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Week in Review: Ron Paul Visits, Group Pledges Park Funds

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

Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around ? Not to worry. Patch has your back.

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

  • Friends of Wentzville Parks pledged $2,500 in scholarships so underprivileged children could play in city-sponsored sports leagues, $4,000 for a basketball court at Progress Park, $5,000 for a batting cage and $1,200 for Easter egg hunt prizes.
  • Crowds gathered outside Lindenwood University's Robert Hyland Arena two hours before it opened Saturday to listen to presidential candidate Ron Paul speak.
  • Congressman Paul told his audience that the U.S. government violates the Constitution in several areas, hurting the country and sabotaging freedom and the economy.
  • Vandals did more than $1,000 in damages to St. Louis Renaissance Faire buildings and stage in Rotary Park.
  • A Renaissance Faire board member confirmed there would be no Pirate Festival in 2012 or 2013, but said the Faire board may add other single weekend events.
  • Patch announced its Click and Claim for Charity" contest in which readers can support a favorite charity simply by nominating them. Businesses can support the charities by claiming their free listings on Wentzville Patch or other Patch sites.
  • Wentzville Police arrested a man for DWI, assaulting arresting officers, and driving while revoked and uninsured.
  • Wentzville Patch announced Munch Madness, a game that pits St. Charles County restaurants against each other in NCAA Tournament-inspired matchups. Your votes determine which eatery makes the Sweet 16, Final Four and which is crowned champion.
  • Reports from Wentzville Police included a DWI, stealing and vandalism.
  • The St. Charles County Athlete of the Week drew thousands upon thousands of votes, with Fort Zumwalt West's Lexi Moe winning the honors.
  • The St. Charles County Health Department announced patrons can use their smart phones to check restaurants' most recent score on health inspections.
  • Three Wentzville area students were among those recognized by Partners for Progress for accomplishments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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