Market currents

The St. Charles Riverwalk Market gives local vendors and farmers a chance to sell their wares on the banks of the Missouri River

Every Saturday, as the sun ascends over the currents of the Missouri River, local flavors and camaraderie takes part. It’s the timeless tradition of gathering by the waterside, the St. Charles Riverwalk Market runs from April 20 thru Nov. 30 at the Foundry Art Centre parking lot at 502 N. Main Street in St. Charles from 7:30 a.m. to 1 […]

Sister city celebration

Midwest Maifest celebrates German heritage in an annual event hosted by the St. Charles-Ludwigsburg Sister Cities nonprofit

The annual Midwest Maifest, a jubilant ode to German heritage and the spring season’s awakening, calls for all to partake in the culture and camaraderie. Hosted by the esteemed St. Charles-Ludwigsburg Sister Cities nonprofit, this festival not only bridges continents but also time, offering a glimpse into centuries-old traditions amidst the modern New Towne landscape.   Midwest Maifest is slated […]

A cycle of caring

Seniors Helping Seniors connects older adults with caregivers in the same stage of life

Some of the top concerns for senior citizens involve finding social engagement and purpose, dealing with the loss of mobility and movement, handling daily living and lifestyle and finding effective caregivers. Seniors Helping Seniors, a national organization, was established in 1998 by couple Kiran and Philip Yocom to provide in-home services that assist seniors with the varied challenges of aging. […]

Three generations of caring

Grandmother, mother and daughter all work together at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, providing generational comfort to patients

A trio of mothers give an O’Fallon hospital a triple threat when it comes to care as three generations of women work together at Progress West Hospital. Sharla Emery, you could say, was destined to do what she does. Upon graduation from high school, her grandmother penned a poem with one of the couplets singing; “And 18 came, and she […]

Helping hands lift St. Charles

The Helping Hands Diner recently opened to support the Helping Hands Thrift Store & Foster Care Closet located next door

On Fifth Street in St. Charles, nostalgia and philanthropy co-exist. Nestled beside, and partnered with, a thrift store that supports foster care, Helping Hands Diner isn’t just a1950s-style diner serving up milkshakes and burgers; it’s dishing out second chances and community support in every delicious bite. For four years, Helping Hands Thrift Shop and Foster Care Closet, the brainchild of […]

A healthy habitat

Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County embarks on its most ambitious project yet, with the construction of 46 homes in Wentzville

With shovels in hand and hearts afire, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County embarks on its most ambitious project yet, set to create the largest housing development in St. Charles County, promising hope and stability for countless families in need. The subdivision is named Haven Pointe and is located on the northwest side of Wentzville. It will be the […]

St. Charles County passes Prop K

The proposition was approved on last week’s April 2 ballot and will renew a sales tax for public safety and capital improvements

St. Charles County voters decided to renew a sales tax for public safety and capital improvements on last week’s April 2 ballot. St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann stumped hard for Proposition K, making it clear that it is not a sales tax hike nor a property tax. He made sure to remind voters that it’s the renewal of a […]

A safer St. Charles County

Vehicle thefts have dropped across St. Charles County, thanks primarily to a coordinated response from local law enforcement

In July of 2021, the Community News published a story that focused on the rash of vehicle-related thefts that was troubling area police and prosecutors. Now, thanks to what St. Charles County Police Department officials are calling one of the most successful anti-crime initiatives in the region, St. Charles County has reduced vehicle-related thefts by nearly half since a severe […]

A season of change in Augusta

Hoffmann Family of Companies appoints new general manager of Augusta Wineries who spoke with the Community News about changes in Wine Country

In a move described to ramp the Augusta Wineries to new heights, Hoffmann Family of Companies announced the appointment of Tom Fuchs as General Manager earlier this month. Fuchs brings over three decades of executive management experience in the wine industry and a wealth of product sales and distribution knowledge. As general manager of the Augusta Wineries, Fuchs will spearhead […]

The ‘Passion’ of New Melle

For over 40 years, community members have come together to produce the New Melle Community Passion Play just in time for Easter

For what they lack in panache and presence, they more than make up for in spirit and sentiment. The New Melle Community Passion Play returns for one weekend of performances this year. Seating is on a first-come first seated basis on Saturday, March 23, at 4 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, at 2 and 4:30 p.m. The Passion […]

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