Holidays Past: Send us your Kodak moments

Submit your holiday photos for a chance for them to appear in an upcoming issue of West Newsmagazine! We have several categories that the photos can be submitted to: Vintage toys, Ornaments of childhoods past, Santa makes me sad, and pets in holiday attire.

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Proposed budget includes city pay increase

City services would remain unchanged, and city employees would receive a pay raise under an $18.8 million budget currently being considered by the Manchester Board of Aldermen. The proposed budget for the year beginning Jan. 1 provides for expenditures  about $900,000 higher than the current fiscal year, according to city budget documents. Revenues, however, are projected to be sufficient to ...

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Boys Basketball preview

It’s time to tip off another high school boys basketball season. CBC won the Class 5 state championship last year and the Cadets’ coach Justin Tatum has two starters back. Tatum is casting his squad as underdogs who will “need to play with a chip on our shoulder” this season. Chaminade will be competing with CBC for supremacy in the ...

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Birthday celebration at The Little School

The Ascension Early Childhood Center – The Little School – celebrated its 20th birthday on Friday, Oct. 3. The Little School welcomed its first students in September 1995. Many things have changed throughout the past 20 years, but the philosophy and mission of the school have remained the same. The Little School offers Catholic early education to children two to ...

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Fighting against diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and students at Babler Elementary have come together to not only raise money for research but also help a fellow classmate. The Babler “Girls on the Run” team has been collecting “Dollars for Diabetes” in honor of Babler fourth-grade student Raquel Gebel. Proceeds will benefit The Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation and Washington ...

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High school signings

Some area high school seniors signed letters of intent recently with universities. Here is a list of local signings: CBC Baseball: Shane Melbrod and Stephen Haring with Xaiver, Ryan Deering with the University of Illinois-Springfield and Ryan Vierling with Notre Dame. Track and field: Jerrick Powell with Howard University.   EUREKA    Baseball: Blake Clynes with Murray State. Cross country/track ...

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Drive-throughs get green light

After lengthy discussion at several meetings, the Creve Coeur City Council has approved a tough new ordinance on drive-through restaurants. The ordinance, approved at the council’s Nov. 10 meeting, drops the minimum lot size for a drive-through from 3 acres to 2 acres. However, it includes stiff requirements to protect nearby residences from noise and unsightliness and requires stacking lanes ...

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St. Louis County to rename Packwood Park

A section of St. Louis County’s Packwood Park, which is leased to the city of Wildwood, would be renamed Bluff View Park under legislation being considered by the St. Louis County Council. “The (new) name fits in better with what we are doing there,” said Tom Ott, the county’s acting director of parks and recreation. “At the end of the ...

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Thomas Sowell – Beware of Our Betters

Thomas Sowell

Jonathan Gruber’s several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media. Whatever did ...

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