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Survey shows majority of Melville voters would support tax-rate hike

by Gloria Lloyd
A survey commissioned by the Mehlville School District shows that a majority of voters would support a possible tax-rate increase — a higher-than-expected result that took district officials by surprise. » more
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Crestwood’s strategy on mall plan not working, ex-mayor says

by Mike Anthony
Former Crestwood Mayor Jeff Schlink last week urged city officials to re-evaluate the strategy they’ve used so far for the proposed redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza. » more

Furrer ‘sickened by my aldermen’ after parks board nominee nixed

Mayor pledges to bring back nomination at June meeting
by Gloria Lloyd
Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer said he is "sickened by my aldermen" who are an "embarrassment to the city," after aldermen rejected his nominee for a second time last week so that their former colleague, former Ward 3 Alderman Jan Hoffmann, can stay » more

Mehlville board eyes approval of budget, Gaines’ contract

Contract note a ‘fabrication,’ Trakas tells board members
by Gloria Lloyd
As the current school year ends, the Mehlville Board of Education is looking toward next year with a vote on the budget and a second vote on incoming Superintendent Chris Gaines’ contract — this time with no living allowance or family health » more

Ward 4 official resigns from Crestwood board

At some point, Tsichlis hopes to move back to Crestwood
by Mike Anthony
Crestwood Ward 4 Alderman Mike Tsichlis announced his resignation last week, saying he and his family have sold their house and moved from the city. » more

Assisted-living center on Rott Road in Sunset Hills to move forward

Project could be constructed with plan approved last year
by Gloria Lloyd
A $20 million assisted-living center proposed for Rott Road in Sunset Hills did not receive enough votes from the Board of Aldermen last week for approval of an amended development plan, but the project can still move forward, City Engineer and Public » more

Baseball Flyers prevail over Tigers

Stellar pitching effort by Kelsch propels Lindbergh to 5-0 win
by Robert Chalupny
An overall team effort and a stellar pitching performance from Ben Kelsch led the Lindbergh High School varsity baseball team to a victory earlier this week over one of its closest rivals, the Oakville Tigers. » more

Lindbergh soccer to face some tough competitors

by Robert Chalupny
With the 2015 regular season winding down and teams gearing up for the postseason, the Lindbergh High School varsity girls’ soccer team has a valuable opportunity to gauge, evaluate and hone its skills in the remaining weeks. » more

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Lindbergh's concerns about mall proposal
Lindbergh Schools officials currently are running an "awareness campaign" to voice their concerns about the proposed use of tax incentives for 225 apartments as part of UrbanStreet Group's proposal to redevelop the former Crestwood Plaza. Do you share the concerns of Lindbergh officials?

Truman Middle School earns Gold Star Award

Lindbergh now boasts eight Gold Star recipients
Truman Middle School is one of eight high-achieving public schools statewide that were recognized Thursday by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as 2015 Missouri Gold Star Schools. » more

QAS eighth-grade class makes curriculum donation

Gift will fund introduction of PLTW/STEM into school's curriculum
The Queen of All Saints eighth-grade class of 2015 last week made a donation to fund the introduction of Project Lead the Way/Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or PLTW/STEM, into the school’s curriculum for the coming year. » more

Lindbergh board upholds termination of teacher's contract

Teacher had been accused of statutory sodomy with student
The Lindbergh Board of Education voted in closed session last week to uphold the termination of a Sperreng Middle School teacher’s contract. » more
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Red cabbage benefits from German tradition

I associate this red cabbage with German food and nearly always serve it when I’m serving a German meal. My wife doesn’t like German food as much as I do, but I just have to have something with a vinegary taste periodically. »» more

Fuel your day with fresh pear smoothies

Shake up your smoothie routine and add fresh pears to the blender to boost your breakfast or snack. » more

Try this ‘berry’ healthy way to help your heart

A little heart-shaped fruit can be a big help to your heart. » more

‘Jungle Spirit’ prevails at Spirit Festival

Despite periods of rainy weather throughout the day, those attending the 24th annual Lindbergh Spirit Festival enjoyed the ‘Jungle Spirit’ during the daylong festivities last Saturday on the Lindbergh High School campus. » more

Mehlville Fire Protection District sponsors safety event

Amy Brammer, trauma program manager at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, ensures 8-year-old Jackson Marcee’s bicycle helmet fits properly at the Mehl-ville Fire Protection District’s first ‘Spring Into Safety Saturday’ event » more

Mehlville firefighter honored

The Kiwanis Club of South County recently honored Jake Lickteig of the Mehlville Fire Protection District for the outstanding performance of his duties and service to the community. Besides serving as a paramedic/firefighter, Lickteig conducts classes » more
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