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Lake Saint Louis Utility Tax applications begin April 1

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

The application period for refund of 2014 Lake Saint Louis utility tax begins on April 1 and ends on May 31, 2015.  Eligible residents include senior citizens with a limited income and residents considered by Social Security to be totally disabled with a limited income.  Additional requirements include residency within the city limits of Lake Saint Louis during calendar year 2014, and having paid for electric or gas service during

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Cutline: Cuivre River's 2014 Youth Tour delegates, shown here on Capitol Hill, will pass the torch of leadership to a new group of juniors this spring. These delegates, now seniors, include (L-R) Elizabeth Citrowske and Alison Boehmer, O’Fallon; Brandelyn Martin, Silex; Gabe Holtmeyer, Warrenton; Marissa Burch, Winfield; and Grant Cordell, Warrenton. Visit for complete 2015 Youth Tour essay contest details.

Cuivre River Electric’s Youth Tour Contest gets underway

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:49 am

Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CREC) invites high school juniors of Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties to participate in the Youth Tour essay contest. “The Power of Cooperative Principles” is the essay topic chosen for students who enter the competition which began February 2. This is Cuivre River’s 47th annual contest to select high school juniors to serve as delegates to the National Youth Tour Conference in Washington,

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  • Liberty High School receives National Certification for Project Lead the Way Program

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:02 pm


    Liberty High School in the Wentzville School District has received national certification for their Engineering and Biomedical Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Programs. PLTW offers students a hands-on curriculum that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into real life projects. PLTW has been offered in the Wentzville School District since 2007, and Liberty joins Timberland and Holt, which were the first two high schools in the county to receive

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  • Wentzville appoints Assistant City Administrator

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:17 am

    David Gipson

    At Wentzville’s Board of Aldermen meeting on Feb. 11, board members approved the Mayor’s appointment of David Gipson as the City’s new Assistant City Administrator. Gipson will assume responsibilities of this new position in March. The search for the City’s new Assistant City Administrator began in 2014. This position assists in the administration of City government by facilitating day-to-day operations, providing support services and performing research and data collection duties

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Dustin Gray

Dustin Gray signs National Letter of Intent

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 9:41 am

Timberland High School senior Dustin Gray has signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle for the West Virginia University Mountaineers. Dustin was joined by his mother Angela, father Darren, and sisters Dominique and Danielle, as well as head coach Matt Collum for the signing at Timberland High School. Gray is a three-time Fargo All-American, and has placed at the state level three times. He plans to study pre-med at

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Misty Suddarth and Buddy Alsop

Suddarth – Alsop Engagement

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

The families of Buddy Alsop and Misty Suddarth are pleased to announce their engagement. Buddy is a 2006 graduate of Wentzville Holt High School and is employed as the Project Manager for Cross Homes and Associates. Misty is a 2005 graduate of Elsberry High School and is employed by the City of O’Fallon. A May 29 wedding at Quail Ridge Lodge is being planned.

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  • Too cold for Lady Liberty?

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Lady Liberty (Valerie Moore of Wentzville) waves to passers-by on Wentzville Pkwy.

    “Shame on you” the caller says, chastising Liberty Tax Service for making their people stand out in the snow on a bitter cold morning.  Jeff Teismann, owner of the Liberty Tax Service franchise in Wentzville, states that every year he gets one or two calls from people very upset when they see “wavers” in front of his business during some of the coldest days of the year. “I would like

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  • Did you know the Wentzville School District has a recycling program?

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 10:07 am


    In 2009, the Wentzville School began a recycling program with Republic Services in conjunction with the District’s trash service. In those six years, the District recycled 173 tons of plastic, 90 tons of aluminum and 1401 tons of fiber/paper. Because they recycled over the last six years we have saved: • $67,184 of trash removal costs • 6,587 cu./yd. of landfill space, which equals a football field stacked 6 yards

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Best of Show: Ann Karwoski - "Winter"

Lake Saint Louis Artists Association announce competition winners

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Congratulations to the following Lake St. Louis Artists Association winners in their first competition of 2015: Best of Show:  Ann Karwoski – “Winter”             First Place:  Diane Jones – “Wolf & the Bear Claw Tree”                   Second Place:  Chris Fischer – “Warning Point”             Third Place:  Carolyn Gullickson - “Downpour at S.L.U.”    

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  • Green Tree Elementary Choir performs for Rotary Club

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    The Green Tree Elementary Choir

    The Green Tree Elementary Choir delighted Wentzville Rotary members recently at their December Holiday Meeting. More than 60 fourth and fifth graders performed for Rotary members in what has become an annual tradition for the Wentzville School District. The choir is under the direction of Julie Albertson.

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  • Lake Saint Louis Happy Hatters hold Christmas Party

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Happy Hatters

    The Lake Saint Louis Happy Hatters and their Romeos recently held their annual Christmas party with a luncheon at Ameristar Casino.  The hosts, Jean and Bob Taylor, furnished a beautiful poinsettia for each family.  The Romeos wore their festive red ball caps as they joined the ladies in their purple dresses and red hats.  Each lady received a gift from the club, and each family received a gift certificate to

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