Sep 24

A Message from the County Executive: Honoring Our Veterans

Posted on September 24, 2021 at 9:19 AM by County Executive

Just a few weeks ago, we learned about the tragic death of Lance Corporal Jared M. Schmitz. A 20-year-old Marine from Wentzville and 2019 graduate of Fort Zumwalt South High School, he was one of 13 U.S. troops killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, while assisting with evacuation efforts of Afghan civilians. During this tumultuous time, it is fitting that we pause to recognize and remember our veterans and reflect on their service to our great nation.

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Aug 27

A Look Back with the County Executive: St. Charles County's Beginnings, Part 2

Posted on August 27, 2021 at 10:23 AM by County Executive

On August 10, Missouri celebrated its 200th anniversary of statehood. The momentous occasion has and continues to be celebrated. I would like to extend another thank you to Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson for including The Historic Daniel Boone Home and the First State Capitol—two landmark locations in Missouri’s history—as part of their Missouri Bicentennial Tour. 

As I hope you learned in my blog last month, St. Charles County is actually older than Missouri and has quite a history in its formation. Of course, the organization of St. Charles County in 1812 was just the first step. In honor of the bicentennial and in recognition of St. Charles County’s history, I will finish this two-part series by covering what happened with public safety issues and subsequent “growing pains” as our young county developed.

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Jul 28

A Look Back with the County Executive: St. Charles County's Beginnings, Part 1

Posted on July 28, 2021 at 10:12 AM by County Executive

Missouri celebrates its bicentennial this August - but did you know that St. Charles County is actually older than the state? Our beginnings go back to 1769 when Louis Blanchette settled in this area, which he called “Les Petites Cotes” - Village of the Little Hills. The settlement was later renamed “San Carlos Borromeo” in 1791 by Manual Perez, Spanish Lieutenant Governor to honor Charles IV of Spain with the name of his patron saint, Bishop Carlos Borromeo. St. Charles County was officially organized more than 20 years later.

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