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First Comprehensive Tree Inventory Conducted in Wentzville

June 19, 2017
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First Comprehensive Tree Inventory Conducted in Wentzville

We are pleased to announce that City of Wentzville has collaborated with ArborPro, Inc., to conduct its first comprehensive tree inventory of all City of Wentzville public property. The inventory will help the City better understand the current state of the urban forest, create a framework for future tree care and maintenance planning, and...

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Authorities Investigating Death Of Montgomery County Snake Breeder

June 19, 2017
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Authorities Investigating Death Of Montgomery County Snake Breeder

Authorities are investigating the death of a Missouri snake breeder who was shot several times by an intruder.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Montgomery County Sheriff Matthew Schoo says 29-year-old Benjamin Renick was found last week near several hundred caged snakes inside his business, Renick Reptiles. He specialized in breeding designer pythons at the...

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Warrenton Man Accused Of Kidnapping And Other Charges

June 19, 2017
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Warrenton Man Accused Of Kidnapping And Other Charges

A Warrenton man is in jail after being arrested twice within a week after he allegedly entered a woman’s home several times without permission, gained access to her communication devices and kidnapped her. 22-year-old Demetry A. Wheeler is charged with first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree burglary and third-degree domestic assault, as well as...

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Pendleton Man Charged With Forcing His Way Into Home And Attacking Occupants

June 19, 2017
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Pendleton Man Charged With Forcing His Way Into Home And Attacking Occupants

A Pendleton man has been charged with forcing his way into a home and allegedly attacking two people inside. 52 year old Steven Corder has been charged with first-degree burglary and two counts of third-degree assault. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on May 28 at a home in the 11000 block...

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Truesdale Mayor Battling Cancer For A Third Time

June 19, 2017
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Truesdale Mayor Battling Cancer For A Third Time

Area residents are asked to say a special prayer for Truesdale Mayor Murray Bruer. Bruer underwent surgery at St. Louis University Hospital on Tuesday after falling ill with cancer that was found in his esophagus.  Truesdale City Clerk Mary Lou Rainwater says this is the third bout with cancer for Bruer, who is 76...

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O’Fallon Chamber Nominated For Prestigious Award

June 19, 2017
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O’Fallon Chamber Nominated For Prestigious Award

The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries has been named a finalist for the prestigious 2017 Chamber of the Year award, presented by the Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and sponsored by Indianapolis-based WebLink International. Finalists for the award, of which there are three in the same category, will be celebrated...

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Feds Reject All Requests for Streets Improvements in Dardenne Prairie

June 16, 2017
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Feds Reject All Requests for Streets Improvements in Dardenne Prairie

The Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen met on June 7 in both Workshop and Regular Sessions. The Board held another public hearing (continued from May 17th meeting) to hear citizens about an application to rezone a 1.37 acre lot in Bates Estates from R1A to R1D and to approve a plan to make 3...

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Triple Murder Trial In Warren County Delayed Once Again

June 16, 2017
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Triple Murder Trial In Warren County Delayed Once Again

The trial of a Montgomery County man who is charged in a triple murder at a home in rural Warren County has been pushed back until next year. For a third time, the trial date for 26 year old Shawn Kavanagh of Bellflower has been moved. Kavanagh is accused in the stabbing deaths of...

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Franklin County Authorities Conduct Sex Offender Check

June 16, 2017
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Earlier this week, law enforcement entities in Franklin County conducted a county wide compliance check for sex offenders living in the county. There are currently 277 sex offenders who reside in Franklin County.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, in a collaborative effort with Union Police, Washington Police, Pacific Police, Sullivan...

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East Central College Extends President’s Contract And Approves Budget For New Fiscal Year

June 16, 2017
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East Central College Extends President’s Contract And Approves Budget For New Fiscal Year

The East Central College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to award a contract extension to college president Dr. Jon Bauer. The extension will run through June 30, 2020 with any change in salary commensurate with raises provided to all employees in fiscal years 2019 and 2020. Bauer recently completed his fifth year as...

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NECAC Recognized For Housing Work

June 16, 2017
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NECAC Recognized For Housing Work

A local community action agency has received another award for its housing efforts. The United States Department of Agriculture is recognizing the North East Community Action Corporation for overseeing a loan program that helps people buy a home.  NECAC began processing 502 program loans in 2015. Earlier this year, the agency was authorized by...

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Wentzville Elementary School Recognized Nationally

June 16, 2017
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Wentzville Elementary School Recognized Nationally

Discovery Ridge Elementary in the Wentzville School District (DRE) has received the 2017 Character.org Promising Practice in Character Education Award for both its Random Acts of Kindness Challenge and the school’s annual Discovery Days week. Character.org sponsors the annual program to showcase innovative best practices that are having a positive impact on students and...

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