Monday, April 15, 2013
A weekend ceremony honored Lance Corporal Matthew Clark.
Family and friends gathered at MoDOT's buiding in Chesterfield Saturday to honor the memory of the late Lance Corporal Matthew Clark who died fighting the war on terrorism in Iraq. Clark was a 2002 graduate of Ladue High School. A permanent marker honoring this fallen Marine is on display at I-270 and Ladue Road. KMOX Radio reported from the event. Learn more about the program that gave rise to the honor for Lance Corporal Matthew Clark is what was previously written on Patch.com.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can talk about signing up for the military and offer their advice this week.
Whether you're considering options after high school graduation or looking for a new career path, Patch wants to help find the answers to questions about joining the United States military this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice about how to prepare, where to sign up, requirements and what each branch has to offer. If you are a local military recruiter or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post with your email address. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Jan. 31. …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Fifteen students to serve in all branches.
Fifteen graduating seniors from three high schools in the Parkway School District were honored Wednesday night at the first meeting of the new board year. Parkway South High School had the most candidates with eight, Parkway Central had five students joining, and Parkway West High had two students honored. U.S. Marines U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Air Force Coast Guard Academy U.S. Naval Academy Eight of the seniors attended the recognition ceremony Wednesday. However, a full force of the Marching Colts Band dressed in parade regalia performed a medley of military fight songs, with onlookers applauding as each new branch of service was recognized by song. Former school board president Monty Montgomery a former school board President and an …
Friday, May 13, 2011
An award for heroism goes to Cpl. Justin Trinidad.
Each year, Creve Coeur-based Monsanto holds an Global Safety Award ceremony to highlight acts of heroism and ethical behavior at its properties around the world to and remind employees about the importance of safety. One of this year's examples is a story fit for a TV show. Javiaer Franco works for Monsanto in South Africa, and was on a canoe trip on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe with his wife Patricia and their children in March 2010. Cpl. Justin Trinidad was working as a security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Harare at the time, and he and his girlfriend Kaylynn Hankey were on the same safari trip as the Francos. As the group paddled up the river, a guide warned that a hippo was in the water and that they needed to exit the river. Most …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday.
Chaminade Star Football Player Leaves College Gridiron for Marines Ben Lueken, a star Chaminade football player, suited up for the University of Kansas before deciding to join the Marines. Frugal Family You'll find deals on tanning, entertainment, haircuts and more in Maryland Heights. Five Things to Do With Kids This Week in St. Charles Options include planning a visit to the Frenchtown Heritage Museum, which has a display of photos depicting the everday life of African Americans in honor of Black History Month. Whiz Kid: Sean Bradford In Florissant, 13-year-old Sean Bradford is being recognized for an act of bravery. Snow Storm Passes, Normalcy Returning St. Peters Patch has the latest on the tail end of a winter storm that shut down …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Ben Lueken wanted to honor his late mother, a former Marine, and face a bigger challenge than football.
Three years ago left tackle Bernard “Ben” Lueken was the most highly recruited football player at Chaminade College Preparatory School. At 6 feet 5 inches tall and 320 pounds, Lueken had coaches from the University of Missouri, Iowa, Iowa State University, Michigan, Nebraska and Kansas State visiting the high school's campus in Creve Coeur. But it was Mark Mangino, then the head coach at Kansas, who made four visits during Lueken’s junior and senior years and got him to commit to KU. Lueken's performance as a true freshman at Kansas was promising, playing in nine games during the 2008 season. But in April 2009, he suffered injuries off the field which left him something of a question mark going into the fall 2009 campaign, and he left…
Monday, January 3, 2011
Creve Coeur man honored for his work collecting toys and donations for needy children.
In the news business, its not uncommon for sources to ask for anonymity. In general, granting that priviledge is determined on a case-by-case decision. Such was the case last month when one of our reporters wanted to profile an amazing display of holiday lights in Creve Coeur. The display also serves as a collection point for toys and financial donations to the Toys For Tots program and other charities. The homeowner didn't want to cause a neighborhood traffic bottleneck, so we went ahead and granted the request, which allowed us to tell this story. That anonymity was short-lived, as the city of Creve Coeur last month named Bruce Koenemann the 2010 Citizen of the Year for his efforts. Koenemann, the CEO of United Construction in St. Louis…
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Homeowners put holiday cheer on display in a big way.
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- Lisa Andrews
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The Christmas season always brings a plethora of options for heart-warming holiday entertainment. We may gather to watch It's a Wonderful Life, head to The Fox to catch the Rockettes' traveling show, or cheer on the kids at a Christmas pageant. For Creve Coeur residents, though, there is another option close to home, free of charge, and certain to reach everyone's inner child with its unique display of holiday beauty. Pull up your car in front of a certain Creve Coeur residence on any night in December and you will get a magical Christmas experience. Setting the car radio to a posted frequency tunes you in to a playlist of 25 Christmas favorites. 135,000 colorful lights dance in animated syncopation to the rhythm of the music. A projector…