By Dianne Sudbrock
Wen Glidden contributed to this article.
The New Melle Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, June 9, 2020 for a regular meeting. The mayor, all four aldermen, the City Clerk, City Attorney, City Engineers, and a group of citizens attended.
Despite traffic volumes dropping dramatically in 2020 because of the impacts of COVID-19, Missouri has actually experienced a 12 percent rise in roadway fatalities over last year.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the eastbound I-70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge nightly during the week of July 6. The closure is part of the preparation to switch traffic to the second phase of rehabilitation work for the Eastbound Blanchette Bridge.
Adults and children can make their own beautifully handcrafted soaps in a safe and sanitized environment at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum in St. Peters. Experienced staff will teach the step-by-step procedures of making soap from scratch at the Hands-On Heritage: Soap Making workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 11, inside the museum, located at 1630 Heritage Landing.
The St. Charles County Council will meet Monday, June 29, 2020 at the St. Peters Justice center, 1020 Grand Teton Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376, at 7 p.m. The posted agenda and associated documents can be viewed on the County Website: https://www.sccmo.org/AgendaCenter/SCCMO-County-Council-1/
Dust off your bike! The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two new programs during the months of July, August and October. “Senior Bike Rides” is geared toward guests 55 years and older and “Ride the Centennial” for participants 15 years and up.
As of June 24, St. Charles County, Missouri is reporting 988 positive cases of COVID-19. That's up from 933 cases as of June 18, the last date we published a report.
There have been 6 new COVID-19 related deaths (a female in her 90s, a female in her 80s, 2 females in their 70s, and two males in their 80s) in the county since June 18, bringing the total to 73.
The Family Arena in St. Charles will reopen for public events after closing for COVID-19, beginning with facility rentals for graduation ceremonies. The first ceremony scheduled is on July 10.