From a major announcements about a new police facility to controversy over a contracted animal service provider to the timely purchase of new rescue equipment by a local fire district, January has been an eventful month. Here are the headlines that brought readers to 70 West Sentinel in record numbers:
- Wentzville Firefighters Use New Rescue Equipment After 3-Car Crash on Highway T – (January 22) After training on the equipment just the day before, Wentzville firefighters used newly-purchased hydraulic rescue tools to extricate two victims in a car crash late Wednesday night on Highway T.
- Motion to Cancel Animal Talk Contract Fails; Wentzville Mayor, Board Promise Change – (January 28) A room full of pet lovers at Wentzville City Hall gave a collective gasp when Alderman Linda Wright moved to cancel the city’s contract for services with Animal Talk Medical Center Wednesday night.
- O’Fallon to Consider Lowering Age Requirement for Mayor, City Council Members – (January 3) If an ordinance under consideration by the O’Fallon City Council is approved, voters will decide in April if they want to lower the age requirement for the city’s mayor and city council members to 18.
- O’Fallon Mayor Announces Purchase of Site for New Police Department – (January 13) During his “State of the City” speech last Friday, O’Fallon mayor Bill Hennessy announced that the city council had “taken a bold step in securing the future of O’Fallon” with the purchase of 15 acres on Bryan Road for a new police department and municipal court.
- Police Release Name of O’Fallon Crash Fatality – (January 20) The O’Fallon Police Department has released the name of the 38-year-old victim of Sunday’s fatal crash on Feise Road and Amarillo Drive.
- Wentzville Man Injured in Early-Morning Crash on Highway N – (January 26) John A. Kohl, 21, of Wentzville, was injured early Monday morning in a one-car crash on Highway N west of Wilmer Road.
- Wentzville Named to List of Best Small Cities for Families – (January 25) Wentzville is one of just two cities in Missouri to be named in a list of the top 50 small cities for families.
- Local Author Events: Book Signings at 6 North Café – (January 30) Wentzville Bluffs’ new restaurant, 6 North Café (10 Cliff View Drive, Wentzville), regularly hosts local authors for book signing events.