Tate Matheny gets a taste of baseball on the world stage

Tate Matheny loves to play baseball and he got to see some of the world this summer doing what he enjoys most. Matheny, a Chesterfield native who will be a junior at Missouri State this fall, played on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. The Westminster Christian Academy graduate had a productive summer for Team USA and played not only ...

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CYC youth baseball

The St. Joseph’s Manchester Crusaders are the eighth-grade CYC City/County Champions. All the boys are 14 years old. Eight of them attend school at St. Joseph Catholic School in Manchester while five of the remaining six are parishioners who attend local public schools, with one boy attending St. Alban Roe in Wildwood. “This is the first year all the boys ...

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Two schools named ‘National School of Character’ named

The Character Education Partnership (CEP) has named both Blevins Elementary and McKelvey Elementary as a 2014 National School of Character. The schools will hold this designation for five years and will be showcased in an annual publication and on the CEP website. The National School of Character program provides an opportunity to go through a rigorous process of feedback and ...

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Students gain valuable experience at Missouri Scholars Academy

Twenty-two local students attended the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) at the University of Missouri this summer, placing them among Missouri’s brightest high school students. Eureka High was represented by Austin Darnell, Henry Dieckhaus, Morgan Farr and Jocelyn Lozano. Lafayette High was represented by Chris Foley, Theuns Gerber, Yutong (Wendy) Han, Luke Neise and Kyle Westendorf. Marquette High was represented by ...

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Crown them master mathematicians

Outstanding ability in mathematics earned Rossman School sixth-graders Sriya Bandi, Evan Hofer, Sami Remis, Chase Stokes and Penny Zheng the ranking of first place in the Missouri Math League Annual Sixth Grade Contest. The five-member team outperformed 32 other Missouri schools to obtain the state champion title. Additionally, Bandi tied for first and Zheng tied for third in the state ...

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Ellisville moves forward with purchase of body cameras for police

In light of the situation in Ferguson, the city of Ellisville has begun the process of purchasing body cameras for its police officers. Ellisville Chief of Police Tom Felgate said that getting body cameras for officers has been on his to-do list for a while, and the recent events in North County have hastened the department’s acquisition of the personal ...

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Resident protests delay new covenants, restrictions for Meadows of Wildwood

On Aug. 11, dozens of residents showed up for the Wildwood City Council meeting to voice concerns over pending legislation that includes revised covenants and restrictions for the Meadows of Wildwood subdivision. The subdivision is located at the end of Generations Drive south of New College Avenue. The proposed legislation allows for creation by current developer E-404 Construction LLC of ...

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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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Revenue from truckers, or Missouri’s fair share

To the Editor:  I suggest a remedy that will raise revenues from long distance truckers. Mandate that each long distance trucker show proof that $25 of fuel was purchased in this state. If no purchase was made, they must pay a $25 fee to obtain a certificate in lieu of the fuel purchase. Those certificates will be dated daily and ...

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