Florissant Wants to Build New Courthouse with Violation Funds

Florissant to collect $10 for each municipal ordinance violation

By Carol Arnett

The Florissant City Council passed a bill Monday night allowing the municipal court to collect $10 for each municipal ordinance violation. The money will be used to for land, construction, maintenance and upkeep of a municipal courthouse.

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S. Florissant Road in Ferguson Doing Fine

Restaurant have seen upturns in business

"I Love Ferguson" Tee-shirts have been selling briskly in the downtown district.

“I Love Ferguson” Tee-shirts have been selling briskly in the downtown district.

The recent tragic events and the subsequent turmoil taking place in the neighborhoods of southeastern Ferguson have had some, but not a great deal, of negative effect on businesses in the historic downtown Ferguson area on South Florissant Road.

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North County Inc. Aids Healing Process In Ferguson Area

Business Fund set up

By Pat Lindsey

For the past 37 years, North County, Inc. has represented the 375,000 residents of North County in economic development. As president and CEO of that organization, Rebecca Zoll takes the duties outlined in her job description very seriously. And with the recent upheaval in Ferguson, Zoll and NCI are now taking on new responsibilities, including fundraising to help Ferguson area businesses hurt by the vandalism and closings.

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Dining Divas do A Taste of Florissant

Lisa Kampeter

The Dining Divas

By Lisa Kampeter

We were lucky. It was one of those mild summer nights we’d had this season. Cool enough to hang outside, warm enough to go for a dip. And with the Arch of Cabo San Lucas as our backdrop and music making us feel like dancing queens, this was the perfect setting for a different kind of Dining Divas. Instead of going to a restaurant, we brought the restaurants to us. It was a Dining Divas Taste of Florissant (or close).

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State Releases School District Testing Results

 

 

F-F District Remains Fully Accredited

But State Assessment Scores Decline

     Board and District officials taking action

Results from the 2014 Missouri Annual Performance Report (APR) for the Ferguson-Florissant School District released Aug. 29 show a decline in the district’s overall score, despite gains in some areas. Ferguson-Florissant received 92 points out of a possible 140 points on the state’s annual assessment, or 65.7 percent.

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Can the Kurt Warner Story Be Repeated?

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

Can I start by saying, here we go again? By that, I mean the Rams are the unluckiest team in the league; they cannot catch a break. Thinking on the positive side could this be another Kurt Warner story because the pre-season events seem just the same. A lot of the similarities hold true all the way down to the direction that the team was going when the injury happened.

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It’s Easy to Take the Heat With Fun Family Members in Florida

Tom Amsel. pg 2jpgA Boomer’s Journal

By Tom Anselm

It has been quite warm lately in our town, both politically and atmospherically. The first so much so that frankly it is just too hot for me to touch. At least for now. Maybe at a later date, as things seem to continue to cool down. Maybe. So let’s move on to the second.

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Four -Class Boys Soccer Plays Mainly 4 -Team Districts

By Jim Wieners

Beginning this school year High School Soccer is a four class sport and this year 226 high schools will be playing Boys Soccer.

So the largest 192 schools will be divided into the largest three classes with 16 districts each and four teams in each district. Class One will have eight districts, four teams in six and five teams in two, but no area teams will be in Class One. The make up girls’ districts will be the same but the number of teams in Class One has yet to be determined.

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District Football Rematches: East Visits Webster Grove, McCluer North Hosts Kirkwood

By Jim Wieners

On Nov. 6, 2013, in the second round of Class Five, District Two Football playoffs McCluer North was shut out at Kirkwood 34-0 in Jim Schottmueller’s final game as the Stars’ head coach while at Ritenour Hazelwood East ended their season with a 38-21 loss to Webster Groves.

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Film Gets a Big Opening Lift From The Wehrenberg Chain

scene from Belleville, the movie set in our Illinois neighboring community

scene from Belleville, the movie set in our Illinois neighboring community

(Complete, lengthy interview with Belleville Director Dan Steadman)

By Sandra Olmsted

Director Dan Steadman reveals his thoughts on writing, directing, and editing and discusses micro-budget, independent filmmaking and why he makes films away from Hollywood. He raves about the talent here, the city of Belleville, and Wehrenberg Theaters, which is opening Belleville on September 5 in all their theaters. After mentioning a few people I knew and had worked on his film, we agreed it was small world when you work on local films. Dan Steadman, the director of Belleville, which shot in southern Illinois replied, “I like about this community, a lot.” Then we launched into my questions.

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