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City News

In early June, the railroad crossing at Main Street in O'Fallon will temporarily close while repairs are done to the tracks. The closure will last two to four days while railroad crews repair and service the area.
 
An exact date for closure will be available soon, as will a map detailing detours around the affected area. If you use this street on your daily commute, please make other plans during this time. Thank you for your patience.

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, and the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department offices, 400 Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, will be closed for the day.

A Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon 63366. The public is invited to attend and free parking is available O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver welcoming remarks, and Mr. Hugh Nesbit of the American Legion will be the keynote speaker. Special guests Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers of America will present the wreath.

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The public is invited to attend an Armed Forces Day ceremony that will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available.

Armed Forces Day is dedicated to honoring the men and women serving in the five branches of the U.S. military: the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. O’Fallon’s ceremony will salute the eight women whose names appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Major General Cassie Strom of the Missouri Air National Guard will deliver the keynote address, and music will be provided by the O’Fallon Community Concert Band.

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The City of O’Fallon will launch a new notification system designed to notify residents of emergencies and important information, such as road closures, major traffic issues and more. The system allows residents to receive the notifications by phone, e-mail or text message. Residents can update their profiles and recipient information on the City’s website at www.ofallon.mo.us.

The City has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The system provides City officials with the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas as well as the entire City.

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With “Celebrate National Parks and Monuments” selected as the theme for the 2015 Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade, the City of O’Fallon is seeking parade entries. The annual Independence Day event will get underway at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, in downtown O’Fallon.

“Our parade is the most popular in the county, and we’re expecting a huge turnout,” said Marsha Seymour, O’Fallon’s Tourism and Festivals Manager. “This year’s theme offers some terrific opportunities for creativity and patriotic expression. We encourage everyone who wants to be a part of this event, including clubs, churches, businesses, scout troops, civic organizations and families, to submit an application as soon as possible and get started on planning a great entry or float that will get a lot of attention. Volunteer assistance also is needed, which is another great way to participate in the parade.”

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