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Week in Review: St. Charles Man Wins a Million, North Frontier Park Gets Electric and More

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

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

Festivals Donate Funds to Get Electricity in North Frontier Park

  • The 2013 St. Charles Oktoberfest celebration will include about 10 to 15 more booths now that electricity is available on the north side ofFrontier Park.  Oktoberfest and the Festival of the Little Hills each donated funds, $4,000 and $5,000 respectively, to the St. Charles Parks and Recreation Foundation to help pay to expand the electric access in Frontier Park. Maralee Britton, director of parks and recreation, said in an email the parks department was approached by leaders of both festivals who hoped to see electricity access expanded on the north side of the park. 

St. Charles City Council Members Face Opposition on Election Day

  • Three incumbent St. Charles council members face opposition in their bids for reelection on April 2. The races for wards, 6, 8 and 10 all include at least two candidates. Both councilmen Dave Beckering, Ward 7, andRon Stivison, Ward 9, face no opposition in this election and will be reelected to another three-year term. 

Fox 2 Video: St. Charles Man Killed in Maryland Heights Quarry Accident

  • A 61-year-old St. Charles man is dead following an accident at the Fred Weber rock quarry inMaryland Heights this afternoon. That's according to a KSDK report. Around 5 p.m., a routine rock-blasting operation caused an accident in the north quarry, according to a Fox 2 News report. 

Hired to Hack: Ethical Hackers Find Holes in Security

  • A new St. Charles business is in the habit of hacking other companies. Hackers with Parameter Security, located aboveLlywelyn's on Main Street St. Charles, spend their time seeing just how far they can get into the networks of businesses across across the world. "We're ethical hackers," said Renee Chronister, co-founder and CEO of Parameter Security. "What that means is we hack businesses and governments like the bad guys do. We see how far we can get, what kind of data we can access." 

St. Charles Man $1 Million Richer After Powerball Win

  • Just four days before his birthday, a St. Charles man won big playing Powerball. Jason Hughes won $1 million in the March 16 Powerball drawing. Hughes selected the winning numbers (3-7-21-44-53) himself and won the second-level Powerball prize.

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