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AFPD, state officials seek dismissal of Crestwood lawsuit

by Gloria Lloyd
The Affton Fire Protection District is asking that a lawsuit filed against it by the city of Crestwood be dismissed because, among other claims, fire district attorneys say city officials waited too long to file a suit. » more
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Econo Lodge redevelopment dropped for now by Sansone

by Gloria Lloyd
Sansone Group has dropped plans to redevelop the site of the embattled Econo Lodge motel in Sunset Hills — at least for now. » more

Mehlville school board votes to adopt 2017-2018 budget

Stormer ‘disappointed’ over how negotiations transpired
by Gloria Lloyd
It was a rocky road for negotiations between the Mehlville School District and its teachers this year, but the teachers’ union and the Board of Education reached agreement without turning to a federal mediator. » more

Lindbergh board approves demolition bids

Houses set to be demolished at two elementary campuses
The Lindbergh Board of Education voted last week to award a contract for the demolition of two homes adjacent to two elementary school campuses. » more

Sunset Hills aldermen reject seeking grant for waterslide

Aldermen’s concerns on waterslide appear to focus on liability, cost, administrator says
by Gloria Lloyd
The idea excited officials who oversee the Sunset Hills Aquatic Center, but the first stand-up waterslide in the country does not appear to be coming to south county. » more

Panel recommends OK of McManus zoning request

McManus’ proposal treated like any other, Trakas says
by Mike Anthony
The county Planning Commission voted last week to recommend the County Council approve a construction company’s amended rezoning request to move to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center on Lemay Ferry Road. » more

Oakville teacher Dave Robben, winningest soccer coach in high school’s history, is stepping down

Oakville High boys’ program in good hands, Robben says
by Robert Chalupny
After spending over half a century educating and shaping young minds in the classroom and on the soccer field, Dave Robben will not return to his sanctuary this fall. » more

Oakville hockey alumni on championship team

The St. Louis Stealth, an amateur men's hockey team in the Hockey North America League, recently won the Level 3 national championship in Toronto, Canada. The championship team includes two Oakville hockey alumni — Mike McCarty, back row, second » more

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Trakas recall effort
Some south county residents have initiated an effort to recall 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas. Do you support this effort?

Mehlville superintendent takes oath as president-elect of national group

by Gloria Lloyd
Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines is in line to serve as the next leader of the nation’s largest superintendents’ organization after he was sworn in last week as president-elect of The School Superintendents’ Association, or AASA. » more

Lindbergh Strolling Strings perform in Scotland

The Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings traveled more than 4,000 miles to play concerts and see the sights as part of the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival in Stirling, Scotland. Lindbergh students had the opportunity to perform in castle » more

Lindbergh Teacher of the Year earns regional honor

Lindbergh educator eligible for state teacher recognition
Truman Middle School librarian and Lindbergh Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year Megan Vallis has been named one of 10 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year for the St. Louis area. » more
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Red pepper adds color to grilled pork chops

Celebrate summer with a cookout
I don’t know why anyone would want to use green bell peppers in anything. »» more

Compound butter adds zest to steak

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

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

Police search for driver of vehicle who caused chain-reaction crash

Driver inexplicably hit vehicle's brakes, police say
by Gloria Lloyd
Police are searching for a driver of a blue Saturn who caused a chain-reaction crash that included a police car Tuesday and then left the scene. » more

Crestwood bank robbed Wednesday morning

Police seek information on suspect in robbery of PNC Bank
Law enforcement officials are investigating a robbery that occurred this morning — Wednesday, July 19 — at PNC Bank, 9792 Watson Road, Crestwood. » more

School board members, administrators meet with McCaskill

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Kirkwood, met with public school board members and administrators from across Missouri in a series of meetings to discuss the importance of strong public schools and potential impacts of federal budget cuts. Mehlville Board » more
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