Sep 14

A Look Back with the County Executive: History of High School Football and Basketball

Posted on September 14, 2018 at 10:40 AM by County Executive

Fall is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to attend local high school football and basketball games. I played both sports and later coached basketball at St. Charles High School, so this time of year holds great memories. The history of these sports is featured in the exhibit, “Root for the Home Team! The History of High School Athletics in St. Charles County” at the Heritage Museum. It is part of a larger exhibit titled “Our Sporting Heritage,” which celebrates recreation by showcasing the history of hunting, fishing, and sports in St. Charles County.

In my May blog, I covered the history of baseball in our community as a preview to the exhibit. This month, here’s a look at football and basketball.

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Aug 08

A Look Back with the County Executive: Formation of the County Police Department

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 10:33 AM by County Executive

As St. Charles County celebrated the 200-year anniversary of its creation in 2012, the goals of the national movement, begun after World War II, to bring more professionalism to law enforcement had largely been achieved within the St. Charles County Sheriff ’s Department. The remaining step was to remove the last vestiges of politics from the department by establishing a County Police Department, with an appointed chief who served at the pleasure of the elected County Executive and County Council. The events leading up to and following this transition are chronicled in “The Star Between the Rivers: The History of the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department, 1805-2015,” published by the County in 2015. Following is an abbreviated chapter from the book, along with an update on the successes of the County Police Department over the last three years. 

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Jul 03

A Look Back with the County Executive: The Page Saga

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 8:23 AM by County Executive

Starting this month, MoDOT will add additional lanes to Route 364, also known as the Page Extension. The popularity of the route, especially since the completion of Phase III construction in 2014, has exceeded expectations. The completion of the Page Extension was a team effort – and I continue to be proud of the accomplishment. Following is the history of how the thoroughfare came to be.

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