Rockwood graduate studies turtles in Hawaii

Marquette High 2014 graduate Leyna Stemle has a passion for turtles. Earlier this summer, Stemle worked with the St. Louis Box Turtle Project. In partnership with the Tyson Environmental Research Fellowship (TERF) and the Shaw Institute for Field Training (SIFT), she worked with the Saint Louis Zoo and Washington University scientists to better understand turtle ecosystems. In July, Stemle travelled ...

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Eureka High campus suffers vandalism, broken windows and spray paint graffiti

Two windows were broken and multiple surfaces defaced with spray paint at Eureka High overnight on Saturday, July 26. The damage from the vandalism totals $5,000, including the costs of cleanup and replacement materials. Rockwood School District Superintendent Dr. Eric D. Knost addressed the situation on the district’s Facebook page on July 28, saying such actions do not reflect the ...

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Ballwin draws line on yard debris, clutter in carports, porches

The city of Ballwin has approved an ordinance giving its code enforcement personnel what is designed to be a better way to deal with trash, debris and other materials cluttering up residents’ carports, porches or other parts of property outside of any enclosed building. Passage came on a 5-2 vote after discussion focused on the measure’s scope, enforceability and changes ...

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Election Preview: West County

UPDATE: Walter S. Young (R), candidate for St. Louis County Council (District7) has been added to this list of candidates. In anticipation of the Aug. 5 election, West County candidates were invited to answer the following questions: Why are you running and what are your priorities if elected? What are your qualifications for holding public office?

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Creve Coeur Council approves $60,000 for art-inspired bus shelter

Before long, people waiting for a bus at two spots along Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur will be able to feast their eyes on works of art. And, if one Creve Coeur councilmember has his way, all of the city’s bus shelters will be works of art. The Creve Coeur City Council voted July 14 to spend $60,000 on an ...

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Wing Ding to showcase local poultry-cooking talent

An upcoming chicken wing contest benefiting United Cerebral Palsy Heartland will put attendees’ taste buds to work. The 4th Annual St. Louis Wing Ding takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Queeny Park Greensfelder Complex. Over 20 local restaurants will be putting their best wing forward for a panel of 25 celebrity judges, including West Newsmagazine’s managing ...

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Eureka resident asks Rockwood to protest possible gravel mining facility

A resident is asking the Rockwood School District Board of Education for its help in protesting a sand and gravel plant proposed for Eureka. Dr. Stephen Sanders, who lives on Pleasant Valley Estates Drive, told the board during public comment at its July 17 meeting that he represented business owners and residents in Eureka who are worried about a Winter ...

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Ellisville prepares trailer, RV legislation

Ellisville’s city staff has drafted a piece of legislation that will overrule the existing ordinance governing parking an RV, boat, trailer or motor vehicle at a residence. The City Council is expected to review and vote on the bill at the upcoming Aug. 6 meeting. The bill came before the council on July 16, but Mayor Adam Paul made a ...

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News Briefs: Ballwin to intervene in Ameren rate case

BALLWIN City to intervene in Ameren rate case The city of Ballwin has approved a recommendation from its city attorney to intervene in Ameren Missouri’s rate increase request now pending before the Missouri Public Service Commission. City Attorney Robert Jones made the recommendation at the Ballwin Board of Aldermen’s July 21 meeting, noting that intervening will enable the city to ...

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