Week in Review: Montee Ball Drafted by Broncos, City to Outsource Progress Park Pool Management and More

We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on the Wentzville Patch from last week.

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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from Wentzville Patch from the last few days.

Wentzville Native Montee Ball Joins Denver Broncos

  • Montee Ball will continue his football career in the Mile High city. Ball, a Timberland grad and Wentzville native,was drafted in the second round of Tuesday's NFL draft. Ball was the 58th pick overall. 

Wentzville Board Asks for More Discussion on Parks Funding

  • Last month, members of the Wentzville Board of Aldermen were surprised to find out that money generated from the 1/2 cent parks sales tax was not being kept in a separate fund. On Wednesday night, the board asked for further discussion of the subject after approving a contract to outsource the city's pool management services and being asked to approve a $22,000 transfer from the general fund to cover those costs.

  • In response to a directive from the Wentzville Board of Aldermen, the Parks Department has outsourced management of the Progress Park Pool. The agreement means that the city will no longer hire lifeguards or pool staff, but that those positions will be filled and supervised by the winning bidder, Midwest Pool Management.

CVS Pharmacy Breaks Ground at New Wentzville Location

  • CVS Pharmacy broke ground this week on its new location in Wentzville. The parcel was subdivided from a larger piece of property that lies in unincorporated St. Charles County, although it is surrounded by the City of Wentzville. The property was formerly owned by the Brune family. CVS plans to pay for utilities to be brought across Wentzville Parkway from Pitman Funeral Home, and will dedicate 15 feet of right of way for the eventual widening and improvement of Wentzville Parkway.

Wentzville Teen Charged With Selling Drugs From His Home

  • A Wentzville teen is accused of selling drugs from his home, which is less than 2,000 feet from Holt High School. Cane Ridgway, 18, of the 500 block of Kent Drive in Wentzville, was charged Thursday with distributing a controlled substance. Police said he chose his home as the transaction location.


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