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Local customer and retired veteran Brian Davis (left), Sandra Farrar, daughter of the late Kenneth Stewart (center), and Wentzville Jewelry and Loan owner Bill Whepley (right), display the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Wentzville Jewelry and Loan returns Purple Heart and Bronze Star to daughter of recipient with help of local customer

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:33 am

By Kathleen Payton   What do you get when you  intertwine a store front cleaning, a retired Army veteran and a daughter looking for a sign of peace and hope for the holidays? A wonderful story with a circle of honor seen throughout. Bill Whepley, owner of Wentzville Jewelry and Loan in downtown Wentzville was cleaning out inventory as he has prepared his business and building for sale. After years

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Wentzville Police Department joins national crackdown to reduce substance-impaired driving fatalities

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 8:27 am

From mid-December through New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Holiday DWI Campaign” crackdown on substance-impaired driving.   The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Wentzville, will run from December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015. The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to

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  • St. Charles County offers residents free recycling of natural Christmas trees

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:05 am


    Instead of trashing your natural tree after the Yuletide celebration, consider recycling it as a way to give one last gift to the environment. To make recycling your tree easier, the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection partners with area municipalities to offer residents this service at various sites throughout our community, including the County’s Recycle Works locations in St. Charles and Wentzville. There is no charge

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  • Collector of Revenue launches new mobile-friendly website

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 8:45 am


    Michelle D. McBride, Collector of Revenue for St. Charles County, and her office has launched a dynamic new web site to give taxpayers, and those who do business in St. Charles County, easier access to tax information on smartphones and tablet devices, as well as the ability to pay taxes through PayPal(r) and eCheck. The new website is now available at<>. While the website is optimized for use on

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Hole In One

Perkins gets a Hole-In-One!

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:49 am

Ken Perkins, son of Daryl and Sue Perkins of Lake Saint Louis received his first hole in one.  Ken is a resident of St Charles and a member of the Old Hickory Golf Club. The big accomplishment took place at the Dove Canyon Golf Club, which is located in Dove Canyon CA on November 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. Ken was using his 9 Iron on the 7th hole. Joining

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  • Wentzville Jr. Wolves win championship

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

    The Wentzville 7th grade Wolves recently competed in the Jr. GAC and won the championship! Congratulations!!

    The Wentzville 7th grade Wolves recently competed in the Jr. GAC and won the championship! Congratulations!!

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  • Czerniewski skis for the winning USA World’s Team

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Breanne (center) with her parents Terry and Dotty Pollard.

    Congratulations to Breanne Pollard Czerniewski who was selected to represent Team USA this past September in the World Show Ski Championships in Janesville, Wisconsin.  Only the top 30 skiers in the United States were part of this elite team.  Team USA took first place against teams from China, Australia, Belgium and Canada. Breanne played an important role in the Ballet Line, the Double Top 4-Tier Pyramid, and the 720 Swivel

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Casey Lynn and Brett Thomson

Lynn – Thomson Engagement

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:03 am

The engagement of Casey Lynn, daughter of Betty Lynn of Wentzville, MO, and the late Roger Lynn, to Brett Thomson, son of Rick and Peggy Thomson of Troy, is announced by the bride’s mother. Casey is a 2003 graduate of Timberland High School in Wentzville. She is employed by PWS in Bridgeton. Brett is a 1999 Graduate of Marquette High School, Chesterfield. He is employed by United Parcel Service, Earth

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  • Woodall – Novak Engagement

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Tyler Novak and Keisha Woodall

    Mr. William Woodall of Wentzville, and Mrs. Tanya Smith of Lake St Louis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Keisha Woodall, to Tyler Novak, son of Peter and Renee Novak of Lake St Louis. The future bride was a 2005 graduate from Wentzville Holt High School. In 2009 she graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, while serving in the US Air Force from

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  • A Cup of Christmas Tea

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Marilyn Fitzsimmons (left) and Barbara Lalumandier (right) enjoy a cup of tea while waiting for their guests to arrive. Mike Mueller (far right) is serving tea at this 11th annual “A Cup of Christmas Tea Benefit” held at Heritage of Hawk Ridge.

    On December 6, 2014, the Care & Concern Club held its 12th annual benefit, A CUP OF CHRISTMAS TEA, at the Heritage of Hawk Ridge Clubhouse, Lake St. Louis. This popular annual event started with shopping boutiques from Seaform Design (art, jewelry accoutrements); Jan Casarella (jewelry); Little Pleasures Foods (samples of original recipes); Brew Co. (tea tasting); Strong Tower Ranch (homemade items and book signing by Patty Mund). Just before

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The Christmas Party committee for the final Pontooneers event this year.

Lake Saint Louis Pontooneers hold annual Christmas Party

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:15 am

Well over 100 Lake Saint Louis Pontooneers celebrated the season December 6 with dinner, dancing, music, and prizes at the LSLCA Clubhouse. The dinner was provided by As You Like It catering.  Mr. Personality, music man Guy Grimstead came through with flying colors as an almost last minute fill-in. More than 45 attendance prizes were awarded. Ed Ketterer won the large 50/50 drawing. Outgoing Commodores Joyce Corey and Paul Borello

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  • Ambassadors to host Green Tree Elementary School Choir

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The Green Tree Elementary School Choir

    The Ambassadors of Lake Saint Louis invite members of the community to attend a Holiday Music Concert presented by the Green Tree Elementary School Choir under the direction of Julie Albertson on Friday morning, December 19.  This concert occurs at a special meeting of the club at the Lake Saint Louis Community Association Clubhouse, 100 Cognac Court, from 7 am to 8 am.  Following the music, everyone is invited to

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  • Holt Marching Band takes First Place at Farmington Marching Band Festival

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Members of the Holt Marching Band

    The Holt Marching Indians recently took First Place overall at the Farmington Marching Band Festival. This was the first competition of the marching season for the Indians and in addition to the top prize, the band brought home caption awards for Best Percussion Performance and Best Visual Performance. Well done Indians! The Holt Marching Band is 180 members strong and is directed by James Cunningham with assistance from Henry Kappler,

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