A Letter from Dutzow Community Club

We hope that you had a Great Holiday season. Even though we are in the middle of the coldest part of winter, baseball and softball season is right around the corner. The Dutzow Community Club will be holding our 2022 signups over the next few months and we hope your family can join us for the upcoming season.

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Community Associations Institute Volunteer Leader of the Year 2021

On December 9, 2021, the Community Associations Institute Heartland Chapter was honored to present Jerry Thornton, Lake Sherwood Estates Association, with this year’s chapter award in the community association industry, as Volunteer Leader of the Year, 2021. Jerry received the award at the CAI Heartland Annual Meeting/Holiday Party.

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Historic Augusta's 39th Annual Candlelight Walk

By Diane Cannon Piwowarczyk

The 39th Annual Augusta Candlelight Walk was held December 3rd and 10th. Shops, galleries, wineries and vineyards were open throughout the evening as thousands of candle-lit luminaries lined the streets, all with the goal of highlighting Augusta's history, architecture and businesses. The Hoffmann Family of Companies offered free shuttles that took visitors throughout the town. Activities this year included a scavenger hunt, a gingerbread house contest, strolling carolers, a bonfire in the Town Square, carriage rides, pictures with Santa and much more.

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County Executive Steve Ehlmann Withdraws Bill 5030 Proposing Charter Amendment

By Dianne Sudbrock

St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann has withdrawn Bill 5030 which he proposed in December to be added to the April 2022 election ballot. The bill would have asked the St. Charles County voters to approve a Charter Amendment that would have prohibited the St. Charles County Executive from carrying on any trade, occupation, business or enterprise for personal profit or gain, other than his/her duties as County Executive. 

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Jan. 8 Plane Crash Near New Melle

Updated 01/11/22 with corrected incident date (Saturday, January 8, 2022)

For those who have not been following the New Melle 411 Facebook page, here is a post from the New Melle Fire Protection District and the Plane Helicopter Crash Accidents Incidents regarding the plane crash near New Melle on Friday night.

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Additional information will be provided in the coming days.

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