Space-Age Dierbergs Opens in Lake St. Louis: TAKE A LOOK
MORE: VIRAL Story on Wentzville Bottleneck, Teen Survives Horrific Highway DD Crash, & County Law Enforcement Embraces Body Cams.
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This week Noah & Sam discuss the slick new Dierbergs in Lake St. Louis, a good Samaritan who was a big help after an accident on Highway DD, and the most popular story EVER on the St. Charles County Correspondent. Listen in by clicking below!
DID YOU SEE IT? OUR MOST POPULAR STORY. EVER!
Thousands of folks read, shared, and discussed this encouraging story of the approved project to improve a notorious bottleneck in Wentzville. Click below and see what all the fuss is about!
NEW DIERBERGS IN LAKE ST. LOUIS SHOWCASES STORE OF THE FUTURE
On November 2nd Dierbergs opened up a futuristic new outpost in Lake St. Louis. This is not your grandfathers’ grocery store. The 71,000 sq. ft. space is the first example of a new store layout and design that the company indicates will act as the blueprint for future stores and re-designs. Greg Dierberg, President and CEO of the company which bears his name says-
“Customers can expect the same level of customer service and our dedication to quality and selection, consistent with other Dierbergs locations; and we hope they will enjoy the new design and special touches that add a fresh and energetic ambiance throughout the store.”
This new location is Dierbergs’ 26th store in the St. Louis area and is located at the southwest corner of Ronald Reagan Drive and Orf Road in Lake St. Louis, next to Lowes at Hawks Ridge.
Good Samaritan Stays With Trapped Teen After Horrific Crash
A young, 17-year-old driver survived a horrific crash on Highway DD that left him with only scratches and bruises after he fell asleep at the wheel and swerved across the highway, crashed through the guardrail, flipped several times, and landed 30-feet away from the highway in a creek.
After this happened, Karin Orf was traveling down Highway DD with her daughter when she realized something was wrong on the highway. She turned around and heard the trapped teen yelling at the top of his lungs for help. Karin climbed down the ravine and into the creek to find him trapped in the car by his seatbelt unable to break free. She stayed with the lad while her daughter called 911. Karin is a true St. Charles County hero and like the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, did not pass by an injured neighbor without doing all she could to assist providing comfort and care.
You can read the full story by our friends at KMOV here.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY POLICE, SHERIFF, JAIL STAFF TO GET BODY CAMERAS
Effective in December, St. Charles County Police, Sheriff, and Jail staff will begin wearing body cameras. The St. Charles County Council approved about $2.5 million over five years to cover the cost of 277 cameras and 135 vehicle cameras.
The cameras will be activated when an officer is interacting with others and the cameras will also have sensors to automatically active recording in “high-stress” situations.
Officers will be required to activate the cameras when interacting with others. The cameras will also have sensors that will automatically activate them in "high-stress" situations, county officials wrote in a news release. The footage will be stored in a cloud.
NOV. 2ND: Wentzville Police Officers worked a robbery and assault incident that occurred at 2:10 p.m. at the Walgreens located at 1993 Wentzville Parkway. Several officers had to work the scene gathering information and interviewing the victim(s) and witnesses. The suspects fled in a vehicle and there is no threat or danger to the immediate area. This investigation is ongoing and continues to move forward in a positive direction. More information will be provided when available.
FOOD OF THE WEEK: TANGO ARGENTINA FOOD
We are taking a break from our usual Italian and Deli routine to feature the family-owned-and-operated TANGO Argentina Food!
Since 2000, TANGO Argentina Food has been bringing the best authentic Argentine empanadas using traditional family recipes. They are a family-run business, formed by Argentine couple Stella and Hector, and located at 2418 West Clay Street in St. Charles.
They are open Tuesday through Saturday at 11a and you can find them on Facebook here and their website here.
After reading this next part, we are starving:
“With our food, we take pride in using imported dough and spices directly from our home country to ensure the best possible genuine Argentine flavor right here in the Midwest. We use traditional family recipes, fresh local products, and lots of love in making our empanadas.
Our empanadas are fried to order — never cooked ahead.
We put a lot of passion into what we do. Our hope is that you try our food, enjoy it, and strive to learn more about our home country!”
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P.S. Prepare for Thanksgiving by learning about the earliest celebrations of the holiday in St. Charles County from our local historian, Rev. Peter Bringe.