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Mehlville tax-rate-hike effort officially kicks off next week

by Gloria Lloyd
The campaign to pass a "reasonable" tax-rate increase this fall for the Mehlville School District officially kicks off next week, and an organizer believes it is the most important election in Mehlville in a generation. » more
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Number of Mehlville teachers leaving district more than doubles this year

by Gloria Lloyd
With months to go before school starts, the number of teachers leaving the Mehlville School District has already more than doubled this year compared to past years as teachers leave for higher-paying jobs in other districts. » more

Open house set July 8 on redevelopment of Crestwood mall

Public input, market will drive mall proposal, Burk tells Call
by Mike Anthony
An open house to obtain public input about the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza shopping center will take place Wednesday, July 8. » more

Sunset Hills officials still debating whether city administrator needed

Mayors of nearby cities say city administrator necessary
by Gloria Lloyd
Sunset Hills officials are still debating whether to hire a city administrator instead of relying on department heads and volunteer committees to run the city, with some in favor and some saying the city is just fine the way it is. » more

UPDATED: Jones appointed to Ward 2 seat in Green Park

Previous meeting canceled because of lack of quorum
by Mike Anthony
Green Park Mayor Bob Reinagel’s appointment of James Jones to fill a vacant Ward 2 aldermanic seat was approved during a special meeting Monday night. » more

Cooper named Friendship Village Sunset Hills executive director

A man of family and faith recently was named executive director of Friendship Village Sunset Hills, or FVSH. » more

SMMA boys capture basketball title

This St. Margaret Mary Alacoque eighth-grade team recently captured the Catholic Youth Council’s City-County Basketball Championship. Team members, from left, are: Max Schaeffer, Jacob Morlen, Joey Zarrick, Sam Ederle, Ryan Juergens, Tommy Purschke, » more

Long Elementary student earns state taekwondo championship

Long Elementary School fifth-grader Kiley Mehringer is Indiana’s state taekwondo champion in the 10-11 age group for both sparring and forms categories. » more

iPoll

MetroLink expansion
County Executive Steve Stenger recently asked a regional planning agency to use money from an existing countywide sales tax to study expanding MetroLink. Of three possible routes, which would you prefer?

More than 400 attend Lindbergh summer band camp

More than 400 Lindbergh middle school students participated in a four-week summer band camp this month at Lindbergh High School, working closely with band directors and more than 40 high school A+ tutors to refine their skills and prepare for the 2015-2016 » more

VIDEO: Flyer spirit rocks in ‘Lindbergh Lip Dub’ video

More than 2,000 Lindbergh High School students, staff members and administrators gathered on campus earlier this year to record a spirited, all-inclusive music video. » more

Four Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank

Four members of Boy Scout Troop 824, based at Washington Middle School in the Mehlville School District, recently became Eagle Scouts. Earning the highest rank in Boy Scouting, from left, are: Joseph Fuglsang, R.J. Hutson, Justin Kauffmann and Nathaniel » more
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Sherry adds playful flavor to barbecued ribs

Oriental flavors add character to spice up barbecue sauce
I made this barbecue sauce one hot summer day after I purchased some baby back pork ribs our meat market had advertised in our newspaper. »» more

Red cabbage benefits from German tradition

by Bill Milligan
I associate this red cabbage with German food and nearly always serve it when I’m serving a German meal. My wife doesn’t like German food as much as I do, but I just have to have something with a vinegary taste periodically. » more

Fuel your day with fresh pear smoothies

Shake up your smoothie routine and add fresh pears to the blender to boost your breakfast or snack. » more

Sperreng Middle School teacher wins Loeb Prize

Sperreng Middle School science teacher Angela Rathjen is one of five winners of the 2015 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics, an award given in partnership with the St. Louis Science Center. » more

Detectives investigate fatal shooting of Oakville woman

St. Louis County homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting of an elderly woman in Oakville. » more

When it rains, it pours

Heavy rains, flooding impact much of south county
Relentless rains caused countless instances of flooding last week throughout the area, including part of Milburn Road, just across the street from Oakville Elementary School. This photo was taken before the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill arrived here » more
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