New taxiway for Spirit

Nearly $3 million in construction work on a new aircraft taxiway has begun at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield Valley. The work is the first major infrastructure improvement at the airport in nearly 10 years, according to aviation Director John D. Bales.

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Manchester Legion off to strong start with banner month

Fewer teams have had better starts this summer than the Manchester Senior Legion baseball team. Despite losing a week’s worth of games to rainy weather which plagued the area June 14-20, Post 208 has been rolling in thanks in large part to a blazing 7-1 start. Post 208 started the streak back on June 2, with a doubleheader win over Jerseyville  8-2 and 13-0. That double victory was followed by road wins at Festus and Lemay on June 3 and 4. Manchester clipped Festus 8-6 and edged Lemay 10-9. After winning three straight non league games, it was now time ...

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Thomas Sowell – Hillary and History

Thomas Sowell

There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify her.

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Marquette’s Thomas enjoys strong first round at Missouri Amateur after winning for U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier

Fresh off playing 36 holes in U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier, Marquette’s Frankie Thomas headed southwest to play with the best amateur golfers in the state. The left-handed hitting Thomas, who will be a senior this fall for the Mustangs, is in a group tied for seventh with a 1-over 71 Tuesday (June 23) in the Missouri Amateur Championship. He is just three shots out of the lead in the 108th annual championship at Buffalo Ridge Golf Course in Hollister. “I am a little tired,” acknowledged Thomas, who didn’t reach Hollister until about midnight. Luckily, he had a 12:58 p.m. tee ...

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World War II postcard shows up in local man’s mail 72 years after being sent In December of 1942, Doug Wade was a young Marine Corps enlistee headed to San Diego, California. En route – during a long train ride west from Illinois – he sent a postcard to a high school buddy who was then attending college in Minneapolis. Not long ago, almost 73 years after that postcard was mailed from El Paso, Texas, it was returned to Wade, now a resident of Chesterfield. No, the U.S. Postal Service hadn’t been that slow in delivering it or in finding ...

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