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Dooley comes out swinging against McCulloch

by Gloria Lloyd
Outgoing County Executive Charlie Dooley came out swinging in what might have been his final time addressing the media Tuesday night, blaming his election loss on racial fears stoked by county Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch over county crime lab corruption allegations. » more
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Grand jury indicts Sunset Hills mayor on two felony charges

by Gloria Lloyd
A St. Louis County grand jury indicted Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer last week on two felonies he was charged with in October, second-degree assault and property damage. » more

Furrer breaks aldermanic deadlock against bill to advance impeachment

Sunset Hills mayor continuing to contend aldermen have no reason to impeach him
by Gloria Lloyd
Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer broke a tie last week against a measure that would have advanced an effort by the Board of Aldermen to impeach him, but if aldermen want to pursue impeachment they will have to find an alternate route. » more

Residents prohibited from speaking as mayor squelches public comment

Eleven residents signed up to speak at Dec. 9 meeting
by Gloria Lloyd
For nearly 40 years, Sunset Hills residents who want to let city officials know what is on their minds have been able to speak out on any issue at any meeting of the Board of Aldermen. » more

Superintendent search kicks into high gear

Mehlville, Oakville students meet with MSBA consultant
by Gloria Lloyd
The search for the next Mehlville School District superintendent kicks into high gear this week, as a consultant matches applications for the position with the profile of what the Board of Education, students, teachers and the community want in their » more

Crestwood board OKs preliminary funding pact with mall owner

PGAV selected to serve as city's planning consultant
by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted last week to approve a preliminary funding agreement with the owner of the former Crestwood Plaza to help defray costs associated with the potential redevelopment of the mall. » more

Two Lindbergh PE teachers receive state honors

Lindbergh physical education teachers Nick Wagenknecht and Mary Driemeyer were honored at the recent Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference. » more

St. Catherine boys capture soccer title

This eighth-grade Saint Catherine Laboure boys’ team recently captured the Catholic Youth Council’s Archdiocesan Parochial Open Soccer Championship. » more


Balanced budgets
As 2015 approaches, some local municipalities are considering budgets in which expenditures exceed revenues. Do you believe a municipality should use its reserves to balance the budget?

Oakville students study genetics, heredity

Middle school teachers utilize grants for classroom projects
Oakville Middle School students are studying genetics and heredity thanks to a grant science teacher Jenn Walter received through an educational philanthropic website known as » more

Optimists honor Student of the Month at Green Park Lutheran

The Mehlville Optimist Club recently honored eighth-grader Abbie Meyer of Green Park Lutheran School as its Student of the Month. » more

New Key Club forms at Lutheran South

The Gravois Kiwanis Club is proud to sponsor a new Kiwanis Key Club at Lutheran High School South. » more
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Readers whip up tasty concoctions for annual recipe contest

Spice up your holiday season by trying these tasty recipes
The Call’s annual Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest kicks off the beginning of the holiday season, and as in past years, readers offered no shortage of tasty concoctions. »» more

Pairing the right wine with a meal can make a difference

No matter what you’re cooking, and whether you’re dining alone or entertaining a crowd, the right wine can elevate a simple meal. » more

‘Safety first’ best recipe for great grilling season

Grilling is one of America’s favorite pastimes and a popular summer activity in backyards across the country. » more

High number of uncontested elections in Missouri

Term limits could be a factor
by Steven Anthony
JEFFERSON CITY — In the last two elections, 74 Missouri House seats and nine Senate seats went uncontested by either Republicans or Democrats. » more

Stream seeks recount in county executive election

Stenger set to take oath of office Jan. 1
by Gloria Lloyd
Sixth District County Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, is preparing to take over county government as county executive on Jan. 1, but his opponent is now seeking a recount. » more

Candidate filing underway for April election

Filing will continue through Jan. 20
by Gloria Lloyd
Candidates throughout south county lined up to file to run for office Tuesday morning, when filing opened for April municipal and school board elections. » more
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