Wildwood considers lower speed limit for Centaur Road near Chesterfield

To address potential danger created by drivers traveling up to 30 miles per hour over the current speed limit, Wildwood’s City Council, on Nov. 10, is set to vote on legislation that would reduce the speed limit on a portion of Centaur Road. The stretch of road in question is between a railroad crossing near the city’s boundary with Chesterfield and Eatherton Road. The speed limit would be reduced from 45 to 35 miles per hour. The rest of Centaur, between Wild Horse Creek Road and the railroad crossing, would remain at its current 30 mph limit. Ryan Thomas, the ...

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West County Veterans Day Observances

The following events are open to the public. FRIDAY, NOV. 7  Wildwood Middle, 17401 Manchester Road in Wildwood, hosts a tree planting from 9-10 a.m. Veterans only also are invited for breakfast from 8-9 a.m.   SUNDAY, NOV. 9 Ellisville Police Department, in conjunction with St. John Church and Parkway Chamber Strings Orchestra, host a concert from 2-3 p.m. at St. John Church, 15800 Manchester Road in Ellisville.   MONDAY, NOV. 10  • Green Pines Elementary, 16543 Green Pines Drive in Chesterfield, hosts an assembly at 8:45 a.m. • Kehrs Mill Elementary, 2650 Kehrs Mill Road in Chesterfield, hosts a ...

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News Briefs: Page Extension project comes to an end

BALLWIN Medication take-back efforts commended The city of Ballwin has drawn praise for its medication take-back efforts. Parkway South High students Claire and Katie Sharp presented city officials with a framed certificate of commendation from the Parkway Safe and Drug Free and Teen Voice for Change organizations. In addition to scheduling periodic times when residents can bring in unused and expired prescription drugs, Ballwin also now has a secure receptacle at police department headquarters where medications can be disposed of at any time,. Mayor Tim Pogue accepted the commendation on behalf of the city.   City ranks among top suburbs ...

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Editorial: It’s a matter of trust

On Oct. 30, there were three accidents on Interstate 64 and its exit ramps – one during the morning drive time on the exit ramp at Olive/Clarkson and two others during the evening commute. Those accidents were nearly parallel, with one on eastbound I-64 and one on the exit ramp to Timberlake Manor Parkway. Monarch firefighter-paramedics responded to all three accidents – blocking traffic and providing aid. Here’s a fact. Most of us would not want to have to work an accident on a crowded highway. Here’s another fact. Most of us are grateful that there are men and women ...

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Deer hunting

To the Editor: We are all aware of the increasing deer population – what a nuisance that can be. (“Regulation changes proposed to spur hunting in Wildwood,” West Newsmagazine, Oct. 22.) I have spent a small fortune on “Deer Off” trying to protect my hostas and other plants. We have from three to five deer daily at the entrance and throughout our subdivision. A humane solution – in my opinion – would be to put out some feed that would prevent them from procreating. Simple, humane. Thanks for listening. Mrs. J. Urban Chesterfield  

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Making sense of fall traditions

To the Editor: If it is known that some football helmets have been scientifically proven to be superior in safety for high schools and colleges, then why haven’t our political leaders mandated that all helmets be made to meet those standards? I’m not for government control of private industry, but when lives are affected it may be time to step in. Shame on the educational institutions for not making this decision on their own. I would believe the safer helmets should have priority over fancy-looking buildings and grounds. On another note, by the time this is printed, the political rhetoric ...

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Keep your change

To the Editor: Why is it that when they do not like something, liberals always want it to change to suit their perspective? Now along comes Mr. Summers (“Time for a more even perspective,” West Newsmagazine, Oct. 29)  who doesn’t like the conservative tilt of West Newsmagazine and wants less “far-right” content I say to Mr. Summers, if you don’t like it, don’t read it. Do you ask the Post-Dispatch, to include less “far left” content? How about MSNBC? I do not care for their content so I do not read or listen to them – well, I will listen ...

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The gift of life

To the Editor: I just want to thank “A grateful double-lung transplant” for his message (West Newsmagazine, Nov. 22). My mother-in-law (who is now deceased) received a double-lung transplant in 2000 from a young girl (age 15) from Washington state. We have been lucky enough to meet the parents of the girl and her grandparents and have formed a very loving relationship. Thank you for not only bringing awareness to a great cause (organ donation), but for thanking your donor. It is a sad thing that one life must be lost to help another, but bless the people that donate, ...

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High school girls tennis

Whitfield sophomore Grace Klutke made history for the Warriors. Klutke reached the Class 1 semifinals in the state tennis meet at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. It was her first trip to the state tournament. “She is the first girl from Whitfield who has made it to state,” Whitfield coach Jill Starr said. “There was a boy, Michael Gardner, about eight years ago who made it to state.” Klutke beat Clinton’s Adriane Dehn in her opening match 6-1, 6-1. She followed that with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Chillicothe’s Sydnie Whiteside to make the semifinals. However, Klutke’s run ended ...

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