News Archive

2/16/2012 2011 Annual Report Available

The 2011 JHS Annual Report is available here in pdf form. Please note that the Jennings High All 50's picnic date is September 9, 2012.

2/1/2012 Book Corrections

Linda has compiled an addendum of additions and errata to the book Jennings: The Man, the City and its People. A PDF version is available here. More info about the book here.

2/6/2011 Annual Report

The 2010 JHS Annual Report is available here in pdf form.

7/13/2010 Jennings High Reunion Picnic; History Book

Jennings High Picnic for Classes 1950-1960 will be held, rain or shine, Sunday, Sept 12, 2010 from 11AM-dusk at Blanchette Park, 1900 W. Randolph St., St. Charles, MO 63301.

History of the Jennings School District 1871-1960 for sale, $5.00. Contact Jim ('54) 636-978-0827 or Barbara ('54) 636-458-2503 for more info.

12/6/2006 Ice + Trees = No Power

Jennings endured yet another round of power outages caused by an icy winter storm last week. Now, almost a week later, for most of the city, the lights (and heat) are back on.

Many tree limbs have come down, and many more were removed by Ameren's tree trimmers.

In other news, progress is being made in the demolition of older homes along Jennings Station Road, making way for new development in Ward 4. You'll see this positive path of destruction from Interstate 70 up to the Police Station at Emma.

- Tung

10/5/2006 More about The Plaza

Here's a link to a PDF map of Sansone Group's new Buzz Westfall Plaza on the Boulevard (formerly Northland Shopping Center).

In addition to the Target and the Schnucks, we'll see a Sonic (fast food), Starbucks, Mobil On-the-Run, Simply Fashions, MJP Clothing, Payless Shoes, Foot Locker, King's Beauty Supply, US Cellular, H&R Block, and a number of other yet-to-be-determined shops.

We visited the new Target last night, and I must say, it's a large, well-stocked store with friendly employees, and you can get Starbucks and Pizza Hut goodies there.

I've added a new link to a blog on the River Roads Mall demolition, with plenty of photos, on the Links page.

- Tung

10/4/2006 Target Open at Plaza

According to, the new 124,000-square-foot Target at the Buzz Westfall Plaza on the Boulevard (W. Florissant and Lucas-Hunt) opened yesterday, October 3rd. I've heard elsewhere that the new Schnucks will open on October 10th.

- Tung

9/20/2006 Storm Cleanup Completed

Thanks to the Jennings Street Department, the July storm debris cleanup is almost entirely complete.

7/29/2006 Power is out again in Jennings

About 75% of Jennings lost power again Friday night at about 8:50 PM. Ameren says there are some circuits that have shorted and that this outage is unrelated to the storms of last week.

The outage appears to have affected Jennings from about Goodfellow (west) to Lucas & Hunt (east), and from Theodore (south) to Ada Wortley (north). Ameren's outage map currently is showing the area of Jennings, Dellwood, Normandy, and possibly Ferguson or Florissant is without electricity at the present. Parts of Chesterfield in West County also appear to be without power.

So it's deja vu - all over again.

- Tung

7/28/2006 "We were not prepared for this."

At the Jennings city council meeting on Monday, Jennings mayor Ben Sutphin stated that the city council is discussing ways to help prepare the city for future emergencies like the massive outage. He also explained that any limbs that have fallen will be picked up by the city's street department if placed on the curb and cut to lengths of 6-8 feet.

Jennings was greatly affected by the storms of last week:

KMOX: Jennings Waits New storm complicates recovery effort

- Tung

7/23/2006 Incredibly powerful storm devastates Jennings

The city of Jennings was hit especially hard when the St. Louis metropolitan area experienced a devastating storm on the evening of July 19, 2006. Most (if not all) of Jennings was without electricity for at least 3 days.

The highly unusual storm approached from the Northeast, while most all metro St. Louis weather approaches from the West. Winds up to around 90 MPH were reported, along with heavy rain and hail.

Fallen trees and limbs have been a common sight in the city. Ameren brought in crews from out of town to assist with the repairs to power lines.

Photos here.

- Tung

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