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Circle Of Concern scholarships awarded

Several students are college-bound with some help from Circle Of Concern. The local nonprofit awarded grants to a total of 13 seniors who graduated from local high schools this past spring, with 11 of them residing in West County. In addition, scholarships were awarded to seven of last year’s winners for their second year of college. This year’s scholarship awards ...

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Wildwood examines allowing residents to combine properties for deer hunting

Wildwood’s Board of Public Safety, as early as this month, could review proposals for deer management which include the possibility of letting some adjacent homeowners combine their properties to meet the 3-acre minimum requirement to allow for hunting. During a July 8 discussion of the issue by the City Council’s Administration and Public Works subcommittee, Director of Public Works Ryan ...

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Manchester takes first steps to defend against tree-killing pest

By WILLIAM POE The emerald ash borer may soon be invading Manchester, and the city plans to defend against the pest by managing the city’s stock of park and street trees – and potentially helping subdivisions and neighborhood groups deal with the tree blight. “When it gets here, we will see a lot of ash trees dying,” Alderman Mike Clement ...

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Town & Country to consider new school on South Woods Mill Road

Some Town & Country residents and members of the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission are concerned about the potential for traffic problems if a new private school is allowed to be built on South Woods Mill Road. On July 8, the commission held the continuation of a public hearing from their May 28 meeting (to address traffic concerns) and then ...

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Judge rules in favor of firefighters

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of Monarch FPD firefighters in a lawsuit filed last year challenging the district board’s failure to make a promotion to captain from those on an existing eligibility list. The board allowed the list to expire in favor of conducting new eligibility testing. In a decision entered July 8, Judge ...

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Ellisville working on filling vacancies around city

A potential facelift for “Ellisville Square,” the location of the former K-Mart shopping center at the northwest corner of Clarkson and Manchester Roads, was revealed at Ellisville City Hall on July 16. Residents, gathered in the City Council chambers, received snippets of information throughout the council’s regular meeting, and were encouraged by Mayor Adam Paul to “grab some popcorn” and ...

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Voters to decide on transportation sales tax

On July 9, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a list containing $4.8 billion worth of transportation-related construction projects. On Aug. 5, voters will decide if those projects will receive the funding needed to see them through to fruition.

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News Briefs: Resident seeks speed control on Hanna Road

MANCHESTER Resident seeks speed control on Hanna Road Manchester aldermen on July 8 heard but took no action on a proposal from David Ritchey, a resident of Hanna Bend Court, for a double-fine zone to deter speeders and other motorists who he said routinely fail to honor stop signs on Hanna Road between Manchester and Big Bend roads. “What can ...

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Monarch captain given two days suspension by Board of Directors

Monarch Captain and Local IAFF 2665 Union Shop Steward Chris Gelven has been suspended for two shift days after a 3-0 vote by the Board of Directors. Gelven was brought before the Monarch Board of Directors on July 10 for making statements in April to local media outlets regarding security measures for the Board’s meeting room. “The issue was we don’t ...

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