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Alumnus Scott Schaefer survives and thrives after taking on the popular family business

Scott Schaefer opens another Schaefer AutoBody location in O’Fallon, IL in 2014. The building was previously a Subaru dealership that had been vacant for several years and was a perfect fit for Schaefer and his business. “The biggest challenge with this location was the city’s zoning restrictions. Since the building was previously a dealership, the zoning was classified as commercial and body shops are only allowed in light industrial zoned areas,” Schaefer said. “The process wasn’t easy and there were some people who did not want us to be there. However, through our consistent presence at city council meetings and willingness to compromise with the requests of the city, we were able to reach an agreement.”

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

After graduating in 1998, alumnus Scott Schaefer expressed interest in managing Schaefer AutoBody, founded by his father Steve Schaefer in 1985, and began the process of taking over the business in 2010. “Since grade school, I was always around the body shop. My brother and I worked in the shop...

Sophomores are granted parking privileges

Preparing to leave after the school day, sophomore Will Carter is one of 40 sophomores to  have gotten the privilege to drive to school and park alongside the juniors in the pit for the rest of the year.

Allie Collins, Photo Editor

November 7, 2014

After waiting three months, sophomores are finally allowed to park in the pit due to their newly obtained parking passes.

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