Jan 22

A Look Back with the County Executive: Education in the 1980s and 1990s

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 8:47 AM by County Executive

The growth of St. Charles County in the 1980s and 1990s not only affected housing and businesses, but schools as well. While parochial schools had declining enrollment, the majority of public schools saw increased enrollment and had to tackle funding and space issues. This month, we’ll look at the challenges and opportunities these decades brought for education in our community.

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Dec 20

A Look Back with the County Executive: World War II in St. Charles County, Part II

Posted on December 20, 2019 at 1:10 PM by County Executive

St. Charles County experienced significant social developments during World War II. More women joined the workforce, secular community organizations increased in popularity, and attitudes toward race and religion began to change. Citizens moved forward while grieving the loss of their family, neighbors and friends in the war. This month in the last of a two-part series, we’ll continue to examine the impact World War II had on our community. 

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Nov 20

A Look Back with the County Executive: World War II in St. Charles County, Part 1

Posted on November 20, 2019 at 10:19 AM by County Executive

St. Charles County was no different than every other part of America during World War II. The draft and concerns over air raids after Pearl Harbor weighed on the minds of every family. Citizens also pulled together during this difficult time to support the troops and work to keep farms and companies in business. This month in the first of a two-part series, we’ll look at the impact this war had on our community. 

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