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Lindbergh teachers announce end of working to contract

by Gloria Lloyd
Lindbergh teachers announced the end of working to contract last week, just after a union-backed slate of new members took over the majority of the Board of Education in the April 4 election. » more

VIDEO: Three ex-Mehlville board presidents salute departing member Palamand

by Gloria Lloyd
The new Mehlville Board of Education sworn in last week was nearly identical to its makeup over the last year, with one notable exception: Longtime board member Venki Palamand left the board. » more

New Lindbergh school board members take oath of office; four veterans leave

Lindbergh Board of Education elects Schuster to serve as new president
by Gloria Lloyd
The new union-backed Lindbergh Board of Education majority was sworn in last week, and four veteran board members and educators departed after voters in the April 4 election mandated a change in the Lindbergh status quo. » more

Stenger issues first veto of legislation

Creation of position violates Charter rules, Stenger says
by Gloria Lloyd
County Executive Steve Stenger recently issued his first veto, rejecting as a violation of the county Charter a County Council bill that would allow the council to shift power away from the county counselor by hiring its own legislative research director. » more

UPDATED: Crestwood aldermen approve contract for new Public Works facility

Aldermen vote 8-0 to amend original agreement with MSD
by Mike Anthony
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen approved the second reading of an ordinance Tuesday night awarding a $3.7 million contract for the construction of a new Public Works facility. » more

Salvation Army withdraws thrift store request

Crestwood board previously had OK'd store at same site
A request for a conditional-use permit, or CUP, by the Salvation Army to operate a thrift store in Crestwood has been withdrawn, according to City Planner Adam Jones. » more

St. Louis soccer greats tapped for Hall of Fame

Some of the greatest soccer players and contributors in the storied history of the sport here will be honored by the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Friday, May 5, at the St. Louis University High SI Commons. » more

FAST wins Ozark Division 1 Championship for the third consecutive year

Swim team's 13-14-year-old girls break 20-year-old Ozark record
The Flyers Aquatic Swim Team, or FAST, won the Ozark Division 1 Championship for the third straight year and for the fourth time in the last six years. » more

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County executive's veto
Do you agree with County Executive Steve Stenger's veto of legislation approved by the County Council creating the position of legislative research director?

Lindbergh band raises $1,800 for childhood cancer research

Funds raised during fourth annual 36-hour LHS Musicthon
Lindbergh High School band members earlier this month raised $1,800 for childhood cancer research during the fourth annual 36-hour LHS Musicthon. » more

Truman librarian named Lindbergh Schools Teacher of Year

Vallis learns of honor during surprise ceremony
Truman Middle School librarian Megan Vallis has been named Lindbergh Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year. » more

Lindbergh School recognizes Teachers, Support Staff of Year

Building award winners to be considered for districtwide honors
Lindbergh Schools recently recognized 21 outstanding teachers and support staff members for their dedication and service to students, parents and the community as part of the district’s employee recognition program. » more
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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

Readers prove they’re creative chefs with entries for Call’s recipe contest

Newspaper readers whip up some tasty holiday creations
Readers continue to prove they are extremely creative cooks, as evidenced by the concoctions submitted for the newspaper’s annual Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest. » more

Mehlville school start times set to stay the same next year

Panel recommends no change in 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

Police seek public's help in identifying suspects in Oakville robbery

Two rob convenience store on Telegraph Road
The St. Louis County Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspects in the robbery of an Oakville convenience store. » more

Sunset Hills celebrates Earth Day

Annual Forest Park celebration expands to two days this year
One of the highlights of Sunset Hills’ annual Earth Day celebration this year were elaborate balloon animals, pictured above with Affton sisters Sara, 7, and Alisa Braho, 4. The city moved up its annual event so that residents could also attend » more
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