend this virtual workshop if you need to develop a budget, identify financial goals, understand the balance between spending, saving and borrowing and have a strategy for your finances in any situation. To Register, Call the MO Job Center at 636-255-6060

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In Memoriam: St. Charles County Obituaries, February 14 – 20, 2021

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The following obituaries were posted by local funeral homes from February 14 – 20, 2021. Click or tap the link provided to access the obituary on the funeral home’s website. Baue Funeral Homes Shirley Mae READ MORE

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O’Fallon Police Blotter: January 25 – 31, 2021

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Man, 66, shoots suspect and is shot during attempted burglary in St. Charles

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The man told police he was staying over at his relatives’ apartment and was asleep when he heard shouting and gunshots just outside the apartment’s front door.

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St. Louisans love their trivia nights — even virtual ones

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The pandemic has put a pause on live trivia nights that regularly bring crowds to a school gymnasium or banquet room. Trivia hosts, and players, have adapted.

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