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Random Thoughts: A community Conversation with Kathy Lawton Brown

Kathy Lawton Brown in studio

This week, West Newsmagazine talks with Kathy Lawton Brown, one of the hosts of St. Louis’ only classical radio station – Radio Arts Foundation 107.3 FM. Lawton Brown also is a professional singer who is the principal contralto with the St. Louis-based baroque ensemble, The American Kantorei. 

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Ameren completes upgrade to Bagnell Dam

Concrete upgrade at Bagnell Dam, July 2018 [Ameren Missouri photo]

Ameren Missouri is reporting that construction crews have poured the final yards of concrete and are completing finishing touches on a $53 million reliability upgrade to its 85-year-old Bagnell Dam property. The project included the installation of a series of new anchors and concrete on the downstream side of the dam to improve its overall safety, efficiency and reliability, Ameren reports. “For nearly a century, the Bagnell Dam has reliably powered homes and businesses across the region,” said Warren Witt, director of hydro operations at Ameren Missouri. “These upgrades ensure the dam will continue to be a top producer of ...

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Roofing 101

Roofing shingles

Purchasing your new roof from a company, such as Dalco Home Remodeling, that has a proven track record of quality installation and premium brands will help ensure that your new roof reaches its maximum life with little thought from you.

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LaSalle Springs gets growing

Students stand proudly in front of their new garden at LaSalle Springs Middle.

On Aug. 18, more than five dozen sixth-grade students, parents and staff devoted their time to install a community garden behind LaSalle Springs Middle.

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