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EXPERIENCE AN EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE AT HOMESCHOOL DAYS ON MAY 30 AND AUG. 28

Homeschooled children can acquire core school hours in a unique environment during Homeschool Days at The Historic Daniel Boone Home, 1868 Highway F in Defiance. This learning and exploring opportunity for children and their families will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 30 and Aug. 28. Children will learn about life on the frontier through hands-on programs and demonstrations in our historic village. 

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St. Charles County Jail Commissions Emergency Response Team



The safety of all who live, work and play in St. Charles County is always a priority for County Government. County employees receive training regularly to maintain certifications and to learn new skills and techniques that ensure safety within our community. 


As an example of this dedication to public safety, the St. Charles County Corrections Department (County jail) recently commissioned a new Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). The team is deployed for any major incident that may occur on jail property. 

“As St. Charles County has grown, the severity of the crimes committed by our jail population has increased and the propensity for violence amongst the inmates has grown as well. It’s important to have staff properly trained to handle critical situations,” says Dan Keen, Director of the Department of Corrections. “The individuals on this team are dedicated to ensure everyone – including our inmates – are safe from harm in emergency situations – whether it’s a disturbance or a riot, we are prepared to respond and minimize and eliminate the situation.” 

Employees in the Department of Corrections were given the opportunity to volunteer to be on the team. All current members of the team were required to demonstrate the physical and mental stamina necessary for handling prolonged emergencies and have received excellent employee evaluations in the last year. Sixteen employees were chosen to join CERT. 

The team participated in a 40-hour, in-house training session where they learned self-defense and control tactics, confrontational awareness, riot control, hand and arm signals, cell extractions, inmate escorting and other emergency procedures. In August, they will receive more in-depth training with TJA Use of Force Training, Inc., which is a recognized government training contractor for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Defense. 

“We are proud of this new CERT and have high expectations for them in the future,” says Keen. “While we hope we never have to deploy the team to a critical situation, residents should feel safe in knowing that this safety measure is in place.”





Rep. Bryan Spencer Announces Senior Service Award Winners

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Bryan Spencer this week announced that six residents from the 63rd legislative district were named as recipients of Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe’s Senior Service Awards. Donald Hendrich of New Melle, Mildred Groeper of Wright City, Shelley Brubaker of Foristell, as well as Dennis Linnenbringer, Diane Ransom and Helen Schultz of Wentzville are six of more than 70 seniors from around the state who were honored for their activism within the community.

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Calling all Scouts! Meet us at August A. Busch Conservation Area

June 29 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
No registration required.

Come and join us for a day of hands-on activities that will go towards badge requirements. Activities will include archery (9 and up), fishing and fish identification, mammal and bird studies, and much more. This event is free and open to all Scouts, including Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls. For any questions, contact Shelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 314-301-1506 ext. 4222.

City of New Melle Open Board Positions

The City of New Melle Board of Adjustment needs two (2) new members. The Board of Adjustment only meets when necessary and has only met two times this year. It consists of five (5) members that hear requests for variances of the building codes, zoning, or other property related issues.

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