Community Interest

One Read Returns to Local Schools and the Library

by Tiffani Stewart
St. Charles City-County Library 

Need a new read? The St. Charles City-County Library and the Fort Zumwalt, Francis Howell, and Wentzville School Districts invite students and the community to read together October 18 - December 15. Readers of all ages can participate in the second annual One Read shared community reading initiative, featuring the book Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham. 

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Fall into Photos - Augusta Photo Contest


It’s Fall Season! It’s also a great time to take photographs focusing on new and colorful views. Augusta has new businesses, new statues, new leaves turning various colors, new pumpkins growing, newly harvested grapes, new visitors, new and slightly different scenic views, new trolleys, and so on.

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MDC Reminds Hunters Baiting is Prohibited to Protect Deer Against CWD

Spreading feed to attract deer for hunting is against the law, unethical, and increases the risk of disease among deer.

St. LOUIS, Mo.—One of the highest tenants of ethical hunting is the concept of fair chase.  Baiting deer goes against fair chase by giving a hunter an unfair advantage.  It is also illegal.  But with a fatal disease threatening Missouri’s deer population, the consequences of baiting could have a far more negative impact than the deer that are taken illegally.

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St. Charles County Public Health To Provide Free Pfizer Vaccination Boosters at Drive-Through Event Oct. 13

The St. Charles County Department of Public Health (DPH) will host a COVID-19 mass vaccination event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Wed., Oct. 13 at the St. Charles Family Arena, located at 2002 Arena Parkway in St. Charles. First, second and booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine will be administered to eligible individuals during the drive-through operation. Appointments are required.

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New Melle Fire Protection Dist. Holds First Pinning Ceremony Sept. 7th



By Kathy Miller

At New Melle Fire Station One, the first-ever Pinning Ceremony was held on September 7, 2021. The district decided that there were too many deserving firefighters to wait until April when they have their Awards Banquet each year, so they decided to hold a pinning ceremony. Over 20 firefighters received recognition.

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