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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Traveling along with the honorees were their grandchildren, Rylin and Landon Wiederholt. The Wiederholts are life-long residents of the Guilford area and have served the community on a variety of committees and boards.
Residents of Conception, Clyde and Conception Jct. gathered for the yearly Lollipop Parade in downtown Conception Jct. September 9. The parade featured antique vehicles, students on motorcycles and Clem, the Cowboy Clown. In the back of a silver pickup truck rode the grand marshals of the parade: Colby Holtman, 17, Ashley Riley, 17, Mikayla Mattson,
The Burlington Jct. City Council heard citizen concerns, discussed the Farmers Fall Festival and began planning to rectify city drinking water issues at its regularly scheduled meeting September 11. The meeting began with citizens voicing concerns over water quality in the south end of Burlington Jct. The discussion focused on an issue with the waterline