This Week's News

Clearmont leaders speak about record-keeping

The Clearmont City Council took time September 18 to discuss the continuity of the water bill waiver policies and the importance of record-keeping. During a light agenda monthly meeting, the council, at the urging of Councilwoman Nell Cowden, spoke freely about the importance of the records, including the minutes and ordinances, to allow for fair

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MPR board discusses dog park, indoor pool again

Maryville Park and Recreation board members worked through a variety of new business items, including discussion on building a dog park and indoor pool again as well as a new outdoor fitness court during their regular meeting on September 6. Board member Adam Teale was approached by a citizen regarding the dog park. He said

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Hospital president gives $50,000 to preschool

Members of the SSM Health St. Francis Hospital leadership team, board of directors, physicians and members of the St. Francis Hospital Foundation gathered at the new barrier-free/inclusive playground September 15 to honor Michael Baumgartner and his family. Baumgartner, president of SSM Health St. Francis Hospital, generously gifted $50,000 to the new playground at SSM Health

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Burlington Jct. honors tradition with fall festival

Burlington Jct. residents and local farmers celebrated the fall harvest with the city’s annual Farmers Fall Festival. The festival has taken different names over the years, but festival organizers wanted to honor the original festival by bringing back the name from those first years. The festival featured a parade, tractor cruise, car show and more.

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Skidmore council continues on nuisances, parking

On September 13, the Skidmore City Council voted to have City Attorney Bob Sundell send out nuisance ordinance and parking ordinance violation letters to the owners of seven properties. City Clerk Laura Stark and Mayor Tracy Shewey are going to find owners’ names, correct addresses and take photos of the violations. Aflac insurance agent Dennis

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Pickering reviews sewer proposal

City Clerk Milt Sovereign discussed the recent sewer proposal submitted by Brock Pfost, of White Cloud Engineering, at the September 5 Pickering City Council meeting. The proposal calls for $15,000 worth of repairs to bring the Pickering sewer plant back to its original condition. This is a larger amount than the city coffers can handle

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Maryville remembers 9/11 during ceremony

On September 11, the 17th anniversary of 9/11 was conducted with reverence during a ceremony of remembrance at the Freedom Rock in Franklin Park, Maryville. Organized by Maryville Fire Department Captain Phil Rickabaugh, the event was attended by National Guard members, local law enforcement, Polk Township and Maryville volunteer fire fighters, Lions Club members and

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Hopkins accepts painting bid with conditions

At the September 10 Hopkins City Council meeting two bids for painting the Hopkins water treatment plant and pump house were considered. They were $13,300 from CCIMW Painting/Wallcovering/Industrial Coatings of St. Charles and $21,734 from The Wilson Group, Inc. of Greenwood.  After discussion, the council decided to accept the CCIMW bid contingent on receiving three

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Maryville City Council works to finalize budget

The Maryville City Council heard budget proposals from various different organization as it gets closer to finalizing its budget for the new fiscal year at its regularly scheduled meeting September 10. The largest portion of the meeting was devoted to hearing presentations from multiple organizations seeking funds from the city council’s general fund. The Maryville

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