Whitfield claims first Class 2 cross country championship title

It takes time to build a program. Just ask Whitfield boys cross country coach Matt Politte. Whitfield won the Class 2 state cross country championship at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City with 72 points, just edging past Springfield Catholic, the second-place team with 77 points. The win was a big jump up from last year when the Warriors ...

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Studies indicate that roughly half of women and as many as one in four men aged 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis, a disease of the bones that can result in bone fractures.

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Business: Chesterfield Fence & Deck Co. honored with a TORCH Award

TORCH Award winner Chesterfield Fence & Deck Co. recently was honored with a TORCH Award from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. Dennis Wibbenmeyer, who passed away in October, founded Chesterfield Fence & Deck in 1968; Shari and Tom Thiel (pictured), Wibbenmeyer’s daughter and son-in-law, now run the business, located in Chesterfield Valley. TORCH Award ...

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Health Capsules: Funds to fight cancer

Funds to fight cancer World-renowned musician William Close (pictured), creator of the famed Earth Harp, performed for guests at the recent St. Luke’s Hospital “Imagine” Gala at The Chase Park Plaza. The event raised $208,000 to support St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care, which provides care in a state-of-the-art facility featuring the latest technology and medical expertise for cancer prevention, ...

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MICDS gets second straight field hockey state championship

If there’s one thing that beats winning a state championship, it’s winning two in a row. That’s what the MICDS Rams field hockey team did, capturing its second consecutive Midwest Tournament state championship. The Rams scored a 2-1 win over the Cor Jesu Chargers. “Accomplishing something like this – the first time in the history of our school’s field hockey ...

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Bulletin Board: Andrews Academy students named to National Honor Choir

Andrews Academy students named to National Honor Choir Under the direction of Music Director Emma Southworth, seven students from Andrews Academy were among the 3,300 students who tried out for the 2015 National Honor Choir this past summer. Students were asked to sing “America” in the soprano vocal range. Four students including Aaradhya Diwan, Sajjad Haider, Imani Higo and Ria ...

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Dog park construction underway near dog museum in Queeny Park

It won’t be long before Queeny Park goes to the dogs. That’s because preliminary work has begun on the Queeny Dog Park. The off-the-leash dog play area, which sits on nearly 7 acres, is set to open next spring, according to St. Louis County parks officials. “Work and preparations are underway,” said Anne Klein, assistant director of parks and recreation ...

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Creve Coeur Council approves hospice, hospital construction plan

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital plans to erect a 16-bed hospice in the near term and replace its current outdated hospital at 12634 Olive Blvd with the construction of a new 96-bed facility. But before construction could begin, the hospital required the approval of the Creve Coeur City Council. On Nov. 24, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital got what it wanted when ...

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Wildwood set to vote on future park

Wildwood’s City Council is set to vote Dec. 8 on giving final approval to a lease agreement with St. Louis County for the 99-acre Belleview Farms tract in the Meramec River greenway to be used as a park. Joe Vujnich, the city’s director of planning and parks, has said the term of the lease is 25 years, with possible renewal ...

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Wildwood gives final approval to Centaur Road speed limit, half Ironman event

To address some drivers who are far exceeding the current speed limit, Wildwood’s City Council gave final approval Nov. 24 to legislation that will reduce the speed limit on Centaur Road, between a railroad crossing near the city’s boundary with Chesterfield and Eatherton Road, from 45 to 35 miles per hour. The rest of Centaur, between Wild Horse Creek Road ...

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