A fire broke out in the top floor of building six at the St. Peters apartment complex on Sunday evening.
A fire in the upstairs unit at the Vanderbilt Apartments on Sunday evening brought out crews from Central County Fire and Rescue and Cottleville. Just before 5:30 p.m. crews arrived on the scene to respond to the fire. Fire fighters broke out a front window of the apartment to ventilate the smoke. While a large crowd of onlookers watched, crews quickly put out the fire. It is believed the fire started in the question of the top-floor unit. CCFR blocked traffic on Spencer Road while putting out the fire.
On Monday, the board heard a presentation on accreditation in preparation for a November visit from the Higher Learning Commission.
The St. Charles Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees discussed an upcoming site evaluation by representatives from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accrediting agency at Monday night's regular meeting. An upcoming November site visit and comprehensive evaluation by the HLC accrediting agency prompted a presentation to the board by Dr. Barbara Keim, vice president for technology, research and planning. The commission is responsible for accrediting institutions of higher education throughout 19 Midwestern states, she said, and is one of six such organizations nationwide. Keim briefed the board on the criteria by which the commission would rate SCC. “There are five criteria for accreditation,” Keim said, "Including mission and …