The FHHS Limelight Theatre Drama Club and the Drama Parent Club would like to congratulate Grace Nicolay for being the 2019 recipient of the Trevor Joerling Memorial Scholarship.
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.
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.”
The New Melle Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at City Hall. Present were Mayor Richard West, Aldermen Nik Bradley, Gary Schneider and Don Hendrich, plus the city attorney, city engineer, and city clerk. There were also several people in the audience.
Beginning on Monday, June 10, the intersections of Stracks Church Road and the Interstate 70 outer roads at Wright City will see some new signs. Due to crashes continuing at these intersections, efforts are going to be made to update them to all-way stops.
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.
Skate, ride and play the night away this summer for FREE at the Youth Activity Park in Dardenne Prairie! The park stays open until midnight every third Friday, May thru September, so bring your skateboard, scooter, BMX bike and your friends to join in the fun!
Calling all disc golfers! Light Up the Lakes at with St. Charles County Parks at our new disc golf glow tournament from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Park at new Melle Lakes.
June 29 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
No registration required.
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.