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3 Area Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend

Koch Park Aquatic Center in Florissant is one of three municipal pools to open May 27

Koch Park Family Aquatic Center, Bangert Pool, and White Birch Bay in Hazelwood all open their pool Memorial Day weekend. See below for a list of hours and prices. Generally, for pools to open, the temperature must reach 75 degrees before 12 p.m. After 4 p.m., the pools will close if the temperature drops below 75 degrees. Some pools offer reduced rates after July 9.

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Louisville Museums all in a Row Downtown

The video ring as the Ali Center Museum where

you can view all of the champs greatest fights

Boxing ring, screen

Louisville Has All its Great

Museums in a Row Downtown

         By Bob Lindsey

Louisville has never been a destination for us, but only a “drive-through” city on our way to somewhere else. That changed last month when a national community newspaper conference that we usually attend was held in Louisville, a mere four hour’s drive from St. Louis. When we learned what Louisville had to offer, we couldn’t wait to drive there.

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Community Remembers Grace Zykan

Active in Florissant Her Entire Life

Grace Zykan

Grace Zykan

North County lost one of its most beloved and respected citizens this past week when Grace Zykan died after a brief battle with leukemia. Affectionately known as “Amazing Grace” to her friends and family, she was an adored wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother, dear friend, and successful businesswoman. She would have been 85 in June and lived in Florissant her entire life.

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Kentucky Derby Museum Is Filled With Dreams

by Pat Lindsey

The backside tour gives excellent views of the legendary track, grandstands, spires, and winner’s circle. — Pat Lindsey photos

A trip to the Kentucky Derby has been at the top of my bucket list for a very long time, but a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum and a barn and backside tour were as close as I could get to the big race this year. We drove from St. Louis to Louisville two weeks before the Derby for the annual kickoff called Louisville Thunder. Thousands of people gather along the Ohio River on that Saturday to watch a spectacular air show and an outstanding fireworks display. It also gives them a two-week window of partying that leads up to the big race race at nearby Churchill Downs.

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Stix and Ice, Hertz Car Sales Coming To Florissant

By Carol Arnett

The Florissant City Council held a public hearing and some second readings on bills Monday night. In the public hearing, First Collinsville Bank asked for approval for a monument sign for the property at 14040 New Halls Ferry Road. The site is near the intersection of the New Halls Ferry and Lindbergh, next to Styger Funeral Home.

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Adult Egg Hunters Put all Their Eggs in One Basket

Story and Photos By Nichole Richardson

Workers sorting and checking each egg to reveal if it’s a winner. If it was, prizes were given out on the spot.

Workers sorting and checking each egg to reveal if it’s a winner. If it was, prizes were given out on the spot.

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