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The 70th New Melle Festival June 8 - 10

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Kyle Shell Receives Community Service Award

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New Melle Chamber of Commerce Scholarships Winners

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The 9th Annual Kickin’ It For Cancer Kickball Tournament

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    • Letter to the Editor - Is More Growth Too Much?

      June 01, 2023 This past November, I expressed concerns about the explosive growth in St. Charles County, including the explosion of apartment buildings by over 300% in the past two years.

      Recently, a request for rezoning was submitted to the St. Charles County Planning and Zoning Commission to develop an approximate 600-home subdivision near Frontier Middle School on Highway DD to Schwede Road. In this request, the property is being rezoned from Agricultural District to R1A (1-acre minimum lot size) and R1E Residential District (7,000 square feet minimum lot size).

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    • New Melle Chamber of Commerce Scholarships Winners

      June 01, 2023
      By Dianne Sudbrock

      The New Melle Chamber of Commerce awarded four $2000 scholarships to area students this year at their annual scholarship banquet May 18 at The Quarry Wine Garden.

      The 2023 Scholarship recipients were Allison Counts, Rachel Deason, Caden Hayek, and Kendall Martin.

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    • Kyle Shell Receives Community Service Award

      June 01, 2023 By Dianne Sudbrock

      For the third year in a row, the New Melle Chamber decided to recognize an individual member who has gone above and beyond in serving both the Chamber of Commerce and the community at large. This year, that person was Kyle Shell. He was surprised with this award at the NMCC Scholarship Banquet, May 18.

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    • The 9th Annual Kickin’ It For Cancer Kickball Tournament

      June 01, 2023 The 2023 New Melle Festival Queen Candidates hosted the 9th Annual Kickin' it for Cancer Kickball Tournament on Friday, May 12 and was again a tremendous success.

      It was a beautiful night for kickball, and twelve teams registered and came out to play to support the cause. The teams were: 2 Legit 2 Kick, Balls of Fury, Booze on First, Burbes, Catala & Red Beauty, Elite Alcoholics, Freeballers, Homefront Homies, Kickin' It, Shadow Wizard Money Gang, The Blue Balls, and The Lenders.

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    • The 70th New Melle Festival June 8 - 10

      May 06, 2023
      New Melle Sports and Rec is hosting the 70th Annual New Melle Festival from June 8-10. On Saturday, June 10, the New Melle Festival Parade will begin at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is the 70s. Be sure to register and enter your float today!

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George F. Struckhoff passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his home in Schluerburg, Missouri at the age of 74 years.


He is survived by his wife, Carroll Struckhoff of Augusta; six siblings, Donald Struckhoff of Augusta, Mark Struckhoff and wife, Lorraine of Marthasville, MO, Sister M. Charlotte Struckhoff, OSF of St. Louis, Mary Ann Kluesner and husband, Glen of Augusta, Lucy Tobben and husband, Dave of Washington, and Doris Dimaya of St. Louis; sister-in-law, Sandy Woolard and husband, Dave of St. Peters, MO; brothers-in-law, Charles Condon and wife, Jean of Virginia and Joey Condon and wife, Diane of Kansas City;  numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives, and many friends.
George F. Struckhoff was born October 30, 1946 in Washington, Missouri; son of Beda Herman Struckhoff and wife, Agnes J. Struckhoff nee Ehlenbeck. He received his education at Immaculate Conception parish grade school in Augusta and graduated from St. Francis Borgia High School in 1964. He then attended and graduated cum laude in Political Science and Philosophy from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He served his country in the United States Army Reserves. After a short time teaching, George returned to farming which he enjoyed all of his life. He was married to Carroll Condon, the love of his life, February 22, 2003 and they made their home in Schluersburg.
George was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Church in Augusta, where he served as Lector, choir member and guitarist for many years. He was a member and former Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus #1927 and was a fourth-degree member of the Monsignor Hildner Assembly #574. He participated in many TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) retreats and was a member of the ICA Men’s Sodality. He enjoyed good music, singing tenor, playing guitar, and became a guitar maker and restored many guitars. He was also interested in researching genealogies of area families and wrote family histories. George was an avid reader and loved a good math problem.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Beta and Agnes Struckhoff; his parents-in-law, Joseph and Veronica Condon, brothers-in-law, Zoilo “Jim” Dimaya, Patrick Condon, and John Condon and his wife, Judy.
George will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation: Monday, June 14, 2021,  2-8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, Augusta, MO. Funeral: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Augusta, MO, with interment in the church cemetery.

Memorials preferred to St. Vincent School Tuition Assistance or Immaculate Conception Church in Augusta.