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Rance Thomas Elected Chairman of Health Protection and Education Services

Rance Thomas, president of North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice, was recently elected Chairman of the Health Protection and Education Services Board.  This organization, located in University City, provides free health screenings and health education to detect and prevent diseases for the uninsured and underserved individuals in the St. Louis Area.

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Lutheran North Girls Hoops Finishes Third; IWA Seeks Eighth State Title

By Jim Wieners

Lutheran High School North Girls Basketball’s first-ever journey to the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class Three championships was an down and up affair on the University of Missouri campus.

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N. County Churches and FVCC MLK Oratory Contest Winners

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Oratory Contest Winners with their Certificates and $100 checks at its delayed Dr. King Celebration on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Back row left to right:  Reece Ellis, Morgan McKenzie, Jennifer Andrade.  Front row left to right:   Barbara Thompson, Jermel Grissom, Melissa Joy Benton, and Dr. Rance Thomas.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Oratory Contest Winners with their Certificates and $100 checks at its delayed Dr. King Celebration on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Back row left to right: Reece Ellis, Morgan McKenzie, Jennifer Andrade. Front row left to right: Barbara Thompson, Jermel Grissom, Melissa Joy Benton, and Dr. Rance Thomas.

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Columbia-Rock Bridge Football Gets Van Vanatta From Hazelwood Central

By Jim Wieners

After six seasons as Hazelwood Central’s eighth head football coach (11 if you combine Hazelwood Senior High and Hazelwood Central High) Van Vanatta is heading to Columbia to be the head coach at Rock Bridge High School.

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N. County Catholic Schools Collaborating: What does that mean?

Special to The Independent News

In many areas, Catholic elementary schools are known more for their competition than collaboration, but in North County that is no longer the case. Since the 2010-11 school year, Catholic parishes and schools have been working together here and the Federation of Catholic Schools is building relationships and establishing the foundation for working together even more in the future.

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Sacred Heart Kindergarten Open House and Book Fair Jan. 29

Sacred Heart Kindergarten will hold an open house Sunday, Jan. 29 from noon-3 p.m. at the school in Old Town Florissant. Present and prospective students and their parents are invited to meet the teachers and learn about Sacred Heart programs. Those attending will have an opportunity to purchase books from the Scholastic Book Fair.

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