Femme Osage Bridge Work Rescheduled to Oct. 15

The St. Charles County Highway Department has rescheduled the temporary closure of Femme Osage Creek Road, 0.1 miles west of Highway F, to allow for construction of a new bridge. The closure will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The construction of this bridge is expected to take 45 days.

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St. Charles County Park’s Haunted House Opens Oct. 24 & 25 in Dardenne Prairie

Creepy creatures lurk around every corner at this year’s Night of Fright Haunted House in Dardenne Prairie! Nestled inside the recreation facility of St. Charles County’s Youth Activity Park (7801 Highway N, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368), this scary place takes you through a maze of haunted rooms filled with frightful scenes! Open from dusk to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, this house of horror is designed to entertain children ages 8 – 16. Admission to the haunted attraction is $5.

For an additional $3 fee, stay until 10 p.m. and use the 33,000-square foot state-of-the-art skate park with competitive bowls, rails and ramps. The skate park is open to skateboards, rollerblades, bikes and scooters. An activity waiver must be completed for all guests using the skate park, and helmets are required. 

For more information about the Night of Fright Haunted House or the Youth Activity Park, contact 636.561.4964. Please be aware that some crawling is required through the haunted house as well as the use of strobe lights and fog machines.

FHHS and FHC Play "Purple Out!" Softball Game in Honor of Trevor Joerling

Special thanks to Mary Tersteeg for providing the photos and information for this article.

Francis Howell Girls Varsity Softball teams from Francis Howell High School (FHHS) and Francis Howell Central (FHC) came together for a special “Purple Out” fundraising game to benefit the Trevor Joerling Benefit Fund on Saturday, Sept 20 (rescheduled from Tuesday, Sept. 16) at FHHS.

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Enjoy Hayrides, Food, Crafts, Games And Pumpkins At St. Charles County Park’s Fall Harvest Festival

St. Charles County, Missouri – Bring the family out to historic Towne Park for some good old-fashioned Fall Festival fun! Join the St. Charles County Parks Department for an afternoon of live music, free children’s games and crafts, scenic hayrides through the park, tasty festival food and much more!

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New Mobile App To Help Find Best Fall Colors in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the heat of summer fades into the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges, and purples.

Leaves turn colors when two things happen. First, sugars produced by photosynthesis are trapped inside leaves by chilly - but not freezing - autumn nights. Those sugars are the building blocks for red, yellow, orange, and purple pigments. Cool nights simultaneously cause the breakdown of green pigments, allowing these other colors to show through.

Missouri’s fall color starts in late September and usually peaks in mid-October. This progression of color change starts earliest in northern Missouri and moves southward across the state. Normally by late October, colors are fading and leaves are beginning to drop from trees. Generally, color change is predictable, but can vary year to year, depending on weather.

According to Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Field Program Supervisor Nick Kuhn, autumn weather will be the biggest factor affecting this year’s fall color.

“It has been a decent year for most trees,” says Kuhn. “Sufficient rain, moderate temperatures, no serious insect problems, or weather events means trees are happy and doing OK. The fall weather will be the major factor in showing us those wonderful hidden colors in all trees. Watch for sunny days and cool nights with no frost to know when to start looking for color changes. I predict that across the state, the best week for fall color change will be the last week of October.”

The Conservation Department provides weekly fall-color reports and has developed a free mobile app to help Missourians discover fall color around the Show-Me State. The report combines information from foresters around the state in weekly online updates at from late September through November.

The Conservation Department’s free MO Fall Color application is available for smart phones and other mobile devices. It provides up-to-the-minute fall-color scenes from around the state, complete with GPS navigation information. The app also provides weekly fall-color reports for various areas of the state. Users can even add their own fall-color photos and share them with Facebook friends and others. The MO Fall Color app is active during fall-color changes beginning in September through November. Download MO Fall Color for Android and Apple devices at

Ehlmann Appoints Search Committee for County Chief of Police

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced the five members of the Chief of Police Search Committee. Pursuant to Article IV, Section of the County Charter as approved by the voters in November 2012, the County Executive is directed to name a panel of five citizens to the Chief of Police Search Committee, naming one to serve as the chair of the Committee.

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Major Traffic Changes Coming to Route 94/Mid Rivers Mall Drive - Part of Page Extension Opens Oct. 4

ST. CHARLES - The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Page Constructors, are making two major changes in the next few days to the area of Route 94 and Mid Rivers Mall Drive as part of the final tie in with the Route 364/Page Phase 3 project.  

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Run Wild or Mountain Bike in the Woods on Sept. 27, Oct. 18 or Nov. 1

St. Charles County, Missouri – Wild in the Woods is back with double the fun this year! Bring your trail shoes and your mountain bikes to run, ride, or both through St. Charles County's most scenic parks during the Wild in the Woods Trail Run/Mountain Bike races Sept. 27, Oct. 18 and Nov. 1.

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  14. St. Charles County Health to Practice Regional Medical Distribution Plan Oct. 11
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