Monday, March 12, 2012
Patch is using See Click Fix to give our users a place to report complaints like potholes, graffiti, noise pollution or other issues.
Lake Saint Louis Patch users are good neighbors, and being a good neighbor means keeping an eye out for the problems all neighborhoods face. That’s why we are bringing you a new tool to report (and hopefully find solutions for) common problems—such as potholes, abandoned vehicles, unsafe crosswalks or intersections, rodent problems and more—online. Our goal is to bring neighbors together, making them aware of local problems and giving them the tools and information they need to solve them. If there is a way Patch can help, like calling the mayor’s office or doing a story on the issue, we will. To report a problem, click the “Report” tab in the map above. It’s in the upper-left corner next to “Issues.” Drag the red marker to indicate the …
Friday, August 19, 2011
State released data this week.
Wentzville schools are expected to receive the highest level of accreditation from the state, based on preliminary annual performance data released Friday. The Wentzville R-IV School District met 14 of the 14 standards on which the state evaluates school districts. The state considers 14 academic performance standards ranging from test scores, to attendance to the number of advanced courses to Annual College Test (ACT) scores. Of the 447 K-12 districts in the state, 256 met all 14 standards while 64 met 13 standards. Margie Vandeven, assistant commissioner in the office of quality schools at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), said the scores aren't based only one year of data alone, but provide a report …
Friday, August 5, 2011
All the news you need for Friday, Aug. 5
Good morning Wentzville! Welcome to the column that will help you get through the day. Every Monday through Friday at 6 a.m., we'll tell you what's going on around town, what you need to know and where the traffic snags might be. Have a suggestion to make Wentzville Patch more helpful? Leave a comment or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
State representatives, citizens tout and decry proposed map, ask commission to make districts competitive.
One speaker put it succinctly: Nothing is more political than redistricting, even though laws strive to keep the politics out of the process. The House Apportionment Commission, which is meeting to redraw boundaries for the Missouri House of Representatives districts, took public comments at the University of Missouri, St. Louis Wednesday. Chairman Joe Maxwell told the audience that two commission members--Trent Skaggs and Marlene Davis--submitted a proposed redistricting map, called Skaggs-Davis No. 1, during an April 28 meeting in Jefferson City. Several state representatives--especially from the city of St. Louis--praised the map as a good starting point for the commission, including Rep. Tishaura Jones, D-District 63 and Rep. Mike …
Friday, January 7, 2011
A great find on YouTube lets us see Lake Saint Louis from a new angle.
I had an interesting email conversation with the Patch Sports Editor Jeff Stahlhut this week. He had been reading through the site, and he commented on my spelling of Lake Sainte Louise. "Too many e's?" Jeff asked. I told him about Lake Saint Louis' two lakes with their slightly different spellings, and he was pleased to have learned something new about Lake Saint Louis. The exchange aroused my curiosity, and a brief search of YouTube uncovered this gem. If you have friends or relatives who don't understand Lake Saint Louis' dual-lake nature, or you'd like to point out your house or neighborhood, send them a link. It's a fun way to learn a little more about our town. (Video copyright 2009, TeleAtlas and Digital Globe. Image courtesy U.S. …