Second Hearing Expected on Speed Limit Increases on Local Roads

By Dianne Sudbrock 

On Monday, January 7, 2019 there was a public hearing before the St. Charles County Council regarding a request to raise the speed limits on four New Melle area roads, Foristell Road, Morrison Lane, Oberhelman Road and Sneak Road. The hearing was held as part of the regularly scheduled St. Charles County Council meeting. 

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Fatal Crash Dec. 20 on Hwy. D - Fire Chief Warns Road is Extra Slick Since Resurfacing Last Spring

Bette Wittich, 78, of O'Fallon, MO died in an automobile crash on Hwy. D, near Benne Road, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Wittich was a passenger in a 2010 Chevy Malibu driven by Michael J. Wittich, 78, also of O'Fallon. The Missouri State Hwy. Patrol reported that a trailer, pulled by 2000 Western Star Day Cab (semi) truck driven by Clayton Straatmann, 27, of Villa Ridge, MO, crossed the center line.

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