Friday, April 8, 2011
Plus, 12 area fire districts receive life-saving, thermal imaging cameras, and firefighters test their skills in training sessions involving live flames.
Here's a roundup of what's topping news in the region. St. Louis County Police Say They'll Pursue 3-Pronged Plan to Combat Rise in Heroin Use: Local law enforcement are partnering with a federal agency and a support group to identify traffickers and help those addicted to the drug. Mehlville Fire District Receives Thermal Camera From Eagle Bank: For their 100 year anniversary, Eagle Bank is donating 12 thermal imaging cameras to area fire departments. Affton Firefighters Train in Compliance Burn: Along with two other fire departments, Affton firefighters practiced a number of scenarios with a live flame. Girl Scouts Celebrate April With Service Projects: The Book Baskets Project and April Showers community service project highlight the…
Friday, March 18, 2011
Plus, Rep. Todd Akin considers Senate run, and Bayless Elementary is named National School of Character finalist.
Route 109 Repairs Are Coming Along: Where failed foundation just occurred last week at a section of this major roadway, now is a gap that is 30 feet deep and 400 feet long. Rep. Todd Akin May Run For Senate Seat: U.S. Rep. Todd Akin is considering running against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill for her U.S. Senate seat. Bayless Elementary Honored for Character Education: For the second year the elementary has been named one of 50 National School of Character Finalists. Notebook: Oakville Girls Collect Postseason Awards: Oakville has several players honored by the Suburban West Conference. Plus, an update on Toraino Hellems.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Also check out business negotiations in Brentwood and a student grant in Affton.
Tri-County Dispatch Center Begins Operating In Town and Country Monday: The new West Central Dispatch Center housing Town and Country, Creve Coeur and Frontenac police dispatchers began operating at its new location Monday. Royals Rule Fat Tuesday With King Cake Tradition: Fenton's Slice of Heaven Bakery has been busy baking hundreds of King Cakes, ensuring the area its share of Mardi Gras royalty. Negotiations Stalled Between Drury and MoDOT: Although land negotiations for a new Drury hotel in Brentwood were making progress, the transaction that has been in the works for two years is now stalled. Since discussions began in summer of 2009, Drury Development Corporation has bought one parcel of land from a commercial property owner, leaving…
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Also check out Brentwood's new football coach and a Fenton man's balloon display.
Marquette's Pun-off Draws Large Crowd and Big Laughs: Supportive crowd cheered competitors at the comedic wordplay competition, which is in its third year. Former Town and Country Prosecutor Reprimanded by Supreme Court: Keith Cheung, a former prosecuting attorney for Ballwin and Town and Country, was formally disciplined by the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday for causing a mistrial in St. Louis County Court. New Brentwood Football Coach Discusses His Transition: Keith Herring was recently announced as Brentwood High School's new football coach, replacing Scott Surgener. Sammy J To Inflate His Tropical Garden This Week: Thad James, of Fenton, will use more than 7,000 balloons to build a lush jungle setting inside the convention center …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Also check out thunderstorm damage in Brentwood and an art studio in Chesterfield.
Officer Breaks a Thousand in Career DWI Arrests: In his 14 years with Town and Country Police, Officer Scott Schlager has made 1,068 DWI arrests. This is more than three times the usual number for an officer who has been around that long, and has earned Schlager a reputation as "the DWI guy" at the station. Overnight Storm Sends Tree Through Brentwood Home: Heavy winds caused a tree to fall on a home in Brentwood. No one was injured. Mall Masterpieces: MindWorks Gallery Hopes Chesterfield Mall Becomes Art Destination: With 20 resident artists, MindWorks Gallery in Artropolis plans to expand to short-term gallery shows. Mind Over Body: Kids Can Learn Mindfulness: Masterpeace Studios teaches kids to be aware of their bodies and to slow down…
Monday, February 28, 2011
Also on today's PatchCast, growing diversity numbers in Brentwood and a musician spotlight at Marquette High School.
Cure for Cabin Fever? Hiking!: What do people who are a bit tired of being cooped up in winter do? Take an annual hike through the woods, at least in Wildwood that's what many do. Twice the Music's Twice as Nice: Marquette High School's "Battle of the Bands" showcased a talented lineup of students, including Ballwin's own Austin Jones, who flexed his musical chops in two different genres. Brentwood's Growing Population Leads to More Diversity, Revenue: The city's percentage of minority residents nearly doubled over the past decade. Local Police Unenthusiastic About Red-Light Cameras: MoDOT has sanctioned the use of red-light cameras statewide, but officials say they will not be coming to Manchester or Town and Country.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Also on today's PatchCast, learn about Crestwood officials' proposal to add commercial sponsorships on city property to battle declining revenue and meet Parkway School District's new superintendent.
Prep Baseball Players Show Their Stuff: At a showcase event in Affton, players from Missouri and Illinois spend Presidents Day playing their favorite game. Crestwood Proposes Commercial Sponsorships to Drive Up Revenue: Rec director sees opportunity. New Parkway Superintendent Focused on Relationships, Strategic Planning: Keith Marty said he hopes to get to know people throughout the district and begin implementing Project Parkway plans. Jimmy Schork Defines Patriotism in Winning Essay: Northwest R-1 Board of Education recognizes the writing talents of a North Jefferson Intermediate School 5th grader.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Also on today's PatchCast, check out grocery price increases in Town and Country and Manchester and a new art form in Chesterfield.
Price Increases Expected at Manchester and Town and Country Supermarkets: Freezing weather, droughts, floods and increasing demand are pushing higher food prices on several everyday items. Mall Masterpieces: Wood Icing Fuses Art With Decor: What started as a way to refinish furniture has grown into a gallery and studio space in Chesterfield Mall. Jefferson County Library Offers 'Food for Fines' Amnesty: Next Friday, tardy book-returners can have their fines waved if they bring canned goods in with their late book. Animal Shelter to Lose Tireless Leader Suzie Sutton: Suzie Sutton, Crestwood's animal control officer, is retiring after helping more than 7,000 animals.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Also check out Block Day in High Ridge and a tasty Italian restaurant in Town and County in today's PatchCast.
Brennan Woods Elementary School Kids on the Blocks: Brennan Woods Elementary School, in High Ridge, hosted Block Fest, a fun interactive learning day put on by Parents as Teachers. Block Fest consisted of five different stations of blocks to play with that ask children to actively apply math, science and communication skills. Rich and Charlie's Offers a Taste of Italy in Our Own Backyard: Think St. Louis pasta and the first two words that pop in your mind may not be spaghetti and fettuccine, but instead it might be Rich and Charlie’s. For more than 40 years Rich and Charlie’s has made a reputation of bringing red and white pasta to the masses, along with a variety of Italian specialties at affordable price. Arnold Man Charged in Injury of …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Also, check out a new business coming to Maplewood and couples who renewed their vows in Affton.
Town and Country Aldermen Change Harassment Laws: At their meeting Monday night, the Town and Country board of aldermen voted to change the city's harassment laws as result of threatening e-mail traced back to one of its alderman's computer. From Town and Country-Manchester Patch. Couples Renew Vows After Decades Together: Residents of Laclede Groves senior living community gathered to celebrate 34 couples' renewal of their wedding vows. From Affton Patch. Mezzanine Moves to Maplewood: City officials celebrated the opening of Mezzanine, an upscale women's boutique, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday evening. Owners Anna and Paul Spector have lived in Maplewood for 11 years and said they're happy about the move to Sutton Boulevard. …