Week in Review: City Code May Change, New Businesses Coming to St. Peters and More

We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on St. Peters Patch from last week.

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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the St. Peters Patch from the last few days.

City Code Change Needed Before Archery Range Can Open

  • St. Peters is planning to open an archery range at Lakeside 370 Park later this spring, but there won't be much to do until a city code gets changed. During the Board of Aldermen's work session on April 11, St. Peters Police Chief Tom Bishop presented a proposed change. Bishop proposed that the city change City Code Section 210.205 to allow the archery range to open.

Freddy's Frozen Custard Construction Underway

  • Major renovations are underway to the restaurant at 1365 Jungermann Road in St. Peters. The building, which was originally built as a Captain D's and most recently housed a Super Smokers, is being redone and remodeled to make way for Freddy's Frozen Custard.

Second Person Dead From Injuries Following Saturday Crash

  • A second person has died following a car crash Saturday afternoon on Willott Road in St. Peters. St. Peters Police are still investigating the fatal crash that happened at approximately 5 p.m. at Willott Road and Crescent Hills. Ruth Thimmig, a 91-year-old St. Peters resident at Oak Tree Village Retirement Living, was pronounced dead at an area hospital following the crash. On Tuesday morning a second person, Donald Gemienhart, 90, of St. Charles, died at SSM St. Joseph Health Center from injuries sustained in the crash. 

Ron Paul-Supporter Sues St. Peters Following Caucus Arrest

  • Moments after being acquitted of trespassing, Brent Stafford's lawyer said his client may file a lawsuit against the city of St. Peters. Now, more than nine months after St. Peters Municipal Judge Donald Kohl acquitted Stafford, the Ron Paul-supporter filed suit against the city and a police officer in federal court on Monday. Stafford is claiming false arrest, malicious prosecution and the violation of his Constitutional rights, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

  • Schnuck says approximately 2.4 million credit and debit cards used at 79 stores may have been compromised. The Mid Rivers Schnucks was one of the stores that was hit.


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