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BREAKING: Crestwood files suit against Affton Fire Protection District

The city of Crestwood filed a lawsuit today — Wednesday, May 24 — challenging the constitutionality of two state laws requiring the city to make annual payments to the Affton Fire Protection District. » more
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Lindbergh teachers, board reach pact for 2017-2018 school year

by Mike Anthony
First of two parts: The Lindbergh Board of Education and the Lindbergh National Education Association have reached an agreement on a contract for the 2017-2018 school year that will provide an average 3-percent salary increase. » more

County, city leaders unveil their plan designed to boost MetroLink security

MOU not an agreement, but ‘a wish list,’ Trakas contends
by Gloria Lloyd
Leaders of St. Louis County, the city of St. Louis and St. Clair County in Illinois unveiled their plan to improve MetroLink security last week as more crimes on the trains grabbed headlines. » more

Stenger seeks state audit of county contract process

Contract process tainted by retribution, Stenger alleging
by Gloria Lloyd
County Executive Steve Stenger asked the state auditor last week to conduct an audit of how the county approves road and bridge projects, alleging that the County Council has tainted the process with political retribution. » more

County Council deadlocks on moving to 6:30 p.m. starting time for meetings

Trakas, Erby, Gray opposed to meeting time of 6:30 p.m.
by Gloria Lloyd
The County Council could not come to an agreement last week to shift its meeting start times later, something south county residents have requested for years. » more

UPDATED: Trakas refers McManus proposal to panel

Neighbors reiterate support for construction firm’s plans
by Gloria Lloyd
The owner of a construction company hoping to move to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center on Lemay Ferry Road will have to wait at least two weeks to find out if 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, will support the project. » more

Mary, Mother team earns championships

This Mary, Mother of the Church sixth-grade boys’ basketball team recently won the Catholic Youth Council’s South County District Championship, as well as the City/County Archdiocesan Championship. Team members, front row, from left, are: » more

Crestwood hosts ‘Splashtacular Summer Kickoff’ this week

The Crestwood Parks and Recreation Department will host a "Splashtacular Summer Kickoff" from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the Aquatic Center at Whitecliff Park, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. » more

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Lindbergh schools welcome new students

Lindbergh school board OKs new attendance boundaries
About 1,000 Lindbergh students in kindergarten through eighth grade recently received warm Flyer welcomes when they visited their new schools for tours, activities and a chance to meet their new classmates. » more

Beasley Elementary celebrates 50th anniversary

Beasley Elementary School, 3131 Koch Road, celebrated its 50th anniversary last week with an open house that drew current and former teachers, staff, parents and students. Above, Briahna Moehle and Aidan Cash are shown with the school’s mascot. » more

Long Elementary girls run to success

Long Elementary School Principal Jana Parker, purple shirt, center, laced up her running shoes and joined 29 students, plus several parent coaches and teachers, to run in the recent Girls on the Run St. Louis race at Soldiers’ Memorial in downtown » 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

Pretto to run against Brown for House seat

Brown not right for south county, Beck says
by Gloria Lloyd
Mehlville Board of Education Vice President Jean Pretto is running as a Democrat for the 94th District Missouri House seat currently held by Rep. Cloria Brown, R-Lemay, in 2018. » more

Memorial Day ceremonies planned Monday

Historical society ceremony will focus on local veterans
Memorial Day observances are planned Monday, May 29, at two south county sites — Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and St. Lucas United Church of Christ. » more

Beck, Unsicker to host town-hall meeting

An end-of-session town-hall meeting will be conducted Thursday, June 8, by Reps. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury. » more
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