2 Florissant Police Officers Earn National Service Award For Combs School Program

Officers Freddie Lee and Kimberly Berry holding their National Service Awards.

Officers Freddie Lee and Kimberly Berry holding their National Service Awards.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4105 honored two Florissant Police Officers; Kimberly Berry and Freddie Lee, before the start of the Florissant City Council meeting on May 22 for creating a mentoring program for students at Combs School. VFW 12th District Commander Ken Allison presented the two officers the National Public Service Award.

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North County Inc. Honors Community Leaders Making a Difference in North St. Louis County

(Story provided by North County Inc.)

North County Inc. Board chairman Scott Negwer presents Independent News Editor and Publisher Bob Lindsey with the 2017 Elmer Belsha Leadership Award

North County Inc. Board chairman Scott Negwer presents Independent News Editor and Publisher Bob Lindsey with the 2017 Elmer Belsha Leadership Award

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Project Clear is MSD’s Program to Help With Water in Basements

Director Addresses City Council

By Carol Arnett

The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) gave an update on the flooded basement issue to the Florissant City Council at Monday night’s meeting. Brian Hoelscher, executive director and CEO of MSD, spoke to the council.

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Everything, Everything: Again, Again

by Sandra Olmsted

Sandra Olmsted

Sandra Olmsted

Director Stella Meghie revisits the drama and romance of a child with no immune system made popular with John Travolta’s 1976 protrayal of The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) and repeated by Jake Gyllenhaal’s comic turn in Bubble Boy (2001). The big difference in Meghie’s filmis that the bubble-wrapped child is played by an actress this time, instead of an actor. Amandla Stenberg plays Maddy Whittier, an eighteen-year-old girl who can never leave her hermetically-sealed, highly-sanitized home, and Nick Robinson plays Olly Bright, the tempting boy who moves in next door.

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3 Area Elected Leaders, Bi-State Come Up with Plan for MetroLink Safety

The three elected government leaders whose jurisdictions fund Bi-State Development have signed a memo of understanding (MOU) codifying and outlining in detail the plan to improve MetroLink security that they have developed in cooperation with law enforcement and Bi-State.

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Memorial Day Events Honoring Veterans

320px-US_Flag_BacklitMemorial Day, which was first known as Decoration Day, honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Each year a number of Memorial Day events celebrate the deeper meaning of the holiday.

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