Fort Zumwalt School District to continue ImPACT testing

The Fort Zumwalt School District will continue to test its athletes – both on and off the field – for the effects of concussions. The district will utilize the ImPACT testing program again next year for its high school athletes involved with football, soccer and cheerleading. Brandon Larkin, M.D., with Advanced Bone and Joint in St. Peters, presented the results ...

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St. Charles’ Turner gets picked up by Cubs

Westminster Christian Academy graduate Jacob Turner has a new team to pitch for. The Chicago Cubs acquired Miami Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner, whom they also claimed on waivers. The Marlins received Class-A pitchers Jose Arias and Tyler Bremer in return. Turner will be the latest reclamation project for pitching coach Chris Bosio, joining recently acquired Felix Doubront. Turner, a St. ...

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River City splits twin-bill with Florence, stays in first place in division

The River City Rascals kept hold of their slim lead over the rival Gateway Grizzlies in Frontier League West Division race for another day. On Friday night (Aug. 8) at TR Hughes Ballpark, the host Rascals won the first game of a twi-night doubleheader against the Florence (Ky.) Freedom and then lost the second game for a split. That coupled ...

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Youth orchestra now auditioning

Area marching band students are invited to join the St. Charles County Youth Orchestra (SCCYO) this fall. SCCYO will hold auditions on Aug. 9-10 at Lindenwood University’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. SCCYO will work with the marching band schedule and offer a tuition discount. The orchestra also is looking for all levels of strings, winds and percussion. For ...

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Business: Rack House West Winery opens doors

PEOPLE SSM Health Care has announced Candace Jennings, FACHE, as the new regional president-hospital operations, for SSM Health Care-St. Louis. She has responsibility for seven area hospitals: Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, DePaul Health Center, St. Clare Health Care, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center-Wentzville, St. Joseph Hospital West and St. Mary’s Health Center, as well as St. ...

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Ellisville’s proposed Lion’s Choice has neighbors in an uproar

Residents of a Clarkson Valley subdivision made a show of force at the Aug. 6 Ellisville City Council meeting, objecting to the development of a Lion’s Choice in Ellisville’s Fountain Plaza. The Lion’s Choice is set to go next to Clarkson Road at the far north of Fountain Plaza and would be located in a lot approximately 36 feet from ...

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Students participate in CYCLE program

More than 100 high school students from across Missouri participated in the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) program held July 9-11 in Jefferson City. Local delegates sponsored by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) included Hannah Baalman, Dardenne Prairie; Sofia Ezeamii, Lake Saint Louis; Allison Foster, Weldon Spring; Alexa Jones, O’Fallon; and Madison Jones, O’Fallon. The CYCLE program is ...

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August primary results: fluke or trend?

To the Editor: Many Republican voters pulled a Democrat ballot August 5th, in St. Louis County.  Having crossed over once, how many will do it again in November?  It is no secret that the Republican legislature in Jefferson City has exhibited minimal leadership on major issues while spending most of a short legislative calendar talking about issues invented by lobbyists. ...

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MoDOT to begin work on I-64/Route 141 interchange

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Millstone-Weber Inc., will start work next week to make significant improvements to the interchange between Route 141 and I-64. As part of the $7 million project, crews will add two-lane left turns between Route 141 and the eastbound and westbound I-64 ramps. In addition, they will improve the intersections at Conway Road ...

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