Baseball writers dinner

The 1985 St. Louis Cardinals World Series team and retired Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will headline the 57th Annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner on Jan. 18.

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Ballwin to consider changes in sewer program

The popularity of a Ballwin program to help single-family residential property owners pay for needed sanitary sewer repairs is exceeding the city’s ability to provide timely reimbursement to those who undertake the fixes, and the Board of Aldermen has decided to consider ways to remedy the situation.

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Son charged with murder in father’s death

On Friday, Dec. 5, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on Andrew Dunn, 31, for one count of murder in the first degree and one count of armed criminal action in the death of Ballwin resident Terry Dunn, age 61.

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Rockwood teacher wins STEM award for innovative use of 3-D technology

As the final warning bell rang at Lafayette High, signaling that the next class period had begun, students in Mark McAllister’s class were already hard at work. They were working in a 3-D solid modeling program called Autodesk Inventor, which allows students to create shapes and then turn them into solid forms. The work is exciting, hence the reason the students are eager to get started and why they stay engaged. From concept to completion, students can make full assemblies and working drawings in McAllister’s Introduction to Engineering Design class. The class is an innovative combination of  Project Lead The ...

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Wildwood approves 2015 budget

Wildwood’s City Council, on Dec. 8, gave final approval by a vote of 12 to 1 to legislation accepting the city’s proposed fiscal year 2015 municipal budget.

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Business: Villages of Willowbrooke groundbreaking

Pictured at the Villages of Willowbrooke groundbreaking are (from left) Payne Family Homes Sales Manager Erin Whitehead, McKelvey Homes Assistant Judi Onesky, Heartland Bank Senior Vice President Jack Mannebach, Barry Simon (developer), JCCA President Lynn Wittels (CEO) , Heartland Bank President Dave Minton, JCCA staff member Matt Weaver (CFO), Payne Family Homes President Ken Kruse,  St. Louis County COO Garry Earls, Consort Homes President Ken Stricker, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, McKelvey Homes President Jim Brennan, Creve Coeur Fire District Chief Ken Black, McKelvey Homes Sales Manager Tim Knoche, Tim Martin, Chris Blomberg and Charlie Zeni of McKelvey  Homes. ...

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Bulletin Board: Teams advance in FIRST LEGO League competition

Teams advance in FIRST LEGO League competition The Seuss Scientists, a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team representing several West County schools, recently participated in an Eastern Missouri Qualifier. Coaches Scott and Marta Allred of Wildwood Middle; Kate Allred, an eighth-grader at LaSalle Springs Middle; Ben Hughes, a fifth-grader at Ridge Meadows Elementary; Myles Allred, a fifth-grader at Ridge Meadows Elementary; and Brendan Benigno, a fifth-grader at St. Alban Roe make up the team. Each year, a new challenge is announced that focuses on a different real-world topic related to the sciences. For this year’s theme – “World Class – Learning ...

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Rockwood addresses student protests

Rockwood School District Superintendent Eric Knost wrote to secondary school parents during the first week in December, saying he wanted to clarify his position and that of the district “regarding any demonstrations that have occurred on our school campuses.”

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