Every day, about 10 people in the United States die from unintentional drownings. Of these, two are children 14 or younger. Children ages 1-4 have the highest drowning rate and most of those occur in home swimming pools. These are startling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a reality that hits home every summer.
Miss Katie Sharp (center) was crowned New Melle Festival Queen on Friday, June 15, 2018. Runner-up was Miss Hailey Schellert (left). Pictured with Katie and Hailey is retiring 2017 New Melle Festival Queen Miss Chyna Piel. Katie was sponsored by Sorenson Kennel. Hailey was sponsored by Elite Mechanical.
Middle school students in the Francis Howell School District are eligible to play in the St. Charles County 2018 Fastpitch Feeder League. If your daughter is entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade, and will attend Francis Howell High School, please see the information regarding tryouts, league games and practice.
Pavement blow-ups are the summer’s version of potholes, created by a combination of hot temperatures, moisture, and weakening pavement.
By Dianne Sudbrock
The New Melle Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at City Hall.
In Open Forum:
• Pat Moeslein, 3637 Mill Street talked to the board about her suggestion to make Mill Street a one way street – going north only – to stop people from using the street to avoid the intersection and congestion of Hwy. Z and D. She complained that too many people were going excessively fast on the street. Mayor West said the board would take her request under consideration.
Nearly one-half of all American households has a dog, and the Pet Adoption Center’s second annual Canine Carnival celebrates the tight bond that owners develop with their pets. Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 7, this free, family friendly event features discounted adoption rates, games, giveaways, exhibits and other festivities to celebrate “Man’s Best Friend.”