Route 94 Now Open West of Terry Road

Route 94 west of Terry Road (between Defiance and Augusta) is now open. The road was closed earlier this month so crews could raise the height of the road by more than three feet to help reduce flooding in the area from the Missouri River.

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Maracas Mexican Restaurant Now Open in New Melle – Ribbon Cutting Sept. 11

The new Maracas Mexican Restaurant opened in New Melle on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Owners, Jerry and Debbie Keyes are excited to bring great Mexican food back to New Melle, along with manager Gabriel and his wife, Vickie. They also want to thank everyone for being so supportive during the first few weeks. Jerry said, "The response has been overwhelming, and we appreciate everyone's patience as we worked through a few glitches those first few days."

A ribbon cutting/grand opening celebration is planned for Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to attend.

Maracas offers a friendly, nonsmoking dining experience for all ages. (Delicious margaritas and other adult beverages available.) The restaurant is located at 4600 Hwy Z. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 636-828-6206. Watch for the menu and other information on FaceBook in the near future.

New Melle Man has Raised Over 10K for Pedal the Cause & Will be Featured on KMOV

By Dianne Sudbrock. (Edited Aug. 27 with a clarification about acute leukemia research at Wash U - paragraph 9.)

Bill Eades lives near New Melle, off Hopewell Road. He works at Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University where he “sorts cells.” He actually does more than that. He is the Director of the Flow Cytometry Core, where he runs a lab, teaches flow cytometry to grad students, and keeps the instruments working that tag, isolate and recover certain subsets of cells from blood and bone marrow samples for physicians and scientists to study further.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Hwy. N Upgrades

By Dianne Sudbrock.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday, August 10 at 10 a.m. at the corner of Hwy. Z and N to celebrate the completion of upgrades to Hwy. N which included resurfacing and widening driving lanes, adding shoulders and guardrails, and other improvements.

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Board of Alderman Highlights, August 24, 2015

By Dianne Sudbrock

The New Melle Board of Aldermen met Monday, August 24, 2015 at City Hall. Present were Mayor Richard West; Aldermen Janet Karrenbrock, Don Hendrich and Nik Bradley; City Clerk Karen Hotfelder and City Attorney Steve Martin. Alderman Doug Bice was absent. Also present were the City Engineer, Kurt Kutter and the Building Inspector, Bob Barclay.

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