by Gloria Lloyd The first day back to school always marks a new beginning and a new start for every school and student, but this year is a unique one in the history of the Mehlville School District as the district opens the St. Louis region’s first school of innovation. » more
Anderson casts ‘no’ vote on measure changing city code
by Mike Anthony After Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby cast a tie-breaking vote last week to reject placing a proposed Charter amendment before voters, the Board of Aldermen adopted an ordinance aligning a section of city code with the Charter. » more
‘Excitement is building’ for first total eclipse in St. Louis since 1442, Stenger says by Gloria Lloyd As the path of totality of the Great American Solar Eclipse crosses directly through south county next week, schools, residents and government agencies are gearing up for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. » more
Oakville grad also accepted by both Stanford, Princeton by Gloria Lloyd Graduates from south county schools are headed to colleges near and far this week, but even among thousands of accomplished students, one stands out: Oakville High School valedictorian Shaun Lamar is headed to Yale University with a full-ride scholarship. » more
New website will offer enhanced features by Gloria Lloyd Every year, Call Newspapers celebrates its own anniversary by also celebrating the anniversaries of the businesses throughout south county that have kept the newspaper in business since 1989. » more
Mehlville High grounds crews find damage from people jumping fence of athletic field by Gloria Lloyd Mehlville School District officials are considering options for safeguarding the new turf installed this summer at Mehlville High School after some residents abused the new surface the first few weeks after work was completed. » more
The Crestwood Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor an Alternative Pool Party for youngsters ages 11 to 15 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Aquatic Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. » more
Start of school year
Should the start of the school year be moved until after Labor Day?
'Eating the Sun: the Cultural Significance of Eclipses' to be presented The Mehlville School District will feature a special program on eclipses tonight — Thursday, Aug. 17 — in advance of the total eclipse Monday. » more
Blades Elementary School’s orientation for kindergarteners, which took place last week, was a hit with both students and their parents. For the Kindergarten Popsicle Play Date, kindergarten students were able to see their new school, take a bus » more
Proposal would abolish rank completely for incoming freshmen
by Gloria Lloyd The Mehlville Board of Education will again weigh a new policy governing class ranking at Mehlville and Oakville high schools this week, with some concessions made to students and parents who came out in force to speak against the policy. » more
by Bill Milligan 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
Eclipse chasers share their best ideas for how to enjoy the celestial show; experts share safety tips by Gloria Lloyd You know where you’re going to view the Great American Solar Eclipse Monday, you’ve got your glasses and you’ve gassed up the car as recommended by emergency officials: Now what? » more
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