Friday, May 17, 2013
MoDOT expert Linda Wilson Horn is waiting in the comments to answer your traffic and road questions in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to answer your road, construction and traffic questions. MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn has agreed to help us out this week. She will answer questions in the comment section of Patch today between noon and 4 p.m. Have a question? Ask below!
Minjoo Kim from Westminster Christian Academy won second place at the 2nd Congressional District Art Competition earlier this month.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did not participate …
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to find …
The school district's CFO said it will exhaust its current bond funding this summer and will not have any funds available for additional capital projects.
With the last bit of funds from a 2008 bond issue scheduled to be spent this summer, the Parkway School District's chief financial officer is recommending the school board began talking about placing a new bond on the ballot next fall. CFO Mark Stockwell made the remarks during a presentation to the board at their May 8 meeting. The bond serves as a source of funding for capital expenses, such as maintenance for the district’s facilities. Parkway has about $5.4 million in various projects set for this summer. After that, the bond funds will be gone. Stockwell said this means the district will no longer have money available for additional capital expense or improvements outside of emergency repairs. His preliminary 2013-14 budget sets aside…
In this upcoming race at Queeny Park, runners can sport ribbons instead of numbers.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Cadet Pitcher Dan Herrmann held Parkway North hitless until the third inning.
Parkway North may have been the number one seed in the district four baseball playoff tournament which concluded Wednesday on the Vikings' campus, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a much better team coming down the stretch than the CBC Cadets, who won 8 eight of their last nine heading into the title game against Parkway North. Wednesday, the Cadets got to North pitcher Joe Hope early and chased the Sophomore after taking a 5-0 second inning lead behind two early RBI by CBC's Bobby Lang en route to an 11-6 win. The Cadets got five innings from starter Dan Herrmann, who didn't give up a hit until an Ellis Brodsky single in the third inning. The Parkway North (20-6) bench complained about getting squeezed in the strike zone early, but shaky…
Doug Whitaker sent this photo from the scene before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Patch will seek out more information about this accident on Manchester Road, west of 141 and east of Henry Avenue. Patch reader Doug Whitaker sent along this photo of the scene about two hours after the accident, which he said happened somewhere between 7 and 7:30 p.m.
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Police say Andrew Wos, of Eureka is also responsible for trying to set two other cars ablaze at Covenant Seminary.
The St. Louis County Proesecuting Attorney's office has charged a former South African missionary in connection with four counts related to car fires on the Missouri Baptist University and Covenant Seminary campuses earlier this month. Andrew Wos, 24, of Eureka, was charged Tuesday with four felony counts of Knowingly Burning Or Exploding, and was scheduled for arraignment in St. Louis County Court Wednesday morning. Authorities responded to a pair of car fires on the Missouri Baptist University campus May 1 and a few hours later were called nearby to Covenant Seminary, where they found vegetation stuck in the gas well of two cars which had not ignited. Three days later, Missouri Baptist University officials announced that a suspect had …