O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

Open House scheduled for I-70 Outer Road Project

The City of O’Fallon will hold an Open House regarding the I-70 Outer Road Project on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The public is invited to attend the open house, which will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the first floor.

A formal presentation will not be made. Instead, displays will be posted showing the purpose and need, some history, and the proposed improvements. O’Fallon City staff and representatives from engineering firm EFK Moen will be on hand to answer questions, and comment sheets will be available for the public to fill out. 

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Public Hearing scheduled for O’Fallon’s CDBG Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2016

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will conduct a public hearing beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, concerning the Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Plan for O’Fallon’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Those who need assistance or auxiliary aids for the meeting should contact Communications Director Thomas Drabelle at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 636-379-5508 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Kaizen Training (Video)

Kaizen training is used in governments, businesses, and organizations across the county, and here in O'Fallon, we're working hard to increase efficiency in every department. Watch this video and see how minor improvements to already-efficient processes can add up to big savings for O'Fallon residents.

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Comment period deadline for O’Fallon’s FY 2015 CDBG Annual Action Plan Amendment

A 30-day comment period regarding O’Fallon’s Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Action Plan Amendment for the O’Fallon Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program will end at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The plans are available for review at O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street. The public is invited to submit written comments to Communications Director Tom Drabelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail comments to:

                        CDBG Program

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Rock Friday night away at O’Fallon’s Street Dance, then shop to your heart’s content at Saturday’s Fall Fest

Billing themselves as, “The best rock and roll band you will ever see,” Joe Dirt & the Dirty Boys Band will headline O’Fallon’s Fall Fest Street Dance from 7 - 10 p.m. on Friday, October 9, in Civic Park, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Leaving no rock ‘n rolling stone unturned, the band’s set list includes Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, KISS, Ted Nugent, Deep Purple, the James Gang, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Billy Squier and Golden Earring. Admission and parking are free, and wine, beer, soft drinks, nachos and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

Then on Saturday, October 10, return to Civic Park for the Fall Fest from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and browse vendors’ booths for games, toys and sports-related Cardinals and MIZZOU items, hand-crafts gifts and accessories like hats, scarves, handbags and jewelry, artwork, seasonal decorations for your home and yard, quilted, embroidered, crocheted and needlepoint items, primitive reclaimed wood and upcycled hand-painted décor, hand-painted glassware, patio pavers, handmade birdhouses, bird feeders and more. Food and beverages that will be for sale include walking tacos, gyros, pulled pork, chili, kettle corn, funnel cakes and fruit cobblers.

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O’Fallon’s Fall Fest 5K/10K Run offers new routes, Zombie Costume Contest for runners

Get your day off to a fast start with O’Fallon’s Fall Fest 5K/10K Run through City neighborhoods at 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 10. This year’s race features brand new routes through City neighborhoods, DAG digital timing, a runner’s shirt and a race packet with goodies, a costume contest and complimentary food and beverages after the race. Post-race awards ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m. for the 5K and 8:30 a.m. for the 10/K. The start/finish line is outside the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall/Police Department), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366.

Add to the fun by joining the horde! Dress as a zombie for a chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the runners’ Zombie Costume Contest for all race participants at no charge. The contest will be judged by the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. Costumes must be family-friendly and worn throughout the race.

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Hurry and register for O’Fallon’s Scarecrow Contest for a chance to win a prize

If you are an O’Fallon business, organization, family or individual, enter the Scarecrow-Making Contest for a chance to win $100, $200 or $300 and get noticed for your efforts. As a bonus, it will help decorate the City for O’Fallon’s Fall Fest Street Dance on October 9, and, on October 10, the Fall Fest 5K/10K Run and the O’Fallon Fall Fest.

Creativity is encouraged; the scarecrows can be whimsical, artistic, traditional, lovable or theme-based, such as sports-related or a favorite cartoon character. All scarecrows must be original, not commercially-made, and should be in good taste and not frightening, controversial or inappropriate for family viewing. Applications, rules, deadlines and suggestions for creating a scarecrow can be found at www.ofallon.mo.us/fall-fest.

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Learn how to keep your home and family safe with O’Fallon’s free CERT disaster preparedness training

O’Fallon-area residents, employees and those interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to enroll in the O’Fallon Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to learn disaster preparedness skills. The free, 20-hour training, which is available to groups as well as individuals, will be taught on September 25, 26 and 27. It will cover these topics, and more:

  • Assembling a disaster preparedness kit
  • Hands-on basic medical assessment and treatment for injuries, burns, etc.
  • Working as a team to safely to conduct triage, light search and rescue and extinguish small fires
  • Communicating effectively with public safety organizations during a disaster

“If you haven’t prepared a disaster kit or come up with a family communication plan for disasters, CERT training can help,” said Police Officer Patrick Helton, who is leading the training. “Those who take the course will get free training materials and learn how to deal with a variety of emergencies. That’s important because, if a major disaster like an earthquake or tornado should strike, first responders are likely to be overwhelmed by the number of people who need help.”

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O’Fallon’s POW/MIA Ceremony recognizes American soldiers who remain missing in the field

On Friday, September 18, at 7 p.m., O’Fallon’s annual POW/MIA Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held on behalf of the 83,000 American troops from all wars who remain missing in action or imprisoned on foreign soil, and the families who are waiting for their return. The ceremony will be held at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

Welcoming remarks will be delivered by O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy, and the keynote speaker will be Laura Sigmund, a senior at Fort Zumwalt North High School. The ceremony, which is hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 458 and Am Vets Post 106, includes the posting of colors, the dressing of the table, the lighting of candles, the laying of the wreath, a rifle salute and taps. Music will be provided by Amanda Ellis, who will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America,” and the O’Fallon Community Concert Band. “Taps” will be played by Rick Moore, Boy Scout Troop 984.

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9-11 Ceremony Highlights (Video)

Check out the highlights from this year's 9-11 Ceremony.

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