Business: Eight ribbon cuttings in St. Charles County

PEOPLE First State Bank of St. Charles recently appointed Luanne Cundiff as bank president. Cundiff has served the bank for 19 years, most recently as executive vice president. She currently sits on the St. Charles County Workforce Investment Board, the St. Charles County Community and Children’s Resource Board, the Barnes Jewish St. Peters – Progress West Foundation and the Rotary ...

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In theaters Sept. 19

This weekend at the movies, Liam Neeson is chases down kidnappers and an amnesiac boy fights monsters and tries to escape from a futuristic maze.

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It’s the great pumpkin farm

Located off of Old Olive Street Road in Chesterfield, the farm changes colors from green to orange each fall as the yearly pumpkin crop is harvested and put on display. This year, as the leaves change color to match the burgeoning pumpkin crop, the Rombach family business is preparing to celebrate a special event: its 100-year anniversary.

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Parkway schools raising funds for a cure

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. This year, nine schools in the Parkway School District participated in the society’s School and Youth campaign, raising an outstanding $7,365. More than 4,000 Parkway students participated. The effort was led by the following schools/employees ...

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Rockwood postpones intramural activity fees

The Rockwood School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously on Sept. 4 to postpone collection of participation fees for elementary and middle school intramural activities until after further study of the issue, as requested by Superintendent Eric Knost. Knost told the board that the original proposal for participation fees was presented in February, as part of various belt-tightening efforts by ...

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Creve Coeur Council reaches consensus on trash service

It appears the Creve Coeur City Council finally has reached a consensus on the question of whether to charge for backyard “valet” trash pickup. Last year, Mayor Barry Glantz broke a 4-4 tie on the question by voting against charging $15 a month for the service. After that, the council approved a one-year extension of its contract with Allied (Republic) ...

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STARS researchers

Thirty aspiring scientists have been rewarded for a summer of hard work in the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The teenage scientists were part of a larger group of 88 students that spent six weeks conducting intensive research and producing award-winning research papers with help from St. Louis-area professionals and professors. ...

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Lafayette’s cross country team ready to uphold winning tradition

The 2014 Lancers have a lineup many coaches would love to have an opportunity to work with. But Lafayette coach Sean O’Connor has them and he wants to keep them. “I love this year’s team,” O’Connor said. “They are a great group of guys who are dedicated and have worked extremely hard this summer to improve. I can’t wait for ...

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GROWING LACROSSE: Four MICDS players commit to Division 1 schools

Missouri’s reputation in high school boys lacrosse is growing by leaps and bounds. MICDS has played a large role in that development. The program that coach Andy Kay has worked hard to build resulted in a state championship last spring with an 11-10 overtime victory against CBC. From that team, four members of the Rams now have made Division 1 ...

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Ellisville code changes raise objections

The Ellisville City Council has altered the city’s code to relax restrictions on commercial wall, monument and real estate signs, a decision several councilmembers disagree with. The council passed the ordinance changing the sign regulations at a Sept. 3 meeting in a 4-2 vote, with Councilmembers Cindy Pool (District 3) and Roze Acup (District 3) against. Councilmember Matt Pirrello (District ...

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