News Briefs: Ballwin urged to equip police with video

BALLWIN City earns ‘StormReady’ status Ballwin officially is a “StormReady” city and meets all the criteria listed by the National Weather Service for that designation. Police Chief Steve Schicker made that announcement at the Ballwin Board of Aldermen Sept. 8 meeting, crediting a group of students from Marquette High for coordinating efforts to help the city earn the designation. Achieving ...

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Unrandom Thoughts

To the Editor: • Flipping Ferguson (West Newsmagazine, Aug. 27) – How anyone could accuse Officer Wilson of executing that young man without all the evidence presented is unfathomable. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? What happened to standing beside those who are trained to protect citizens, and themselves, and who put their live on the line doing so? ...

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Ferguson: An opportunity to learn from our mistakes

To the Editor: In his September 3rd opinion piece on the civil unrest in Ferguson, Mr. Sowell attempts to create a generalization that “heavily armed or aggressive police forces” are not what seed rioters, but rather suppress their tendency to riot. Unfortunately, what Mr. Sowell does not understand is that generalizations do not account for the unique dynamics of each ...

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Speaking with respect

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the Letter to the Editor published in the September 3rd issue of West Newsmagazine from Monarch Fire Board member Jane Cunningham. While I am also in favor of fiscal responsibility with taxpayer dollars, as I am a taxpaying citizen residing within the Monarch Fire District area, I have observed what I ...

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Our Founding Fathers foresaw this event

To the Editor: With all of the local, national and international unrest, and visualizing what is happening, I started thinking about when our Nation was forming and what was going on. I “googled” the Declaration of Independence, and a small part of the second paragraph, recognizable to most, is worth printing here: “We hold these truths to be self evident, ...

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St. Peters Rec Plex to host ‘Try Skating for Free’ class

Have you ever wondered if you could learn how to ice skate? The St. Peters Rec-Plex is hosting “Try Skating for Free” at the Rec-Plex North Rink on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Participating skaters can try the Rec-Plex’s Intro to Ice Skating class followed by 30 minutes of open skating with lights, music and games. Classes will be ...

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River City falls to Schaumburg in game two of championship series

  There would be no late-inning magic for the River City Rascals in game 2 of the Frontier League championship series. On Sunday night (Sept. 15), the Rascals fell 6-2 to the Schaumburg (Il.) Boomers at T. R. Hughes Ballpark. A three-run homer off the bat of Schaumburg’s Gerard Hall in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie and helped ...

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Port earns medalist honors at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

Ellen Port fired a 2-under-par 71 Sunday for a 36-hole total of 2-under 144 to earn stroke-play medalist honors at the 2014 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, held at the 6,109-yard, par-73 Hollywood Golf Club. St. Louis native Port, 52, the two-time defending U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion, bettered four players by nine shots and became the fifth player since 2002 to ...

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Crespo leads Rascals past Boomers in championship series opener

  River City second baseman Hector Crespo picked a great time to come through at the plate for the Rascals. Crespo went 2 for 3 at the dish to propel the River City to a 5-1 victory over the Schaumburg Boomers in game one of the Frontier League championship series Saturday night (Sept. 13) at TR Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon, ...

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Defending champion Port tied for the qualifying lead after one round at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Two-time defending champion Ellen Port and Brenda Pictor shared the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur qualifying lead at even-par 73 on Saturday (Sept. 13) at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J. The 52-year-old Port has a record four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles and captained the winning U.S. Curtis Cup team in June. “The last three weeks, I have really worked hard ...

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