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It’s back: Berra resubmits plan for 232-unit apartment complex

by Gloria Lloyd
Neighbors upset with an Oakville-based developer’s plan for a sprawling apartment complex in Concord are gearing up to go through the entire zoning process again after the developer resubmitted its plan. » more
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Mehlville Board of Education slates hearing next week on 2016 tax rates

by Gloria Lloyd
Nearly a year after Mehlville School District voters agreed to hike their tax bill for Proposition R, the 49-cent tax-rate increase is just now going into effect with higher tax rates. » more

Hotel owners in Sunset Hills looking to increase height of their buildings

Panel recommends approval of new four-story Comfort Inn
by Gloria Lloyd
Business is booming in Sunset Hills, and although city code currently forbids buildings more than four stories tall, local hotel operators want to be able to modernize their hotels by increasing their height. » more

Draft of Crestwood’s first-ever comprehensive plan unveiled

Commission members want to discuss draft with planner Houseal Lavigne
by Mike Anthony
A draft of Crestwood’s first-ever comprehensive plan recently was unveiled to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. » more

Lindbergh board votes to authorize Simpson to form salary committee

Pay not only issue; respect ‘not there,’ school board told
by Mike Anthony
The Lindbergh Board of Education voted last week to authorize Superintendent Jim Simpson to establish a salary schedule committee. » more

$24 million assisted-living center in Sunset Hills under construction

Sheridan at Laumeier Park assisted living and memory care residences nearing grand opening
An assisted-living center on Rott Road in Sunset Hills is under construction and targeted for a grand opening in early 2017. » more

Football Panthers crush Seckman 40-0; Mehlville set to tackle Flyers Friday night

1-4 Mehlville faces off against 2-3 Lindbergh
by Robert Chalupny
The halfway point of the 2016 season has come and gone, and the Mehlville High School varsity football team is probably happy about that for two reasons. » more

Football Panthers fall to Fox; will tackle Seckman Friday night

Northwest edges Oakville 34-27; Lindbergh falls to Lafayette 56-9
by Robert Chalupny
The Mehlville High School varsity football team visited Fox High School Friday night for the annual Huddle Up for Heroes game, which honors military veterans and current service members, but not much football was played. » more

iPoll

Age for tobacco sales raised
Do you agree with the County Council's decision to raise the age of tobacco sales to 21, a move praised by anti-smoking groups but criticized by e-cigarette advocates who say it will be harder for younger smokers to quit?

Six Lindbergh High students named National Merit semifinalists

Roughly 16,000 nationwide earn honor
Six Lindbergh High School students have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. » more

Lindbergh board sets tax-rate hearing for Tuesday

Operating tax rates could decrease slightly
by Gloria Lloyd
Operating tax rates in Lindbergh Schools will could decrease slightly from last year’s rates, but the debt-service levy may increase by two cents. » more

Strangers approach Oakville Elementary student near bus stop

Incident does not appear to be criminal in nature, police say
by Gloria Lloyd
An Oakville Elementary student walking home from his bus stop Wednesday was approached by strangers in a car and ran away when they asked him to get in the car with them. » more
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Ham crisps make elegant first impression

When relatives come to visit, we always make ham crisps for one breakfast because they can be made the evening before and placed in the oven one at a time, or in groups as people wake up in the morning. »» more

Low-calorie sweeteners help cut weight gain

Here’s good news for many people who fear they have a slim chance of getting and staying trim: Research by Adam Drewnowski and Colin Rehm at the University of Washington found regular users of low-calorie sweeteners have better diets than non-users. » more

Slow-cooked beef brisket delivers very aromatic, extremely tasty treat

by Bill Milligan
Beef brisket is one of those cuts of meat that benefits from long, low-temperature cooking methods and creates a wonderful aroma in the house while you cook it in the oven. » more

Sappington House to host two special events

Events to commemorate 50th anniversary of historic house's restoration
The Sappington House Foundation will host two special events this week commemorating the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Sappington House, the oldest brick home in St. Louis County. » more

POW-MIA Museum opens

Before County Executive Steve Stenger spoke at the opening of the POW-MIA Museum in Jefferson Barracks last week, he met two of Missouri’s last remaining ex-prisoners of war, from left, World War II veterans Wilburn Rowden and Ralph Kalberloh. » more

Oakville Middle School tests positive for lead

Kitchen sink only positive test in districtwide Mehlville School District sampling
by Gloria Lloyd
The Mehlville School District received the results of lead testing on its drinking and cooking water this week, and of the 63 water samples tested for lead, only one tested positive. » more
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