Lindenwood bows to Missouri Western in Division II Game of the Week

Missouri Western scored 21 points from turnovers and parlayed that into a 26-9 victory over Lindenwood University Thursday night at Hunter Stadium in St. Charles, Mo. Lindenwood came out with a lot of energy and played well in the first half, but mistakes allowed the Griffons to lead 14-9 at halftime, Missouri Western scored on its first drive after a Lions turnover set the Griffons up at the Lindenwood 29. Six plays later, Missouri Western scored on a 15-yard pass from TJ LaFaver to Brandyyn Clark. The Lions cut the lead to 7-6 early in the second quarter. On a first down from ...

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Marquette High earns CAPPIES

The Marquette High School Theatre Company received 19 nominations for their work on the stage during the 2013-14 school year. The nominations came for awards presented by the Critics and Awards Program. Known as CAPPIES, the awards recognize, among other things, high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers. Students were nominated for make-up, special effects, costumes, creativity, featured actress in a play, featured actress in a musical, comic actress in a play, supporting actress in a play, supporting actor in a musical, lead ...

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Thomas Sowell – Who Wants War?

Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don’t want another war. In all my 84 years, I cannot recall a time when most Americans wanted war. That is something we should be proud of. But wars are not always optional. Even World War II — which some have called “the good war” — was not something that most Americans wanted. But the Japanese took that decision out of our hands when they bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. And Hitler removed any ...

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Central County Fire & Rescue seeks resident input for SAFE-T program

Six years ago, the residents of the Central County Fire & Rescue fire protection district (CCFR) came together through the SAFE-T (Securing A Future of Excellence – Together) program to create a long-range plan to continue quality emergency services. Now, the district’s Board has charged the community with continuing this program to develop recommendations for the future of the district’s facilities and equipment, and provide updates to the original plan. “As we have seen over the past few years, SAFE-T is a great opportunity for the residents of our area to learn more about and provide input on the level ...

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Ellisville Council approves Fountain Plaza Lion’s Choice

The Lion’s Choice development set for Ellisville has been given the green light by the City Council, despite the continued protests of nearby Clarkson Valley residents. At a special session on Sept. 11, the council approved a site development plan and conditional use permit for a drive-through in a 4-0 vote, with Councilmembers Matt Pirrello (District 1), Roze Acup (District 3) and Cindy Pool (District 3) absent. The Lion’s Choice will be built next to Clarkson Road at the far north of the Fountain Plaza. That will put the restaurant approximately 36 feet from the property line of the nearest ...

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Tops in fundraising – and rope jumping

When Blevins Elementary held its annual Jump Rope for Heart event for the American Heart Association earlier this year, the school raised an impressive $14,127. That total landed them the number eight spot on the list of top fundraising schools for the American Heart Association. “I am so proud of my students,” said Principal Sharon Jackson. “It’s because of their hard work that we are in the top 10 fundraising schools in the state.”

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Parkway, Rockwood high schools rank as ‘America’s Best’

All four traditional Parkway high schools – Central, North, South and West – and all four traditional Rockwood high schools – Eureka, Lafayette, Marquette and Rockwood Summit – made the Daily Beast 2014 list of “America’s Best High Schools.” This annual list highlights public high schools across the country that do the best job of providing college-ready graduates. To determine the Best High Schools, six indicators culled from school surveys were used to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily. Other criteria included: college-level courses and exams, percentage of students with ...

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In theaters Sept. 26

An action movie staring Denzel Washington and a stop-motion film based off a children's book means there is something for everyone on the silver screen this weekend.

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Abby Carpenter looks toward state in record-breaking fashion

Abby Carpenter is the third girl in her family to play tennis for the Lancers. Her older sister, Trish, and middle sister, Kelly, also played. But when the sisters talk about their accomplishments on the court, the youngest Carpenter has bragging rights. A senior, she recently became the winningest player in the history of the Lafayette girls program, surpassing the record of 148 held by Haleigh Chobanian, who graduated last spring. “It is great to have had the opportunity to play varsity tennis at Lafayette,” Carpenter said. “Breaking the record is an accomplishment I am very proud of, and I ...

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Parkway approves new policy for use of facilities

Parkway School District’s Board of Education approved a new policy Sept. 10 setting out an updated system for community use of school facilities. Paul Tandy, the district’s director of communications, said that, during the last school year, a committee was formed to study Parkway’s existing “use of premise” policy and guidelines. This policy outlines the procedures to be used by both school-sponsored and non-school sponsored groups when using Parkway’s facilities for activities and events. Tandy said the previous procedures lacked sufficient clarity regarding the prioritization for reserving space by various groups. Additionally, the fee structure contained four different levels, and ...

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