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Andrews Academy students battle for charity

The fourth-graders at Andrews Academy in Creve Coeur have been working on a business project inspired by the book “The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davies. The brother and sister in the book have a lemonade war for three days, battling to see who will earn the most profit.

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Surging Priory shakes off slow start, takes down MICDS

The Priory Rebels seemed to be sleepwalking through the first half of play against Metro League rival Mary Institute/Country Day School. MICDS, who was playing without the services of star forward/guard Alec Spence, gave the Rebels headaches with their pressure man-to-man defense early as the Rebels held just a 24-22 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, it all turned Priory’s way as sophomores Dan Kacmarek, John Forshaw, and senior big man Nate VonderHaar, found their shooting touch and the Rebels pulled away for a 55-44 victory Tuesday night at Priory. “I think we started off a little slow,” VonderHaar ...

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Thomas Sowell – New Year’s Irresolution

Thomas Sowell

President Barack Obama's absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France in its opposition to Islamic terrorists, was another sign of the Obama administration's continuing irresolution in the face of terror.

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New to ‘Best of West’ – Best Civic Servant

To say somebody is the Best Civic Servant is to say a lot. Not only does it mean they provide a vital service to the community, it requires that they show a dedication and passion for their work and the residents who rely on them.

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‘Best of West’

West Newsmagazine asked, and our readers answered. Here are the 2014 winners of the “Best of West” along with the first and second runners-up.

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A Dunne-deal as O’Fallon standout leads Team USA to U18 women’s hockey championship

O’Fallon’s Jincy Dunne’s power-play goal 51 seconds into overtime Monday (Jan. 12) lifted the United States to a 3-2 victory against Canada in the gold-medal game of the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. Team USA and Canada have played in every gold-medal game since the U18 Women’s World Championship started in 2008. Each team now has won four gold medals. Canada had won the past three championship games. It was Dunne’s first time winning the gold. It was her third time putting on the USA jersey for the IIHF Women’s U18 World Championship. The senior at The ...

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Region seeks to boost freight handling capabilities by road, rail, river and runway

Freight isn’t a word that conjures up warm, fuzzy images. For most people, it’s probably the opposite. Images come to mind of being stuck behind an 18-wheeler as it labors to pass a similar vehicle while struggling up a long hill on the interstate or waiting at a railroad crossing while a mile-long string of hopper cars rumbles through on the way to somewhere.

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