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News Briefs: Ballwin plans craft beer festival

BALLWIN City plans craft beer festival In the first of what could become an annual event, the city of Ballwin is partnering with a local restaurant to hold a craft beer festival on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Vlasis Park. Linda Bruer, director of parks and recreation, and Jessica Crawley, a recreation specialist, reviewed plans for the event at the Aug. ...

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West County boil order has been lifted

Boil order advisory has been issued for West St Louis County. Due to a power outage at a Missouri American water treatment plant a boil order advisory has been issued for portions of Ballwin, Manchester and Town & Country.

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Peace disturbance code amendment heads back to Wildwood Board of Public Safety

A proposal to add anti-harassment language for pedestrians and cyclists to Wildwood’s peace disturbance code has been sent back to the city’s Board of Public Safety for further review. The City Council, during a work session on Aug. 11, voted 12-2 – with Councilmembers Jeffrey Levitt (Ward 7) and Marc Cox (Ward 4) opposed and Ed Marshall (Ward 2) and ...

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Ballwin considers ‘In God We Trust’ signage for city-owned buildings

The familiar affirmation “In God We Trust” soon could become even more visible in Ballwin. In a unanimous vote, the Ballwin Board of Aldermen has approved a decision to consider the design, locations and cost of placing the national motto on city-owned buildings. Should the city decide to move ahead with the plan, it will have some financial help from ...

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Local artists return to Queeny Park for 36th annual Labor Day art fair

If you love art, Labor Day Weekend means one thing – it’s time again for the Art Fair at Queeny Park. Now in its 36th year, the event showcases original works of fine art and fine craft with 140 juried artists from over 20 states will participating. Among them are Ballwin resident and fine art photographer James (Jim) Gray  and ...

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Celebrate Wildwood

Celebrate Wildwood presents an opportunity for West County residents to enjoy food, music and festivites from Aug. 22-24. Attendees will enjoy a car and motorcycle show, fireworks, a parade and juried art show throughout the weekend.

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Rockwood School District Board of Education selects new member

After four failed votes, Rob Castle was selected on Aug. 7 as a new interim member of the Rockwood School District Board of Education. By a vote of 4 to 1 – with Keith Kinder opposed and Matt Doell absent – Castle was selected from among a total of five residents who applied for the open board position. Castle, 48, ...

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Parkway approves language for November bond issue

Parkway’s Board of Education approved a resolution Aug. 6 on the formal ballot language for Proposition S, a $94 million bond issue to be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot. The bond issue will require a 15-cent per $100 of assessed valuation property tax rate increase – an estimated $62 per year in residential taxes for the average homeowner. Patty ...

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Wildwood Council gives final approval to sign code revisions

Wildwood’s City Council voted 12-2 on Aug. 11 in final approval of newly revised changes to the city’s sign code. The vote came after some business owners and others questioned an earlier version of changes that would affect use of temporary banners. Councilmembers Debra Smith McCutchen (Ward 5) and Jim Bowlin (Ward 6) opposed the changes, while Ed Marshall (Ward ...

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