Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Four-year performer led Angels to more than 100 victories.
Now that the four-year career is over, St. Joseph’s Academy senior Erin Nelson can reflect back on those “Golden, Olden days.” She played in more than 117 games; scored 1,179 career points (7th all time at St. Joe), hauled down 808 rebounds (4th best all time) and was a main figure in the Angels going to the state tournament two of her four years The record during her four-year career is 93-24. She and her best friend center Sydney Stipanovich led the Angels to the Promised Land. For that unparalleled effort, she is the Ladue-Frontenac and Olivette Patch Female Athlete of the Winter. No one deserves the award more Nelson is taking her game locally to Saint Louis University in the fall. “I wasn’t going there at all. I had my heart set on …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Announcement was made at the Ladue School Board meeting last night.
Dr. Donna Jahnke, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Ladue School District was just named the new superintendent of schools. She takes over for Dr. Marsha Chappelow who officially retires June 30, 2013. A transition process and plan will be developed over the next few weeks. Dr. Judy Sclair remains Acting Superintendent. Dr. Jahnke has been with the Ladue School Disrict for 22 years. She came to the district first as a teacher in 1991, served as Director of Community Services including running the Ladue Early Childhood Center (LEEC) and became principal at Reed School in 1998. Dr. Jahnke holds both a Philosophy degree and Ph.D in Education Administration from Saint Louis University. She developed the first …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Three-year starter is headed to Saint Louis University next.
Erin Nelson, one of the strongest performers in St. Joseph's Academy history is the MVP "Athlete of the Week." She romped in the voting this week. Nelson averages 16.5 points per game; is an 8.2 rebounds per game performer, and the Angels head to the district playoffs with a 18-5 record. Patch.com: How has your season been going so far? Erin Nelson: The season is going very well and flying by. We have improved a lot since the beginning of the year. This past month, we have really come together and picked it up in practices to prepare ourselves for a successful rest of the season. Patch: What do you like best about being on the team? Erin: My favorite part is definitely the girls and coaches. We are all very close and there is not a …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The former SLU volleyball player, 23, was killed in the Central West End last weekend.
An Olivette area resident was charged Friday in connection with the death of 23-year-old Megan Boken, a former Saint Louis University volleyball player who was shot and killed Saturday in the Central West End. Johnathan Terrell Perkins, 18, lives in the 1400 block of Wibracht Place in unincorporated St. Louis County, just outside Olivette. He has been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree armed robbery and two counts of Armed Criminal Action. Keith V. Esters of Bel Ridge was also charged in connection with Boken's murder. He faces counts of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery, and two counts of armed criminal action. According to St. Louis Public Radio, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce presented the following …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Students at Saint Louis University get an insight into business education.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Information was provided by Jeanette Grider of the Saint Louis University Public Information Office. When asked about what they did on their summer vacation, 28 area teens can say they spent five days learning how to turn their creative ideas into tangible business plans and discovering what could be a part of their future. The 2012 Allsup Summer Entrepreneurship Academy took place Monday-Friday, July 23-27, at the John Cook School of Business. Offered each summer since 2005, the week offers high school students (income freshmen to outgoing seniors) an opportunity to learn entrepreneurial concepts and principles - including how to start their own businesses. The goal of the Academy is to help students develop a business concept. Topics …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
You can ride from Ladue to the Arch and back without encountering very much traffic.
Want to start the Fourth of July with the best physical activity in town. I am going to share with you my all-time favorite city bike ride. You can get from Ladue or Frontenac to the Arch and back before it gets too hot or the crowds totally overtake downtown for Fair St. Louis. First of all, get up early. I mean by 5 or 6 a.m. at the latest. After loading your water bottles, checking the bike and having a power breakfast, prepare the wheels for the road. Here we go: Come down Clayton or Ladue Road then cut over and head north on Price. At the corner of Price and Delmar turn right and head for University City. At Delmar and Old Bonhomme, turn right and head towards the high rises of Clayton. When you pass by Samuel Church (with the red …
Friday, July 29, 2011
A talented mural artist can transform any dream into a reality.
Talent is an understatement when describing the mural work that Shannon O’Sullivan (nee Weiss) creates for a child’s room. O’Sullivan is no stranger to creativity as she got her start at her family’s business (Mandel’s Jewelry) in Ladue designing ads that were published in St. Louis Magazine. Her creative talent started well before she graduated from Saint Louis University with a degree in graphic arts, rather back in kindergarten when she won first place in an art contest. O’Sullivan adds: “It wasn’t until high school (Incarnate Word Academy Class of 1997) that I really became passionate about art.” Her passion for art won her an award when in high school for an abstract piece she created. One day she offered to do murals for her …
Monday, April 25, 2011
4Point Advisors, LLC is an integrated business solutions management firm founded by Beth Hackett.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Point Advisors, a nationwide management consulting firm specializing in outsource staffing, human resources, training, recruitment and performance management for mid-size and large companies, was recently launched by Beth Hackett, President and CEO. “4Point Advisors helps clients identify and take on the challenges that might keep them from advancing and expanding. We build a vision with the client that focuses on four business drivers – people, process, performance and profit – and work to ensure that the plan created for the client is implemented successfully,” said Hackett in a press release. Hackett is a nationally known consultant for leading cross-functional teams through strategic planning, process improvement, talent …
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ann Brown is a watercolorist whose works have been exhibited at Saint Louis University’s art museum.
For Ann Brown, art calms the tempest within. As a career mother and homemaker, the 65-year-old Ladue native has had the luxury of painting without the pressure of selling her works for a living. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t sold plenty of paintings. Brown, who was exhibited in the art museum at Saint Louis University last February, has sold paintings to businesses and individual collectors. A community-conscious individual, Brown has donated pieces to nonprofits. She volunteered for twelve years at an organization called Alive Alternatives, which offers resources for women victimized by domestic abuse. Brown sees painting as a way to relax and enjoy life. “I think any time people involve themselves in things that are beautiful, it’s …