Week in Review: Former City Administrator Lands New Job,Goewert Outspends Hennessy Mayoral Race and More

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

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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the O'Fallon Patch from the last few days.

Goewert Outspends Hennessy in O'Fallon Mayoral Race

  • In his race to become O'Fallon's next mayor, challenger David Goewert's committee outspent incumbent Bill Hennessy's committee by about $1,400. That's according to campaign finance reports filed with St. Charles County Election Authority on March 25. Documents show that even as Goewert raised less money than his opponent, his committee outspent Hennessey's. Goewert's committee spent $6,412 against Hennessy's $4,958. 

Former O'Fallon City Administrator Riesberg Lands New Job for $25K More

  • O'Fallon's former city administrator has found a new position as city manager for Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a suburb of Albuquerque. Riesberg was terminated from his position in O'Fallon on Jan. 10 by a vote of the O'Fallon City Council. He took over as O'Fallon city administrator in January 2010, having previously serviced as city manager for Sedalia, Missouri, since 2005. 

  • A man is accused of stealing approximately $12,837 in electronics, jewelry, golf clubs and other items from his mother’s home in O’Fallon. Police said he falsely reported a burglary at the house. Richard Price, 22, of the 100 block of Wake Forest Drive in O’Fallon, was charged Thursday with felony theft.

O'Fallon Man's Murder Trial Set For July

  • A jury trial has been set for an O’Fallon man accused of murdering his wife last year. Michael Lee Rone, 43, of O’Fallon, is scheduled to face trial for first-degree murder at 1:30 p.m. July 16 in St. Charles County Circuit Court. O’Fallon Police said Stacy Rone’s relatives found her at the couple’s home in the 1100 block of St. Matthew Avenue, and a medical examiner determined the cause of death was strangulation.

Fort Zumwalt South Seniors Honored for 'Academic Decathlon'

  • Fort Zumwalt South High Principal Kevin Keltner announced that two of the school's seniors, Kyle Kruss and Christopher Walsh, have been honored in the 2013 Missouri Scholars 100, a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Both Keltner and Walsh were given "honorable mention" status in the program, which honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the Class of 2013.


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