Former Chesterfield Mayor Joins Operation Food Search Board

John Nations, a former Chesterfield mayor for three terms, was named to the board of directors for Operation Food Search, a nonprofit hunger relief organization for the St. Louis region.

“Mr. Nations brings a wide array of strengths and diverse talent to our board,” says OFS Executive Director Kristen Wild.  

Founded in 1981, OFS helps feed more than 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis—one-third of whom are children—through a network of 330 community partners in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties. 

Chesterfield Volunteer Darcy Capstick Earns Community Involvement Special Designation

Longtime Chesterfield citizen and volunteer Darcy Capstick was named a member emeritus of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Advisory Committee, due to her support of local city government.

Darcy has been a leader of the Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment, whose activities are part of the Parks, Recreation and Arts Department.

The emeritus status is awarded to people with a long record of service and whose future participation is considered important even though they may be unable to meet the requirement of attending 50 percent of committee meetings. 

Two New Artistic Statutes Selected for Chesterfield Display

Two new sculptures were chosen for local display as part of Chesterfield’s participation in the Creative Arts Alliance Public Sculpture Program. Chesterfield’s selections were “Dashes,” a steel sculpture by area artist Jessie Cargas; and “Granny’s Garden,” a bronze work by South Dakota artists Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby. 

“Granny’s Garden” is a bronze sculpture showing a farm woman holding an apron-full of vegetables. 

“Dashes” is a contemporary design to be interpreted by viewers.  

A location for the “Dashes” piece is still being decided, while the recommended location for “Granny’s Garden” is at the Eberwein Community Garden.

All-Star Kids Camp at Chesterfield Athletic Club

Registration is open for All-Star Kids Camp at Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road, for youths ages 5 to 13 years old. The camp runs from May 28 through Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It features tennis, swimming, kickball, karate, basketball, soccer, Zumba and fitness activities, in addition to arts and crafts. The facility includes 15 indoor/outdoor tennis courts, indoor/outdoor pools, a gym and a racquetball court. Lunch and snack is included daily.

Before and after care also is available. Participants can sign up for a week or receive a discount by registering for the whole summer. Siblings receive a discounted rate, too.

Register online at or call 636.532.9992.


Royal Air Force Jet Team to Join Chesterfield’s Spirit Expo

For the first time in Chesterfield and St. Louis, one of Europe’s premier jet aerobatic teams, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, will appear along with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at the 2019 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo Sept. 7–8.

The Blue Angels last performed at the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show in 2016. Formed in 1965, the Red Arrow team is defined by its “Diamond Nine” formation flying the BAE Systems Hawk jet. Air

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Rockwood School District Announces New Superintendent

Mark Miles takes over as Rockwood School District superintendent on July 1, succeeding Eric Knost. 

He currently is superintendent of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District in Cincinnati, Ohio, a position he has held since 2012. During his leadership, the school district earned top honors and in 2019 was recognized as the sixth best public school district in the nation by Niche.

He earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate’s degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Backstoppers Gets Boost

Representatives of Chesterfield Police Department and Monarch Fire Protection District presented a check for $6,500 to Backstoppers, a nonprofit group that provides financial assistance to spouses and dependent children of police officers, firefighters, publicly funded paramedics and EMTs who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty. 

This money was raised during a fundraising event in September at Topgolf in Chesterfield. Family members of former Chesterfield Police Capt. Ed Nestor were present during the ceremony. The captain was one of the biggest supporters of Backstoppers.