Community Interest

Whiskey Dixon, Contagious coming again to New Melle this June Festival Parade Theme announced as “Wild, Wild, West”

It’s that time of the year again to announce our annual festival here in our local community. The New Melle Festival is held each year and vendors from around the community, an all-star carnival company, bands from the area, children and adults of all ages come together. New Melle Sports and Recreation will sponsor the New Melle Festival on its grounds June 15th through 17th, 2017.

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MDC and DU hold Wetlands for Kids Day April 1 at Busch Conservation Area

—– You can call them water filters, or flood buffers, but many unique plants and animals call wetlands home. On April 1, you’ll definitely call them fun. 

The annual Wetlands for Kids Day celebration is set for Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles. Wetlands for Kids Day is hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Ducks Unlimited (DU). The event, supported by grants from MasterCard, Purina Pro Plan, and the Mississippi Valley Duck Hunters Association, is free for both kids and adults.

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MDC encourages people to Be Bear Aware!

Don’t feed bears. Avoid encounters. React right.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As blossoms and buds emerge each spring, so do Missouri's estimated 300 native black bears. As they leave their winter dens this time of year, finding food is their main focus. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people to "Be Bear Aware" by not feeding bears and not providing potential sources of food.

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Spring into Photos

April showers bring May flowers, the Plein Air Art Festival and many opportunities for spring photographs. “Blooms in Augusta” and “Art in Augusta” are the themes for the upcoming “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest with a deadline at the end of June. Start planning ahead for your contest entry.

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Celebration & Praise – Spring Concert

Choral Arts Singers, Francis Howell North High School Concert Choir, and members of the St. Charles Symphony will perform Joseph Haydn’s “Kleine Orgelmasse mass in B/Bflat Major” and other selections on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, 3866 S. Old Hwy 94, St. Charles  63304; and Sunday April 23 at 2:00 pm at Assumption Chapel, 403 N. Main, O’Fallon 63366.  Admission is Adults $7 and Children (6-18) $3.  See

Catfish Tournament to Benefit Focus Marines Foundation

Again this year, Missouri River Excursions and Trail Smoke House will host a catfish tournament on Memorial Day Weekend to benefit the Focus Marines Foundation. Mark your calendars now. Check-in will be Friday, May 26 from noon to 6 p.m. Fish weigh-in will be Saturday, no later than 4 p.m. Awards Saturday at 6 p.m. Rules include: No trout lines set before check in.

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