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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from Wentzville Patch from the last few days.
- At Wednesday night's board of aldermen meeting, Interim Director of Wentzville Public Works Doug Lee recapped the city's response to the Feb. 21 snowstorm. "Overall, the operation was pretty effective," Lee said. "There's a learning curve that goes along with everything." Lee was referring to a new snow plowing policy that called for a new procedure: initially, one pass into a subdivision and one pass out. That allowed snow plow drivers to cover the entire city in one shift.
- At Wednesday night's meeting, the Wentzville Board of Aldermen voted to reject all the bidders—including the bidder recommended by staff—for the grading work that would have begun construction on Heartland Park and Peruque Valley Park. Board President Rick Stokes led the discussion after Mayor Nick Guccione recused himself because he was related to one of the bidders.
- A man was indicted by a St. Charles County grand jury Feb. 15 on several charges related to a Jan. 29 Drug Task Force search of his mother’s home. Thomas Rockenstein, 55, of the 1400 block of Prospect Lakes Drive near Wentzville, faces charges of assaulting an officer, manufacturing a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance and possessing drug-related items.
School Board Approves Tuition Hike for Early Childhood Program
At Monday night's rescheduled Wentzville School District Board of Education meeting, the board approved a seven percent tuition increase requested by Kevin Garcia, principal of the Quail Ridge Early Childhood Center. In a letter to Dr. Terry Adams, Garcia said that a comparative analysis of early childhood education centers in the area showed the school district's to be the lowest, at approximately $12 per day.
- An out-of-state man collided with three commercial trucks in the Travel Centers of America parking lot in Foristell and left the scene, police said. Michael Bennett, 54, of Stockbridge, GA, hit three trucks in the parking lot at about 6:44 p.m. Feb. 13, and a 2011 Freightliner received more than $1,000 in damages, according to Foristell Police. He then left the parking lot and went west on Interstate 70, police said.