Counterfeit $100 bill passed in Ellisville

On Aug. 19, the Ellisville Police Department was notified by a local convenience store that a customer had passed off a fake $100 bill as real currency. The customer was not identified after they paid with the fake bill and left the store.

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Kayla Eckelkamp, Ryan Eckelkamp qualify for heir respective U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships

It was a special day for Kayla and Ryan Eckelkamp at WingHaven Country Club as both advanced to their respective U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships in qualifying. Kayla Eckelkamp has qualified for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. It will be played at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Arizona. It will be held Sept. 14-19. By the way, there is no relation between the two. Kayla, a Washington native and Maryville University graduate, was attempting to qualifying for the USGA event. She would eek out the one qualifying spot by a shot with a 3-over 75 to get by Caroline Rouse. The ...

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Area young golfers compete well at Optimist International Junior Golf Championship

Several local young golfers did well at the recent Optimist International Junior Golf Championship. The event was played on the following courses at Doral Resort and Spa. They were the Blue Monster Course (6,698 yards) and the Golden Palm (6,741). All three boys in the 14-15 age group made the cut. The top 70 player plus ties will advance to the final round on the Blue Course. Maxwell Sigman, of Dardenne Prarie, finished 40th overall at 22 over par. He shot rounds of 80-79-78 for a 237. Sigman will be a sophomore at Fort Zumwalt West. Trip Sanfelippo, of Wildwood, ...

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Ballwin looks at key issues

The Ballwin Board of Aldermen held a special meeting Aug. 6 to examine key issues the city is facing, including what to do with the former municipal building.

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Oasis seeks tutoring volunteers for milestone 30th year

As part of its mission to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and service, St. Louis-based Oasis launched its Intergenerational Tutoring program here in 1989. Since that time, thousands of older adults have served as Oasis volunteer tutors nationwide, impacting the lives of nearly half a million children.

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