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Spire denies 'fearmongering,' amid outcries over pipeline shutdown

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“Our commitment has been to remain informative,” Carter said. “We’ve continued to highlight the importance of the pipeline.”

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County Executive Urges Extension of Temporary Certificate for Spire STL Pipeline

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With just a little more than a month left before a possible shutdown of the Spire STL Pipeline, County Executive Ehlmann has authorized the County Counselor’s Office to file a motion to intervene with the FERC on behalf of county residents and businesses.

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St. Charles County Executive Urges Extension of Temporary Certificate for Spire STL Pipeline

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With just a little more than a month left before a possible shutdown of the Spire STL Pipeline, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann has authorized the County Counselor’s Office to file a motion to intervene with the Federal Energy Regulatory…

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Nov. 11, 2021 | Upcoming COVID Vaccination Events

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St. Charles County offers free and convenient vaccinations for all authorized COVID-19 vaccines. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome in some cases. Call 636-949-1899 to schedule appointments or for more information.

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Celebrate the Season with Fun Holiday Happenings in St. Charles County Parks

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‘Tis the season to visit a
St. Charles County park for an extra dose of holiday cheer and family-friendly fun! The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is offering festive events and activities in November, December and January.

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Curious about construction? Traffic light too long? 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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Curious about construction? Traffic light too long? Read what the Road Crew said

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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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Curious about construction? Traffic light too long? Ask the Road Crew, 1 p.m.

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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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Pandemic evolving, task force chief says, as Missouri logs an uptick in COVID-19 cases

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Upturn in cases suggests ‘continued evolution of COVID into an endemic virus that’s probably going to have periodic surges,” task force chief said.

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St. Louis real estate agent helps buyers love their new homes in 'Call the Closer' on HGTV

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“Call the Closer” features Lauren Risley, who finds homes for her clients and then renovates them. The series begins Nov. 8.

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College enrollment across St. Louis fails to rebound following steep pandemic decline

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Undergraduate enrollment nationwide declined an estimated 3.2% since fall 2020, nearly matching last fall’s drop of 3.5%

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Privacy laws and politics complicate efforts to find vaccinated service providers in St. Louis area

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You can ask if your dentist’s staff is vaccinated, but you may not get a satisfactory answer. Here’s why.

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'Terrifying and frustrating': Rare mercury spill puts Wentzville 11-year-old in the hospital

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A Wentzville mother said it took several months for her 11-year-old daughter to be diagnosed with mercury poisoning. She’s still recovering.

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No walk-ins or pediatric vaccine appointments in St. Louis County until more doses arrive

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St. Louis County will not be accepting new pediatric vaccination appointments or walk-ins until more doses arrive.

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Workforce Development Board – Manufacturing Task Force Committee

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Event date: November 17, 2021
Event Time: 08:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Location:
212 Turner Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Description:
This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.
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Woman could face stiffer charges in Lincoln County after infant's death

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Dectrini Vershun Boldien’s infant, injured in an Oct. 18 crash, was taken off life support last week.

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Detectives from throughout Midwest meet in St. Charles in renewed push to find I-70 killer

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Nearly 30 years after six people were killed along Interstate 70, the cold case gets new attention with the help of updated technology.

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Pediatric COVID vaccine events announced for St. Louis area

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St. Louis residents receiving their first dose at a school clinic will receive $100 gift cards; other regional clinics also are planned.

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St. Charles County parents group sues health department over COVID-19 quarantine, mask policies

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The Oct. 27 lawsuit claims the St. Charles County Health Department broke a new state law giving elected government bodies the authority to review public health orders.

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Addressing Mandates and Quarantine Requirements in Schools

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Parents have recently attended St. Charles County Council meetings to express their anger and frustrations about COVID-19 mask mandates and quarantine policies of local school districts. Many blame the St. Charles County Public Health Department, but the department is required by state law to follow requirements set by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). It is also important to note that school districts, similarly, are regulated by the state (the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education), and County government has no regulatory authority over them.
Some of the school districts also blame the County health department; however, the school districts are required to send the names of students who test positive or may have been in close contact with a student who tested positive for COVID to the County health department. The blame game goes on and on. Recently, DHSS has given some flexibility to county health departments and school districts to reduce or eliminate quarantine requirements for close contacts. Credit should be given to the St. Charles County Executive’s office for their efforts in encouraging DHSS to change the quarantine requirement. Thank you, County Executive Steve Ehlmann.
The way I witnessed it, this is the truth of what's going on, folks.

Curious about construction? Traffic light too long? 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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Curious about construction? Traffic light too long? 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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A Message from the County Executive: County's Transportation Sales Tax Keeps Us Moving Forward

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I often wonder where we would be if, in 1985, voters had not first enacted the County’s ½-cent Transportation Sales Tax. Since that time, the tax has been reauthorized three times – in 1994, 2004 and 2012 – and in the past 36 years, more than $1 billion has been used to make transportation improvements and to build or improve 1,110 lane miles of St. Charles County roads.
This tax has kept us moving forward as residents and businesses have found homes in our county. In 1985, we had approximately 172,000 residents. Today, according to the 2020 U.S. Census data, there are more than 405,000.
We’ve seen large corporations, such as Amazon, FedEx, General Motors, Boeing, City, Ameristar and MasterCard have come to St. Charles County over the years because our infrastructure has kept pace with our growing community. Smaller businesses, many family-owned, have moved to or stayed in St. Charles County because of the roads and highways that bring customers to their establishments, and each one is important in providing jobs for the county and surrounding area. St. Charles County consistently has the lowest unemployment rate in the region.
So, where would we be if our leaders had not had the foresight to propose a tax and our voters had not agreed that it was needed? We won’t ever know for sure, but we can speculate. The ability to shop, work and have access to excellent schools – all close to home – definitely is a by-product of our strategic infrastructure planning. It’s what ties everything together and what makes this county a great place to work, live, play, and do business.

Curious about construction? Traffic light too long? Ask the Road Crew, 1 p.m.

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St. Charles cake artist races against the clock on Food Network's 'Holiday Wars'

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Brad Lamb is featured on at least the first episode of this season of “Holiday Wars,” begins Nov. 7 on Food Network.

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Sales tax hike is rejected in Kirkwood, approved in Dardenne Prairie

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A handful of issues were up for a vote in the region; one proposal, in Bella Villa, ended in a tie, and may come down a sole absentee vote.

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Residents evacuated after mercury vapors found in three Wentzville homes

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An EPA spokesman said a child was taken to a suburban St. Louis hospital with elevated levels of mercury in his blood last week.

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Unofficial Nov. 2 Special Election Results

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View the unofficial results for the Nov. 2 Special Election for Residents of Dardenne Prairie and St. Charles Ward One. This link will be updated after the polls close at 7 p.m. and precincts begin checking in ballots.

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Will Parson schedule special elections to fill two House vacancies? His office won’t say.

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One of the vacancies is the seat of Rep. Tom Hannegan, R-St. Charles, who died last month of a stroke.

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County Council Meeting

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Event date: December 20, 2021
Event Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Location:
100 N. 3rd St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Description:
Regular St. Charles County Council Meeting

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Jalea, a Peruvian restaurant, to open in St. Charles this winter

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Andrew Cisneros, who has cooked at several acclaimed restaurants, and his sister Samantha are bringing Jalea’s Peruvian cuisine to St. Charles.

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Breckenridge Hills man was speeding on icy road before deadly crash, charges say

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Charges say Donnell Fisher was speeding in icy, snowy conditions in 2019 when he struck a tree, killing his passenger Rebecca Sanders.

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Louisiana bail agents actions at St. Peters home lead to federal kidnapping case

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Bail bond agents from Louisiana are accused of kidnapping a woman from a St. Peters home, shocking her with a Taser and beating her at a truck stop.

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Governor Parson to Speak, Lance Corporal Schmitz to Be Remembered at Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11

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The St. Charles County Veterans Committee and the St. Charles City Veterans Commission will host their Veterans Day Program at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, near the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the St. Charles County Executive Office Building.

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70 West Sentinel editor to retire; local news website to shut down November 1

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Dear readers, First of all, I want to thank everyone who supported 70 West Sentinel for the past seven years. 70 West Sentinel was my dream and grand experiment, because I believe in good journalism READ MORE

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FREE COVID Vaccinations – First, Second and Booster Doses

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Event date: November 3, 2021
Event Time: 09:00 AM – 11:59 AM
Location:
2002 Arena Parkway
St. Charles, MO 63303
Description:
First, second and booster dose appointments to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccination during an indoor operation at the Family Arena in St. Charles may be scheduled at sccmo.org/COVIDvaccineSignUp.


Please call 636-949-1899 with questions.

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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 58.1 percent of residents have initiated vaccination

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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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Curious about construction? Traffic light too long? 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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