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Officer Blake Snyder’s parents thank nurses, doctors and first responders

by Gloria Lloyd
First of two parts: The parents of Officer Blake Snyder spoke publicly last week for the first time since their son’s death to personally thank his nurses, doctors and first responders and give them a glimpse "behind the badge" into the life they tried so hard to save. » more
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Mehlville panel recommending no change in school start times

by Gloria Lloyd
With parents in the Mehlville School District weary of one more change in a year of too many changes to count, school start times are set to stay the same next year. » more

Counties across state signing on to new prescription drug registry here

Heroin ‘a deadly epidemic in our region,’ Stenger says
by Gloria Lloyd
Missouri is the last state in the country without a prescription drug registry meant to fight heroin abuse, but counties across the state have signed on to the new St. Louis County registry that debuts this week. » more

Crestwood board votes 7-1 to award $3.7 million contract for new Public Works facility

Miguel unsuccessfully seeks to eliminate parking for trail
by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen approved the second reading of an ordinance last week awarding a $3.7 million contract for the construction of a new Public Works facility. » more

MFPD board approves 2017 nonbinding tax rates — blended rate projected to drop 3.3 cents

Officials looking to improve department’s pediatric care
by Mike Anthony
The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to approve 2017 projected nonbinding tax rates for the district. » more

County officials receiving mixed feedback from citizens on Affton ‘Great Streets’ plan

Series of residents have voiced opposition to ‘Great Streets’ plan at council meetings
by Gloria Lloyd
Gravois Road in Affton could get a face-lift and Kirkwood-like upgrades as a "Great Street" starting this summer, but the lanes will not be reduced after pushback from residents. » more

St. Catherine Laboure teams win titles

These St. Catherine Laboure basketball teams recently won their respective South County Championships and City/County Archdiocesan Championships. The St. Catherine Laboure fifth-grade girls’ team, above, ended the season with an overall record » more

Crestwood to host ‘Spectacular Summer Kickoff’

Crestwood will sponsor a "Spectacular Summer Kickoff" at 5 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the city’s Aquatic Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. The free event will feature food trucks, games, water-exercise classes, inflatables, music by Shaggy Sounds » more


Mehlville school start times
Do you agree with the Mehlville School District Start Time Committee's recommendation to leave school start times unchanged for the coming school year?

Crestwood Elementary conducts Science Night

Crestwood Elementary School’s Science Night drew record participation from students this year with 84 total participants, including nine first-place winners, 17 second-place winners, 17 third-place winners and 41 honorable mentions. Of the first-, » more

Middle school orchestra teacher earns honor

The Missouri American String Teachers Association recently presented Lindbergh teacher Michelle Howard with the 2017 Elementary Educator Award. » more

New Lindbergh teachers honored for excellence

Two Lindbergh educators have received Missouri Outstanding Beginning Teacher Awards from the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. » more
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Compound butter adds zest to steak

Compound butter is a quick, easy way to add a new taste dimension to any dish. I don’t know what someone like esteemed French chef André Soltner would call it, but to me a compound butter is a mix of butter with herbs. Any herb available will »» more

Breakfast bars a nutritious snack for busy children

Here’s news many families may consider a wake-up call: Studies show that children who eat breakfast have better concentration and more energy. » more

Horseradish spices up mashed potatoes

by Bill Milligan
If you have a small jar of horseradish or horseradish sauce in your refrigerator you’re like most of us. » more

Lemay family seriously injured in airport police chase

Injured children attend Forder Elementary; SUV that hit them stolen in carjacking, police say
by Gloria Lloyd
A Lemay mother and her two children, both students at Forder Elementary School, were seriously injured when a stolen car fleeing from police crashed into their car at the airport Tuesday. » more

Family raising money for funeral for Rogers Elementary first-grader struck, killed by car

More than $7,500 raised toward $10,000 goal
by Gloria Lloyd
The Rogers Elementary community is rallying around the family of a student killed by a car over the weekend by raising money for funeral expenses. » more

iPoll: Do you agree with County Executive Steve Stenger's first veto?

See results from last week's poll
Most poll takers on our website last week agreed with County Executive Steve Stenger's first veto, of a bill passed by the County Council that allowed the council to hire a legislative research director to rival the county counselor. » more
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