Community Interest

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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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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Letter to the Editor in Opposition of Proposed Change to County Charter

Letter to the Editor in Opposition of Proposed Change to County Charter

By Greg Modlish
EDITOR'S NOTE:  01/12/22 - County Executive Steve Ehlmann has withdrawn Bill 5030. In a letter of apology to the County Council, Ehlmann stated, "After we have worked on the language, considered the alternative approaches, seen the results of the election in St.  Louis County and heard more from our constituents, if two councilmen, rather than me, want to reintroduce something they can do so far ahead of the election day so all may have plenty opportunities to comment."

Click to read:  County Executive Steve Ehlmann Withdraws Bill 5030 Proposing Charter Amendment

On Monday night, December 20, 2021, I attended the St. Charles County Council meeting. Here’s some background.

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