May 01

A Look Back with the County Executive: The History of Baseball in St. Charles County

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 4:55 PM by County Executive

The new exhibits at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum clearly show that residents love their sports! If you haven’t visited “Our Sporting Heritage,” which features the “St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame,” and “Root for the Home Team: The History of High School Athletics in St. Charles County” exhibits, then I recommend you do so. You can even view an exhibit on the history of hunting and fishing in our county and Missouri. Also, check out the Marksman Training Simulator while you’re there – it’s an interactive digital hunting simulator, donated by hunting enthusiast August A. Busch III, that features the largest video shooting surface in the world.

While there certainly were a lot of sports to choose from growing up in St. Charles County, my research shows that baseball was the favorite pastime of both players and spectators. 

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Apr 02

A Look Back with the County Executive: History of ACF

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 9:49 AM by County Executive

Since the 19th century, manufacturing companies have shaped St. Charles County’s economy. At the turn of the 20th century, American Car and Foundry Company (ACF) of New Jersey came to our community and quickly grew to be one of the area’s largest employers. Known for producing railroad cars and military equipment, ACF played a huge role in our regional, state and national history. 

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Mar 13

Technological Advances and Government: Impacts and Challenges

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 1:55 PM by County Executive

Technology makes life easier. We can buy just about anything online instead of driving to a retail outlet. We make fewer trips to the gas station because our cars are more fuel efficient. In an emergency, we have the ability to call 911 from cell phones instead of relying on landlines. All of this is fantastic – but you may be surprised to know that these technological advances have created new challenges for government in a growing county like ours.

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