Brentwood News In Brief

Brentwood police carry the Special Olympics torch west on Manchester Road past Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School as students cheer them. They are (from left) detective Nick Nilson, Maj. Jim McIntyre, officer Paul Clayton and Police Chief Dan Fitzgerald. (Photo courtesy of Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School)

Police run Special Olympics torch through Brentwood

Students at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School gathered outside to watch Brentwood police officers carry the Special Olympics torch past the school on May 22. It was part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the 2014 USA Games, a multi-state initiative that will end on June 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Mary Magdalen’s DARE officer, detective Nick Nilson, carried the torch and waved to his students as he passed. Running with him were Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald, Maj. Jim McIntyre and officer Paul Clayton. Fitzgerald and Clayton are parents of Magdalen students. They ran for about two miles, from the corner of Manchester Road and Hanley Road to Brentwood Boulevard at Highway 40.

The torch run raises awareness and funding to support Special Olympics Missouri’s sports training and athletic competition program for more than 17,000 athletes across the state.

Caption: Brentwood police carry the Special Olympics torch west on Manchester Road past Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School as students cheer them They are (from left) detective Nick Nilson, Maj. Jim McIntyre, officer Paul Clayton and Police Chief Dan Fitzgerald.

Engineer Wegge among Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40’

Brandon Wegge

Brentwood resident Brandon Wegge is one of the brightest young stars in the St. Louis business world, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Wegge, 39, was named to the newspaper’s “40 Under 40” list back in February. The annual award goes to 40 “local business leaders who we think will grace the cover of our publication in the near future.”

Wegge is a senior manager at Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security business unit. Since August he has led the Tactical Aircraft and Weapons Support Engineering group on projects related to military aircraft. He has been awarded two patents at Boeing, where he has worked for more than 17 years.

Wegge grew up in St. Louis and received degrees from Princeton University, Washington University of St. Louis and Saint Louis University. In 2011 he ran for the Ward 2 seat on the Brentwood Board of Aldermen and lost to Lee Wynn by four votes.

His profile, which appeared in the Feb. 7 issue the St. Louis Business Journal, is at:

Police to serve pork steaks on June 7 at BBQ for Backstoppers

The Brentwood police and fire departments will hold a barbecue to benefit Backstoppers from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7 in the city hall parking lot. The group will serve pork steaks, brats, hamburgers and hot dogs.

Proceeds from the fourth annual event will benefit Backstoppers, a St. Louis charity that provides financial assistance to the families of public safety officers who have died while on duty.

For more information, call 314-644-7100.

Friday night concerts will have food trucks

The Brentwood summer concert series is back for its 14th year − with a new twist. The monthly outdoor concerts at Brentwood Park will include food trucks.

Renamed “Music on the Menu,” the free concerts will be on June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8. Food trucks will begin serving at 6 p.m. and the band will play from 7 to 9 p.m.

On June 13 the band will be Arvell & Company and the food trucks will be Smoke N Motion, Yo Salsa, My Big Fat Greek Truck, Curbside Cookery and Sarah’s Cake Stop.

The Wrong Crowd Band will play on July 11 and The Bottom Up Blues Gang on Aug. 8.

Residents circle the chairs in Brentwood Park for a summer concert in July 2011. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Mary Magdalen third-grader’s sweet gift honors teacher

Mary Magdalen third-grader Aiden H. and the poster he made for his teacher, Sue Greschner.

We just had to share this.

Aiden H., a third-grader at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School, came up with a creative way to honor his homeroom teacher during national Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-10. He told Sue Greschner how wonderful she is in a sweet way, literally. He made a poster with candy attached to it.

The poster reads as follows, with the attached items in brackets:

Dear Ms. G,

We wanted to take a [Reese’s Fast Break] and tell you what a [Almond Joy] you are and what you have [Mentos] to us. You are the [Riesen] our [3 Musketeers] [Skittles] to school each day! They have [Mounds] of fun with you learning [Good & Plenty] about the [Milky Way] and [Whatchamacallit] so they won’t be [Goobers]. We totally [Skor]ed with you as our teacher. We wish we could give you an [Extra Fruit Sensations] [Chunky] [Payday] but for today hopefully a [Snickers] is enough!

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