Wright City Library Opens Monday May 21, 2018

Wright City’s new regional Library is set to open on Monday May 21, 2018

Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm

Wednesday and Friday 9:00am- 6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Programs for children, teens, and adults
  • Weekly children’s preschool storytimes
  • Wireless Internet and public Computers with Internet access
  • Books, audiobooks, music CDs, and new release movies on DVD
  • canning, faxing and printing service available
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • E-books, e-audiobooks, and digital music
  • Fishing poles and telescopes available for checkout
  • Magnet walls, Lego table, big touch screen tablet, and other children’s activities
  • Study rooms and free public meeting rooms
  • Shaded patios with outdoor seating
  • Coffee bar and fireplace
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Click here to See Our Listings!! Ivie Real Estate, L.L.C. Your Local Full Service Real Estate Company!

Ivie Real Estate, LLC is YOUR local full service Real Estate Company!

With the experience and expertise in Warren, Lincoln and St. Charles County Areas to be competitive in Marketing Techniques as well as Fees!

Why Don’t Agents All Charge the Same Commission?

For the most part, they do, according to local custom. Although you will find discount agents, top producer agents, neighborhood specialists, veteran agents, brand new agents, part-time agents, and agents in every type of size and color.

At Ivie Real Estate, LLC our REALTORS®  pledge to put the interests of buyers and sellers ahead of their own and to treat all parties honestly. We attempt to ensure that all written documents are easy to understand and will give everybody a copy of what they sign.

We do not discriminate in any fashion for any reason on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin and expect agents to be competent, to conform to standards of practice and to refuse to provide services for which they are unqualified.

Agents are not identical to each other. You should never pick an agent based on commission. You might find the more expensive agents offer services and profit models for their sellers the less expensive agents do not. Overall, agents generally get paid what they are worth. They are not all worth the same fee.

 

Meet our REALTORS®

April Brower, Sales Professional

Licensed in the State of Missouri

Ivie Real Estate, LLC

Billy Ivie, Broker Owner

 

Call me directly @ 314.750.0155

For many Homeowners moving is a MAJOR life event! It can be as stressful as it is exciting. As a Full Time Real Estate Professional, I understand all of the challenges and questions you may have when considering a move. To ensure my clients have the BEST possible expereience, I evaluate their entire situation to ensure the BEST possible outcome. Call me for a FREE Home Value Estimate (CMA) and we will get your home sold FAST!

UNDER CONTRACT!! Gorgeous home located in prime location!!

505 Hope Dr. St. Peters MO           $235,900

Gorgeous home located in prime location to Hwy 70, Hwy 94, and the page extension, in St. Peters. Home sets on a ginormous fenced lot with a 10×6 shed located in the backyard to store all your lawn care needs so you can utilize your 2 car garage!! Newer siding done in 2014, along with newer windows put in 2015, driveway replaced 2015, and newer roof put on in 2016. AC and furnace were replaced 2014 along with Water Heater in 2016. All you need to worry about now, is calling your movers and moving into this gorgeous home!!!! Home is equipped with Gas burning fireplace in living room (installed 2016), all newer appliances in kitchen, (installed 1/2017) (refrigerator included!!) Ceiling fans in all bedrooms with remotes and an attic fan. Master suite has shower separate from bath tub as well as double vanity!!

 

 

Renee Sutton, Broker Professional

Licensed in the State of Missouri

Ivie Real Estate, LLC

Billy Ivie, Broker/Owner

Call me directly @ 636.359.3559

With 15 years experience in Real Estate in the Warren, Lincoln and St. Charles county areas I have the experience and expertise to get…

RESULTS THAT MOVE YOU!

 Whether selling your existing home or assisting you in your new home purchase from forclosures to brand new homes I can make sure you get the best deal possible for your largest investment!!

I have New Construction Homes for Sale!!

Lot 40 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390          $169,900

USDA TERRITORY! YOU CHOOSE YOUR COLORS!! BRAND NEW IVIE LEAGUE RANCH HOME! 3 Bed, 2 Bath home offers entry foyer, VAULTED Great Room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom! Kitchen shows off 42″ soft close, MAPLE Cabinets and drawers w/Hardware, GRANITE counter tops, recessed lighting, STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR!! Master Suite shows off walk in closet and a Master Bath with 5 foot seated shower, glass shower doors and gentleman height vanity WITH SOFT CLOSE DOORS AND DRAWERS!! MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY! Rounded corners, 4″ Trim! Lever Door Handles, Panel Doors! Beautiful lighting! Architectural Shingles, Ice Maker Hook-up, Lower Level Rough-In Bathroom Plumbing, sump pump and pit, enclosed soffit and facia, upgraded faucets, exterior lights, garage door openers! FULL SOD YARD!! Pictures are of previous built home. All features are not the same. Come Build with us! WE MAKE IT EASY!!

 

Lot 12 Lake Tucci Manor, Wright City 63390      $184,900

COME BUILD WITH US! WE MAKE IT EASY! CITY LIVING IN COUNTRY STYLE! USDA TERRITORY! BRAND NEW 3 BR, 2 BA Ranch home! Welcoming Entry foyer leads you into this open floor plan showing off Vaulted Great room with Ceiling fan! Kitchen is very function with 42″ soft close, maple cabinets, Dine at Island YOU CHOOSE STYLE AND COLOR! STAINLESS STEEL Appliances including REFRIGERATOR! PANTRY! Recessed Lighting! Master suite is VAULTED and has ceiling fan, walk in closet as well as Master Bath offering 5′ walk in shower and ADULT HEIGHT DOUBLE BOWL VANITY! Main Floor Laundry. YOU CHOOSE YOUR PAINT COLOR YOU CHOOSE WHITE OR ANTIQUE WHITE 4″ TRIM! YOU CHOOSE OIL BRONZE OR BRUSHED NICKEL LEVER DOOR HANDLES! SEVERAL STYLES OF PANEL DOORS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM! More features are: Rough-In Plumbing in Basement, sump pump and pit, MAINTENANCE FREE VINYL SIDING, Sill high Brick, FULL SOD YARD! Photos are of a similar home previously built all features are not the same. GET MORE WITH IVIE LEAGUE HOMES!

 

Lot 32 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390          $184,900

This home is UNDER CONSTRUCTION!! CHOOSE ALL OF YOUR COLORS NOW!! USDA TERRITORY! FULL SOD YARD! This 3 BR, 2 BA Ranch home has an inviting Entry foyer, vaulted great room, Dine-In Kitchen w/ dine at island, recessed lighting, soft close maple cabinets with HARDWARE and a PANTRY! Vaulted Master suite shows off walk in closet as well as 5′ walk in shower with glass doors and double bowl, adult height vanity! Main Floor Laundry, rounded corners, 4″ trim, panel doors and lever handles throughout!! More features include: pre wire for Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms and Great Room, TV/internet/phone in all bedrooms and 2 in Great Room! 2-toned painted walls, white and YOU CHOOSE one color throughout! STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR!! Rough-In Plumbing in Basement, sump pump and pit, MAINTENANCE FREE Vinyl siding, Low E windows, 30 yr Architectural Shingles! Photos are of a similar home previously built, all features are not the same.

 

 Lot 44 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390         $187,400

THREE CAR GARAGE! PERSONALIZE YOUR BRAND NEW IVIE LEAGUE HOME! WE MAKE IT EASY! 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch home. Open Entry foyer, vaulted GREAT ROOM, KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM! Kitchen offers 42″, soft close, maple cabinets and drawers with hardware! GRANITE counter tops, STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR! Master Suite has walk in closet as well as LUXURY BATH with JETTED tub, separate shower and ADULT HEIGHT, double bowl vanity. Main floor Laundry, Ceiling Fan pre wire in each bedroom and Great Room! Rounded Corners, lever handles! Panel doors, 4″ trim throughout, Plumbing rough, sump pump and pit, garage door openers. R-38 insulation in ceiling, R-13 in walls (necessary for FHA, USDA and VA loans!!). This home is loaded with features including enclosed soffit and facia, architectural roof shingles, vinyl siding, FULL SOD YARD!! .. etc, etc! All pictures are of previous home built and may not be the same as this property.

 

 Lot 31 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390             $189,900

THREE CAR GARAGE! WE MAKE IT EASY! CHOOSE YOUR COLORS NOW! 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch home offers Entry foyer, vaulted GREAT ROOM, KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM! Kitchen offers 42″, soft close, maple cabinets and drawers with hardware! GRANITE counter tops, STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR! Master Suite shows off walk in closet as well as LUXURY BATH with JETTED tub, separate shower and ADULT HEIGHT, double bowl vanity. Home also includes Main floor Laundry, Ceiling Fans in Bedrooms and Great Room! Tv/Internet/phone in each bedroom and 2 in Great Room, Rounded Corners, lever handles! Panel doors, 4″ trim throughout, Plumbing rough, sump pump and pit, garage door openers. R-38 insulation in ceiling, R-13 in walls (necessary for FHA, VA and USDA loans!). This home is loaded with features including enclosed soffit and facia, architectural roof shingles, vinyl siding, etc, etc! All pictures are of previous home built and may not be the same as this property.

 

Lot 30 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390                $189,900

3 CAR GARAGE! BRAND NEW IVIE LEAGUE HOME! Choose your Colors! Come Build with Us! We make it easy! 3 BR 2 BA Ranch home offers Entry foyer, vaulted great room, Dine-In Kitchen w/SOFT CLOSE, maple cabinets, GRANITE and a PANTRY. Master suite shows off vault, walk in closet, 5′ walk in shower with glass doors as well as Double Bowl, ADULT HEIGHT VANITY! Home also includes Main Floor Laundry, 4″ TRIM, Lever handles throughout!! Ceiling Fan pre wire in all bedrooms and Great Room! TV/internet/Phone in all bedrooms and 2 in Great Room! Garbage disposal, STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR!! Ice maker line, Rough-In Plumbing in Basement, 50 GALLON WATER HEATER, sump pump and pit, 30 yr Architectural Shingles, MAINTENANCE FREE VINYL SIDING, ENCLOSED SOFFIT AND FASCIA! SILL HIGH BRICK, Low E Windows. R-38 insulation blown in ceiling and R-13 in walls (necessary for FHA, USDA and VA loans) Photos are of a previously built home. All features are not the same

 

Lot 35 Lake Tucci Manor, Wright City 63390            $194,900

USDA TERRITORY! WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL!! City living in country style! Make this exquisite Ivie League Home yours today!! 3 Bed, 2 Bath Ranch home with entry foyer, VAULTED Great Room, Dining, Kitchen AND Master Bedroom! Kitchen offers breakfast bar, Maple, soft close, Cabinets with Hardware, GRANITE counter tops, recessed lighting, ALL STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES INCLUDING REFRIGERATOR. Great Room fits the whole family! Master Suite shows off vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, walk in closet, Master Bath includes 5 foot shower w glass doors as well as gentleman height, double bowl vanity. Main Floor Laundry, TV/Phone wired in Bedrooms and Great Room, R-38 Ceiling Insulation, Architectural Shingles, Ice Maker Hook-up, Rough-In Bathroom Plumbing in Lower Level! MANY MORE EXTRAS THAT ARE STANDARD IN OUR HOMES. Come Build with us! We make it easy! Pictures are of previous built home. All features are not the same.

 

Lot 33 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390             $194,900

USDA TERRITORY! WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL!! City living in country style! Make this exquisite Ivie League Home yours today!! 3 Bed, 2 Bath Ranch home with entry foyer, VAULTED Great Room, Dining, Kitchen AND Master Bedroom! Kitchen offers breakfast bar, Maple, soft close, Cabinets with Hardware, GRANITE counter tops, recessed lighting, ALL STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES INCLUDING REFRIGERATOR. Great Room fits the whole family! Master Suite shows off vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, walk in closet, Master Bath includes 5 foot shower w glass doors as well as gentleman height, double bowl vanity. Main Floor Laundry, TV/Phone wired in Bedrooms and Great Room, R-38 Ceiling Insulation, Architectural Shingles, Ice Maker Hook-up, Rough-In Bathroom Plumbing in Lower Level! MANY MORE EXTRAS THAT ARE STANDARD IN OUR HOMES. Come Build with us! We make it easy! Pictures are of previous built home. All features are not the same.

 

Lot 29 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390     $212,400

USDA TERRITORY! 3 CAR GARAGE! MAKE THIS HOME YOUR OWN! This home is under construction CHOOSE YOUR “COLORS”! IVIE LEAGUE HOMES IS OFFERING A BRAND NEW 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath SPLIT BEDROOM Ranch w/vaulted kitchen, Great Room and Dining Room! Our Princeton Model has pantry, 42″ soft close, maple cabinets w hardware, upgraded faucets, STAINLESS STEEL Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR!! Granite counters, ceramic tile floors and a breakfast bar! 4″ trim, pre wire for ceiling fans, rounded corners, lever door handles and Panel doors. Master suite is vaulted with grand master bath. 72″ adult height, double bowl vanity, separate jetted tub, seated shower, walk in closet and ceramic tile flooring! Other features included are ice maker/water hook up, garage door openers, sump pump/pit, plumbing rough in the LOWER LEVEL. FULL SOD YARD! GET MORE WITH ALL OF OUR INCLUDED FEATURES! Pictures are of a previously built home. All features may not be the same. COME BUILD WITH US! WE MAKE IT EASY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is the picture in reference to and where is it? Be the first to answer correctly and be entered to win! THROWBACK THURSDAY May 17, 2018

With the rich history in our area we will post a picture from the past and the first person to correctly guess what the picture is in reference to and where it was taken will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize!

Submit answer to info@ivieleaguehomes.com

The History of Wright City. The City of Wright City was platted as a village in 1857 by Doctor Henry C.Wright on land granted to Dr. Wright in 1831 by the United States. The village was platted to take advantage of the new North Missouri Railroad which was constructed in 1857.

Warrenton had its start in the 1830s as a planned community which was to hold the county seat.[10] The community took its name from Warren County.[11] A post office called Warrenton has been in operation since 1836.[12]

The Ernst Schowengerdt House and Warren County Courthouse and Circuit Court Building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[13]

The City of Truesdale was born as a small village whose mother was the new North Missouri Railroad. The North Missouri Railroad Company was incorporated on March 3, 1851. Tagged “the great central rail route to the West,” the start-up plan was to build a railroad from St. Charles, Missouri to the Iowa state line and “all points west.” In 1852 the charter was amended to extend it to St. Louis rather than stop at St. Charles. In 1855 the railroad reached Warrenton, the county seat of Warren County. The drive and determination that it took to accomplish this feat cannot be overstated. The biggest obstacle was the “Big Muddy,” the wide Missouri River. There was no bridge, so at St. Charles the railway cars had to be unloaded and ferried across, then reloaded on the other side. This arduous task continued until the St. Charles railroad bridge was built across the river in 1871.

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Homes Open This Weekend!! FREE SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR!! Full Sod Yards!! Now Accepting Contracts for Timber Trails Subdivision, Wright City, MO!

OUT OF INVENTORY HOMES!! PERSONALIZE YOUR BRAND NEW IVIE LEAGUE HOME BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!!

Picture of Upgraded Elevation

Hurry! They are going fast!! Out of Inventory! Make it your own! GET MORE!!

City Living in Country Style!

by appointment Monday – Friday Please Call 636.359.3559

HOMES OPEN

Saturday, May 19:  11-4 

Sunday May 20: 11-4

204 Winter Wheat, Wright City, MO 63390 0r  PLEASE CALL RENEE @ 636.359.3559 for your private viewing!

COME BUILD WITH US!! WE MAKE IT EASY!!

Right Place, Right Time, Wright City”

Wright City, Missouri, is located along Interstate 70, about 45 miles west of St. Louis. As part of the westernmost portion of the St. Louis Metropolitan Economic area, Wright City not only provides a country setting for housing, but a potential for economic growth that is attractive for those businesses seeking to cater to the needs of a residential community and facilities for light to heavy industrial businesses. Primarily single-family, with some multi-family housing, Wright City provides a peaceful, semi-rural area in which to live, yet is within an easy drive for the major sporting and cultural events of the St. Louis Area. A wide variety of homesites are available to serve almost any lifestyle.

The History of Wright City

The City of Wright City was platted as a village in 1857 by Doctor Henry C. Wright on land granted to Dr. Wright in 1831 by the United States.  The village was platted to take advantage of the new North Missouri Railroad which was constructed in 1857.  Dr. Wright built his home about 1860 on land that sets now at the corner of South First Street and South Locust.  In September, 1863 the Wright City Raid took place during the Civil War.  The Baptist Church, Bryan’s Blacksmith Shop and Kennedy’s Saloon (all known to be places where Southern sympathizers congregated) were burned to the ground by Union Militia.  The town of Wright City was incorporated in 1869 and became a fourth class city in 1941.  Wright City, a thriving community doing business through the railroad, then with the advent of automobiles Highway 40 ran through the center of town bringing motorists and businesses catering to them.  In the 1950’s Interstate 70 was constructed, bringing a whole new group of businesses. Today, Wright City is a growing community with the advantage of the railroad and interstate highway.

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IVIE LEAGUE HOMES IS YOUR LOCAL HOMETOWN BUILDER! COME BUILD WITH US!! WE MAKE IT EASY!! Personalize YOUR Brand new Ivie League Home today!!!

by appointment Monday-Friday Please Call 636.359.3559 for your private viewing!

HOMES OPEN IN OUR TIMBER TRAILS SUBDIVISION AND OUR LAKE TUCCI MANOR! 

Saturday, May 19:  11-4

Sunday May 20:  11-4

204 Winter Wheat, Wright City, MO 63390 0r  PLEASE CALL RENEE @ 636.359.3559 for your private viewing!

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Ivie League Homes offers extensive Standard Features! More than any other builder! Plus we give you a FREE side by side, fingerprint resistant, stainless steel refrigerator and Fully sodded yard!

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Homes Open to View Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Now Accepting Contracts!! Lake Tucci Manor, Wright City, MO! Come Build with Us!! We Make it Easy!!

Get more in YOUR brand new Ivie League Home!!

FREE SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR!!

WE MAKE IT EASY!!

by appointment Monday-Friday Please Call 636.359.3559 

HOMES OPEN

Saturday, May 19:  11-4

Sunday May 20:  11-4 

204 Winter Wheat, Wright City, MO 63390 0r  PLEASE CALL RENEE @ 636.359.3559 for your private viewing!

COME BUILD WITH US!! WE MAKE IT EASY!!

Are you looking for an affordable new construction home while enjoying country living?? Well look no further. We at Ivie League Homes and Properties have just the home and subdivision for you!! Lake Tucci Manor offers affordable Lake Living!! Wright City provides a peaceful, country setting  in which to live, yet has shopping, dining, and great Schools and is  an easy drive for the major sporting and cultural events of the St. Louis Area, and minutes from Wentzville, MO or Warrenton, MO for shopping. Come Build with us and save big with all of our included Features!!

 

 

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Ivie League Homes &Properties LLC Continuous Donations to Wentzville Community

Ivie League Homes & Properties LLC continues to show their support to the Wentzville Community, with it’s generous donation to Wabash Elementary for their school library!!

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Wentzville Days Fair and Music Festival May 18-20!!

Join us on May 18-20 for food, music and fun on the streets of downtown Wentzville! This three-day, family-friendly event will include carnival games, a kids stage, kids activities, food, craft and art vendors and much more.

We are currently looking for craft and food vendors. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please complete the vendor registration form and return it no later than April 17, 2018. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For questions about becoming a vendor, sponsorship opportunities or to get involved, please contact Christine Eifert at (636) 639-2085 or Christine.Eifert@wentzvillemo.org.

Please check back for updates and additional information.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 18, 2018
Main Stage
6 – 8 p.m. – Borderline Band
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. – The Rough Ryders

Carnival: 6-11 p.m.
Vendor Booths: 6-11 p.m.
Children’s Area: 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Main Stage
1-2:30 p.m.               King Benny
3-4:40 p.m.               Catfish Willie
5-7:30 p.m.               Butch Wax & The Hollywoods
8-10:30 p.m.             Trixie Delight

Carnival: Noon-11 p.m.
Vendor Booths:  Noon-11 p.m.
Children’s Area:  Noon-9 p.m.

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Wright City named Missouri’s 16th safest city!!

Wright City named Missouri’s 16th safest city by SafeWise, a safety and home security provider. The ranking is based on FBI crime reports statistics on Missouri cities with more than 3,000 people. See the rankings here.

How We Chose the Safest Cities in Missouri

To identify the 20 safest cities in Missouri, we reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2015, along with population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 3,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.
From there, we evaluated the remaining cities. We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.

 

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5 Spring Cleaning Tasks That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Spring is a time when pollen takes over the Earth, and winter coats are packed away for another year. It’s also a time to pull on rubber gloves and begin scrubbing, dusting, washing, and polishing so your home looks sparkling clean for the upcoming warmer months. Below are some items you may not have thought of while starting your Spring Cleaning.

1. Refrigerator coils

When dust and dirt cover the coils, your refrigerator has to work harder to cool food—and that can shorten this appliance’s lifespan.

You can find your refrigerator coils either at the bottom or behind the machine. Vacuum them with a crevice or upholstery tool. Then push a duster or refrigerator coil brush (about $5)  between the coils to grab the rest of the pet hair and dust that stubbornly cling to the coils; position your vacuum under the brush to catch falling debris. 

2. Ceiling fans

Ceiling fan blades collect dust and allergens, which then spread throughout the room when the fan in turned on.  To grab the dust, climb a ladder and wipe the blades with a microfiber or damp cloth.  You can also buy curved duster attachments made especially for ceiling fans for about $10. While you’re on the ladder, flip the switch to reverse the blade direction. The blades should move clockwise and push air straight down, creating a cooling breeze and relief from warmer temps.

3. Baseboards

Cleaning scuffed and dusty baseboards may not get a lot of attention but you will notice!  You can easily remove the dust and scuff marks with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or cleaning wipes.  For a really deep clean, run a Q-tip over baseboard tops and ridges to remove dust collecting there.

4. Shower heads

You can remove mineral buildup from stainless-steel shower heads with a household staple: white vinegar. Fill a small plastic bag with distilled white vinegar, and attach it with a rubber band over the shower head. Let the vinegar work its magic for an hour or two until the scale dissolves; then scrub the residue away with a toothbrush. If you have a brass or bronze shower head, which are more delicate, rub away scale with a soft cloth and warm water.

5. The insides of your appliances

The appliances that clean your dishes and clothes can build residue over time.  Food and soap scum build up along the bottom and sides of your dishwasher, and dirt and detergent collect in the drum and along the top of your clothes washer. Here’s how to get them clean.

Dishwasher: Pour a cup distilled white vinegar in the base of your empty dishwasher, and run a hot water cycle. To remove foul smells, sprinkle baking soda on the bottom and run the machine on a second short, hot cycle.

Washing Machine: To kill any mold in your washer, add a cup of bleach to the bleach dispenser and run the empty machine through the longest, hottest cycle available. Scrub any removable parts, and use a toothbrush to clean any debris in hard to reach crevices. Open the lid, and let air dry.

Dryer: Vacuum the drum and lint screen. If you use dryer sheets, soak and scrub the screen to remove residue. Unplug the machine, remove the exhaust hose, and pull out lint you can reach with your finger, vacuum hose, or flexible dryer brush.

 

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Garden Tips and Tricks: Let It Grow

Whether it’s just a vibrant pop of pretty petals you want added to the front of the home or a raised bed full of delicious fruits and vegetables, the return of warmer weather has many homeowners reaching for their gardening gloves.

If you’re ready to try out your green thumb or dust off the gardening skills you long ago acquired, there are plenty of ways to achieve the lush vegetation you desire. Check out these tips and tricks for cultivating a thriving and productive garden of any variety.

Start with a plan. Different flowers and plants require different sun, soil and water needs. Keep these factors in mind and consult the seed packets to plan out where each should be placed. Many apps are available to take the guesswork out of gardening, helping you create a perfectly organized plant or flower bed. Some even offer reminders for watering, fertilizing and more.

Keep water in mind. Make sure your plan includes a close proximity from plant bed to the water supply.

Be smart with soil. Whether it’s a flower or vegetable garden bed or containers, the secret’s in the soil, where roots develop and sustain life. Invest in the proper tools to keep this foundation strong, such as Professional Soil Modifier from Profile Products, which improves water and nutrient retention, keeping vital elements in the root zone longer. For more information, visit www.profilegrow.com.

Label away. Know exactly where you planted each seed with cute, natural labels. Simply use a permanent marker to mark each plant name on stones in front of each plant row.

So, dust off that shovel, tighten up the hose and get to growing. Once you have the right plan in mind, you’ll be on your way to achieving the flower or fruit and vegetable garden of your dreams!!

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Text-to-911

Citizens in St.Charles County now have another option to reach 911 during an emergency-by text.  A call to 911 still is the preferred form of communication during an emergency, but there may be situations-a home invasion or a domestic violence incident, for example-when texting for help is safer.  Additionally, it can be used by those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability.

Texting 911 is simple.  Enter the numbers 911 in the “To” field of the text message on a mobile device.  Then, send a brief message: location and type of emergency.  For more information about text-to-911 and the new 911 system, please visit:  www.sccmo.org/EmergencyCommunications.

 

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Wright City High earns bronze rating!!

For a third year in a row, Wright City High School has been recognized as one of the most distinguished learning environments in the state.

As part of its annual ratings, the U.S. News and World Report awarded the school a bronze medal, ranking it among the top 146 schools out of over 500 in Missouri. In general, schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.

“This sustained academic achievement is a testament to our fantastic staff for really putting an emphasis on teaching and learning, as well as to our students for working hard to respond to the high standards set by our teachers,” said Principal Shawn Brown.

Out of the schools in Missouri, two were awarded gold status, 22 earned silver status and 122 received a bronze recognition. The evaluation looks at the school’s college readiness index. It focuses on the percentage of advanced placement students tested, their scores on the test and how many passed. It also takes into account the scores from the end-of-course math and English tests.

According to the scorecard, Wright City received an 8.2 for college readiness. It had 11 percent of students take the advanced placement testing, with 64 percent of those passing. The school scored a 69 percent in math proficiency and a 73 percent in English proficiency. 

“The fact that our district has been laser focused on achievement and really tried to increase rigor for our kids and provide them with solid learning opportunities every day has contributed to our success,” said Brown. 

The evaluation and rankings were based off of data from the 2014-15 school year. Wright City High School has an enrollment of 450 students and staffs 29 full-time teachers. The district has an 85 percent graduation rate.

Brown says being able to share those recognitions received by the district really says a lot for the community.

“It brings a great source of pride to our community,” said Brown. “We’re really proud of the fact we provide a high school that provides quality education. Throughout the years it’s been something we’re really focused on is making this a place people want to move to.”

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Tips for New Sod

New Sod Care

First 2 Weeks

The key to establishing new sod is to keep it properly watered for the first month. Immediately after installing sod, water thoroughly making it spongy to the step. The new sod should be kept thoroughly wet to a depth of 4″ to 6″ and watered 3 to 5 times a day during the first 7 to 14 days depending on the season. Lift a corner of the sod to determine the depth of moisture. In the first week, it is very important to keep the new sod damp. During this time stay off the sod so it can take root and you do not sink in and leave depressions from your foot steps. During hot weather, sprinklers should run several times a day so the new sod never dries out. If allowed to dry out, the sod will shrink, brown, and can die. The roots of your new sod will penetrate the soil faster and root down sooner if properly watered. At the end of week 2, dry up the yard enough so you can mow.

Weeks 3 & 4

The following 2 weeks are used to transition from frequent daily watering to fewer cycles per day and increase the number of days between waterings. During week 3, reduce waterings to 1-3 times per day and skip a day between watering if the new sod is not drying out. By week 4, water 1 to 2 times every other day. After week 4, your new yard should be ready to go 2 to 3 days between watering. Water your lawn in the evening or early morning when less evaporation occurs. To reduce run-off on hills and promote deep root growth, reduce watering times in half. One hour later, run the irrigation cycle again and apply the rest of the water. This allows the water to soak into heavy soils.

Rest of the Season

Your new lawn will need more water the first growing season and especially the first 6 months. As it roots deeper over the course of a year, it will need less water. If your lawn looks dry, it probably needs watering. The key to new sod care during this time is deep watering less frequently. This will help the roots grow down and develop a deep root system that uses less water. It is ok after the first two months to stress your lawn a little. This means let your yard dry out a bit and when you see signs of stress starting to appear, make sure to water. This will also allow you to fine tune the sprinkler system and adjust heads for proper coverage and change nozzles for more or less water in certain spots.

Mow if Grass exceeds 3.5″

Your new lawn should be mowed at the end of week 2 or if you lawn exceeds 3 1/2″ tall. Back off on the watering so the turf is dry to the touch and firm enough to walk on without sinking in. If your new lawn reaches over 3 1/2″, mow off a third of the length even if it has not been two weeks. Do not cut shorter than 2″ for the first few times you mow. Exercise caution the first time you mow so you do not damage or pull up the sod. If some of the sod does move around, don’t worry. Just put it back in place and it will grow in.

 

Read more: http://gvt.net/turf-care/new-sod-care

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Area Attractions

Located just 40 minutes from downtown St Louis and the Gateway Arch, the area offers numerous opportunities. St. Louis’ Forest Park is home to the Art Museum, The St. Louis Zoo, the History Museum, the Muny, and the St. Louis Science Center, just to name a few.

For the sports enthusiasts, St. Louis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues.   St. Charles County is host to the baseball Frontier League’s River City Rascals and the indoor arena football team The River City Rage.

Wentzville is located just 20 minutes from the many wineries at Augusta, Missouri.  For the history buffs, you can visit the  Daniel Boone home in Defiance or the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles.  The St. Charles County Family Arena is host to a variety of events .  If its music you’re looking for visit the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Symphony Hall. No matter what you are looking for or wanting to do, you’ll find Wentzville a convenient location.

*NOT ALL OF THE EVENTS IDENTIFIED ON THIS AREA ATTRACTIONS PAGE ARE CITY OF WENTZVILLE EVENTS OR “SPONSORED BY THE CITY” EVENTS.  Wentzville’s linking policy expressly prohibits links to non-government related sites. However, the links above are intended as a resource for the community and do not indicate a relationship between a particular business/agency and the City. For the most part, the links are maintained by the sponsors of each page and are not City of Wentzville sites.

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Wentzville Flea Market

Open on Sundays, Wentzville Flea Market has over 400 local vendors selling their goods in its market. The vendors sell antiques, seasonal produce, and other items. The market is set up on a paved path.

500 W Main Street Wentzville, MO 63385

(636) 327-6358

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Wentzville Parks & Recreation

Wentzville Parks & Recreation provides many opportunities for people of all ages. Programs include fitness, sports leagues, cultural arts and enrichment classes as well as special events throughout the year such as an Easter Egg Hunt and Holiday Night.

968 Meyer Road Wentzville, MO 63385

(636) 332-9236

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5 Things to do to ensure your loan closes

Purchasing a home is most likely the largest investment you will make and is the cornerstone of a financial plan.  Proper guidance and education throughout this process is critical.  Follow these 5 tips to avoid disappointment

  1. Your fist step is to get a Pre Approval form a trustworthy, reputable lender.  A lender referral from your real estate agent, friends and family are a great way to place yourself in the hands of a qualified mortgage professional.  It is not all about trying to get the lowest rate.  It is also about the reputation and service you will receive throughout the process to ensure that you close on time.
  2. DO NOT apply for any new credit.  Your Pre Approval is based on information reporting on your credit report at the time you apply for the mortgage loan.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep your credit the same, or at leas very similar, through the closing date.  Now is NOT the time to go out and buy a new car.
  3.  DO NOT utilize credit cards to purchase new furniture or appliances.  Increased credit card debt can negatively affect your credit score and therefore has the potential to cause issues with final mortgage approval.
  4. During this time, remember to save money for your new home purchase and also save money for reserves allowing you to have money after you close on your home.  There are several items you may find that you need when you move into your new home.
  5. Make sure you are protecting yourself by utilizing a seasoned, professional Real Estate Agent.  You want a knowledgeable Real Estate Agent guiding you through the process.  This can help you avoid issues and navigate through the complexities of buying a new home.
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Jake’s Field of Dreams. Join us on Saturday, May 12 from 1-4 p.m. for our Community Build Day.

Would you like to take part in building Jake’s

Field of Dreams? Join us on Saturday, May 12

from 1-4 p.m. for our
Community Build Day. You may register online at bit.ly/communitybuilddaypublic.

Help us make Jake’s dream a reality!

Named after a little boy whose brief life inspired a community, Jake’s Playground will be a destination playground that is designed for all children, particularly those with disabilities. The features of this playground surpass typical ADA standards and enable children with a wide variety of abilities to engage in play.

Additionally, adults with disabilities will have the opportunity to play alongside their children. Many caregivers are unable to take children to a typical playground because they are unable to access the structure should their child need them. Mulch, pea gravel and stairs equate to barriers for anyone with difficulty walking on soft, unstable surfaces or who are confined to a wheelchair. This playground will feature a safe, spongy surfacing that ensures mobility for all.

Jake’s Playground will include a variety of sports-themed structures that will be completely accessible to children of all abilities. This includes ramping systems from the bottom to the very top of every play element! In addition, transfer stations, specialized seating, hand-holds and slanted climbing systems will also be a part of this all-inclusive playground. Jake’s Field of Dreams will provide a place where all children can interact with one another, regardless of their ability.

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